20 October 2011

Tucson's most amazing cactus gown ~

There is nothing quite like a prickly pear gown to say, "Tucson, AZ" is there? This amazing creation was dreamed up by an imaginative design team at Goodmans Interior Structures. The team entered this one-of-a-kind gown in a "Couture Fashion Show" sponsored by the IIDA (Int'l Interior Design Association). The prickly pear pads are stitched fabric - amazing!

Special thanks goes to Stephanie Cue who gave me the professional modeling photos (top) which were taken by photographer Ben Quillinan. And DO check out the sky high HAIRDO courtesy of Toni & Guy's Tucson Salon. Here is the whole creative team:

Design Firm: Goodmans/Aviar; Design Team: Michelle Wootten, Monica Rios, Amy Jacobson; Model: Monica Rios; Manufacturer: Mayer Fabric; Manufacturer Team: Sales West Group


  1. What a nice skirt and so original. I wonder about the weight??
    Tucson has found the perfect blogger to represent the city.

  2. Hi Therese - You made my day with that nice compliment! Sometimes I post and I wonder if anyone is "out there" reading this stuff!