This is Jaime’s first year participating as an artist for Art Bra Austin. The inspiration for her exquisitely ornate piece came from her friend, Cathy Shoemaker, who will also be modeling the art bra on this year’s runway. As a survivor of breast cancer, Cathy believes that “every day is a gift.” Jaime immediately knew that this would be the theme of their art bra. She decided to create miniature presents to completely cover the breast area of the bra. To keep the bra lightweight, she used a floral type and Styrofoam for the gift forms. Each form was covered with colorful wrapping paper and whimsical embellishments. She then used coordinating Velcro to attach the gifts to the bra, and intertwined battery-powered LED lights to bring the gifts to life! Jamie finished the colorful art bra by hand-sewing decorative trim and tulle along the top and bottom of the bra. The end look is a beautiful, twinkling art bra that is sure to shine on the runway!
“Every Day is a Gift”
Art Bra Austin
June 7th, 2014
Austin Music Hall
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