Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tinfoils Tiaras' Origins

 I'm always interested in finding out the origins and the reason for someone's blog name.  The first time my Dad saw my blog- he immediately commented on the title- stating its obvious grammatical flaws.  I wanted the name of my blog to be Tinfoil Tiaras but this domain was taken (although not in use since 2003-grrr!)

Why Tinfoil(s) Tiaras? Because I am a sucker for alliterations and fun, affordable clothing.  Tinfoil is an inexpensive material and tiaras represent femininity, fierceness and fashion! The name stuck but I do prefer Tinfoil (without the 's') Tiaras so I am looking into purchasing a domain name. 

My sister is a first year University student at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and she sent me this picture of her wearing a dress made out of tinfoil and a plastic tablecloth for her residence's Anything but Clothes party (ABC)-isn't she cute! I think she really trumped my tube top made of tinfoil- because if there was a slight breeze- my top would be gone with the wind!

While we're on the topic of using recycled material for clothing- check out these inspirational pictures of Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz (Guerra de la Paz) art pieces made out of recycled clothing.  So next time you are doing a closet organizing and are about to donate to thrift stores, look at the pieces in a different light and ask yourself- could my used clothing make an art piece? 

On an unrelated but exciting note, one of my favourite bloggers and fellow 30x30 remixers, Silvergirl, chose me as her Blogger Darling of the Day! Check out the post here and make sure to say hello!


  1. That artwork is amazingly cool. My favourite is the tree, I think.

  2. wow that is pretty good, I'm always a fan of recycled art work

    lol wasn't a big fan of sk8tor boi but I STILL rock out to her "My Happy Ending"- one of my often played songs on my ipod actually, the new song "what the hell" isn't bad either

  3. Those art pieces are amazing! I wish I could pull something like that off!

    You could always just change your header to read Tinfoil Tiaras in the mean time... my title isn't my entire url anymore either... I got sick of it!

  4. woooooow, this is true art!!! cool and inspiring in terms of colours!

  5. Your sister's dress is amazing! She has real talent.

  6. Thanks Shybiker :) it was so much fun to make! Sadly it's in the garbage now, I wish I had made it with a zipper instead of just tape!

  7. I really like Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz's recycled clothing art. I saw it a few months ago, and I thought it was awesome.
    My Heart Blogged

  8. COol to know about the name of the blog...lovely art of clothes too

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  9. These are really cool art pieces.

    Its really hard finding the blog url..especially when its been taken. I like the name of your blog. Mine is actually used to be someone else's that they gave up and well..I just started writing...because the space was there.

  10. Glad to hear your blog's story! You should totally purchase a domain name...I did, it was cheap, and it just redirects to my blogspot blog.

    I've seen these art-recycled-clothing things before...I love them! So inspiring.

  11. I'm speechless. This art looks amazing.


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