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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vogue UK: Olympic Origami

Happy Tuesday Everybody! Keeping with the London-Olympic Theme this week, I came across an editorial entitled "Paper Plates" in Vogue UK, that combines the Japanese Art of Origami, with an Olympic Theme, and of course Fashion Photography. It truly makes for a unique editorial. ALL of the decorations you see are made out of PAPER!

Have you ever tried Origami? I attended an all girls Catholic private high school, in which one year they invited Japanese exchange students. We had to teach them something and in one class they taught us Origami. I messed mine up so bad! HaHaHa I had creases and folds where there weren't suppose to be any. HaHaHa Well the Japanese girl  working with me didn't want me to fail, so she made one for me really quick and said shhhhh! Boyyyy was the teacher impressed when she looked at it! She said, "Kim, good job".

My Japanese friend and I just SMILED at each other. :)

Photographer: Tim Gutt
Model: Lara Mullen
Stylist: Charlotte Pilcher
Set Designer: Shona Heath
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41 comments

  1. Wow what beautiful paper sculptures! It takes the attention away from the models I think. it's so interesting :) Lovely shoot.


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  2. hi, kim! First one, first time ive seen these looks. Its really original. By the way, hope you havent lost contact with your Japanese friend.=)

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  3. Wow, GORGEOUS. And I love that you cheated on your origami work :)

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  4. I would've cheated too lol! Great post and I love these---so pretty and the clothes are beautiful too!

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  5. The stunning origami really makes this editorial special and it's so clever how they worked it into an Olympic theme and the pastel colors are so sweet. I love it! Your story made me lol. I've always been fascinated with origami but have never been very good at it. I used to always bug my cousin who's a wiz at it to teach me.

    Kim, I do plan on putting the photo of Rena with the ice cream on Etsy. I will probably list it sometime later this week. Thanks for your interest :D Hope your week is going well!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    hope you will check out mine!:

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  7. COOL! these are unspeakably awesome 0 what amazing craft. i LOVE that last photo - it's so perfect. the archery one is my second favorite - i love the belt and dress in it.

    <3 katherine
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  8. Wonderful! I LOVE paper art! Thanks for sharing!
    --Vivienne

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  9. This was Tim Gutt - I thought it was Tim Walker? Maybe I just think that because it's so fun!
    Either way, I loved the whimsical air of these photos!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  10. Haha, Kim! I would never have guessed you'd do something like that. lol That's funny. =) I love these photos!!

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  11. Very original photo-shoot, very cool and unique! Love these photos <3
    x

    The Urban Umbrella
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  12. this is such an innovative idea for a shoot! the set designer did an AMAZING job! I'm glad ur friend helped u out in class lol!
    great post!!
    xoxo
    MOSAMUSE

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  13. Wonderful pics, so artistic ! Thanks for sharing

    Fashion and Cookies
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  14. These are just stunning. How cool and what a great theme for a photoshoot!

    A Southern Drawl

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  15. Wow this is so crazy and awesome. Just stumbled across your blog. Love the Olympics theme!

    xo
    Venessa
    http://www.everything-pretty.com/

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  16. Kim, that was such a sweet story. I did try origami when I was in 4th grade and we studied Japan. I was not so good at it either.

    I love this editorial.

    *Erin

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  17. Kim, this oragami is so impressive and I can see why that would have been so hard when the Japanese exchange students were trying to teach you in school, I've even tried basic oragami and it's SO hard.

    Love these photos, they're really calming to look at

    xoDale
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  18. GREAT post here, so funny!
    And nice blog, what about following each other? Visit my blog and let me know!
    XOXO

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  19. Haha, enjoyed reading your origami exchange student story. This is really an art I want to try out, its not very big here in SA, maybe I need to exchange myself with a college in Japan (high hopes!) What a fantastic editorial, love the softer pastel shades and those dresses are divine!

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  20. I must say this is one of my favorite editorials in a long while. This is really creative and on point both with current events and fashion.

    My origami skills are terrible even though I folded hundreds of geese for my best friends wedding. Oh the joys of being a maid of honor :D

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  21. wow, this is an absolutely amazing editorial!! just so inspired!

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  22. Stunning! And as a child I tried origami - I was horrible at it. . . not patient enough :)

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  23. oooh this is so cool!! I can't wait for the olympics!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  24. I love paper sculptures!!! They always amaze me me!!!

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  25. Wow! These photos are amazing!! Oh and I am pretty bad with origami too. ;)

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  26. These are gorgeous! I love the art and creativity of this!
    xo
    Sharon

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  27. Wow, this is REALLY neat, you know. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  28. This is pretty amazing. I love origami. It can be frustrating sometimes, but I love the feeling when I make something!

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  29. Simply amazing, i love paper creations, I don't know why, they are just amazing. Am so ready for the Olympics, it's going to be amazing. I've been watching videos of some of the teams of people getting the spirit of the games going and Beckham surprised people in photo booths and this young boy started crying, it was beautiful. Hope you are having a super week so far doll! :)

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  30. Woooow, this is an amazing editorial!! <3
    xoxo Lola

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  31. Happy Tuesday! What an amazing editorial! Thank you for your wonderful comments. Following you back via Google and Pinterest.
    hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
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  32. that's such a cool idea..i couldn't tell at first if those were models or dolls!!

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  33. Wow that's amazing and such a unique idea - what beautiful pictures :)

    XO
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  34. This is such an incredibly pretty shoot! Thanks for sharing Kim

    Emma xo
    www.fluffandfripperies.com

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  35. I've always been impressed by people that can do origami. I tried it once and was TERRIBLE! :D

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  36. Not only are the origami effects beautiful here, I really like the white paint too.

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  37. Oh wow--these are brilliant! That origami weight lifting...awesome!

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  38. hey, kim! oh, my... these are amazing origami-themed editorials. my son is really into it these days... i remember doing them as a kid in high school.

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  39. Oh my goodness, I noticed as I was scrolling down your blog that you had a lot of Olympics related posts. Part of me was wondering ( and hoping! ) if you'd posted about this Vogue editorial, and I am so happy you did! I recently made a post about this on my blog, and I think it is so serendipitous that I found yours now.
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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