Eco Eggs Dress Project

I was recently contacted by a company in Minnesota that is making Easter Eggs out of completely biodegradable compostable materials!  Imagine that last lonely egg lost in the Easter egg hunt and left on the lawn – no worries!  It will simply eventually harmlessly decompose into the ground.  I made a shorter version of my Easter Egg Dress using their eggs so I can attest that they feel the same and are just as sturdy as the plastic varieties.  My dress will travel with them to various conventions they are attending to promote their product.  I was honored to assist this innovative, environmentally-motivated new company!  Learn more.

New Dress Project! Cassette Tape Dress

Before she left on tour for Japan, my friend the amazingly talented singer Tara Baswani wanted to collaborate on a dress project / photo shoot together. In honor of her music I made a cassette tape dress for her to wear. It was then used for a local Valentine’s Day Couture Art Challenge in Vegas, benefiting the Children’s Heart Foundation. Since I grew up in the era of romantic “mixed-tapes” I figured it was fitting for Valentine’s! Tarra is modeling the Cassette Tape Dress on the program for the benefit fashion show.

 It was then modeled on the catwalk by Jessica Napier.  Hair and makeup by Stephanie Aguilar. Photos by Cassi Thomas.

Casino Chip Bikini Auctioned for Benefit

On October 23, 2008 the Las Vegas First Friday Arts Festival celebrated its Sixth Year! As a big supporter of this monthly Vegas arts happening, I donated my “Casino Chip Bikini” to the First Friday benefit art auction. Lovely Vegas model Stacy Lee also donated her time to model the bikini for bidders. The event took place at the Newport Loft building downtown. Here Stacy is pictured on the beautiful rooftop deck there.

And here she is again, posing with local art star Jerry Misko, who also donated one of his fab Neon Paintings to the benefit.

The artist and model!

…And lovely art patron Kellee Antalek won the bikini in the live auction!
And here is Kellee a few months later, modeling her new art acquisition!

Photos by John Rettie glamourphotos.com

Finished Dollar Store Dresses!

Here are the finished dresses from the 99¢ Only Dress Shop Exhibit
at Atomic Todd Gallery in Las Vegas:

Special Thanks to Todd VonBastiaans of Atomic Todd, to all my volunteers
(see full list in post below),
and thanks to 99¢ Only Stores for their support with this project.

Gallery Views:


“Feather Duster Dress”
made of feather dusters, sponge scrubbies and shoelaces

“Sponge Dress”
made of sponges, hot glue & velcro
(front)
(back)

“Blue Sponge Dress”
made of sponges, hot glue, shower curtain & shoelaces

“Silver Sponge Shorts & Vest”
made of sponges, hot glue & shoelaces

“Sponge Bikini”
made of sponges, hot glue & shoelaces

“Casino Chip Bikini”
made of casino chips, zip ties & shoelaces

“Easter Egg Dress”
made of plastic easter eggs connected with a price tagging gun


“Playing Card Dress”
made of playing cards & packing tape

“Beach Ball Dress”
made of beach balls & staples

“Whiffle Ball Wedding Gown”
made of whiffle balls and shower scrubbies (whole & unraveled)



“Casino Chip Dress”
made of casino chips & zip ties