Tuesday, July 7, 2009

PLEASE DON'T SQUEEZE THE CHARMIN . . . PLEAT IT























Brides are blushing instead of flushing here! If you can believe it, this beauty worthy of a royal wedding was made entirely out of toilet paper. That's right. This is the winning entry of the 2009 Cheap Chic Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest held in Boca Raton FLA. The only rules are, the contest dress and headpiece entries must be made of Toilet Paper, Glue and/or tape ONLY. Other than that any aspiring designer can pleat, tuck and gather away to her heart's content.
This year's winner Ann Kagawa Lee of Honolulu, Hawaii fashioned a dress that looks, as Jack Jones of Boca Raton Bridal said, 'Absolutely like an Oscar de la Renta'. It's not just a dress that the judges found so intriguing here. Check out the woven hat below.

The top six dresses will be on permanent display at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum.

Seriously, I'd enter this contest if I thought I had any chance of winning. These women are pure geniuses with toilet paper . . . Why is it I can tailor a suit, line and structure a ball gown with a cathedral train but can not come up with one design concept for a bridal gown out of toilet paper . . . . . ?
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2 comments:

Deelsu said...

Very cool! Wanted to share the big news with you! I got engaged! wedding planning begins. I want to go for Jackie O' look! Not like her wedding dress but her look as first lady. Not sure the belted look will be good for me but would love that, birdcage veil, and gloves!

bridechic said...

Congrats! I'm emailing some Pierre Balmain (A Jackie Designer) photos over to you in the next few days. Tomorrow's post is all about iconic brides and their gowns--Jackie's is one of them and I wrote about how she would have preferred a simpler dress had she been able to organize her own weding more closely.