Letters and Lemonade
This is a dress that I designed and made for my final Advanced Art project. Our project was to design an outfit and make it out of materials that could be recycled. I decided to make a dress out of magazines. My inspiration for the actual dress was the "50's Housewife." I liked that old-fashioned look, but wanted to make it a bit more modern and fresh, so I kept the 50's cinched middle with a more volumous skirt, but cut the length and made it a somewhat revealing halter top.
Not only did I design and make the dress, I also did the hair and makeup of my model, chose the photoshoot venue and took the photographs. For my model, I went with curled hair, pulled up with a pinned flower from the garden. I wanted a done-up, 50's inspired hairstyle that didn't look too stiff, so I kept it soft and gentle. The makeup is natural with a mineral foundation, a bit of shimmer on the cheeks with a top liner and mascara and a neutral lipgloss. I chose a nice, country looking home, pulled out the lemonade and had fun with my model. We took several shots, but this one came out the best. It shows most of the dress in a high fashion, artsy way. I love how it came out.
Thanks for looking!
Dress Designed & Made By: Trisha
Hair & Makeup By: Trisha
Photography By: Trisha
Modeled By: Kristin