The April/ May 2012 issue of Oz Magazine has a detailed article about Paris on Ponce‘s Marie Antoinette exhibit at The Next Cool Event. The work involved in creating the exhibit is described in detail as is the materials used. They also mention Knot Couture, my alternative bridal company with Erin Bohanon of RCB Fashion.
The article is found on pages 18 and 19. Click the image below to read the full magazine.
Then, pick up you copy at Paris on Ponce- and check out the PoP Marche while you’re at it
Here are the official photos from my recent project: a collaboration of talented individuals working towards one common goal. It was Paris on Ponce‘s exhibit for The Next Cool Event 2012.
Now, let me set the record straight and say that this exhibit not my vision or design. There is no possible way that one individual could have pulled this off. I was really honored to be brought on board and my creativity allowed to flow freely at times. To be able to construct a paper gown has always been a dream of mine one I gladly devoted hours and hours of my time to.
The end result was more amazing that I could have ever expected. The stares and gaping that the exhibit caused at the event was enough to make all that time and effort worth it. The experience of working with everyone as a team, and the inspiration that we instilled in each other will stay with me always. Below are some photos of the exhibit taken by the talented Christina Wedge. Enjoy!
If you haven’t seen it yet, pick up the Feb/March issue of Oz Magazine. They are featuring the exhibitor’s rendering sketches from The Next Cool Event. Check out page 33, you will see Nicolette’s sketch of Marie Antoinette for Paris on Ponce, and a little blurb she wrote about it. She credited my contribution to the project and mentioned Knot Couture, my company. Thanks for the love, Nicolette! <3
Click the photo below to read the current issue:
Tonight is a very important event for the film industry here in Atlanta. It’s called The Next Cool Event, and I will be attending the event with Paris on Ponce, a 46,00 square foot antique store in the heart of midtown. They showcase art, antiques, furnishings, ateliers, boutiques and the most amazing event space- Le Maison Rouge. In addition to all of the wonderful things that they offer, they provide prop rental for individuals or companies seeking to fill a space for events, display or films.
All the exhibits at this event are movie themed, and PoP has chosen ‘Marie Antoinette’. But, if you know anyone at Paris on Ponce, then you know how nuts those people are. That must be the reason why I fit in so well with them! They opted to create the entire display out of paper or paper products, including her gown and her giant curly wig, which is being carried off by corrugated cardboard die-cut bees as she is “bee-headed”. They asked me to assist in the creation of the paper gown, which was a vision that required hours and hours of thought and labor from Nicolette Valdespino (Pop’s manager) and myself. You can see the rendering sketch of all the exhibits for The Next Cool Event 2012 in the video below, including Nicolette’s sketch of the exhibit..
They also (very sweetly) credited my work on the signage and submitted it to Oz Magazine’s feature of the event! I’m stoked, since it’s the first time I’ve ever been published!