Thursday, February 21, 2013

This May, myself and a handful of local(ish) bloggers will be partnering with Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland to put on a runway show. The idea is for each of us to design a collection of 8-10 looks purchased entirely at Goodwill for $125 or less.

I am a huge supporter of Goodwill as well as thrifting in general, so I'm really excited for the show. The runway show will take place on the first Thursday in May at Cleveland's Window on the River. I've never been there, but the pictures are beautiful.

I will be choosing the music for the models to walk to, introducing myself, giving direction on the hair/make-up (which is provided by Brown Aveda) and I'll be styling the models completely. I chose to keep the concept behind my collection very simple. The theme I picked is simply the color pink. It's quite difficult to go with an elaborate theme from Goodwill so I picked something very me and simple. We can only shop at locations in Cleveland/Canton and neither of those are that close to me, so I'm really happy with the ease and room my theme has provided me.

Rachel and I got together to do a brief little photo shoot to share tidbits of our collections. She shared hers on her blog and I have three looks to share with you today. I still need to do some more shopping and fine tuning.

For this look, I went with a more "youthful" vibe. I think this outfit would look amazing with rain boots and a little umbrella. The jacket is a wonderful and thick Gap trench, the skirt is from one of the Target capsule collections, and while you can't see it in the photos, the top has the cutest crochet peter pan collar. The belt is very detailed as well. This look is all about the details.

This outfit looked so good on Rachel! This skirt is from Target and the top was brand new with tags from Ann Taylor. I'm completely smitten with the subdued hues. This look will be completely with higher heels and a hat or headband. The accessories will completely make this outfit.

I am 100% in love with this skirt. It has the most beautiful color and the texture is stunning. I know this skirt is going to look incredible on a super tall model. The skirt is vintage and the top is from the Miley Cyrus line. I'm not crazy about the extreme detailing on the top, but I think it's fun. I might chop off some of the details off and refashion it a bit.

I hope you all enjoyed this sneak peak and I'll be sharing more along the way!

Note: I am doing this event on behalf of Goodwill. I am not able to collaborate with any stylist (I am the stylist) to make this event come to life. If you are local and have a blog, there's always a chance you will be asked to participate next year. I am not the person to contact to be apart of this event. Sorry & thank you!
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  1. that fashion show sounds so cool! windows is a REALLY nice place. congrats! i hope they'll be selling tickets or something so i can come!

  2. That's a really cool opportunity. It sounds a lot of fun. I'd be really excited and terribly nervous about it, but from the look it is going to be awesome. I like the pink skirt in the last picture. Looking forward to more sneaky bits.

  3. oooh i saw this on her blog so i'm thrilled to see more here! this is SUCH an awesome project and i cant wait to hear how the whole thing goes. that's so exciting you're picking the music and speaking and making the outfits and wow, you are just super awesome!! and adorable, these outfits are perfect.

  4. This is SUCH an amazing project - how exciting to be a part of it! Looking forward to seeing more : )

    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

  5. Oh, what an exciting project! How fun to see everything as it comes together more too. I'm already really loving these looks- especially the second one.

  6. PS Just so you are aware, when I clicked the link to go to Rachel's site, it took me to (to a women who is very over blogging). I think Rachel's URL is Or at least, that url had a post about this style show too!

    Anyway, very excited for you both!

  7. Wow, what an awesome opportunity! I would love to do something like this with my Goodwill or Salvation Army. Your three looks so far look great! I love that Gap trench and can't wait to see your other looks! Have a great weekend! <3


  8. That gap trench is so rad!! And your vintage skirt and Miley shirt- OMG!!! I love this idea- bc who doesn't love spending a day goodwilling!? Congrats girl!


  9. What an awesome event!! You are so lucky to be a part of it, sounds like it'll be a ton of fun! I love what you came up with so far. That second outfit is so lovely with the subdued colors and I do really love that skirt in the third look. Can't wait to see it all come together!

  10. Congrats on your styling job! This sounds like such a wonderful event and I'm really excited for you. I love the outfits you posted here, I think this is a great way to showcase style on a budget :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  11. That sounds like a great event.

  12. Eeee this is the most exciting and fun idea ever! You are one lucky stiff! Sounds like you'll have a total blast...hope it goes super well. That white ruffled blouse is my favorite piece...

    <3 Cambria

  13. This is so exciting! I love everything you paired so far. All the outfits look really amazing. I cannot wait to see more!


  14. love your outfit and that skirt is gorgeous! these photos are so cute! loving that adorable chervron rug too
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

  15. Ahh these turned out so well!! I lovelovelove the colors in the outfit you let me wear. Pretty soft neutrals.. swoon! Your pics turned out so good - too bad it was like 30 degrees and we couldn't go outside - but the inside ones actually look good!


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