Plastic newpaper bags (woven and ironed)
Bolsitas plasticas de periódico (planchadas y tejidas)

Photo by Joni Kabana

A wedding dress that I made for the Junk to Funk Fashion show in Portland, 2006

Un vestido de novia que hice para el show de moda Junk to Funk en Portland, 2006


Something Old Something New

Something Old, Something New
In an effort to create something completely waste-free in the image of something which is typically quite wasteful (a dress worn once), this wedding gown is 100% plastic newspaper bags- woven, ironed and tied. The outfit includes bags from The Oregonian, The New York Times and The Register Guard. In compliance with the Old English saying, the dress includes:
Something old: used newspaper bags
Something new: bags were used to create something new
Something borrowed: bags were collected from all of my newspaper-subscribing friends
Something blue: New York Times bags
…and plenty of tied knots.