Nicole Dextras’ pomegranate shoot

Can you believe I got to wear this?

Nicole Dextras' pomegranate shoot

Persephone gazes at an effigy of herself running through the fields.

concept, design, construction & photography by Nicole Dextras
Nicole on facebook

Jacket made from pomegranate peels, thorns, white mushrooms, fish mah and pomelo peel. The skirt is made from chinese dates strung with wool.
Pomegranate Fruit Leather Boots!

Read more about Nicole’s work in this Ignite article:
Botanical Fashion: Nicole Dextras’ Amazing Weedrobes

make-up: Keith Murray
lights: Jordi Sancho
shoot assistant: Evgenia Pankeeva
model: Nita Bowerman

Behind the scenes:
pomegranate behind the scenes 1
pomegranate behind the scenes 2


Entanglement: exhibit and fundraiser

Saturday, April 6
ENTANGLEMENT After-Party presented by DE RADIO: 9pm till late!
LOCATION: East Van Studios (870 East Cordova Street)
$20 advance tickets for the After-Party at the indigogo campaign site.
Tickets are also available at the door.
Bar service provided. Cash sales only. No ATM on site.
Check out the DJ lineup at the facebook event page.

Vancouver image-maker Michael Hall is creating a series of environmental portraits that            explore our relationship with waste plastic. He describes his vision here…

 Should you feel moved, the indigogo campaign site can be found here.

Garments commissioned for the shoot, constructed from discarded plastics,
will be exhibiting in conjunction with the Art Exhibition and After-Party on Saturday night.

refuse refuse 2

Nicole Dextras’ Little Green Dress Projekt

I went to visit environmental artist Nicole Dextras at VanDusen Botanical Garden yesterday. She has been working throughout the summer on The Little Green Dress Projekt, commissioned for the Earth Art exhibition.

Check out the official blog for the project that details the construction and display of 21 all natural plant dresses made to measure for 21 women.

photo by Nicole Dextras

This is a dress I made out of seaweed. Many thanks to Nicole for bringing me into the early stage of the process to help make armatures for some of the other dresses. What a pleasure, having worn many of Nicole’s previous weedrobes, to have an opportunity to make one.

Click on this link to see Nicole’s photo documentation of each dress.