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photos by Trask Bedortha
Poised before a metal sign for trailers in BRING’s outer yard, Tenaya Smith dons a flapper dress made of cheesecloth, Christmas ribbon, shoelaces and antique lace and fabric, woven on a handmade loom of nails and two-by-fours by former Hollywood costume designer Lesley Neufeld of Victoriana Antiques & Costumes in Cottage Grove (541-767-0937; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Shining her glamorous light amid shelves of resale lamps at BRING, Kimberly Summers wears a pirate wedding gown and corset belt by Revivall Clothing’s Laura Lee Laroux of Redoux Parlour (541-342-1942; redouxparlour.com), with a necklace by Erika Helsing; hair and make-up by Allisha Craveiro and Lucy McCarville of Lishuz Lookz (facebook.com/lishuzlookz) and Heather Taylor of Modern Elegance (modern-eleganceonline.com).
Standing in BRING’s Garden of Earthly Delights before a wall of vintage vinyl records, Natalie Lewis rocks redesigned sailor shorts, a redesigned white top and Rorschach belt, all by Deluxe’s Mitra Chester (541-686-0205; deluxefashionshop.com); hair and make-up by Allisha Craveiro and Lucy McCarville of Lishuz Lookz (facebook.com/lishuzlookz) and Heather Taylor of Modern Elegance (modern-eleganceonline.com).
In the cool shade of BRING’s forest of pipes, designer Terrisa West (541-505-4099; email@example.com) models her own creation, a Red Queen costume made of deconstructed vintage clothing and jewelry, a wall hanging, and a hula hoop; makeup by Moriah West.
Amelina Dragonfly in placemat-and-curtain dress by Revivall Clothing’s Laura Lee Laroux
Dress by Laura Lee Laroux
Felted Shall by Tylar Merrill
Moriah West in The White Trashion Queen Costume by Terrisa West
Natalie Lewis in dress by Debrah DeMirza
Rachel Dahlen in Mapquest costume by Lesley Neufeld
Sage in skirt by Tarra Hartlauer of ALL TOGETHER NOW