30 Oct

“Chinese Dress” inspiration…

Last week, my friend Jen convinced me to play hooky from work – (ok, she didn’t exactly have to twist my arm!) – to attend a M•A•C Cosmetics event in L.A. called Chinese Dress – which was a live body art installation featuring several models in beautiful, ornate “outfits” – which were created sans-fabric, using only M•A•C body paints, 24-carat gold leaf, and body crystals. Many of the “outfits” were dreamed up by popular designers such as Sue Wong and Juicy Couture – and the results were amazing! (which is a good thing, considering the poor models had to stand for nearly 17 hours while they were being painted…sheesh!) Anyway, I was so inspired by the beautiful colors that I decided to translate some of my favorites into tabletop collections just for fun…hope you enjoy them!

MAC - chinese dressPictured above: ice blue beeswax tapers, temptation martini glass, marrakech charger, marrakech centerpiece bowl, mini candle holders, and garden bowls.

MAC - chinese dressPictured above: blue & green candlescaping trays, dot votive holders, leaf plates, and green earthenware charger.

MAC - chinese dressPictured above: select pieces from the my china! emperor rim and my china! emperor coupe collections from Sieger. (as discovered via love made visible)

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kstyle SAYS:

Great post and what a fun event. I would have loved it. k

October 29, 2006 at 10:57 pm

huipiiing SAYS:

wow the my china collection is beautiful.

October 29, 2006 at 11:10 pm

holly SAYS:

wow. you did a great job matching the “outfits” to the table. nice!

October 30, 2006 at 10:59 am

Anonymous SAYS:

This is incredible. What a great idea to “translate” the dresses into tabletops. You are a truly an inspired genius!

October 30, 2006 at 12:00 pm

susan SAYS:

completely fabulous on all levels! would have loved to attend!

October 30, 2006 at 7:42 pm

Design Mom SAYS:

Love your translations. What a cool event.

October 31, 2006 at 10:28 am

Sharp Lily SAYS:

Red and blue together is gorgeous, love the translation! I’ll have to agree with anon, “inspired genius!” :)

October 31, 2006 at 11:52 am

decor8 SAYS:

this is a great post, i haven’t been by in a month and can’t believe all you’ve posted – this is wonderful!!


November 2, 2006 at 8:02 am
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