From Jennifer Lawrence’s outfit at the Golden Globes to Anna fromÂ Frozen, Angie and Mayhem have created a lot of fabulous dresses out of materials straight from the craft shop.
The mommy-daughter duo have also created a blog dedicated to Mayhem’s creative frocks, calledÂ #FashionByMayhem. The hashtag originated from Keiser’sÂ InstagramÂ account, where she posts all her baby looks.
Mayhem and her mom create one-of-a-kind ensembles from improvised means such as construction paper, tape, tissue and just about anything they have around the house.
“Most of the time. We use a lot of construction paper, but we also use tissue paper, wrapping paper, and gift bags. We have also used silk scarves, tulle, and aluminum foil. Basically, if we can find it laying around the house and it’s pliable, it’s fair game. Clear packing tape and glue are our adhesives of choice,” reveals Angie.
Keiser doesn’t need to spend a fortune to give her daughter all the tools she needs to be a fashionista.
Keiser notes on her website, “Mayhem and I have a deal that we donâ€™t make anything that we donâ€™t already have the supplies for. The exception is when we run out of tape and glue. And youâ€™ve never seen excitement like the excitement of buying a giant box of packing tape at Samâ€™s club on a 4-year-old.”
“The ideas are pretty much a 50/50 split, but Mayhem constructs a lot more than most people would probably believe. That’s one of the best things about this project, I see her learning new skills every single day,” the mom of the talented girl says.
“At this point, she knows exactly how many sheets of construction paper she needs to make herself a top and a bottom. She can lay the entire thing out and tape it together all by herself. Definitely, the more complex designs have more of my time invested, but she’s literally always beside me learning something new if she’s not tearing or taping or gluing while I am,” she adds.
When speaking of inspiration, Mayhem’s mother told The Huffington Post: “We pull inspiration from wherever we go. The shark dress, for example, came as a direct result of her first visit to an aquarium.”
“She also gets a lot of ideas from shows that she watches or books we read, like Minnie Mouse, My Little Pony and Elsa from “Frozen,” she added.
Angie also spoke of their source of ideas, saying: “Sometimes I’ll Google images the day after award shows, so she can see the dresses worn on the red carpet and pick which ones she wants to make.”
“We also leave a tab open on our iPad with a search for “project runway dresses” so that we can quickly reference those as well. She’s never actually seen an episode of Project Runway, but I did show her a clip one time explaining that there is a show all about making dresses and I thought she might hyperventilate.”
When asked whether their fashion ideas will fade some time later, the mom of the little fashionista replied: “After we made our first paper dress, Mayhem requested another the very next day. Then another the day after that. And no one is more surprised than I am, that she still wants to make them nearly 9 months later. I have no idea if it will continue, but as long as she wants to make them, we’ll keep doing it.”