PPR Challenge #2 House of Cornish

The challenge was: “Take a nice budget, and create a lovely gown appropriate for the Opera.”

I held my breath waiting for the twist. “And make it out of scavenged material from the bins around Times Square” or “make a companion look for a pregnant pug dog”. Mercifully, that kind of drama never came. So off I skipped into the workroom to make a lovely gown. I heard Badgley & Mischka say “don’t do black unless you are prepared to ‘wow’ us.” I went with black. And I aimed to dazzle.
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The gown has a little bit of a Carol Brady Hostess Dress influence, with a dress, and then a full skirt 4/5ths of the way around that, but not in the front.
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(This dress could not by warn by your average figure. There is no forgiveness in the ‘tummy’ area. So only flat stomach, 6 ft amazons need apply.)

I did make a fascinator hat as well. Because, I had to. This is the ALL STARS for heaven sakes! And I am up against Mondo!
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There is a lovely dramatic volume in the back. But the fabric is not hard, so this would be comfortable to sit in for the night, and not look too bad at intermission!
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I love this gown. I would like to think I could wear it. But no, i have neither the body nor the tickets for this dress. Maybe I will wear the fascinator though!
My model came in with the black shoes, and they worked. So I ‘edited’ and did not shop ‘the wall’ for shoes.
I cannot wait to see what you all did!

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One Comment to PPR Challenge #2 House of Cornish
    • Tawny
    • I love this look! So elegant. And the black really did WOW me. The fascinator is fabulous. Being up against Mondo, you definitely have to bring your A game – fascintators and cool accessories all the way 😀

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