Have you ever felt the breath of Zeus down your back?
No! Then you’ve never created a gown for the Goddess Mnemosyne.
So, now you want to know about Mnemosyne. Well, you’re in luck because Aquileana has posted Mnemosyne: https://aquileana.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/%E2%96%BAgreek-mythology-mnemosyne-collaboration-with-resa-mcconaghy-and-christy-birmingham-%F0%9F%92%AB/
Big Bonus: Christy Birmingham of Poetic Parfait penned a poem about Mnemosyne for Aquileana’s article. Art Gown Mnemosyne is there, too!
Intrigued by Greek Mythology since I began reading La Audacia de Aquiles, I thank Aquileana for all the heady gown ideas.
My first inspiration was the classic white draping associated with ancient Greece.
I found yards & yards of natural white curtain sheers in a sell off bin for $2.00/yd. At that price it must have been around since the 1970’s!
Judy is off white and I got a fret on that the fabric wouldn’t show.
I consulted with Aquileana & she said red or blue could work.
So, I styled a fine red silk jacquard under dress for Mnemosyne.
Art Gowns refuse to iron, so I spent many days at the ironing board preparing the white sheers: hand stitching & pressing.
On the right: Mnemosyne inspects & critiques my fussy & diligent work.
It was worth the effort. Mnemosyne is a true classic beauty.
Christy’s poetry is super meaningful, & is making this Art Gown even more special. Thank you so much dear Christy!
Here are some out takes.
Mnemosyne allowed me to experiment with a slight re-drape.
I wanted to show off all the gorgeous vintage golden brass pieces a friend gave me to help me express Mnemosyne. To me, these represent Zeus.
Together with the red silk they are the Muses.
Mnemosyne is the mother of the 9 Muses. Zeus is the father.
Mnemosyne & all the Art Gowns welcome you into the Art Gowns’ home for a celebration! Dionysis is bringing the wine, so it’s got to be good.
I will be preparing the meal, as Art Gowns don’t go into the kitchen, ever.
Art Gown Mnemosyne designed by Resa McConaghy – January, 2016
Mnemosyne Photos taken by Resa McConaghy – January 19 – 30, 2016
All rights reserved © Resa McConaghy
Above: Mnemosyne w/ Mini-me. Below, a Queen of Goddess.