This is from a video shoot we did where model Ashanti is playing the role of Josephine Baker, American-born French dancer, singer, and actress during the 1920’s-1930’s.
Last week I shared with you a behind-the-scenes video of the 2010 DC Goodwill Fashion Show and today I am digging back even deeper in my video archive to share with you another look into what behind-the-scenes at one of my shows is like: fun, hard-working, and drama free!
It is hard to believe that this year marks six years since I styled, directed, and choreographed the 2008 Fashion of Goodwill show, which featured a Parisian theme and was held at the French Embassy in Washington, DC. And what a night it was! In the video, you can see a bit of the work that goes into a used wedding gown and what we needed to do to get it polished and ready to go on the runway so that it could be purchased afterwards in the pop-up retail shop.
Soon I will be hosting a Spring Trunk Show for Goodwill where every single piece will be hand-picked and selected by me and my team of stylists. And all items will be sold for less than $100. So save your money to shop then and help out a great mission! Will keep you posted on the date.
Just a few weeks are left until the 2013 Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show & Gala: The Art of Fashion at Artisphere in Rosslyn. Did you get your tickets yet?
As I continue to finalize the models, music, mood, and – of course – amazing fashions from our local Goodwill stores, I had to make sure to pay attention to one special person and that’s the DC Goodwill Fashionista! She has agreed to let me give her a complete head-to-toe makeover and while I cannot yet reveal the outfits we chose for her, I can share with you a bit of her hair and makeup transformation at the hands of the team at Paul Mitchell The School at Tyson’s Corner under my creative vision for her.
Catch a glimpse of the makeover on the DC Goodwill Fashion Blog today and stay tuned for exclusive behind-the-scenes content in the weeks leading up to the big day on September 24th! Looking forward to seeing you there!
Have you heard? The Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show & Gala is back for 2013 and yours truly will be directing, styling, coordinating, and choreographing the one-of-a-kind event using vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories pulled directly from the donations made to Goodwill of Greater Washington!
There are so many reasons why I love shopping at Goodwill, and over on the DC Goodwill Fashionista blog today I share with you my top five tips for making the most of your Goodwill visit. You, too, can find amazing items like the Banana Republic vest at right that I recently discovered at the Glebe Road store. (More pictures below, including two of last year’s fashion show, shot by Charles Martin.)
Have your own Goodwill shopping tips? I would love to hear them! Send me an email and I will make sure to share your tips in a future blog post.