Monday, December 12, 2016

December Angel Paper Doll - Day 12

One of the things I love about writing a paper doll blog is feedback. I've been lucky enough to have mainly positive interactions, which I very much appreciate.  I've always created alone and it took a big leap of confidence for me to share my work.  And I'm glad I did! I've been able to find a lot more like-minded people out in the world than I ever expected!

Today's paper doll is one I was on the fence about creating and then a lovely reader suggested it, so I went for it!

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I came across a variety of angels in a broad cross-section of cultures.  I wouldn't go so far as to say angels are universal, but they pop up in a lot of places. I discovered angels (probably more accurate to call them winged spirits) in Persian mythology and was inspired to create an outfit. The outfit is based on a recreation from the Safavid Empire.  I decided to change up the colors a bit. I just couldn't get on board with the bright colors.  The colors I chose were from a Safavid Empire era tilework that I liked.

Also, I want to make something clear: this is not a research project.  I didn't delve deeply into any of the material I found.  The scope of this project is to create a variety of interesting, beautiful outfits for an angel paper doll.  I'd love to research more & dig deeper but that's another task entirely!

Tomorrow's outfit is totally different - make sure you come and check it out!


  1. Before I read about your source, I thought this gown looked so 1910s to be. Something about the sash and the peplum skirt.

    1. I like it! I'm still working on the tail end of the angel outfits. Don't be surprised is a 1910s dress pops up now :)

  2. squeeeeee! i think it's awesome! looks persian enough to me--i like the color scheme too. and the headdress is cool! : D