Last weekend was the Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show. If you have been following my blog, you know that as a participant in this event, I was given $125 to spend at Goodwill stores in Greater Cleveland to create runway-ready looks. My theme was 1960s French Riviera. Think Bridgette Bardot at Cannes Film Festival. The event took place at Windows on the River with a cocktail hour in the Cleveland Aquarium. Here is my diary of the event:
4 p.m. We arrive at Windows on the River.
We check in on the third floor and find Brown Aveda students waiting to do hair and make up. My little sister, who is modeling in the show, is the first to get her hair and makeup done. I share my vision with the stylists and make up artists: 60s hair and cat eye.
4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Organize Looks.
While I am waiting for the other models to arrive, I find a rack to hang up all of the looks. There are irons and steamers for any last minute adjustments. The other bloggers are arriving and I get to drool at all of the cute looks.
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Get Models Through Hair and Makeup.
The models are really starting to arrive now. I make sure each one is with a stylist or make up artist. As one girl finishes their hair and makeup another starts. It's getting busier by the minute.
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Get Models Into Looks.
As each model finishes with hair and makeup, I hand them their outfits. We ended up making a few last minute adjustments as I was meeting some of the models for the first time, but everything fit. I was really happy with how everyone looked in their outfits.
6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cocktail Hour
I escaped for a brief half hour to go to the cocktail hour and meet up with friends who came to see my show. I zoomed through the aquarium, and made sure to grab a quick glass of wine.
7 p.m. Run Through.
Now that all the models are dressed, I take them down the runway for a practice run through before the show.
7:30 p.m. Let the Show Begin.
While we are waiting to go on stage, we make last-minute adjustments to hair, make up and outfits. We hang out back stage and practice getting in order, but mostly we are just goofing around. I get a chance to take a picture of these lovely ladies who are walking down the runway in "The History of the Little Black Dress."
8:30 p.m. We Take the Stage.
I give my introductory remarks and "Age of Consent" by New Order starts playing as my models walk the runway. After the show flies by, we take one final walk down the runway to "Moi Je Joue" by Brigitte Bardot. That's a wrap! The whole event was a whirlwind and so much fun to be a part of. Thanks so much to Goodwill for such a great community event!
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