The other entry was a good doll but not good as runway high fashion, so I created this over-the-top little number. I still went with the Evil Queen / Evil Stepmother theme, but I analyzed *why* the lady was so jelly. It was because Snow White was beautiful / youthful, right? So I thought she would try to get that same beauty through her clothing. The dress is based on a flower to convey innocence and youth, but the skirt is very full because she needs to try *so* hard. It's also based on the other gown, so I used similar colors and items in the skirt.
The "Envy" / Evil Stepmother / Evil Queen's dress is supposed to be a little more "rich" with the colors and the layers falling around the waist. She needs to try harder, and I was definitely influenced by the Wicked Stepsisters in Disney's Cinderella for the bustle. Green is obviously the main color because people are "green with envy"... so... yeah! Hopefully you can see the cute little cream ruffle around the decollete. I was originally going to use the vines in a different way, but I liked how they looked when hung in layers. I think they differ from the other dress in that these ones have a darker, more "dead" feel while the other ones looked more alive and lush.
Note: Do I have to use the paper texture again? It wasn't in the side so I forgot about it :x I can make the bottom pink if it's required, or take the pink from the other gown.
lol also I realized this might be too theatrical opposed to "high fashion"... hopefully the other gown makes up for that.
I loved the idea of this challenge so I really went for it. I think these (and especially this dress) are the best I've made so far. I took the ideas of "greed" and "kindness" and applied them to the story of Snow White - Snow White's stepmother represents envy - she's envious of Snow White's beauty, and truly hates her for it. I envisioned Snow White as a sort of nature spirit / wood nymph, and very pure and innocent. That's why I chose a hoop skirt, which back in its heyday was meant to conceal a woman's body. I updated it with the short/front styling, though.
This week we were all assigned icons to model our design after. It had to be a modernization of their style fit for every day wear. I got Jackie O.
Honestly, I didn't know that much about Jackie O's style before the contest. I looked it up and she had a thing for tailored fits, Chanel dresses, A-line sleeveless dresses, and dark sunglasses. But she also enjoyed wearing pants - something a lot of women were not yet comfortable with yet.
The dress wearing version of Jackie O is lovely - yet I did something very, very similar last week and I knew I didn't want to do a dress/skirt. That made it harder because we're not supposed to use full pieces and pants are kind of tricky. I think I managed to pull it off though. I decided to draw from Jackie's love of black turtlenecks paired with white pants.
Anyway, the design is supposed to be sort of ironic. I wanted to turn a beloved fashion iconic into something sort of subculture-y and crazy. I drew inspiration from all of the trends and the kids wearing them I've seen make their way through Hot Topic - good ol' mall goths, scene kids, raver kids, etc.
The shirt is a black tee with a unique neckline and cutout areas. The cutouts are backed by a purple material and the sleeves are trimmed with it, as well. A purple narwhal graphic adorns the front. The pants are distressed white denim with a couple of decorative patches and chains. The pant pockets are studded to add a little punch.