Infanta Paparazzi By Paula Bullwinkel
“This piece is created from flowing pink chiffon lady curtains, copies of black and white photographs (mostly original portraits taken by me over 20 years, and a few reproductions of famous drawings used for inspiration), an old deconstructed pink prom dress, and glue. The photos were made for editing for a website awhile ago and, being copies, were trash. With this outfit I created a warrior queen of my memories.”
When Paula Bullwinkel isn’t designing couture trash fashion, she works as an artist and art instructor at COCC. Her design aesthetic is inspired by Japanese couture from the 1980’s and 1990’s, and 1950’s party dresses. Paula get’s the human form, and from this, transforms the materials she uses into an extension of the wearer. From finding extra stuff around her house, she imagines something new out of something old or mundane.