Commissioned by Toyota in 2007
Convertible Trashique is made from car parts! The jacket, skirt and blouse are made from convertible soft-tops. The “faux fur” on the lapel of the jacket is made from electrical wire. The hat is made from a front-end mask and accented with electrical copper wire. The purse is woven out of electrical wire and metal "paper" that are wound around electrical components. This ensemble took 150 hours to create.
Cars and the Environment
Almost one-third of the carbon dioxide produced in the United States comes from cars, trucks and airplanes. Our transportation choices have a HUGE environmental impact. Be an eco-leader and make smart choices:
· When it is time for a new car, choose a more fuel-efficient vehicle.
· Reduce the number of miles you drive by walking, biking, carpooling or taking mass transit wherever possible.
· Keep your car tuned- regular maintenance helps improve fuel efficiency and reduces emissions. When just 1% of car owners properly maintain their cars, nearly a billion pounds of carbon dioxide are kept out of the atmosphere.
Source: Environmental Projection Agency and www.ClimateCrisis.net
Nancy Judd (505) 577-9712
Dress Photos by Eric Swanson, Jacket Detail by Sandrine Hahn