Magazines as Fabric
September 16, 2009 8:07 PM   Subscribe

Artist/Designer Ilisha Helfman makes clothes for her custom made paper dolls every week from the cover of the New York Times Magazine.
posted by ocherdraco (9 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Beautiful, thanks for posting
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 8:21 PM on September 16, 2009

You did not mention that she has started narrating the entries as episodes of Project Runway.
“Designers, you’ve worked very hard on this challenge. I’m very excited with what I’ve seen in this room.”

“Thanks Tim.”
posted by shemko at 8:34 PM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]

Loving the whimsy. The commentary certainly made it for me, and I don't even watch Project Runway.

It's something I believe I'd need a TV to understand.
posted by djgh at 8:40 PM on September 16, 2009

Dresses with giant chunks of text on them? I want those in human size. Preferably in something less flammable.

This is a lovely find.
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:44 PM on September 16, 2009

Her paper doll models actually look like they are having a great time. Their poses remind me of my friend's hilariously fashion-conscious 3-year-old, who asked me the last time I saw her, "Do you like my outfit? Do you like my shoes?"

Lovely post, thank you!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:41 PM on September 16, 2009

Looks like her site was started 3 days after my birthday. I hope it goes for years. I love papercraft.

My paper dolls post. Not quite the same.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:43 PM on September 16, 2009

So amazing! Added to my rss list immediately! This paper doll Mefi project is also cool (and still going strong 1.5 years later!).
posted by bluefly at 4:26 AM on September 17, 2009

"This week's winner will be featured on an international web blog"

Shouldn't that be "web log"? or "we blog"? Come to think of it, why have I never seen it written as "'blog"?
posted by idiopath at 6:53 AM on September 17, 2009

I laughed at the web blog thing—I thought it was an intentional backformation.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:41 AM on September 17, 2009

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