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'Trashion' Trend: Dumpster Couture Gets a Boost at Green Inaugural Ball
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-13-09 | STEPHANIE SIMON

Posted on 01/13/2009 7:12:35 AM PST by GOP_Lady

Designer Judd Will Be Showing Off a Coat of Many Colorful Obama Posters

SANTA FE, N.M. -- In the world of trashy fashion, designer Nancy Judd has hit the big time.

Nancy Judd Ms. Judd spends her days in a studio here crafting clothing from castoff plastic bags, electrical wire and old cassette tapes. Now, her Dumpster couture has caught the eye of environmental activists, who plan to showcase her work in Washington at Saturday's Green Inaugural Ball honoring President-elect Barack Obama.

The star piece: A man's coat made from Mr. Obama's campaign fliers. She says it took her 200 hours to cut and paste and sew it.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coronation; fashion; green; inaugural; inauguration; obama

Personally, I feel that trash belongs in the garbage, not on the human body, and I prefer natural fibers to electrical wire and cassette tapes. Oh, and nails are a definite "no-no!"

Image of Nancy Judd.

Make sure to check out the slideshow.

1 posted on 01/13/2009 7:12:38 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Cashmere, anyone? :-)


2 posted on 01/13/2009 7:14:25 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Breathable and washable cotton, anyone?


3 posted on 01/13/2009 7:15:16 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

“...200 hours to cut and paste and sew it.”

Will she have to spend any carbon credits for this waste of energy? Lol...


4 posted on 01/13/2009 7:15:50 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: SumProVita
Watching these loons is becoming more fun everyday. Never-ending source of entertainment.
5 posted on 01/13/2009 7:17:37 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Useless, impractical...But well-intentioned, and therefore admirable.

Whut-ever.

6 posted on 01/13/2009 7:20:09 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Deplore the profligate scattering of corpses!)
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To: GOP_Lady

“And now, Pres.-Elect Obama, representing the ‘Stupid Is as Stupid Does’ constituency...”


7 posted on 01/13/2009 7:23:25 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: GOP_Lady
Her designer must have watched Zoolander.
8 posted on 01/13/2009 7:26:11 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Derelicte!


9 posted on 01/13/2009 7:27:28 AM PST by zoso82t
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To: GOP_Lady

She must be a descendant of PT Barnum.


10 posted on 01/13/2009 7:28:09 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: zoso82t

It is impossible for satirists to keep up.


11 posted on 01/13/2009 7:28:50 AM PST by DManA
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To: GOP_Lady

I bet this poor, deluded artsy-craftsy do-gooder thinks this is something new. It ain’t.

Waitakere City, NZ (where I live) has been running a “Trash-to-Fashion” pageant every year since... well since just after Noah landed his Ark. As long as I can remember, anyrate. Haute couture made from garbage, worn by models, displayed on a runway, judged, and (sometimes) bought for big bucks...

She is therefore passe, old news, last year’s style.


12 posted on 01/13/2009 7:31:26 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: GOP_Lady
There was a time when this was considered comedy, rather than haute couture.

13 posted on 01/13/2009 7:31:58 AM PST by jmcenanly
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To: GOP_Lady

This was a plot line in the movie “Zoolander.” A fashion line based on what the homeless wore called “Dereliqted.”


14 posted on 01/13/2009 7:32:47 AM PST by pabianice
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To: GOP_Lady

Where have you been hidin’ out lately, honey?

You can’t dress trashy till you spend a lot of money.


15 posted on 01/13/2009 7:39:57 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Hey, be nice to me or I'll buy you that jacket made of an automobile hard top covered with nails so I can hear the klinking and no where you are all day. ;-)
16 posted on 01/13/2009 7:42:54 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
At left, a close-up of the 1930s-style red evening gown from the previous slide. The dress is made from upholstery fabric and 12,000 glued-on pieces of crushed glass. The dress occasionally sheds, so it might be smart to bring Band-Aids on a night out.

"I've never been injured," she said. But she sees her dresses more as wearable sculptures than utilitarian clothing. "You can't sit down in any of them, really," Ms. Judd explained.


Forget slow dancing!
17 posted on 01/13/2009 7:44:05 AM PST by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: SumProVita

I wonder what her “cutting and pasting” skills are like on a computer.


