Salt Lake City clothing company Shabby Apple is looking for a dress design for Shabby Apple dresses, and they are enlisting professionals and nonprofessionals alike to enter their contest. The winning design will be featured in their Spring 2010 collection!
All you need to do is follow the Shabby Apple design standards:
This contest makes Bossy all kinds of excited since she is something of a dress designer herself! Not that Bossy has ever actually designed a dress, but how hard could it be? Shall we?
The first thing Bossy did was draw the anatomically-correct stick figure model:
Then Bossy thought about all of the design elements she wants her dress to reflect:
Once Bossy had her concepts in place, she set about transferring these design elements into an appropriate silhouette:
Next Bossy set to work redefining structurelessness in a structured
post premodern way:
Got design ideas? Go here for more information. You have until November 3rd to submit a winner. Good luck council!
BossysMom saysOctober 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Now might be the time for me to set forth my life-long longing for a “uniform” tunic/dress. This simple creation will be worn everyday for every occasion. Elements of Japanese, Indian and Bronx.
I’ll get right on it.
Tasha saysOctober 28, 2009 at 1:10 pm
THAT’S the kind of coat I’m talking about! I think it would look great on Bossy. Flossy. Whomever. It’s kind of fitted, and the pockets are great. I did a quick search for “wool military coat” and found some great-looking ones, for cheap.
KathyB saysOctober 28, 2009 at 1:32 pm
Someone once gave me a black wool coat that was really an old Chicago Fire Dept coat. Double breasted – epaulets. I called it my Sgt. Pepper coat. Loved it, very warm. Not a long coat.
Love the stick designs. When I was a little girl we had Millie the Model comics and dress design for comic book figures followed. My best friend grew up to be a theater director and I think those designs got her pointed down the path.
Well Read Hostess saysOctober 28, 2009 at 1:36 pm
Dear Bossy’s dress model:
No judgment intended or implied, but perhaps you’d like the number of my waxer, Edith, at Jason Matthew in Philadelphia?
Call me, we’ll talk.
cynthiagirl saysOctober 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm
Who wants to wear a dress with neither legs nor cleavage showing? Don’t we want one or the other if we’re bothering to wear a dress at all? In fact, isn’t that what dresses are for? Or maybe not. I now notice that Shabby Apple is in Salt Lake City.
monnik saysOctober 28, 2009 at 2:07 pm
I think the no cleavage rule is the deal breaker. If I have to wear a dress, I must have some cleavage to show off. It offsets the hips, you know.
ZDub saysOctober 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm
I think Bossy is a fabulous designer. I would so buy that coat dress. Oh,wait….
laurellee saysOctober 28, 2009 at 4:18 pm
Flossy, don’t forget to design the dress in order to skim over the magical undergarments that are common in SLC. VPLs at the knee are SO tacky.
William saysOctober 28, 2009 at 4:50 pm
Did you get that fabric from Mood?
Pop and Ice saysOctober 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm
Now, now, now….you’re going to upset Amy at http://www.milkbreathandmargaritas.com! She loves Crabby Apple, uh, Shabby Apple!
thatgirlblogs saysOctober 28, 2009 at 9:23 pm
I think the kind of dress they describe is a pantsuit.
Catherine McP saysOctober 29, 2009 at 12:27 am
Dress schmess, Model schmodel. Bossy just does a good damn job of making me laugh.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysOctober 29, 2009 at 12:34 am
Stick Girl has a problem. The carpet doesn’t match the drapes. And somebody needs to give her a sandwich.
josh saysOctober 29, 2009 at 12:38 am
I WANT THAT BELT! Isn’t it fashion?!?!?!
Amber Star saysOctober 29, 2009 at 1:02 am
I was somewhat concerned about Bossy’s lack of feet, but all came out well at the end when she had some sensible black pumps to go with her black ….umm…dress that must be so big as to cover her ginormous boobies. Maybe you will win this contest…it is a contest isn’t it?
Deb saysOctober 29, 2009 at 1:43 am
Bossy! Genius. Except I think the model is not supposed to have EYES, which will help her not notice that she looks rather shabby. See no evil and all. But you are almost there, really.
Gail K. saysOctober 29, 2009 at 9:05 am
I like Bossy’s sensible shoes. Those 50 story heels on the first model sketch were scarier than any zombie/vampire/chain saw wielding freak out there!
Debby saysOctober 29, 2009 at 9:40 am
Is it sad I would wear both of those?
Amity saysOctober 29, 2009 at 9:47 am
My favorite part of Bossy’s model is that the carpet doesn’t match the drapes.
The Domestic Goddess saysOctober 29, 2009 at 10:53 am
Frumpy dress that fits stick figure models. Got it.
reen saysOctober 29, 2009 at 2:10 pm
I clicked the link and the Shabby Apples are not for me. Their little girls’ dresses, however…*swoon*! Good luck with your toothpick dress, Bossy.
Helena saysOctober 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm
I think Bossy will definitely win this competition! Congratulations!!!
amy @ milkbreathandmargaritas saysOctober 29, 2009 at 5:03 pm
This is hilarious! I just started shopping with them – I purchased two dresses I really like and posted a pic, which Pop and Ice referenced above.
I hope you at least get honorable mention.
Not June Cleaver saysOctober 29, 2009 at 10:56 pm
Isn’t the anatomically correct stick girl supposed to have a naked woo woo? And as for the carpet not matching the drapes, isn’t that exactly correct?
Kerri Anne saysOctober 30, 2009 at 5:09 pm
You make me laugh.
David Meanix saysOctober 31, 2009 at 5:39 pm