I was on the hunt for the perfect red swing dress, when I first came across Katie Louise Ford’s work. Her gorgeous dresses are inspired by classic children’s books, and the sweetly nostalgic era of the forties and fifties. I also love her blog, filled with lots of gorgeous things that inspire her, some unusual dressmaking projects, and lovely photography.
Look closely. This stunning storybook gown was made entirely from recycled Golden Books, all sewn together with metallic gold thread. Heck, even the bodice is made from the books’ foil spines. We love.
If you’re a vegetarian but still crave a good piece of meat every once in a while, Creme’s Cuts of Meat dress may be just your thing. Made of lightweight jersey, it has adorable cap sleeves and accentuates your yummiest parts. The pieces are cut and made to order much like a trip to the [...]
Project Runway eat your heart out, as long as that heart’s made from Peanut M&Ms. This one-off dress was made by Chicago-based couture designer Christina Liedtke from 600 Peanut M&M wrappers, from which the 1,800 flowers used in the design were painstakingly handmade and applied. Ok, so five yards of silk charmeuse and silk shantung [...]