These dresses are made entirely of paper.
So is that one, even the pearls. Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave is primarily a painter but she worked with costume historians and young fashion designers to create elaborate paper dresses inspired by early European paintings and significant costumes housed in museums around the world. The show, Pulp Fashion, is currently on exhibit at The Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Sometimes I really miss that city.Thanks to Carrie for the link.
This scarf is absolutely gorgeous, isn't it? I had a hard time choosin just one thing to feature from this etsy shop, Ava Original. It sells the work of a German felt and textile artist who makes scarves, belts, dresses and more that look like they'd work as fairy costumes for A Midsummer Night's Eve. Felt isn't just for winter.
Felt crowns from Pretty Little Things. (Aren't these little girls beautiful?)
Sylvie and I were in the dollar store this morning, where we picked up Easter grass and these adorable felt flowers on wire stems. I think they were $1.25 for five flowers. When we got home we spent five minutes making this flower crown. We cut a piece of green construction paper in half, taped two ends together, wrapped it around Sylvie's head and then taped it to fit. We removed it and used a glue stick to attach the grass. The wire stems of the felt flowers are taped inside the crown. Easy peasy, if a little messy-looking. (We had to take the photos in the bathroom because she wanted to look in the mirror.)
I also came up with a simpler one using a Goody headband we already had. For this, I had to bend the stems of the flowers to make them a bit shorter. Sylvie put the headband on first and then I simply tucked the flowers inside it.
As always, click on any photo for a closer look.