I can’t help but to love them. So I had to design a polka dot dress for House of Rubi.
Say hello to “The Ivorine Dress”
I also made a pair of lace gloves to complement the look!
I even had polka dot nails!
Here is a great instructional video on how to create polka dot patterns with nail polish. If you don’t have a professional dot tool, no problem! There is a follow up video which displays household items that are useful for creating the polka dot pattern on your nails. I used the back of a ball pin for my nail design!
While creating the dress, I couldn’t help but wonder who are my favorite Polka Dot Divas? Why are polka dots called polka dots? Who sang that song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini? Is there anyone who is obsessed with polka dots? Why do I always think of vintage hollywood when I see polka dot dresses?
Well, after much thought I’ve concluded that my favorite Polka Dot Divas are…. (DRUM ROLL)
MINNIE MOUSE, HELLO KITTY, AND BETTY BOOP!!!!!
It turns out, polka dots are named after the Polish Polka dance! According to Professor Wikipedia, the pattern is named polka dot because the polka dance was popular during the same time polka dots became fashionable!
Check out this Polish Polka dance video.
Everybody nows that cutesy song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini! Brian Hyland popularized the song in 1960 .
While browsing on YouTube I stumbled upon the answer to my third question. Is there anybody obsessed with polka dots? The answer is YES! Her name is Yayoi Kusama! Yayoi is a Japanese artist who uses polka dots in all of her work. She has been dubbed the “Princess of Polka Dot”.
I always think of Vintage Hollywood when I see polka dot dresses. I think it’s because the screen goddesses of that era made it look so timeless and classic.
GOOD BYE for now! Check out http://www.houseofrubi.com for more info on House of Rubi or contact Rubi Girl Tenneh at firstname.lastname@example.org