Friday, July 26, 2013

What Joy looks like...........








Hi Sweet-peas.....

Oh what a wonderful week of fun things happening!

On Tuesday night we had the catwalk show for the 'Cadburys Couture wearable Art'........it was such a wonderful night. I was so so nervous on the catwalk.........my legs were shaking so much and as the dress was very restricting I think I may have held my breathe for the length of it.

The theme was 'What Joy looks like' and you had to use the all of the contents from your entry pack combined with other material to achieve your artwork.
As you can see we all got tin-foil wrapping in a rainbow of colors, mine was gold and orange polka-dot.
My entry was called 'Chasing rainbows' and was about a Cinderella moment. The transformation when we go from wearing a sack to being a sparkly princess and feeling amazing.
This is the first dress I have ever made!!!!!!!
She was all hand sewn, I have to say that working with tin-foil and sacking was 'beep beep beep'.
With out a pattern I just cut the fabrics using one of my 50's dresses as a guide and then lots of spray glue for the foil..........which just rips so easily, eekkk.........more beep beeps.
Anyway it made it through the show which was great.
We meet some gorgeous people and the creations were incredible.
 The winner is to the left of me in the last photo.......called 'Wonder Wahine'........Wahine is maori for women...........it was fabulous and the girls who made it were so lovely.
Well deserved.


Love V






34 comments:

  1. Oh V, you look beepin gorgeous!
    x

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  2. you hit the mark! I definitely felt happy, but i always do when i come and see your blog x

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  3. a) i can't believe this is the first dress you ever made, it's magnificent, and b) that you made your first ever dress from a sacking and foil-madness!!! you look ace V!

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  4. Foil? Blimey it must have been hard work. Well done on your joyous creation, Vanessa. It's magnificent! xx

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  5. Well done Miss V!!! What a wonderful outfit! You are just glowing in that tin foil! Xx

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  6. I love Kylie's comment. So true you do a beeping joy to behold! And if that is your first creation, it would be criminal not to keep going. xxxx

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  7. Holy guacamole, you're talented, delightful, gorgeous and you made this incredible frock by hand??? Is there anything you can't do, V???

    Sarah xxx

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  8. Well done you, it's wonderful!

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  9. Well done! I hate sewing that tissue lame shit, you did wonderful.

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  10. Vanessa you should be so beepin proud of yourself not only is your dress gorgeous but I love the theme you chose. Everyone can shed the sack of blah and be a princess. Your beautiful V inside and out and you just became my very favorite candy bar.
    Ps....I have worn that purple dress you sent more times than I care to admit, I really adore it and think happy squirrel thoughts when I wear it. Now if I could just manage some snaps for you:)
    Lotsoflovexxxxxooo

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  11. I've been dying to see your creation and what a wonderful job you did? I love your interpretation. I'm gobsmacked you did it all by hand you talented women you. X

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  12. You look great and did a fabulous job! So much creativity it's awesome.

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  13. Totally awesome! You looked divoon!!!
    You made a wonderful frock, and I do hope you at least came a very close second! What fun! So glad you didn't have to eat the choccies for all that foil!
    XXX

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  14. wow...you must sew more!....no more foil though....just pretty fabrics of course. what a fun comp. you looked smashing!! Al x

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  15. Wow, you made it by hand!! I am so impressed and you look amazing, and straight away I thought to myself, she looks like Cinderella. Well done - all the beeping was beeping worth it!!

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  16. Well done you on the sewing! Seriously impressed and you look great to boot too!

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  17. Your FIRST dress Miss V? Oh my you have seriously talent! I think you look adorable and SO happy. What a fun event:)

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  18. What a fantastic first effort! Bloody hell you should keep going with the sewing - you're obviously a natural!
    xClaire

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  19. Well, clearly you ARE a winner here. Well done!! AWESOME dress. I can't believe you made that. The execution of the outfit is perfect, despite it's beeping noise, and the concept behind it makes it even better. Congratulations!! I agree, you're a natural.

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  20. All hand sewn - you legend! You looked amazing - wish I could have seen that in person!

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  21. everyone looks amazing! I can't believe you made it, you deserved to win too - joint with the other lady because her costume is amazing too. I love it so much I think you ought to start making more dresses!!

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  22. You look so sweet! You should have won :)! Kisses x x x x

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  23. Well, we ALL think you should have won, Vanessa! Your dress is a triumph, a great concept and so well executed - and you did it all by HAND? You're amazing! Make more frocks, you clearly have talent!
    Congratulations, it looks like a really good event to be part of. xxx

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  24. How wonderful is both your creativity and your penchant for perseverance, i do so and your materials are a top tier challenge my dear! Thank you for sharing this gathering of creativity!

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  25. Your creation looks fabulous. I can't believe it's the first dress you've ever made. It fits you so well. I can't imagine how hard it must be to sew tinfoil.

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  26. That dress is incredible and you look so beautiful and happy in it! I can't believe it's only the first frock you've made, you should have won! xxxx

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  27. Isn't that interesting i see why the beep, beep, beep, must have nerve crazy at times, but you did well, so cute, so alice wonderlandish meets her chocolate addiction!

    hugs

    Ariane

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  28. Your creation was amazing, the Wonder Wahine team all enjoyed yours and Warren's company, you are truly a beautiful person inside and out :-)

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  29. What a wonderful idea and a beautiful dress! It looks like such fun!

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  30. Amazing efforts and what a wonderful idea. M x

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  31. Your dress is absolutely fantastic. Better than all the others. Clever girl!!!

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  32. Love the dress! Congratulations :-)

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