Monthly Archives: April 2011
dress 2! xox
When all else fails, allow a Gwen Stefani song to inspire your frock and fun shall be had.
I must express thanks to the model of this dress, Laura who responded fairly well to me hurling a dress at her at about 6pm this evening and requesting “Please! Please put this on!”. The hard part of today was indeed not the dress making itself, but instead the act of organising a human to wear it!
Granted, I had not planned the whole thing out very well…in fact I hadn’t planned it at all. On the contrary I was just really a’hopin that upon arriving at work at 2pm (after spending the joyful morning constructing said frock) I would encounter a friendly co-worker who would put it on.
As luck had it, Laura was more than obliging…and despite not knowing me very well (she only hopped on the sinking ship that is Borders about 3 weeks ago) Laura agreed to get into my dress and let me take some photos! What a trooper.
I’m going to bed now. xo
xoxo DRESS ONE…xoxo
Today ‘i make my day’ began. Dutifully I arose at 8am to construct my first, of many, frocks. I won’t lie…I did do a fair bit of powerful ‘pom pom’ preparation for this first number. My vision for it was ‘marilyn monroe meets an unhinged clown’…and in order to achieve this I needed to fashion a collection of hand made pom poms. I made theses over the last few days and planned to fashion them to what I would make this morning – a pleasant white tulle halter dress (as it is the royal wedding tonight *vomits* I thought it only appropriate to add a hint of white wedding to the day).
The whole thing was sewn and ready to go by about 10 am. After this I upped and readied myself for a teppanyaki brunch in the city (stirfry is right at any time of the day) and then met up with my model for a picture taking extravaganza in ye olde Brisbane city.
The first model for this venture was Bette. A visual artist and contributor to Bats magazine, this girl is both ridiculously good looking and kind enough to brave the lunchtime city crowds in a less than ‘work wear’ frock. Meeting outside Queens Plaza we braved our way into the centre’s toilets for a swift change into the day’s dress, generally spurring a number of uninhibited stares from people shocked to be served a slice of fashion alongside their afternoon wee.
But soon enough Bette had readied herself and it became time to decide on some spots to take photos – before heading out to begin snapping away.
All in all success was had. Bette looked glorious, and by 2pm day one of this venture had officially gone to plan.
Now only 364 to go…yikes? I think this is the part where my mum reminds me something about biting…and chewing?
dig you all. and thanks for having a look. xox
**If you would like to buy any of the dresses you see throughout ‘i make my day’ then email firstname.lastname@example.org. All it takes is a donation to the Starlight foundation of the amount you would like to pay for the frock! Wooten!xo
This Friday marks the beginning of ‘ i make my day’! SO check back to see the results of the first dress for this project. I’ve got something pretty fun planned…
To those of you who came along to the ‘i make. you wear it’ party…thank you so sooo much! And of course to those who followed/donated/supported this whole thang…THANKYOU x 45! Over the course of the venture over $5000 was raised for NAPCAN – which is so fantastic! This money is going toward the implementation of educational workshops for young kids around Australia and targeting issues relating to child abuse in places that really need it!
For now, here are a few little pictures from the ‘i make. you wear it.’ party! woo!
don’t hate me for putting this picture up guys, this photo is brillo!