Friday, January 22, 2010

potato sack to va-va-voom

last night on project runway the designers were challenged to turn a potato sack into a cocktail party outfit. while I am a big fan of burlap, I was doubtful that these designer could do much with the skin-toned, dry and scratchy material. I was wrong.

I was especially fond of this challenge for two reasons, one: the models and designers had to wear wellies in mud; and two: my design aesthetic leans towards a rustic chic (even though I hate the word chic). I love appreciating and even celebrating in the more natural, rustic aspects of life juxtaposed with a somewhat softer prettiness.

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