Friday, March 6, 2009


I love all of these eco-friendly ensembles from Portland designer Julia Barbee.

A statement from creator Julia Barbee:

"Frocky Jack Morgan served in WWI and lived in North Carolina near my family. He defected, and wore a house dress because Jesus wore a dress.

I create because I am created. My inspiration draws from tactile bits, woolen fiber, and gossamer. I deconstruct because it allows me to embellish with extraordinary antique pieces exploring the history of the garment industry through old couture hems and grandma's tatting; it breeds a dance between finding materials to design with, and composing a form to work towards, and I can be a steward of the environment in a small way. I favor a neutral palate forcing texture to become a more dominant element. Formally trained in sculpture, I use my education in creating clothes, sculpting on the human body.

Each piece is one of a kind; mass-market is not the ideal here."

Images from here.


Teresa said...

I love these shots... Particularly the Shangri-La shot with the balloons.

Pen Pen said...

CRAZY awesome!!
I WISH I was that rock and roll! :)

Amanda said...

I still can't get over how much I love bride on stilts. Why hadn't I ever thought of this before? Would that not make for the coolest trash the dress shoot ever?

Emilia Jane said...

Thank you! These dresses are amazing! I would totally rock this.

east side bride said...

Killer. Totally.