MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/BalloonFashions
Balloon couture is not a new art. It marries the tactile with the aesthetic. As with the culinary arts, balloon art is sadly ephemeral. These sometimes painstaking pieces can take 20 or more hours to complete and last only as long, but the memory of their beauty is enduring.
As one of the industry's most influential designers, Marie has created these bold fashions for runway shows in the US, Europe and Asia. These daring designs have appeared on internationally syndicated television programs and in over a dozen magazines:
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show '09
Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place
Univision's Sabado Gigante
Kustom Kulture Queens
Las Vegas Weekly
Oh To Be a Muse
Phoenix New Times
West Valley Magazine
Regarding FASHION SHOWS: My dresses are made of inflated latex balloons. They take on average of nine hours for a simple evening gown. Under the best conditions, the dresses last approximately 24 hrs. As beautiful as they are on a runway, I can only create so many in the 24 hour window.
Please do not offer me "exposure" in lieu of payment. I will do TFP if your concept intrigues me. Please understand that by the time I've dressed the model for the shoot, I've already invested numerous hours into the project and would appreciate the same from all other trades.
Feel free to contact me via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or requests.