Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hat's Off!

Week 4: Hats off to you.
This challenge was based on the hats(works of art) by Philip Traecy.

The hat I picked to work with was extraordinary. And of course, the HARDEST hat to recreate. I spent an inordinate amount of time on the hat.

The proportions on ALL of these hats are extravagant. They are all bold, and over the top. And IMHO, none of the designers on the show did anything that really played with that exaggerated sense of scale.

Really, where are you going to wear one of these hats? The red carpet is about the only place where something like this can be taken seriously. (if it can be taken seriously. )
So my goal for this dress was to just GO BIG OR GO HOME. It is meant to flatter her figure, so she is not ‘lost’ in the dress,
but still have a shockingly big element.

(if this were really the show – I would have had the hair studio sweep her hair up and back so that it would not show, or compete with the hat. But I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to style her petroleum product hair, and folks, that stuff does not want to go anywhere. So, her hair is down.)

I had a lot of fun with this challenge.
In-house-Tim was not pleased with the initial hat variations, or with the dress. But in the end he was really happy, and thought that I "made it work". !


Samantha said...


kat said...

You did a great job redoing the hat! Not like an Indian headdress at all. I just love your gown, really truly stunning & I can totally see it walking a red carpet.

Kara said...

Well done! I love your version of the hat.

kat said...

Oh yeah & I am constantly struggling with my model's hair

Lisa Paul said...

Hee-hee. And who is "In House Tim"? This was a wonderfully well-thought out answer to the challenge and I think Philip Treacy would agree that it "works" his hat. Also, with a dress like this, you'd never have to ask: "Does my butt look big in this?"

Can you make it in my size for next week's Symphony opening?

Anonymous said...

luv the work. can't wait to see your next project.

kathy k.

Alexa said...

Love it. I want that dress.

Godzoned said...

welldone and a great mix. lOve it all