Mayhem (not her real name, but an excellent name for a fashion house) is only 4 years old and she's already crafting amazing paper versions of awards show gowns and runway creations. She's been designing for the past nine months, and according to her mom, Angie, she's gotten the process down to a science, knowing just how many sheets of construction paper she needs to create both a top and bottom for recreations of Jennifer Lawrence's Dior gown, as well as the amazing red cape-dress Lupita Nyong'O wore to the Golden Globes. Fierce. (Just to offer a point for comparison, when I was four I would have probably eaten the paper instead of making it into an outfit; I was especially fond of the taste of heavy construction paper.)
According to Angie, she's not the one doing all the work:
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. 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.
The design duo post the finished products to Instagram, where Mayhem's gowns are displayed next to the original dresses and celebrities who wore them, prompting an immediate unconscious game of "who wore it better?" (House of Mayhem.)
Check out the photos and Mayhem's flawless modeling game below (are you watching Tyra?):