Thursday, April 26, 2012

No White show

As promised, today I have some pictures from the No White Fashion show I attended last night.  It was really interesting!  My friend and I got to the Weisman Museum shortly before the doors were going to open.  We wandered around the WAM gift shop for a few minutes and then noticed they were letting people in, so we made our way in....somehow getting inside at the same time as the members.  Whoops.  Oh well, it worked out in our favor, while we had to stand, we managed to grab a spot near the end of the runway.  I wasn't able to get great full body pictures, but I got a few good ones that showcase some fun things.  The theme of the show was the "Dark side of fairy tales" and the students were challenged to create a crossover costume piece that also incorporated upcycled or recycled materials, plus one item that could be found in the WAM gift shop.  

First the models came out in typical runway fashion.  Then each designer got one minute in front of the judges for questions.  After that the judges went and deliberated for about a half hour and then the winners were announced.  It was like watching a live version of Project Runway!  Below are some of my favorites/best pictures I got of the night.

This first one was inspired by Red Riding Hood.  I could almost see myself wearing the jacket.

This next one was inspired by The Little Mermaid.  I didn't get a great shot of the front unfortunately.

This one here is the first place winner.  It is based on Sleeping Beauty and the designer was adorable when she was talking about it.

This one was my favorite and I think it's also from Red Riding Hood.  I don't even know why I love it so much.  It didn't win anything, but I really like it anyway!

This one was another favorite of mine, I don't even know what fairytale it represents, but I love it.  She came in 3rd place.

So anyway, it was a lot of fun to watch and listen to the judges ask questions and have the students answer them.  The other thing that I thought was so neat is that most of these students were only in their second year of design school - pretty awesome talent out there when you consider that!

So today I decided in the spirit of the fairytale theme to try and emulate my favorite fairytale.  I didn't choose to go "dark" with it and honestly, I wanted to wear something a little different but the weather isn't quite cooperating (and I might not have been brave enough too).  So anyway, if you squint, I went for the Little Mermaid, mostly in color scheme.  Maybe when it gets warmer next week I'll drag out the outfit I really wanted to wear!

So overall, it was really fun to go to the show, it lasted just around and hour and a half, which was just the right amount of time I thought.  There was a little dance performance while the judges were deliberating too, so in addition to feeling like I was at a live version of Project Runway, it was also like being at a live version of So You Think You Can Dance - and yes, could they ever dance!  They were great, they did a modern interpretation of Snow White.  I'm glad I had a chance to go, especially when we didn't have to pay a thing thanks to my friend winning a Twitter contest.  You have to love it!

Tomorrow is Friday - and I'm doing a "fun facts" about me, so don't forget to feel free to ask me anything in the comments and I'll answer things about me tomorrow! Have a great day!

Outfit rundown:
T-shirt - Express (thrifted)
Pants - Alfani, Macy's (old)
Shoes - SO, Kohls
Bag - Axcess by Claiborne (thrifted)
Necklace - Butterfly Boutique


  1. what a cool show! it's always great to see young talent like that! and a dance performance, too? how fun!

  2. That looks like so much fun! I went to something similar at the local art gallery here last June - what a plethora of talent.

    I like your "scale" bag!

  3. That looks like such a fun event! I love seeing all the elaborate designs and the fairy tale theme is awesome!

    The Tiny Heart

  4. It was so much fun! I'm glad we were able to go!

  5. Thanks for sharing your photos from that event. I like the theme.
    Question: Where did "The Pants Monkey" phrase come from? It's cute.

  6. Well, that looks like fun! Those are pretty impressive designs, especially coming from second-year students.

    I think the Little Mermaid is very inspiring, fashion-wise. I see the inspiration in your outfit, even if it is slight!

    Question: I think I already asked this already, but now everyone can see your answer: Have you always lived in Minnesota, or did you grow up somewhere else?

    P.S. Snow for you guys?! Not for us! Don't get me wrong, it's not going to be beautiful or anything (highs in the upper 40s), but that's better than snow. We had a gorgeous Monday and Tuesday, but now it's back in the 50's. So sad.

  7. Omg awesome show! I think my favorite is either the Little mermaid dress or the one that's your favorite. Thanks so much for taking pictures of the event. It sounded so cool.

    I love that you also took inspiration from the show! Your outfit does a good job of synthesizing the little mermaid (probably my favorite fairytale). I love the "scale" bag and cute tee.

    What's your favorite meal? If you had to pick a literary character, who would you be? What's your superpower?

  8. (Btw have you gotten your buttonflowers in the mail. I've been meaning to ask, but it's gearing up for finals and I am so braindead cramming everything in. If you haven't, please let me know ASAP so I can get you more sent out.)

  9. what a super fun concept for a fashion show! I love all the looks that you captured, Beth. That lovely floral top is so very dreamy and the colors are just super pretty!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  10. That is some interesting fashion. I love watching local shows like that.

  11. Looks like a really fun show! Love the concept.

  12. Looks like you had a lot of fun! I love your outfit too :)


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