When I was really young, I used to love to collect paper dolls, the kind that came in a book with many different outfit changes. I would play with them for awhile but then because I didn’t want to crumple the edges, I would leave them in one place, making a sort of collection of fragile clothes that I would stare at and imagine the different outfit choices. Every now and then I gave in to the urge to play and actually change the outfit but I always knew that they were paper and wouldn’t last that long. I understood back then that nothing beats actual fabric to use on a doll or on yourself to create that timeless dress-up feeling.
I hadn’t thought about the paper dolls in forever that is until I came across this editorial that ran in Vogue Nippon (how I love that particular magazine) in Dec 2006. Photographed by Tim Walker, it is pure genius.
How great would it be to have the ability to cut an outfit out of an magazine and have it be real, not paper? What would be your cut and paste wishlist?
♥ the alchemist
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