Were you ever inspired to embellish an Art Gown with 300 wine corks?
Tip #1 – Do not attempt to drink 300 bottles of wine all in one night. Spread them out over a few days.
Tip #2 – Share them with friends.
Tip #3 – Read a romance novel by Imelda Evans while you sip luxuriously
La Vie en Rosé is inspired by and dedicated to Imelda and her latest novel “Playing By The Rules”
OF course I would have to attach all the corks somehow so I bought 110 meters of old gold soutache. It was easy getting else wise creative with that soutache.
I wanted more creative fuel for so I asked Imelda,
“If you could put 1 color to Kate & 1 color to Josh what are those 2 colors? Not that I will use them, but what would they be?”
“Okay, this was a mind-bender for me, as I don’t think this way normally (although I’m going to do it for all my characters now).
Kate is a rich, autumn brown. If it were shiny it would be burnished bronze. Josh is a bright, apple-y green. I have no idea why!”
I couldn’t resist buying some new yardage
I found this gorgeous tie-dyed (the pattern does not repeat) stretch velvet.
In the warm lighting of the store the colors were a perfect bronze/brown with a kind of apple green coming though.
As I was paying for it, my eyes caught the most enchanting brown/bronze organza ribbon so I grabbed 20 meters of that.
When I set up in the”Art Gown” room which is filled with natural light the colors appeared to be burgundy and teal. When shot with a flash the green magically appeared.
The gown is a chameleon!
This is why I opened with 3 similar shots of La Vie en Rosé I was completely at a loss for what was more beautiful.
I loved Imelda’s first book, “Rules Are For Breaking”
As “Playing By The Rules” is a prequel. I just had to ask,
“Was it easier to write the second book having already developed the
characters in the first book?”
“That’s a bit of a tricky one, as this book was actually written first! I did rewrite a lot of it after I published the other one though, so I guess I can still answer that.
Yes, knowing the characters first makes it much easier to write their stories. But I get to know the characters by writing their stories, so it’s a bit of a catch 22! Not sure what comes first, sometimes, the story or the people!”
Both of Imelda’s books are available on Amazon.
Oh! If you want to know how the French title and wine corks tie in, you’ll have to read the book. I hope you do!
“Art Gown” La Vie en Rosé designed by Resa McConaghy _ January – 2014
All photos of La Vie en Rosé © Resa McConaghy – January – 2014
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