Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Okay - I do not think of myself as some fancy couturier, but the dress that I am about to unveil - in my opinion- is hot. It is a dress that I entered into the BURDASTYLE MALISSA DRESS VARIATION CONTEST. First, let me show you what the original Malissa dress looks like.

The second image is the Malissa dress already made up out of a knit fabric. What do you think? Can you think of any changes and variations you would make? SOOOO- you are supposed to take this dress and make a cocktail variation of it. After sketching-which really does help when you can't make up your mind- this is what i came up with:

I am really excited about this . What a hot little number for a plus-sized girl.

I really thought the lace was a chocolate brown but the eggplant color of it still works.

I took a different approach when sewing not only this piece but all of the pieces for my winter wardrobe.My winter wardrobe is based on the idea of a traveling poet during a modern dayHarlem Renaissance that listens to Billie Holiday, Chrisette Michelle, beyonce, Eric Badu, jay-z, Solonge, Common ad the list goes on. She travels all over of the world hoping to book gigs. She so desperately wants the world to hear her work, her point of view. She travels with one suit case of interchangeable peices of clothing and a quilt. (She really needs two but we will make believe it only fits in one.)

(I want to say thank you in advance for traveling with me as I share my wearable colection inspired by this off-the-wall-idea)
I say wearable collection because i am going to wear the mess out of it.
I know I am rambling, but I really believe in this concept and i am excited about it even though the collection is just for me.
Follow along as I post different pieces to the collection.


Faye Lewis said...

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! I love the courage you have to express yourself in your designs - your clothes really speak of YOU; your individualism, your youth and your style is really a breath of fresh air. PLEASE keep up the good work and PLEASE keep being you.

Faye Lewis said...

P.S. I love the storyline that you added.

artist1lisa said...

(Squealing with delight)Absolutely fabulous! I'm am totally excited by the story that's about to unfold
though your designs and your new attitude.You look beautiful.

ebbyj said...

from your husband I think this dress is the best vote for her

<3 Shawnta said...

That is HOTT!! Ruffles are so it this season! I need some ruffles in my life LOL!! I love your storyline for your winter wardrobe!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Wow!!!! What an amazing dress!

Teka said...

Your dress is so cute!! It looks better than the original!!

cominback said...

Ebbyj, from your old friend at the USPS, Ms. Andrea...Keep it up girl, you are so talented. Good luck