Thursday, July 24, 2008

Project Runway 'Green' Cocktail Dress Challenge

This week's Project Runway challenge was to create a 'Green' Cocktail dress. Meaning it had to be environmentally friendly, made from organic fabrics from Mood.
Suede was the winner with a dress made of strips of organic satiny fabric in ivory and red, with a pouffy skirt. 150 of the dressed will be made and sold on Bluefly for $280.

So, when I went to bed last night, thinking about this post of course, I wondered how was I going to find vintage items made from organic fabric? But then I remembered that wearing vintage is a form of recycling, you are reusing a resource that's already out there, very environmentally firendly - so ALL vintage is green! Knucklehead.

That suddenly made my challenge of finding vintage related to this week's challenge very easy, because there are alot of great vintage cocktail dresses out there. Here are a few -

Vintage 80s Poinsettia Red & Black Velvet Flirty Holiday Dancing Cocktail Dress B36 S Size 8

offered by Damn Good Vintage

from the listing - Jazzy and fun, this 80’s cocktail dress is perfect for holiday parties.Soft black velvet surplice bodice is sleeveless and attaches to skirt at waistline.Bright red skirt has accordion heat-set pleats with lettuce ruffled flirty hem.Includes velvet belt with large rhinestone buckle.
Bust: 38Waist: 26Hips: FullTotal Length: 38

Vintage 60's Black Sequin WIGGLE COCKTAIL PARTY Dress S

offered by Northstar Vintage

from the listing - Ummm....yea....I could go on and on, but there's really not much I need to say. The photos of this 1960's black sequined bombshell do all the talking for me.

Chest:37 inches - Waist:27 inches - Hips:38 inches

Beautiful Vintage 50 Powder Blue Silk Wiggle Dress - Gorgeous Floating Panels * Enchanting Bodice

offered by Lucitebox

from the listing - This elegant and graceful dress from 1959 seems ideally suited for a special occasion. We're thinking it would be a sensational choice for a second wedding or a member of the wedding party.

Bust = 40" Waist = 30" Hip = 39"

Vintage Vixen 60's Lil' Black Cocktail Wiggle Dress S

offered by Special Somethings

from the listing - SpecialSomethings is pleased to offer a vintage 60's vixen cocktail dress. Black silk, the sleeves and shoulders are sheer black chiffon. The fitted bodice has curved seams and a rolled neckline which forms a tie in the back on the deep plunging V back.

Bust 35" Waist 25" Hips 38"

~SILK DRAGONS~ 50's Vintage HALTER Party Cocktail Dress - OMG, AMAZING COUTURE~Winged Bust~Silk Satin DRAGONS~W28

offered by Jumblelaya

from listing - Move over, Marilyn Monroe -- this incredible dress is ready to rock your next cocktail party, dance, romantic date, wedding, or RED CARPET event. Truly one to pull out all the stops for...a get-or-regret kind of dress.

Bust: up to 38". Waist: 28".Hips: Full/Free.

Bye for now, Carol

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