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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