Fashion Origami Competition – Day 3

 

We are having a great time with our Liz Fields fashion origami competition over here!

Our assistant designer, Roxan, has even moved on to making her own origami wedding dress pattern!  I can’t wait to see how it turns out! 

As a reminder here are the exciting contests going on: 

Our Contest:  At Liz Fields we are going to make one origami garment each day and post them here. Whoever has the best collection at the end of 60 days wins! Think of it as Project Runway meets Julie & Julia. 

Your Contest:  We would love you play along with us!  Send us your own fashion origami creations and at the end of 60 days one lucky contestant will win a Liz Fields original hairpiece featured in our Fall 2010 photo shoot!  This is a great unique accessory to wear on your wedding day

Here are the submissions from yesterday and today. Leave us a note and tell us what you think so far.

If you have an idea for an origami dress, tell us, better yet, make it and send us a picture, you could be our winner!

skirt and top made by Roxan

shoes and purse made by Roxan

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Join Our Fashion Origami Competition!

We are having a companywide competition here at Liz Fields and we would like to invite you to join in on the fun!

As you may have read, my 8-year-old friend Carolyn sent me a present of an adorable origami outfit. I thought this was so fun that I immediately ordered us the book she used for her project: Fashion Origami by Klutz.

Our Contest:  At Liz Fields we are going to make one origami garment each day and post them here. Whoever has the best collection at the end of 60 days wins! Think of it as Project Runway meets Julie & Julia.

Your Contest:  We would love you play along with us!  Send us your own fashion origami creations and at the end of 60 days one lucky contestant will win a Liz Fields original hairpiece featured in our Fall 2010 photo shoot!  This is a great unique accessory to wear on your wedding day!

Fall 2010 Preview

One of the Liz Fields original hairpieces YOU could win

Origami submissions do not need to be wedding dress related but should be some form of garment: accessory, dress, shirt, etc.

Have fun with it, I know we will!

Take a picture of your submission and send them to: Lizfields@Lizfields.com

Here are the Liz Fields submissions we have for today:

Purse made by Liz

Dress made by Liz

 

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Inspiration Series: STYLE #9015

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Style #9015

Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields Style #9015

“The Fashionable Femme”

There is only one thing that Kate loves more than fashion and that is her new fiancé (It was a close race for a while).  Kate’s bedroom walls are covered in magazine images of celebrities on the Red Carpet.  In her spare time Kate loves sewing, sketching, and spending time with her guy.  Kate knows what is hot in fashion, so it was no surprise that she choose to wear a Liz Fields original, style 9015. Kate wanted to look stunning and stylish for her own Red Carpet walk, which is why she fell in love with this Taffeta gown with asymmetrical wraps around the body, creating beautiful and interesting panels and lines. Kate knows that for an outfit to be perfect certain parts must be beautifully understated in order for the details to shine. This is why she loves the fact that the intermittent wrapping of her dress slowly leads her eye to her favorite part, the beautiful hand beading detail on the bodice.  Kate can now walk down the Red Carpet, or the aisle on her wedding day, with her head held high.

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Wonderland Inspirations

I went to see Tim Burton’s film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland last weekend. I wasn’t expecting it have any lasting impressions on me, just a fun way to spend a few hours.  However, after the first five minutes I knew the costumes were going to be something special, and I find myself still thinking about them a week later!  

Continuality is something that has always bothered me in movies.  If Alice was going to shrink I didn’t want the dress to shrink with her because that made no sense!  To my delight costume designer Colleen Atwood had creatively addressed the size issue in all cases! 

For example, when Alice first shrinks her dress becomes a lovely wrap dress. 

Shrunk Alice Dress

Tiny Alice Costume

  Later in the movie, when Alice gets too big while visiting the Red Queen, she is offered new clothing during her masquerade as “Um from Umberidge. “  

Costume sketch and Photo of Alice's Red Court Dress.

Costume sketch and Photo of Alice's Red Court Dress.

Of course I’m not the only one to be inspired by Alice in Wonderland and the fairy tale fashion that goes with it. In December 2003 Vogue did an “Alice in Wonderland” fashion editorial shot by photographer superstar Annie Leibovitz with model Natalia Vodianova.   

”Alice In Wonderland” fashion editorial shot by Annie Leibovitz with model Natalia Vodianova

More recently, Zac Posen created an autumn 2010 pre-collection themed “Lewis Carroll meets Paloma Picasso.” Even Donatella Versace cited Alice as inspiration for her whimsical pastel spring/summer 2010 collection! Of course many brides to be want at least a little bit of fairy tale in their wedding dress!   

  

Here are some tips on how to bring some fantasy inspiration into your big day: 

  • For a bridesmaid or special occasion look that recreate the effect of Alice dressed as “Um from Umbridge,” try a dress with pleated ruffle detail on the shoulders. 

 

Liz Fields Style #266

Liz Fields Style #266 and #267

  • If you were more taken by Alice’s “tiny” fashions, try out a gown with some pleating! 

Liz Fields Destination Bridal Style #8281

 

  • Color has also played a big part not only in Alice in Wonderland but in any good fairy tale. If you want to keep your wedding dress predominately white, consider adding a sash or beading in a bright color that corresponds with the bridal party.

 

Liz Fields Style #277 and #278

Liz Fields Style #277 and #278

  • Take some time and think about what details will be ideal for you and then use this as a jumping off point in your planning.

Need even more fairy tale in your fairy tale wedding?  Here is a SNEAK PEEK of Liz Fields Fall 2010 line coming to a retailer near you!   

SNEAK PEEK! Liz Fields Fall 2010

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Carolyn’s Latest Designs

My 8-year-old friend Carolyn has inspired me again! If you’re reading this for the first time, Carolyn is an amazingly talented aspiring designer.  Whether she decides to design bridal gowns, evening gowns, ready-to-wear, or resort, you should definitely keep an eye out for this aspiring designer

Check out this great design she sent me!

First of all, I would love to own that skirt!

Secondly, as it turns out she is not only talented but pretty trendy too!

Basso & Brooke did a stunning spring 2009 collection that look as if they were folded from giant printed origami paper.

 

 I love the vibrant colors!

 

Thanks for the inspiration Carolyn!!

If you love these bright colors too, stay tuned for our Fall 2010 line coming to a retailer near you soon!

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