Monday, October 14, 2013

Dumpster Design...


Ok, tout le monde... riddle me how cool this is!  I was contacted a few months ago by Dumpster Designs, a company in the UK that designs couture and ready-to-wear clothes from recycled items.  When they asked if they could send me one of their couture gowns (made from magazines), I was like "YEAH!" 

I'm an eco nerd and a dressing up nerd, so this was pretty much a dream come true!  Now, I'm generally not a super editorial kind'a gal, but I think I made it work.  I was feeling super Black Swan/Paris Hilton circa "The Simple Life" and had an absolutely (freezing) ball running around the woods at sunset with Soldier Boy attempting to be uber chic.  

Ok, so I can now say that I've been hiking in ballet flats, high heeled boots, a dress AND 5-inch heels and a gown made out of paper.

This dress was so cool!  Even with my degree in fashion and my experience in clothing and costume design, I can tell you that if I had made this gown myself, it would not have turned out this well.  Seriously, the whole thing is made out of paper and it is actually very comfortable.  I kind of wanted to save it for my Birthday next weekend or wear it into town with a crown and pretend to be visiting royalty.  The dress is comfortable and I think the hardest part about wearing it was that I decided to wear stilettos and walk around in the forest.  

I think the coolest thing about Dumpster Design is that you can have your very own custom gown!  They will work with you to draft something totally unique and totally eco-chic!  How cool would it be to show up at prom in one of these works of art?  

Pshhhh, yeah... SO COOL! 













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    1. Thank you! I am so NOT editorial, but I'm pleased with the way these turned out!

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  2. You look amazing. Your poses are so creative and so is the outfit. I love!

    Lauren
    www.fashkiller.blogspot.com

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  3. It's certainly super original but how is it held together?
    xoxoxo

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    1. The base is kind of paper maché and the other parts are glued on, but you can't tell at all by looking at it!

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  4. Oh my goodness! Super fun!!!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. It was the coolest opportunity! I'm so pleased with the way the shots turned out!

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  5. Amazing editorial shots! Love the eco-chicness of it all. Super cool.

    Arielle from Tangled Musings

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    1. Thank you! I loved this dress and never wanted to take it off!

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  6. So unique and I LOOOOOVE that clutch!

    xxAlli
    http://fashion-alli.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! It was a steal from LookBook Store!

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  7. Haha that's amazing can't take my eyes off...very cool shots and totally unique!
    Rathana xx
    FabFashionaire.com

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  8. This is such an amazing photoshoot! Love the backdrop of the logs <3 This dress is like holy-cow super-duper fantastic!! Oh so jealous of you right now :)

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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    1. Lol... thank you! We almost didn't shoot by the logs because the sun was going down and I was freezing, but those are my favourite shots!

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  9. Hola, me encanta tu blog, te añado a mis círculos de google ;)

    Hoy nuevo look en http://mamaartista.blogspot.com.es espero te guste :D

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  10. Simply awesome!

    SSSx
    www.stylestreetstalker.com

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  11. Love this. Your blog is so interesting to me.

    Deedee

    http://madeupgirl-madeupgirl.blogspot.com/

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  12. holy moly girl, you could totally do more editorial shoots like these - that second picture was DEVINE! That dress looks absolutely magnificent, wouldn't believe it's made of paper if you wouldn'y have told it! Love it love it love it! :)

    xoxo

    WWW.ZERXZASTYLE.BLOGSPOT.COM

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    1. Thank you SO much! I have a couple more editorial shoots coming up soon! This shoot totally boosted my confidence for them! I'm such a smily, goofy person!

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    1. Isn't it crazy? Can you believe that it is made out of magazines?

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  14. WOW, so pretty!!

    xx MJ
    http://shopaholic-thoughts.blogspot.pt

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  15. This is way cool! You look absolutely stunning (in anything)! Xo

    Kay
    Fashionably Kay

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  16. Wow. That dress is uh-mazing. I can't believe it's all recycled. Love the shots, soldier boy did a great job at capturing these images. Bravo!

    Aileen
    Sex w. Candy

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