Wednesday, May 28, 2008
the new girl.
i found this most fabulous old dress form on ebay (yes, i was finally lured to the dark side... but i swear it is just a quick flirtation, I won't make it a habit). as soon as i saw it i was convinced it was exactly what the workshop needed. it's looking so mechanical and uninspiring here these days... we needed some character.
the seller just happened to be in toronto too, so within a few days she had arrived... lovely and inspiring in the workshop window. she's made of wood and cast iron, with a papier mache neck and an old hand sewn cover - great details that make me feel a little connected to previous owner(s) who seem to have loved her much. and she really helps to bring out the amazing victorian details in the room... somehow the molding seems brighter, the stained glass glows. ha! i'm such a sap.
(fyi... the fab purse she's wearing now is a newer cipolla hobo design in the amazing new echino fabrics... you'll see them in the shop in the coming week or so).