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Letters and Lemonade by Trisha-Joanne Letters and Lemonade by Trisha-Joanne
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
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BreatheKeepBreathing Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
This is great
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Trisha-Joanne Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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BreatheKeepBreathing Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
you're welcome.
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ladyevenstar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
That was so much fun Trish! The dress was so gorgeous- I think you should post a pic where you can see the top. Its still hard to believe it worked!

Oh- and you can use me as a model anytime Ms. Fashionista!
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Trisha-Joanne Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY!! Yeah, it was TONS of fun! I really am considering doing it again. I had already come up with my inspiration on the type of clothes I wanted to do, and the location where I would want to do the shoot and the atmosphere of it and such. I had seen a variety of high fashion ballerina inspired dresses. I thought that would be fun. Do a couple and go up to my Grandma Bonnie's. Her house is REALLY nice and she has a library with a piano and get some boys to get dressed up in tuxs. Anyways, just an idea right now, lol.
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ladyevenstar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Whoooo. Sounds like fun. Lotsa work but uber fun!

Planning on using paper again?
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Trisha-Joanne Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No, lol, I want to use real materials and make a more functional dress, when I get the time and money of course, lol.
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ladyevenstar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Ya, fabric can be a cost nazi. But going through the discounted stuff at Joannes is always fun.

I hope you get to do it; don't let it die like so many good ideas do. Cause this ones really /really/ good. And you know my number if you need a model or opinion.
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ladyevenstar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Oh, and Trish, I think you should so send this in to Seventeen magazine. I bet they would publish you!
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Trisha-Joanne Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, maybe I'll try that, and yeah, I need to try to remember this dress, I'd already kinda forgotten about it, so maybe remind me again the next time you think about it.
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