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Aussie cruise dancer creates amazing paper bag outfits while quarantined

Ashleigh Perrie found a unique way to keep occupied in a Perth quarantine hotel.

Perrie, who reportedly works as a dancer on board the MS Zaandam, has taken the internet by storm by showcasing astonishing outfits that she crafted while in quarantine, made entirely out of paper bags and other tidbits found around her hotel room.

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PAPER BAG ELEGANZA PART ONE : Now that I’ve finally finished quarantine I thought I’d share with you what I got up to while I was locked inside a hotel room for 14 days. Most of you know that I’m usually quite a creative person, so with 2 weeks to kill I decided to set myself a challenge to keep myself busy. We were delivered meals 3 times a day in brown paper bags left outside the door. These became my inspiration. This is the end product, a collection of my latest designs entitled PAPER BAG ELEGANZA. All of the outfits shown have been created 100% from recycled paper bags, napkins, bio degradable containers and disposable cutlery. They have been put together with the help of a pair of scissors, sticky tape and a roll of cotton. #isolation #quarantine #thewestin #covid19 #fashion #catwalk #paperbag #recycle #reuse #eleganza #perth #create #design #zerowaste #melbournecup #fascinator #gown #dress #style

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According to Perrie, each day she would be delivered three meals in paper bags. So, instead of letting them go to waste – and in a bid to keep herself busy at her quarantine hotel, the Westin Perth – she created a few amazing costumes.

These include a paper ballroom gown, paper tennis clothes and an accompanying paper racket, and paper ballerinas costume, which happily she shared across social media, and in a YouTube video explaining just how the hell she was able to create them.

“I am usually quite a creative person, I love doing art and I studied art for a bit – and obviously we have a lot to do with costuming and design within the theatre industry and within the dance scene – so I do love making bits and pieces,” Perrie, now back home, told CNN Travel.

Check it out for yourself below:


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