Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bad Photos, Good Painting, Nice Enuff Dress

~ brown embellished corduroy dress with chiffon trim ~

I'm standing in front of one of my interior paintings from grad school, Bedroom Suite #2.  I had done a series of life-size oils of my apartment surroundings back then. 


~ here, the photo was so bad, I paintified it in photoshop ~



~ and with my Egyptian reversible coat ~

Here's what I'm wearing, Ladies:
  • $ store reading glasses
  • handmade necklace of ribbon, burnished/ hammered copper, and abalone shell
  • corduroy dress handmade from Tina Givens Clara Kaftan pattern, modified
  • reversible coat handmade from Koos van den Akker Vogue 2709 oop pattern, modified
  • shoes/ boots from ebay

Linking up with Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet StyleCatherine at I Will Wear What I LikeAnd Cherie's Shoe and Tell.  Hope to see you there!


26 comments:

  1. your Egyptian reversible coat is awesome. i get all my reading glasses from the $ store, b/c I lose or break them on the regular. thanks for linking, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  2. Embellished corduroy with chiffon...of course!
    I get such a kick from your inventiveness.
    Xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. That's what I had in my stash in the same color... you know, mother of invention

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  3. Beautiful dress with so much detail. And of course I love how you did life in art and then life in art AGAIN! Shoes, coat, of course also amazing. I must check my dollar store for specs.

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    1. It all goes 'round and 'round, yeah?

      Oh, and for sunglasses too.

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  4. OMG please please what make/brand are those shoes???? I'm in love!!!

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    1. Well Unknown, they are J Shoes, and I have never seen them before or since I stumbled upon them in my exact size for cheap on ebay. They are thick leather and zip up on the side.

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    2. Thankyou!!! I'll do some detective work x

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    3. ah, Msfiredragon, Good luck. Let me know what you find out.

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  5. I LOVE that jacket!!! And the painting too :)

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    1. The jacket I made a year or two ago. The painting I made 35 years or so ago.

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  6. I honestly thought you were standing in your bedroom. Well I guess you're actually standing in front of your bedroom. Love the dress. Love the coat. Love the painting. I even love the photography. Love love love love all around.

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    1. I still have the furniture, and that little painting, and The Second Sex paperback...
      Oh and my true love did the photos.

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  7. I am fascinated by the paintify option - I'd never heard of it but I'm going to see if I can improve my photos that way.
    Amazing shoes!

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    1. Well it's not really named "paintify" but something kinda like that. Probably "paint daubs" or "palette knife" in photoshop. 1 of them is probably in "dry brush" and the other in "cross hatch." The photos were really dark and fuzzy, grainy, so that's when I play around with them to get them usable.

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    1. It's made from upholstery fabric on one side and velvet on the other with organza stitched every 1/2 inch diagonally over top and then sliced through to the velvet for the collar.

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  9. What an ace backdrop! The coat is magnificent! I need to crack open the fabric stash and get creating, you're inspiring me with your awesomeness! xxx

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    1. I imagine you might want a little transition time between India and England first. From swim suits to snow suits, eh?

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  10. i have that embellished corduroy in white!!!!
    would like to see more of the painting - what i can see is fabulous!
    your coat looks very paris in the roaring 20s......
    <3 xxxx

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    1. Really?! What is your white corduroy made into? Not a pillow I hope. You can see all my artwork on my art website, www.patottoart.com

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    2. thanx for the link!!
      i bought that corduroy to make a wedding dress for a customer - a sheet dress with a little short and wide jacket. the remnants - enough for a skirt i think - still lying around here - i´m not in wearing white at the moment. pillow cover - never!!! :-)
      xxxxx

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    3. Oh, that would be beautiful styled as a wedding dress. Do you still have pictures of it? Just kidding about the pillow.

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  11. I LOOOOOOOVE your bedroom painting!!!!!!! The dress is pretty darn awesome too!!!
    JJ

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  12. The effect you used on these photos is really cool. I love how you mix shapes and textures in your outfits, and of course, your marvelous shoes!

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