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