Artistic inspiration for Bling My Bra design
Wellington Girls' College student Alicja Nowacka took out the high school section of the Bling My Bra competition at Massey University last night.
Her design The Butterfly Ship was a homage to Russian artist Vladimir Kush's painting Departure of the Winged Ship, she said.
Though her handiwork came out better – and bigger – than she was originally intending, she was still stunned to be named a category winner.
"It was like, oh really – me, really me?"
The Karori 14-year-old was one of two high school students and two adult designers to win Bling My Bra prizes.
The overall winner, Lactose Intolerance, by Jennifer Bogoievski, was made out of plastic milk bottles.
Now in its fourth year, the competition is regarded as the little sister of World of WearableArt's Bizarre Bras.
More than 50 were received, many from high school students who had created their designs as part of textiles or fashion classes. All proceeds from the event went to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.