pondhopper

no rules fashion

Edmonton, Canada · 523 Sales

pondhopper

no rules fashion

Edmonton, Canada 523 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(190)

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Lorraine

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Announcement   "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different" - Coco Chanel.

Make a statement with a one-of-a-kind design from pondhopper and show everyone just how irreplaceable you are.

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Last updated on Sep 2, 2016

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different" - Coco Chanel.

Make a statement with a one-of-a-kind design from pondhopper and show everyone just how irreplaceable you are.

Lorraine

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Lorraine

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5 out of 5 stars
(190)
hippietchr

hippietchr on Jun 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This piece is incredibly comfortable, beautiful, and such fun to wear! The dress has so much to love: sequins, ruffles, leopard print, mandala print, a floral motif panel, and an interesting asymmetrical hemline. Perfect in all ways!

hippietchr

hippietchr on Jun 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Each Pondhopper creation is unique, special, and magical in some way. So much attention is paid to each tiny detail of the piece to create a garment of the utmost aesthetic beauty. I love the cream-colored lace with black lace embellishments of this dress, as well as the lovely way it drapes in the back while accentuating feminine curves in the front. Sheer perfection!

hippietchr

hippietchr on May 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is another unique work of artistic beauty! Lorraine has a gift for finding formerly loved treasures and breathing new life into them. She creates pure textile magic, and this gorgeous piece is no exception. The design elements and beautiful reclaimed materials combine into an elegant, glamorous, visually stunning dress.

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no rules fashion - exclusive . eco friendly . unforgettable

pondhopper: 1. one who has taken up residence in a foreign country. 2. one who has left their native country to live elsewhere
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There is not a time I can remember when I didn't create - from my very earliest memories of spending hours making simple daisy chains through painting, sculpting and sewing in school and on to altered art and textiles - I have always created. I grew up helping my Mum sew my school uniforms and dance costumes and learned about photography from my Dad - I can still remember having to pick my way to the sink through dangling strips of drying negatives, or carefully entering the attic darkroom to watch the magical process of images appearing on blank sheets of photographic paper (pre-digital of course!)

There is a dark side to the fashion industry that is starting to come to light where things such as modern day slavery and environmental pollution reveal the true cost of fast fashion. The more I learnt about these things the more passionate I became about "slow fashion", a term coined by Kate Fletcher in 2007 (Centre for Sustainable Fashion, UK). While it is a very small contribution, I felt I could be part of the solution rather than the problem through my love of creating. My designs use salvaged materials destined for the landfill and marry them together to give them a new life. It allows the lost and discarded to be found, loved and reborn.

I am a self-taught artist and designer working without rules to find my own way through creative processes. I love to work in mediums that cannot be fully controlled, where you never really know where the process will lead. I have fallen in love with the unknown - where the final outcome is always a bit of a revelation, producing one of kind pieces each holding their own surprises. Imperfections are celebrated and combined with artful tattering and asymmetry to enhance the personality of each piece. Edges are usually left raw so they will gently fray and soften over time and layers of visible stitching provide wandering textures. Each piece is a unique creation made spontaneously by hand without patterns.

Every handmade item from pondhopper studio has a heartbeat. Infused with whispers of times past, each has a story to tell, a new life to live.

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  • lorraine

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Photographer

    Hi, I'm Lorraine. I love bumblebees, dogs, bluebells, peonies and old english roses; oceans, forests, the moors and Amy Winehouse. I'm obsessed with rescuing imperfect items and giving them a second chance! Welcome, I'm happy you stopped by:)

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