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« Reply #70 on: August 20, 2008 12:49:30 AM »

feathers on the points of the collar,  beads/ribbon on the boning of the collar, the bust needs color...not sure what to do there, but there are some great ideas here! maybe a fiery gold/red sash or sheer or brocade? i love the concept, very lovely work!

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« Reply #71 on: August 20, 2008 01:58:39 AM »

i think the collar is a bit too large for it to just be considered just fashion...its looks more like a costume, unless of course its more of a costume type fashion show... but the same exact shape for the collar would be great but on a smaller scale. like a little more taller than the bottom of the hair line in the back of the head.

the feathers on the tips of the collar like some one else said would be awesome.

usually im not one for symmetry (way too boring in most cases) but the feathers in back should look the same on both sides and maybe bring them around to the front at the waist line where the skirt meets the torso part.

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« Reply #72 on: August 20, 2008 03:29:54 AM »


Much much better, that new concept is starting to grow on me  Grin

« Reply #73 on: August 20, 2008 04:07:25 AM »

I have added my notes to the following pictures.  Overall, you have a good thing going, just needs some tweaking.

Hope that helps, and I would love to see pictures when you are done.  Also, how doyou do a stand up collar like that?

« Reply #74 on: August 20, 2008 06:23:52 AM »

to be honest, i think the neck flare is a little morticia addams--i'm sorry!  i know you probably worked super hard on it and don't want to take it apart!   Sad  but, i would reduce it... maybe to half? 

on the more positive side, i absolutely LOVE everything else about the dress.  the colors, the feathers, the silhoutte.  it's all beautiful and very well made Smiley 


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« Reply #75 on: August 20, 2008 06:29:17 AM »

I think it needs some red traveling up the front of the bodice. The back looks far more unified than the front. The ribbon on the feather trim needs to become seamless with the dress. Maybe adding some gold into the skirt will help unify the dress too.

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« Reply #76 on: August 20, 2008 07:14:17 AM »

I would make the skirt a little longer, following the draping line of the two top layers, maybe in a gold tone to compliment the top half. I think that dress looks awesome. The construction is amazingly clean.

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« Reply #77 on: August 20, 2008 07:53:58 AM »

You can get some little christmas lights with an independent battery to nestle in the collar. If the model smudged some vaseline on her face it would really glow.
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« Reply #78 on: August 20, 2008 08:48:31 AM »

First off, congratulations on your construction and pulling together such a clear execution of your vision.

As for the dress itself, I'll quote Tim Gunn and say it's a lot of look.  I think you've definitely got a lot to work with, but I don't think your solution is to add more embellishments to try to pull it together-- that makes it look like an afterthought.  I don't think you should pull it apart or start over or anything like that, but consider taking away rather than pasting on (what a lot of the suggestions seem to be).  I think you do need to find a balance between the front & back as well as the top & bottom.  You have a lot of different fabrics and things going on that seem disconnected in terms of their materiality and the way you're playing with them.

The vision is very clear, but not quite pulled together and refined yet.  Hope that wasn't too harsh, and let me just say you've got a lot of talent!

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« Reply #79 on: August 20, 2008 09:09:09 AM »

I love the collar, although some beading along the edges with swarovski crystals would be awesome, too. I also think you shouldn't have the bunch of feathers in the back. I like how it starts and goes down the strap, and then I think it should wrap around to the front.
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