When I embarked on this adventure with the goodwill show, I had no idea how creative things would get. I searched and searched until I found the perfect items to display some of the ideas circling in my mind. At one of the good will locations I found several shower curtains, yes I said SHOWER CURTAINS! This is the picture of the first shower curtain I came across. I thought it was just a beautiful fabric and new right away that I wanted to make a long maxi dress with this shower curtain. So, I laid the material out trying [...]
For me, timing has always been an irregular phenomenon. When I first applied to be a designer for the Goodwill Triad fashion show, I felt I had proved myself to be accountable and worthy to rock the runway. However, my timing was just a bit off. I realized I couldn't even be considered to be a designer for the show because I had not submitted my application in on time. I was discouraged and decided to let it go because, at that time, nothing could change my situation. Four months later, I receive an email from a fellow student, leader [...]
As the saying goes "who would have thunk it!?" An evening dress from a pair of curtains, a posh and chic cocktail dress from a sequinned top... or an awesome and indeed most fashionable sports jacket from a bride's maids dress! From this..to that! Just a few pictures from our latest Goodwill Rock The Runway Photo and Commercial shoot! You wouldn't believe it if I told you, so I had to show you! Enjoy and stay tuned to this Harlem Nights inspired collection... It's a design journey you don't want to miss!
At the beginning of every fall season, I take a look at my summer wear to decide what I can carry over for Fall. I have been doing this process for as long as I can remember. When I shop for summer clothes, I keep in mind "Is this something that can have a dual purpose?" I am a true believer in stretching clothing into the next season whenever possible. For example, I took my favorite beach cover, a long sleeve shirt and a great pair of jeans to wear into the fall. [...]
A couple of weeks ago I asked my Facebook friends for their help!!! I needed to know which 1 of 4 looks they would like for me to show them the reconstruction process in order to complete that dress. The crowd favorite was the burgundy dress with ruffles. The first steps included gathering all of the needed material that I found in Goodwill. For this dress I used a burgundy ruffled shirt, a bed sheet as well as a curtain. *Next I had to seam rip the entire shirt separating the ruffles, sleeves, and sheer overlay. [...]