My latest Flapper Dress made from the pages of The Great Gatsby (a marked up book I'd saved from the thrift shop.) has the zigzag pattern of a vintage dropped waist dress with real fringe, beads and a bow.
What's cool about each one-of-a-kind dress is that it represents a certain scene in the book. On this altered book page, you can see bits of type where Fitzgerald describes Tom Buchanan. He's a sturdy, straw-haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner. Two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face, and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward … you could see a great pack of muscle shifting when his shoulder moved under his thin coat. It was a body capable of enormous leverage—a cruel body.
The back of the bodice is laced up with black thread and each one comes with its own custom hanger.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
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