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Months later, that box – and a grad school project -ignited a very big idea.
After a month of painstaking trial and error, those stories became a living symbol of love: The Wedding Dress.
Each dress is comprised of several books, cut with scrap booking scissors, then glued and taped together. Many of the books have been donated. Others were found in thrift shops.
She has designed 20 dresses so far, each sparking a new idea for the next.
The only rule she follows? Romance novels only.
Several of her dresses are on display at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago in a collection called "Build Her a Myth: Romance Novel Dresses."
Love this idea and what dedication to do this...kudos Carrie!
Reminds me of a limerick......."There once was a lady from St. Paul;Who wore a newspaper dress to the ball;Her dress caught on fire, it burnt her entire;Front page, sports section and all."
BET EVERYTHING IS UGLY TO YOU, ONE OF THOSE NEGATATIVE PEOPLE, IN OTHER WORDS MISERABLE.
Umm... no. I think they're ugly.
LOVE IT...!!!! What a creative idea that she actually carried thru with and made it...How many times have so many of us had great or fun ideas and NEVER tried it. ( without hurting yourself or someone eles ) But I sure hope that the ink doesn't come off on to their skin....LOL....Oh , and by the way...more books go into the garbage then what she used...and if anyone has seen some of the book thrift stores in AZ....there are more books then what people can read. Matter of fact I had to leave the store due to the smell of old paper...and they have no humidity
Say what you will, but this is nothing more than attire for "Hot Ghetto Mess!" BTW, not all black people are ghetto, and some white/others are.
What a terrific idea! I've seen lots of paper dresses and costumes before, but using romance novels for wedding dresses is really fun.I like the idea too-- to extrapolate-- that as you can only wear the dress once, it could symbolize a permanent marriage: this is it.
Now, there's a novel approach.