Did you ever design a magic gown that seemed to light itself?
Well, this “Art Gown” inspired by Carolyn from ABC of Spirit Talk turned out to do just that.
I love Carolyn’s “Reflections” and she has been a joy to me for almost a year now.
When I realized she enjoys Ballroom Dancing and loves a Waltz, I saw flowing white swans.
After she told me gold was a favorite color, I saw this modern fabric called Liquid Lamé. I decided to combine it with the most delicate of traditional white netting, shimmered and dotted with gold. Would these diametrically opposed fabrics work together?
As usual, I began by draping the bodice. The ruching down the center back took about 30 pins to hold in place. I was thrilled with the outcome.
I draped the underskirt in Lamé, added the over-skirt in net, and took a making of shot. I repositioned Judy, and shot the front. It was then I saw the dynamics of light with this creation.
I took off the over-skirt, threw a sash around Judy’s waist and made the tails into rosettes. I shot the gown in this state then re-attached the over skirt, and shot some more. Here’s what happened.
It’s incredible what the gown revealed. Sometimes the net even looked like clear plastic.
“N” said if the pics were in black and white, it would look like it was from another era, another place in time. I couldn’t resist. Sure enough, Carolyn’s gown is not only lux magic, it is lux mystic.
Carolyn’s gown welcomes us in one place then says farewell from another.
Much like Carolyn, her gown is divinely enchanting!
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