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All Stars Challenge: Episode Ten by TheShoppingGoddess All Stars Challenge: Episode Ten by TheShoppingGoddess
for the group :iconcatwalkchallenge:

the real women challenge, always a fav of mine, because this is where designer's true colors show

we were each assigned a client and had to create a look for a certain event they would be attending

I got:

US Army
Event: Military Gala supporting Veterans
Feminine, Leopard Print, Nothing overly graphic - she is not shy about her amputation

i was sooo happy!! I got Captain Leslie Nicole Smith and her cutie pie service dog Issac. She's so absolutely petite spunky all around adorable! During the show, she was talking about when they had to amputate her leg, her first thought was whether or not she could still wear heels (she can). That's *my* type of gal!

Minor note: I decided to draw my fashion croquis as close as my client's actual measurements, because this is the "real women" challenge

Researching proper attire for military gala, I learned that this event is very strictly formal attire. As much as I really liked Joshua's design, his seemed a bit too casual (still, his use of the fabric was genius!) I wanted to do something more elegant.

I designed a one shouldered gown, with a ruched sleeve, and an unique skirt portion, where there's a giant peplum angled from the top of the right hip down to right above the "knee" of the amputated leg, and underneath that is an asymmetrical skirt that hikes upwards to "meet" the edge of the peplum. Props to Leslie for taking pride in her amputation XD

The fabric I chose is this leopard print jacquard [link] in this beautiful subtle bronzey color. My Nine West accessory is a soft gold metallic MsFabulous sandal, because I didn't want the shoe to be the *exact* color of the gown, but close enough that it shouldn't be an issue. Issac is wearing a faux-doggy suit, with a bow tie the same fabric as the dress (pretty much copied the pose because I lack the ability to draw doggies)

images from show: [link] [link]

other accessories (other than Issac) is a pair of freshwater pearls (the purpl-y tinged ones)
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:iconphiebialoffecy:
Beautiful design !
I feel so stupid ! I only discorver : this contest follow a Tv show !!! I have made all my designs with only the description in the catwalk diary !
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TheShoppingGoddess Jan 8, 2013  Student Interface Designer
oh no!! DX that's actually a teeny bit funny, and would account for the confusion between me and your designs (which are always stunning and beautiful)!! you can watch episodes here [link] though i think they only post the last 4 ones, so you can't visit the earlier ones
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:iconphiebialoffecy:
Thank you for the link it will be useful :D
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TheShoppingGoddess Jan 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
its a great show too!
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sweetsweetsunshines Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, I really like this outfit, the skirt part is too cute
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TheShoppingGoddess Jan 8, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Woot! thank you!!
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:iconvierstummeln:
absolutely beautiful! :heart:
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TheShoppingGoddess Jan 8, 2013  Student Interface Designer
thank you!!
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:iconvierstummeln:
you´re very welcome! :D
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