I am SO EXCITED to be participating in the Seattle Goodwill Glitter Gala fashion show this year! I’ve been practicing in my new red heels purchased this weekend and dreaming about my outrageous hair and makeup.
To get you into the Glitter Gala mood…
I was contacted by the Art Institute of Seattle last week about the designer-student outfits that will be showcased at the show as well. Being a past children’s clothing designer that used mostly upcycled materials, I LOVE that the Goodwill is collaborating with the Art Institute to encourage re-design and showcasing the works at the Glitter Gala! These pieces were put together from found items at the Seattle-area Goodwill stores and as you can see our local fashion-designers have talent! I can’t wait to see them on the runway tonight.
The honorable mentions first…
Susy Gregoire’s gold and red piece… beautiful!
Pierre Davis brings some “ice” to the contest
Penny McMillan’s piece is so amazing! I wish this one was in my size!!!
This piece was costume-amazing!
The Second Place winner is….
Daniel Bordner did a beautiful job on this piece!
And the winner is….
Alyson Mendez! Who did an absolutely FABULOUS job with “the time she spent tearing strips of multi-colored fabrics to create this layered and textured strapless garment… she really invented her own fabric in the process. The whole thing is astonishing!” – GlamSpoon (Glitter Gala Art Institute Judge 2011)
They said we might have some down time as models… so I’ll try and keep you all updated from hair and makeup (at Salon Circa) to the backstage action taking place via my Twitter account (my twitter is: evolveexistence).
So this weekend was all about starting the MASSIVE cleaning & redecorating of the home for our holiday party. And one of the items I’ve wanted for a long-time (like 15 years!) is a nice portable bar for the kitchen. The type you can roll out onto a patio or dinning room to put appatizers and drinks on for guests. Well, I originally went into the Goodwill this weekend to pick up some nude panty-hose for the Goodwill Glitter Gala on Wednesday night and to see if I could also find a pair of red heels to wear with my dress (since those red flats were KILLING my feet!).
First of all, we parked in the new parking lot… Oooh, la la!
I found the red heels…
Then, speaking of red… I found that long-awaited kitchen portable bar, in a beautiful shade of RED! And this Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel quality piece was in mint condition and on sale for only $50!
I also ended up finding some more shelves (for our home redesign) and a couple of other items we needed like more pants for the little guy!
After getting the bar home and cleaning it up I spoke to my oldest son who lives part-time in Colorado. While in Fort Collins last week he picked up a great pair of K2 boots for only $10!
Only 48 more hours till the Glitter Gala! The countdown is on…
There are perks to doing a year-long-only-buying-from-the-Goodwill-challenge… and one of them is being able to take part in the annual Glitter Gala Fashion Show!
This summer I received my mailed invite to the event… and I immediately thought that I’ve attended SO MANY fundraising dinners that I didn’t just want to sit and eat but I wanted to PARTICIPATE with the audience, the staff, the volunteers! I wanted to volunteer as a model in the fashion show!
So I’ve been working with the lovely ladies behind the scenes and pass through those elusive Golden Gates to the “goody rooms” and you wouldn’t BELIEVE what is in these rooms! Anyways… I couldn’t take pictures of their “collection” so you will just have to attend future fashion shows to see all they have amassed over the years but I can tell you that the items being modeled at the show are going to be available for purchase at the Glitter Gala! So get there early (because you know I’m going to be in line) for all the deals but if you want a sneak-peek at what they will be offering, attend the fashion-show fundraiser on Wednesday, November 9th at 6pm!
You can find out all about both the fundraiser dinner and the infamous shopping day here: http://www.seattlegoodwill.org/glitter/