"Her body is not so white as anemony petals nor so smooth—nor so remote a thing."-So starts the beautiful poem Queen Anne's Lace by William Carlos Williams. See full poem here.
The Queen Anne's Lace fairy is a sociable fairy, one of the Queen's consorts, who likes to dress up and dance and sing, even into these late summer-like days of September in Maine.
"Here is no question of whiteness, white as can be, with a purple mole at the center of each flower." I found this poem, amazed at how perfect it was for this dress as the bodice is made from birch and the skirt is made from a dried curled bell of Queen Anne's Lace and some dried purple flowers I got from a farm in Maine this summer. It is laced up the back with purple thread and adorned on the front with more dried purple flowers.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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