” I didn’t have anything to wear or money to buy anything to wear for my album cover so I decided to improvise “
I’ve long liked to design ideas for clothing and I’ve thought about getting some of my designs manufactured. In fact, a couple years ago I was in discussion with a company about manufacturing a bodysuit I designed, but when it got to the point where I was going to need to pay them $7500 to get to the next step of the process, well–I didn’t have $7500. So that fell apart. I’d still love to get the bodysuit manufactured but, unfortunately, I still don’t have the money to do it.
The paperbag dress by Monica for Adelamonica…
As far as the paper-bag dress goes, basically I needed something to wear for my “Go With the Flow” single album cover, but I didn’t have anything in my closet and I couldn’t afford to buy anything. I was pretty bummed; but while I was in the middle of feeling sorry for myself, the thought occurred to me that there’s always something even when we think we have nothing. And since the message of the song was “Go with the Flow”, I decided that I needed to do just that. So instead of sulking over my lack of a vast and interesting wardrobe, I decided to tap into my creative essence and come up with something out of nothing.
I went into the garage and found this paper and some plastic bags. I fashioned some ideas out of both the paper bag and plastic bag and decided to go with the paper bag.
Naturally not everyone will like what I came up with for a cover, but I like it and in the end, that is what matters.