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A professor and costume designer merged fashion and biology by creating a series of dresses inspired by cancer cells.

Jacqueline Firkins‘ creation can be seen in an exhibition called Fashioning Cancer: The Correlation between Destruction and Beauty. It consists of ten ball gowns in pattens inspired by microscopic photos of cancer cells and cellular systems, with the aim of prompting a conversation about the relationship between beauty, body image and the disease.

Below are just some of the dresses on her collection:

Brain tumor: One of the photos, which were captured by professor Christian Naus, shows a normal brain area, depicted in blue and green, being encountered by invading cancer cells, which are colored red

Brain tumor: One of the photos, which were captured by professor Christian Naus, shows a normal brain area, depicted in blue and green, being encountered by invading cancer cells, which are colored red

Artistic interpretation: This is represented in a gown worn by model Eva Tavares, an undergraduate opera student. Her floor-length halter dress is made from shredded blue and pink silk saris

Artistic interpretation: This is represented in a gown worn by model Eva Tavares, an undergraduate opera student. Her floor-length halter dress is made from shredded blue and pink silk saris

Up close: An image of astrocytes, a type of glial cells, growing in a culture dish. The blue spots are nuclei, and the green depicts gap junction channels connecting the cells in a metabolic community

Up close: An image of astrocytes, a type of glial cells, growing in a culture dish. The blue spots are nuclei, and the green depicts gap junction channels connecting the cells in a metabolic community

Colorful: This dress, which is modeled by UBC alumna Bronwyn Malloy, is made of green silk charmeuse, with blue rose appliques designed to represent nuclei

Colorful: This dress, which is modeled by UBC alumna Bronwyn Malloy, is made of green silk charmeuse, with blue rose appliques designed to represent nuclei

Biological process: Green nerve cells migrate on red supporting cells to develop a network with other neurons

Biological process: Green nerve cells migrate on red supporting cells to develop a network with other neurons

In movement: These 'brain cells on the move' are interpreted in a gown worn by student model Simone McIntosh, made of red organza with green silk ribbons

In movement: These 'brain cells on the move' are interpreted in a gown worn by student model Simone McIntosh, made of red organza with green silk ribbons



Jacqueline Firkins works in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia. She said that she hopes the dresses ’simultaneously reflect a strength, beauty, and resilience.

Photo Credits:
Tim Matheson
Christian Naus, Ph.D.
Cima CIna, Ph.D.
Stephen Bond, Ph.D.
Hoa Lee, Ph.D.
Moises Freitas-Andrade, Ph.D.
Wun Chey Sin, Ph.D.

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Samantha Lee started creating food art in 2008 to encourage her daughter, then 19 months old, to eat independently. [More]

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Zalipie, a secluded village in southeastern Poland is home to a centuries-old charming tradition. [More]

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Alexey Kljatov, an artist and photographer from Moscow, takes incredibly breathtaking shots of natural snowflakes right outside of his house. [More]

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An artist mom creates beautiful mosaics by putting together 10,000 dots of Play-Doh. [More]

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Michael Buck, an English Farmer, constructed a simple and cozy house in Oxfordshire for almost nothing. [More]

I recently posted Top 3 Shocking Looks in Miss Universe National Costume Show 2013 and thought why not make a list of Top 5 looks that is actually pleasing to the eyes. So prepare to be awe-struck by lovely ladies of Miss Universe 2013 donning a dashing costume during the National Costume segment of the pageant. [More]

Piano House: A Musical Haven

By sarahness on September 28, 2013

Piano House: A Musical Haven

In Huainan City, Anhui Province, China there is the Piano House, a building in the shape of a grand piano with the entrance shaped like a giant violin. [More]

Masculine/Masculine: The Nude Man in Art From 1800 to the Present Day

Female nude has been in the spotlight of artists for quite some time now but one museum is going where not so many have gone before, exploring artistic depictions of the male nude throughout time. [More]

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The students at Thailand’s Kantana Film and Animation Institute will have an experiential understanding of the massive effort and care of a creative act. [More]

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You can get a copy of The Great Gatsby, now with a new cover featuring the cast of the upcoming film, for a few bucks in bookstores. But if you want to get a copy of the original first-edition, you will hurt your bank account. [More]

Amazing Balloon Dresses

By sarahness on December 25, 2012

Balloon Dress by Rie Hosokai

Girls’ heart will yearn for Rie Hosokai’s collection of dream-like bubbly dresses.

Rie Hosokai of Daisy Balloon, a Japanese artist, builds elaborate dresses from the inflated material to create striking haute couture with an unlikely fabric. The unimaginable dresses was produced through a custom type knitting of balloons to build a fragile yet wearable garment

Hosokai’s latest work was constructed as part of a charity art exhibition called ‘Piece of Peace‘. The exhibit is being held at Parco Gallery in Tokyo and will run until January 9, 2013.

Feast your eyes on these eye-candy dresses:

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Balloon Dress by Rie Hosokai

Balloon Dress by Rie Hosokai

Balloon Dress by Rie Hosokai

Source:
Daisy Balloon website

Photo Credits:
Hiroshi Manaka
Satoshi Minakawa

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Bloemencorso, the annual parade of flowers in Zundert, Netherlands is probably one of the reasons the country is constantly ranked as one of the best countries to live in on Earth. [More]

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New York based artist Daniel Arsham recently completed a number of new works, most notably these three figurative sculptures made from compacted broken glass, inspired by the discovery of glass shards in his home after hurricane Andrew in 1992. [More]

Hyper-Realistic Paintings

By sarahness on October 27, 2012

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At first glance they look like photographs but you are actually looking at hyper-realistic paintings by London-born artist Robin Eley. [More]

Cut-Away Leaf Art

By sarahness on September 13, 2012

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A self-taught artist creates wonderful artworks by cutting through leaves. [More]

Mind Blowing ‘Broken Flowers’

By sarahness on September 13, 2012

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Flowers generally represent life, beauty, and vitality. Their beauty is lithe especially when they are frozen in liquid nitrogen. [More]

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Green School is an innovative and environmental campus that embraces sustainable practices in education and entrepreneurship. Imagine being educated in a serene and beautiful place. [More]

Xiying Rainbow Bridge in Taiwan

Typically the beauty of bridges is seen in their architectural form. However, the Xiying Rainbow Bridge exudes beauty and creativity in a unique way. [More]