Stacey Vest

Artist and Maker

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I create haute couture wearable art, wigs, and headpieces in Neo-Baroque and Avant-Garde styles. My creations serve to submerge the viewer, audience, or participant. From tame realistic period looks to something otherworldly.  The goal is to find beauty in bizarre and facilitate flamboyance for all beings of any age. On a daily basis I’ll find spontaneity and organic exploration of my surroundings inspired by the shapes, textures and divergency inherent to the natural world, increasing my desire to create sustainable works.

From an early education and career in communications arts I became interested in  3-dimensional art forms. Self-taught, I’ve developed my own techniques and proficiency through trial-and-error in the studio as well as many public experiments. I work with combinations of materials, fibers and techniques to create innovative, exaggerated pieces that are also durable, functional and, ultimately, wearable art. My diligence develops the unique ingenuity and a high standard of production. Through my studies professional practices have been developed that are recognized locally with a growing international profile.


“Stacey creates unique and extravagant pieces that command all of the attention in a room and create a lasting impression of high-quality craftsmanship and quirky outside-the-box ideation. As a performer and model, every piece of Stacey's that I have had the pleasure of showing off has allowed me to stand out, elicit audible responses of shock and awe, and bring to life incredible characters that go unmatched in the Cincinnati drag and fashion scenes.” - Judith Iscariot

If you are interested in a custom wearable art piece for your event or have questions concerning quotes, collaboratives, measurements or application please contact me.  

 “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Rob Siltanen

* All items are sent via Priority Mail with a Tracking Number. If you would like to have this item shipped overnight please contact for express rates.

* All items are handmade and sometimes made to order. Colors may vary according to the calibration of your monitor screen, but are pretty true to the pictures provided.