Lucy D. entered the big Violet contest in an incredibly original way. I'm going to quote her email so that the photos can be explained. Here's Lucy... "I designed a (violet) dress for a Coke bottle--because your books are about the fashion industry! (Which was actually pretty silly of me since I know next to nothing about sewing, and my lack of designing ability!) I googled it to see if there were any examples I could work on and found this, which is pretty funny: http://www.italymag.co.uk/italy/fashion/cavalli-dress-coke-bottles (MW note: It IS funny! Lucy D. and Cavalli!) "And it's also remake of the Violet on the Runway cover, as well as being a crossover with Zoolander- so it's kind of like 3 in 1. (MW note: I love Zoolander! Amazing movie. Must see.) "I know my dress doesn't look that flash--especially since you get invited to Fashion Week (by Vivienne Tam no less!), lol, but I am so glad that I finally finished something that I've started--in a craftish way! And I'm really sorry that Violet's neck looks really... long, especially compared to her head! I think the hardest thing for me in the end, was deciding what type of dress I'd make--I'm really indecisive. I had a few other possible skirt pieces (like the bubble skirt shown) that I finished but didn't really look that good, lol! The skirt I ended up with is sort of princess style, which is great coz all of my other attempts looked shapeless! I had to superglue it onto the bottle, so I used gloves! I started the bottom of the dress later than the top because I couldn't find any usable purple fabric in town. So I looked up the directions to a second hand store called Savemart which was about a 45 min walk away. I found tons of great stuff, but I didn't need to use a lot of it! =) (MW note: I love this step by step thought process, outlined by Lucy! AND, this is way cooler than any fashion show I've been to.) "And I kept changing the top part too. It's made out of this feathery, silky yarn, and I wound it across the top of the bottle. Sometimes there were lots of kinks, which made it hard to smooth down, and it would keep twisting. I meant to put the feathery stuff on top, but it the end I decided not to (except for the neckline and where it meets the skirt), because it was really thick and made the proportion was wrong. I was also going to make the neckline straight and strapless, but it didn't really look like a girl bottle (if that makes sense, lol!) so I made it a sweetheart neckline. It was really hard to get the right arch onto sellotape--so it took awhile, lol! "If you have seen it, I used the part where Zoolander is being brainwashed, and there are those celeb cutouts that pop up when he's on the runway. =) I watched the clip again, and I tried to get the most similar pictures I could, and put them in order on the runway. The only person I couldn't make was the Prime Minister of Malaysia but he probably would've taken the spotlight away from Violet, lol! "I tried to make the cutouts lean, and I had three spare straws from McD's (I has to use a coffee stirrer for Fred Durst though) so I stabbed pins through the sheets. (MW note: Um, I love the cast of celebrities at this fashion show. Genius.) "As for violet's face I bought a ping pong ball, and got my purple thread (It's the only one I have--so I'm going to pretend that Violet dyed her hair violet, lol!) and wound it around my tv antenna--my fingers wouldn't make a big enough loop! Then I tied, cut and superglued her hair on. It took three loops, coz she kept on having bald patches! I gave her a (sort of) swooping fringe, and flicked her hair. "I had a hard time trying to find something to make the runway out of (I tried three tissue boxes sellotaped together- didn't work) and I found some cardboard from a parcel my parents had sent me. Then I wrapped it in a white sheet (that I bought at Savemart) and tried to get the creases out of it, lol! There isn't much space in my sardine can of a room, so I had to put everything on my bed- go ahead, you can laugh at my duvet cover with the dogs on it! ;) It looked sort of boring so I turned my scarf into a 'V' for violet on the wall. =D "I hope you're having a great day and thanks so much for the opportunity! I learned a lot from this, like re-learning how to sew, and the fact that pins are a very important thing to have before you start, lol! ;)" Okay, is everyone now loving Lucy D. like I love Lucy D.? AMAZING entry! (Finished product below.) Thank you! PS-One more note from Lucy D.: "btw, I am eating mango passion frozen yoghurt right now and it is amazing! I would highly recommend it! =D"