Wardrobe Construction

by maddie chavez

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Photographed by Brennen Benkey.HEIC

The white daisy dress w/ its adjustable lantern sleeves was created May '21 from 100% cotton material. 

Photography by Brennen Benkey.

Repurposed 1960s Dress originally thrifted from La Bomba (Long Beach, CA)

Photography by Kendall Mack

This cotton, polyester baby doll dress was thrifted from La Bomba Vintage in Long Beach, CA. After years of love & wear, it was flipped into a 3-piece set consisting of a pleated mini skirt, shirred tube top with adjustable puff sleeves & a bucket hat. 

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Both of the displayed halter top & under-bust corset were created from a 1960s night gown with psychedelic floral print, thrifted from Elsewhere Vintage in Orange County, CA. 

Photography by Shayla Chavez. 
Thrifted from a local Salvation Army, this oversized button down was turned into a retro-style lace-up corset and matching mini skirt.

Photography by Shayla Chavez. 
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The moment I saw this fabric at the store, I knew I had to create something out of it. Regardless of it being outdoor fabric, I knew its thick material would make for the perfect corset. 

Photography by Shayla Chavez. 

Curated from one of Gold Coast Estate Sales, I hung onto this piece of fabric for a long time, not quite sure what to do with the delicate fabric. In Winter of 2021, the California 'cold' led me to want to create a dress that's knit, cozy, and breathable. Never wanting to waste any scrapes, I created a pair of detachable sleeves.  

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Photography by Jake Carpenter.

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