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Pshh okay I lied. I have a lot of photos so I will post some today, some on Sunday and then my very favorite photos on Christmas eve.
I really love how these turned out - though i’m slightly annoyed that the dress got all wrinkled (I had to hike it up when walking through the mud). and I also need to learn what to do with my hands because what even is going on there.
The dress and headpiece were designed, made, and worn by me. I have two giant blog posts explaining how I did it, they can be read right here!
Bustier with webs of multi-colored wires throughout the bodice at The Blonds S/S 2014
This beautiful yellow cape is an awesome work of art and patience. It was woven out of spider silk, specifically, the silk from more than one million Golden silk orb-weaver spiders:
“Textile expert Simon Peers and fashion designer Nicholas Godley [Godley & Peers] collaborated to create this stunning embroidered cape out of golden spider silk. Both residing in Madagascar, the two paired up to achieve a process that hadn’t been attempted for more than 100 years—they wanted to successfully harvest golden orb spider silk for weaving, and they were quite successful.
Working with a large team of more than 80 people, including spider handlers, they spent three years regularly searching the country’s landscape for golden orb spiders. When an individual spider was captured, it would be harnessed, and then milked to produce anywhere from 100-160 feet—sometimes even up to 400 yards—of thread, and then released back into nature. Peers and Godley estimate having milked approximately 1.2 million of these fascinating creatures.”
[via My Modern Metropolis]