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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Dresses

The summer is a great time to wear a dress, especially if it's a light-weight cotton, and, is sleeveless. In looking at the art donated to Ripple, I came across one piece that piqued my interest. It was an illustration of a classic dress shape constructed of Gulf Coast marine life.



I clicked on the website of the artist, Virginia Fitzgerald, and was amazed to find an array of dresses made from a variety unexpected materials such as plastic bottles and pebbles. You can also check out Fitzgerald's blog where she goes into detail about the thought processes behind her Gulf Coast dress.

Quite coincidentally, I came across another blog where the poster had photographed a number of dresses she had made. The dresses are sugar cookies decorated with marshmallow fondant!

The advice given to young women over the years is "you can't go wrong with a little black dress." (Author Nancy MacDonnell Smith has written a book to explain the little black dress: The Classic Ten: The True Story of the Little Black Dress and Nine Other Fashion Favorites [391 MAC].) Perhaps nowadays, the advice should be updated to include "you can't go wrong with a dress as your inspiration for art."

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