I bought this mannequin a few months ago. She was a sorry sight, with a nice rip across her fabric chest, and the word "garbage" written in permanent black ink down her shoulder and onto the front of her body. I did not know what I was going to do to her at the time I purchased her, but knew she would fit in nicely with all my other worn, vintage display pieces.
Apparently she was once discarded, by a retailer and left by the roadside for the garbage truck. She was rescued and then spent some time in a little local boutique, sporting the latest fashions and accessories. When the shop closed and sold off their retail displays, I grabbed her and gave her a new home.
So over the past few weeks she was transformed. I decoupaged layers of tissue from vintage sewing patterns, that I picked up for free at a flea market, all over her, covering the tear in her body and trying hard to cover the word "garbage". Unfortunately, like a tattoo on her body, it is still visible, but now it kinda adds to her personality! I gave her a tiny skirt of vintage lace, and voila...she is now the star of the show. She will make her debut this Saturday, May 4th, at the Okotoks Market Square Artisan sale.