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Monday, April 29, 2013

Transformed Beauty

This is my latest project that I have been working on.



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. 





  




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3 comments:

Pam Mikolayenko said...

LOVE <3

Lin said...

Oh, I'm sure she has stories of the things she has worn in her time! I'm glad that you saved her. She wears her "garbage" tattoo like a red badge of courage. :)

Catherine said...

This 'gal' has had a second chance at life! And you have given it to her.

Fantastic!
xo Catherine

P.S. We had snow again yesterday. Spring lasted for 3 days. :(

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