I am still coming down from my wonderful trip to Savannah last month. As you recall, one of the classes was a Sweet Southern Belle Mannequin taught by the very talented and sweet Christine Rose Elle of Dollybelle. Ever since I found out we were making a mannequin, I had this idea of transforming mine into a mini theatre; time and space did not allow me to do it at the event.
Instead I came home and got to work.
I found a wonderful image of a ballroom and used it for the background. Then I hung a single crystal chandelier bead in the center.
I covered the paper mache torso in vintage French sheet music.
An old champagne top that I twisted and turned about became a “topper” for my torso.
French Champagne of course!
My torso has a secret. Can you guess what it is?
A tiny drawer made from a matchbox. The knob – a tarnished metal bee.
Raw silk ribbon, lace, feathers and printed vintage newspaper that has been curled and embellished with cameos, charms and beads cascade to the ground.
details are everything!
Oohh La La!
Did I mention her skirt is Duponi silk that has been gathered up and trimmed in more light pink silk ribbon?
Just when I thought I was done she called out to me. “I must have a crown” she exclaimed!
“How about a wreath?” I asked.
A mannequin fit for a Queen – Marie!
Available in my ETSY shop