Underneath all that Elegance

"...I knew I had discovered a man of fine breeding after I talked with him an hour.  I said to myself: 'There's the kind of man you'd like to take home and introduce to your mother and sister.'" He paused.  "I see you're looking at my cuff buttons."

I hadn't been looking at them, but I did now. They were composed of oddly familiar pieces of ivory.

"Finest specimens of human molars," he informed me.

Meyer Wolfsheim,   in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

And this, I've made from the finest specimen of human hair.

Inspiration can come from many places; in this case it was in the form of a weave.  The entire piece looked so beautiful and bizarrely elegant hanging from the chandelier that I wondered why designers haven't explored this medium more thoroughly.  I realize it's remotely disgusting, but really, is it?  

Above photograph: Daniel Lehenbauer, modeling by Henrietta at Next Model Management, Hair & Makeup by Alice Malone.  Hair dress and collar, headpiece (IN)DECOROUS TASTE.


Charmain Giulian said...

Inspiration...muse ....brilliant
your work is growing

the.neo.lifestyle said...

woaw, its beautiful :-)

Catherine said...

This is next level design. Love the long black ribbon and the slight ombre. So couture!

- Catherine at Littlehouse of Style

BB said...


Unknown said...

Fabuloso! As usual! XoXo :)

Olga-Afroditi said...

great job keep going.......!

Lucinda said...

I feel equal parts of amazement and revulsion.

Dylana Suarez said...

So gorgeous! Lovely blog!



lasophia said...

I will gladly wear crystals on my head, any day.


Sara Barlow said...

I became fascinated with the use of hair after watching too many Peaches videos. This is actually extremely brilliant and very elegant.
I also found that quote from Great Gatsby to be the most disturbing, alluring and memorable quotes in literature. Period.

Lune said...

Wow, beautiful pictures, and dress.

Anonymous said...

I Love this!!!!

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