Thursday, October 25, 2007

My first attempt! Project Dollway Challenge 1 blogging and at designing for any challenge ever.
I am unafraid to challenge myself. I believe that is what life is for. Growth, joy and beauty!

I had fun designing my first gowns for The Project Dollway "At Home Challenge". Their first challenge was to design for Mel odom's Gene doll in a Red Carpet Event. I mistakenly read in the description that (modern) Gene would be attending a Red Carpet event like: the MTV Awards, or the Oscars. I wanted to do something edgy so I came up with a "Gene meets Gwen Stefani" look to walk the MTV Awards carpet. Gwen, like Gene, is so very retro so I thought it would be a great way to bring Gene to this century! Wrong!

First mistake. Read, read, read the challenge info carefully! The last sentence stated the outfit was for the OSCARS!
I loved my creation. I used vintage sequins, a softly printed leopard print for the gown and finished it off with a soft brown boa (faux preferably) that circled Gene's feet.