This was another find I had buried in my Mom's garage... Old binders with Cool Magazine clip outs... It's funny to see the fashion from even just a few years back, how times change as well as trends... I'm not crazy obsessed with magazines now and days, but when I was at FIDM (fashion institute of design and merchandise) I did this for fun... clipping out any add or article of clothing i thought was fun, and at the same time it definitely also helped me practice my sketching. It's crazy to look at how "different" my abilities were... but hey, you got to start somewhere...ha!.
I still have a halter I sewed completely by hand and that took ages to finish.... I wonder where that went...
Ever heard of the amazing Costume Designer Bob Mackie?...Well if you haven't then look up his amazing work and Illustrations... He's been in the business for years designing all of Cher's most famous costumes and of course Barbie!. So the other day I went to go visit my Mom, & she was doing quite a bit of cleaning around the house (meaning if there were any things that belonged to me, i might want to pick up, because I would probably never see again! ha!)... behind a huge pile of books and DVDs, I found this!... **STELLA STAR** a friend had gifted me years ago!!! (even as kids, she knew how much I loved Fashion/ Illustrations), I couldn't believe the condition it was in, and definitely had to take her home with me.
I am most definitely not a professional restorer, but I do know how to work my way around with some crazy glue (unless that is I'm accidentally gluing my fingers together!)... oh and many thanks to the bf for a great tip!... (painting the broken pieces the same color as the outside before attaching, so chips don't show thru after being glued!)
These figurines go for well over a couple hundred dollars now, and are well worth every penny for the immense detail and artistry of the 1940's its so amazing!, it will definitely be well taken care of now that its safe with me! Yay!