18 posted on 01/13/2009 7:44:25 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Islander7

Great idea to keep guys away — the dress with the nails! Thanks!


19 posted on 01/13/2009 7:45:14 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Or the opposite, the dress with the bubblewrap! ;-)


20 posted on 01/13/2009 7:47:11 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Slings and Arrows

PING! :-)


21 posted on 01/13/2009 7:50:14 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

I think she looks like a fun person, if you can get past all that eco save-the-earth BS. Her stuff, even from her own description, isn’t really wearable - one of her dresses she said could double “as a sweat lodge.” I can’t imagine a better use for Obama stickers etc. than the trash bin!

That said, I sure wouldn’t want to live anywhere near her. Can you imagine what her garage looks/smells like?


22 posted on 01/13/2009 8:31:25 AM PST by BuckyKat
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To: GOP_Lady

I wonder what the carbon footprint is of someone who spends a month making a dress?

I’d bet it is MORE harmful to the climate than it is helpful. But hey, she did save 1 square centimeter of space in a landfill somewhere.


23 posted on 01/13/2009 9:23:38 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: GOP_Lady

way too much free time. she is definitely single.


24 posted on 01/13/2009 10:01:44 AM PST by esquirette (If we do not know our own worldview, we will accept theirs.)
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To: GOP_Lady; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Walmart Greeter



25 posted on 01/13/2009 8:21:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You never, ever cease to amaze me, Slings! Great job! LOL.


26 posted on 01/13/2009 8:28:45 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Eric Blair 2084; patton

We all need a good laugh.


27 posted on 01/13/2009 8:29:31 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Well, I laughed. This came out of left field...


28 posted on 01/13/2009 8:35:04 PM PST by patton (SPQA)
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To: patton

I posted this from the WSJ today.

Start at the top and check out the slide show, if you want.


29 posted on 01/13/2009 8:36:38 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

That picture is not me.

I have a much better mustache.


30 posted on 01/13/2009 8:38:27 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I knew you were more “refined.” :-)


31 posted on 01/13/2009 8:39:12 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

I clicked through the slide show.

Thats it, I give up on redheads. They are all insane.


32 posted on 01/13/2009 8:51:27 PM PST by patton (SPQA)
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To: GOP_Lady

Her designs are very creative, although more art than apparel. Kitschy and fun, clever and resourceful, but certainly not doable on a large scale. In the time it took to make just one outfit, she could have sheared a sheep, carded the wool, spun the thread and woven the fabric to make it out of durable, wrinkle-proof, fireproof wool. Instead, the person who buys her weird nail or glass or sharp aluminum-scaled garment will find that it falls apart after one wearing. Even worse, no one wants to hug them.


34 posted on 01/13/2009 8:57:54 PM PST by giotto
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To: giotto
"Even worse, no one wants to hug them."

That's why the ground glass outfit works so well.

35 posted on 01/13/2009 9:02:36 PM PST by spunkets
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To: GOP_Lady

36 posted on 01/13/2009 9:03:32 PM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: Mojave

Now that’s a trashion statment!


37 posted on 01/13/2009 9:20:35 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

38 posted on 01/13/2009 9:32:53 PM PST by ThomasThomas ( Never mind.........it may go both ways...)
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To: GOP_Lady

39 posted on 01/14/2009 12:16:55 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’d accuse of stealing that photo from me if I hadn’t stolen it from someone else!


40 posted on 01/14/2009 12:18:56 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: GOP_Lady
Obama Trash Dress

No surprise.

41 posted on 01/14/2009 12:25:06 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: gorush
"You're trying to kidnap what I've rightfully stolen!"
--Vizzini, The Princess Bride
42 posted on 01/14/2009 12:30:53 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I don’t type well enough to make it worthwhile to tell you how funny that is to me, but thanks...and I must now watch that d##n movie.


43 posted on 01/14/2009 12:34:40 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

You’re welcome. That movie’s one of the best.


44 posted on 01/14/2009 12:48:02 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: zoso82t; DManA


"Let me show you Derelicte. It is a fashion, a way of life inspired by the very homeless, the vagrants, the crack whores that make this wonderful city so unique."
45 posted on 01/14/2009 5:48:13 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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