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Marcelle Crosby · Folded Paper Dresses

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 11th September 2012

Paper Dresses by Marcelle Crosby

Marcelle Crosby with her paper dresses. Photo – Lucy Feagins

Melbourne maker Marcelle Crosby makes these pretty folded paper dresses from maps and other printed papers… such a sweet and simple idea, and the perfect addition to any little girl’s bedroom.

Marcelle comes from a fashion and homewares retail background, but has spent the last 6 years working as a nanny, both in New York and here in Melbourne.  Her time working with little ones in recent years inspired the design for these sweet decorative pieces.

‘The first two dresses that I made were for the two girls that I used to look after’ Marcelle recalls. ‘I wanted to give them something pretty and handmade to hang in their room. It really started from there. I now sell in retail stores, and have sent these dresses all over the world.  I fold them at home, just churning them out – it’s a very simple business’.

Marcelle’s passion for retail started young, when her parents opened much loved homewares retailer House in Brighton (when Marcelle was 13!).  ‘I used to work after school and on weekends. Once my parents sold the business, I still worked at House for the new owners. I completed a short course in visual merchandising and used to do their windows and dispays’.

Since those early days Marcelle has working in buying and visual merchandising for various respected Australian retailers, including Supply and Demand, Wishlist and Nine West.  These days, in-between making her paper creations, Marcelle juggles PA work and retail work at Armadale baby boutique Lulabie.

Marcelle’s dresses are stocked at various local retailers listed here.  For wholesale enquiries please contact Marcelle via her website.

Paper Dresses by Marcelle Crosby

 


by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 11th September 2012

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