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Candy Wrapper Fashions - Lokokina

By Ann Martin @allthingspaper
Today I have some eye candy to show you - and I mean candy in the near-literal sense of the word!
Candy Wrapper Fashions - Lokokina
Mariam Saakashvili of Tbilisi, Georgia was a winner of a recent giveaway here at All Things Paper. While emailing to let her know the good news, I clicked on her blog link, and was delighted to see something quite different and lovely.
Candy Wrapper Fashions - Lokokina
Mariam is an avid sketcher of detailed, historical costumes, which she colors with watercolor paint, ink, and crayon.
Candy Wrapper Fashions - Lokokina
After being introduced to decoupage, Mariam began translating her fashion ideas into paper pieced collages, using richly colored candy wrappers.
Candy Wrapper Fashions - Lokokina
She comes from a family of artists and fashion designers, and studied art in Tbilisi. Like many of us, Mariam was attracted as a child to shiny candy wrappers.
Candy Wrapper Fashions - Lokokina
She was compelled to save them, and has built up quite a collection over the years. Mariam even keeps it categorized, which I'm sure has been helpful when arranging the eye-catching wrappers into color coordinated costumes.
Candy Wrapper Fashions - Lokokina
She has been making her candy wrapper fashions for at least the past several years, and of course I had to look through all of the pictures to pick which ones to post... not a hardship, as they're all regal!
Candy Wrapper Fashions - Lokokina
What a great excuse to buy candy, eh?! "Oh, I must have it for my art..."
See more of Mariam's designs in her Etsy shop, Lokokina, and also on Flickr.

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