Saturday, October 10, 2009

Altered Couture Challenges

Multiple Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
December 15, 2009, March 15, 2010 & Ongoing

Altered Couture Challenges

Special Publication: Quarterly
Stampington and Company
Laguna Hills, CA
Publishing Opportunity

Altered Couture knows everyone loves a challenge Our Thrifty Ensembles challenge asks you to make the most of your purchase power in this ongoing test of altering a complete outfit. To mix things up we also have three varying challgnes with set deadlines. So mark your calendars, rev up your sewing machines and get inspired by these themes. Here are your challenges should you choose to accept them:

Got 20 bucks? Then you qualify for this challenge:
  1. >Visit a thrift store and purchase a complete outfit for no more than $20.
  2. Take “before” photos of the outfit.
  3. Alter the outfit a la Altered Couture so that it transforms into an art-to-wear outfit.
  4. Write a brief description about the experience.
  5. Submit the photos, altered outfit and description. Please submit "before" photos of your project along with your altered piece.

Deadline: Ongoing

Whether punky or pretty, use patches of any sorts to alter clothing, or alter clothing into patches to dress up another article. If there’s space, play with a pin or two or three or more. We sell great pins at our shop that can glam an outfit up or glorify a bit of an edgy style. Play with textures and patterns to add dimension. Patches are for much more than repairs, they are for fixing up stylish looks.
DEADLINE: December 15, 2009

The epitome of classic style, Audrey Hepburn’s name remains synonymous with high fashion. There’s no need to buy Givenchy when you can alter your way to elegance! Be inspired by Audrey and create your own timeless look to share with Altered Couture. Think little black dress, pearls, hats, Tiffany’s, polka dots, ballet flats or perhaps a kitten heel. Put
a twist on this fashion icon of the ’50s and ’60s to alter clothing to wear for today and always.
DEADLINE: March 15, 2010

All artwork must arrive at our offices on or before the published deadlines. We prefer submissions of original art. If original art is not available, our next preference is hi-res digital images (300 dpi at 8½" x 10"). If hi-res digital images are not available, we will very rarely consider professional-quality transparencies or color slides. Color-copy submissions
are not accepted.

Depending on the publication, concise yet thorough instructions must accompany each art sample. Attach individual sample instructions to each piece of artwork and include credits for art stamp images used, as well as any other products of note. If you are able, please keep an electronic version of your instructions, as you may be requested to send those in if your work is selected for publication.

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