I have an open mind and those that know me know I have a quiet crush on style and aesthetic, but I never imagined curiosity would find me walking down a runway with painted face, channeling my inner fashion model, fully dressed in condoms masquerading as couture. But now I can happily or embarrassingly cross that one off my bucket list.
Kaylene, a young, up and coming designer and my partner in crime created a design that enlisted hundreds of condoms, she then twisted, pulled, cut (the lace applique on the bodice is all hand cut), bloomed, stitched, and adhered to create a dress that raised wonder about how such a thing was possible and awareness about women, healthcare, and access as a part of Condom Couture 2012. Here is where art thinks outside the box, walks the walk, and meets healthcare, social change for an interesting, unexpected, highly entertaining conversation. Fun. #YOLO