3.19.2009

Paper is the new black


Yesterday at work I decided to try a more simple approach to window decor than last weeks complicated dream, and took inspiration from the latest Nordstrom catalogue. In it are pieces of clothing made from paper, and I just loved the way a brown bag looked with the folds and shadows being it's only decoration. I didn't have the resources or time to create an entire outfit out of a paper bag, but did sew this little bodice, and make a skirt from last weeks newspaper. It would be so cool to do an entire window of brown paper bags, but that would take some real overtime :)

Here is also the little red cardigan I got the other day. I love it, I wore it yesterday, today, and probably tomorrow too, the perfect shade of red, and cashmere! What a find. We went to the bins again today since I listed what I found yesterday. I somehow got to a bin full of 60s dresses before the other vintage dealers, and one nice lady even gave me a vintage sweater she picked up and didn't want. We also found a fabulously 60s chair, that one would either love or hate. I saw it and loved it.

5 comments:

Casey said...

I love the window decor idea! Paper outfits are always so fun and creative. I used to occasionally redress the mannequins at a shop I worked at (sadly, I couldn't put my own spin on any of the window outfits, but the in-store mannequins I was welcome to go to town with!), and loved doing that sort of thing. ;)

That cardigan is sooo cute!

Kitten said...

What a cute cardigan, I've been looking for one that buttons up all the way, but no luck so far. Have a nice weekend!

laurakitty said...

What a cute idea! You did a great job on that bodice.

BomshellShocked said...

Great Job! I can't believe how perfect those pleats are. I wish I could see it in person.

Brittany Noel said...

That cardigan is perfect on you! I feel like I could never pull off wearing such a perfect red cardigan. And cashmere, none the less!