Last Monday I made my debut on the runway. As a long time thrifter my skills were finally challenged when Vancouver Eco Fashion Week
invited me to take part in their Value Village
Thrift Chic showcase.
Three girls (Posing in Vintage
, FATE Vintage
, and The Pretty Secrets
) were given $500 to come up with 15 looks from Value Village and not a lot of prep time. I was amazed with the other girls tenacity and creativity - even watching the video replay (watch in full on my facebook page
) the show seems so long yet I remember backstage to be organized chaos and the show only lasting seconds.
My favourite look was the finale. It was painstakingly sewn together by hand with a plethora of doilies. The floral headpiece was also handcrafted by yours truly. I have discovered that I find great joy in creating garments from doilies and lace tablecloths, so much so that I believe I may even start selling them - watch for doily dreams on my Etsy store
Has anyone ever been to Eco Fashion Week or plan on going next season?
Labels: eco fashion week, Etsy, fate vintage, posing in vintage, runway, the pretty secrets vintage, thrifting, travel, value village, Vancouver, vintage