I don’t even know where to begin with this recap of the 2014 Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show! It was such a thrill to be a part of this fantastic event for the third year in a row. Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. holds an annual fundraiser where local bloggers are invited to showcase a runway collection under $125 using thrifted items. My collection was titled Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants, inspired by Stevie Wonder’s album. I styled 10 looks well under the budget using plants and flowers as my guide for every outfit. The key was to style a garden-like collection without the use of floral print.
The Outfits: Journey Through the Secret Life of Plans
I made an upbeat mix of Nothin’ on You by B.O.B, Fantasy by Mariah Carey, and I’m Comin’ Out by Diana Ross.
Hair & Makeup
My sister Nora and my friend Huda, both immensley talented hair and makeup stylists voulnteered to do the hair and makeup. They used a lot of neutrals and bronze colors for a natural glow with a pop of pink lipstick (our favorite as a group was Candy Yum Yum by MAC). Hair was soft and feminine with loose waves, fishtails and side braids. See our inspiration board here.
Since I didn’t use any floral print in the collection, I thought it would be appropriate to wear a butterfly style floral dress that I bought at H&M several years ago. My sister waved and braided my hair.
The show was a blast and truthfully I couldn’t have done it without a great group of models, my sister, and friend Huda. My friends and family graciously volunteered their time and energy to be a part of this project. They were enthusiastic and radiant. My favorite part is that we all had a fun time all throughout this process, they were seriously a riot backstage!