Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Inspire; Beautiful Yet Deadly.

"Our image is a non-spoken language, through which we communicate."

Glass dresses by Diana Dias-Leao: Dare To Wear.

Combining glass works, wire and beads with fashion, has seen this exhibition through the stages, making outcomes of dresses and corsets.

Exploring issues of the body and image such as anorexia, bulimia and self harm Diana Dias-Leao believed that such areas are related to image and lack of confidence. She also felt strongly that any person, should not feel bullied or outcast for simply not wearing accepted fashion garments.

Wearing something beautiful to feel 'in' should not be the soul reason for doing so; and by showing her work through beautiful yet deadly pieces, suggests the difference between the outside and a persons inner feelings.

Through this collection she wishes to convey the message
"Even though the image is glittering it is the person inside who is priceless."

This is the exhibition I went to see the other day in Liverpool.
I think 'beautiful yet deadly' sums this up so perfectly. Each piece was so intricately worked on it, had beautiful qualities about it, yet after reading the brief about it, it becomes clear her choice of materials and such.
I found this collection a real inspiration, and am going to link it through my own college project (once thought through more clearly) maybe exaggerating the juxtaposition even more so.

On another note,
-I have discovered Ebay is not good for my health; I believe my addiction is growing and growing. I reassure myself by "Well, at least I'm not paying the original full price". Although my 'watched' items haven't quite ended yet.
- Also I am currently adding last minute bits to my portfolio again, I have another interview tomorrow, so the 'what to wear' scenario is making another occurrence.
- Finally, I do have further plans for this little blog of mine, so stay tuned!



  1. this is awesome! beautiful photos too x

  2. Love this! Especially the message behind it all. Eating disorders and self-harm are very scary things. Attention needs to be drawn to them, even (and especially, perhaps) in small ways like this.

    Good luck with your interviews!

  3. This is gorgeous, and the message behind it all is so important. Good luck at your interview, and I know exactly what you mean about Ebay being bad for you, hehe!


  4. Beautiful and very interesting! Good luck at your interview x

  5. The message behind the collection is so very cool.. They're beautiful pieces. I bet that was awesome to see!

    & I know what you mean - Ebay is so addicting!

    KF x

  6. very beautiful pieces and i love her inspiration and message behind it. i used to be addicted to ebay but have since learned to control my splurge-clicking :) have a great day sweetie!

    love, M

  7. Looks like an amazing exhibition!!! I would love to see it!!!


  8. omgg those are gorgeous pieces!! it definitely is art, instead of something to wear. but it really is beautiful to look at! thanks for sharing this girl! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

  9. Stunning pictures <3
    Beautiful pieces x

  10. WOW! thats all I have to say. Thanks for posting this :) I just found your blog. You have a new follower!

    M - Even Artichokes Have Hearts ♥