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“Chinese Dress” inspiration…

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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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

8 responses to ““Chinese Dress” inspiration…”

  1. kstyle says:

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

  2. huipiiing says:

    wow the my china collection is beautiful.

  3. holly says:

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

  4. Anonymous says:

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

  5. susan says:

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

  6. Design Mom says:

    Love your translations. What a cool event.

  7. Sharp Lily says:

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

  8. 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!!