The 4th Annual Little Black Fashion Show and Luncheon in Mchiana is in the can. Over 60 looks graced the runway, and nearly 350 people attended this annual event. My words simply can not do justice to what a fantastic success this year’s event was, so I will tell the story in pictures. Enjoy!
The nest step is MODEL FITTINGS!
We then size those outfit ideas, and sort them by each model. Each model had 4-6 different looks to try on when they came for a fitting. The goal is to get 3 great looks for each model to wear on the runway.
When each model comes for her fitting, we spend about 30-45 minutes going over the outfit ideas. Generally we need to run back to the racks to find different sizes, colors etc.
The final step is to inventory and catalog each look. We go through each look, write down exactly what each model is wearing (down to rings, necklaces, shoes). We also make special notes for the models on specific attire concerns (i.e. proper undergarments). All of this information is put into the computer so inventory sheets can be printed for each look.
…and now on to developing the actual show!
I am frequently asked what it really takes to pull off a fashion show. It seems so simple: get some people who want to be models, grab a few outfits, turn on some loud music and **BAM** you have a fashion show! Right? WRONG!
Let me be frank: it is a LOT more work than you realize!
The behind the scenes work I’ve done, alongside an amazing committee, for this year’s Little Black Dress fashion show is pretty incredible. For the past year, we have been sitting in pow-wow sessions going through every little detail of the event.
Once we nail down the details, it’s time to start collecting clothes. All of the Goodwill of Michiana stores have been collecting clothes for the fashion show and boutique. The employees of each store have an amazing eye for what is trendy, stylish and designer brand names! All of those things are then cataloged, organized, and shipped to one location where they are again cataloged and organized.
Next, comes the really fun part – choosing our models! This year we held model casting calls across Michiana to allow interested ladies to get information about being a model. The calls were held at Goodwill stores, Kerri’s Avenue Salon and Bethza Professional Makeup Studio.Kerri’s has been named the event’s official hair stylist team, and Betha’s has been named the makeup artist team for the event. We are very grateful to have these pros as part of our fashion team for this event!
Typically we have a core group of 12 models who participate in the show. This year, we had an overwhelming number of ladies show an interest. So the committee got together, and decided to pull rabbits out of hats and expanded the number of models for the show!
I am very excited to share who has been chosen as the models for the2013 Little Black Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon!
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- must be at least 18 years of age
- size 0-24
- available on April 25th
- available for a fitting prior to the event
For more information about specific requirements, please come to the model search or email Goodwill@kathyfriend.com