ReFashion Show at SHE Columbia!

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When an organizer for (a HUGE Women’s Expo) called me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I had any ideas of how SlipsKnute could be involved, I was stoked!  I immediately offered to do a ReFashion Show, featuring all-new refashions for several different women with different body types!  I was told that they couldn’t do anything to help organize it, but sure…go right on ahead!

And that’s how I got stuck with putting a fashion show together in one week (eep!).

I asked 10 of my favorite lady friends if they’d like to do this.  My sell was “Hey…do this show, and you’ll get a custom refashion that you get to keep!”  I was completely shocked that they all agreed…and with enthusiasm!  :)  I set up fittings and got to work on my refashions.

I was nervous.  I have precious little experience refashioning anything for anyone but myself.  What if everything I made looked weird?  :/

Then there was the matter of how to show the “before” shots during the show.  I decided to rig a monitor on each side of the stage that would display the “before” shot as each model walked out in her “after”.

A week was spent dyeing, snipping, undoing, re-doing, and stitching!  Somehow I managed to get it all done.

On the day of the big show, I was terrified.  I hadn’t had time to set up any additional fittings with most of the models, so I had NO IDEA if everything was going to fit.  And what if no one even showed up?

As Meghan and I passed around a bottle of Grand Marnier (nerve-loosening juice) backstage, Larry came in and told us that there were only a few people in the audience– probably boyfriends and family, so there was no need to be nervous.  My heart plummeted.  Really?  I had worked so hard!  I promoted the show all week, !  :(

I rushed to the curtained area backstage and peered into the audience…the completely packed audience (very funny, Larry!)!  There weren’t enough seats for everyone, so lots of people were standing in the back too!  I was completely overwhelmed!

It was time to start the show!  I gave a quick explanation of who I was, and my mission to change the way the world thinks about fashion.

Yep...funny faces aren't just for "before" shots!  :D
Yep…funny faces aren’t just for “before” shots! :D

Without further ado, here are the pics from the first EVER ReFashion Show!  :D

Paige Before
Paige Before
Paige After
Paige After!
This lady rocks the runway!
This lady rocks the runway!
Bye, Paige!
Bye, Paige!
Alex Before
Alex Before
Alex After!
Alex After!
Such a cute tunic!
Such a cute tunic!
Jennifer Before
Jennifer Before
Jennifer After
Jennifer After
Love that lace collar and tiny peplum!  :)
Love that lace collar and tiny peplum! :)
Lovely!
Lovely!
Kaitlin Before
Kaitlin Before
Kaitlin After
Kaitlin After
I think this is my fave frock from the show!  :)
I think this is my fave frock from the show! :)
Bye, Kaitlin!
Bye, Kaitlin!
Recognize her?  She's The Wine Snob!  :)
Recognize her? She’s! :)
Ginny Before
Ginny Before
Ginny After!
Ginny After!
From Puritan to Pure Fun!
From Puritan to Pure Fun!
Meghan Before
Meghan Before
Meghan After!
Meghan After!
I love the fierce look on her face!
I love the fierce look on her face!
Red Hair + Green = Win!
Red Hair + Green = Win!
Catherine Before
Catherine Before
Catherine After!
Catherine After!
Work it!
Work it!
I DIG that open back!
I DIG that open back!
Amy Before
Amy Before
Amy After!
Amy After!
I know such cool women!  :)
I know such cool women! :)
So Statuesque!  :)
So Statuesque! :)
Erin Before
Erin Before
Erin After!
Erin After!
C'mon!  How ELSE are you every gonna wear your wedding dress again?!?!
C’mon! How ELSE are you every gonna wear your wedding dress again?!?!
Blyth Before
Blyth Before
Blyth After
Blyth After
Blyth got a little nervous, so I helped her down the runway!  :)
Blyth got a little nervous, so I helped her down the runway! :)
"Don't worry, kiddo!  You're doing fine!"  :)
“Don’t worry, kiddo! You’re doing fine!” :)
Nonono!  Thank YOU!  ;)
Nonono! Thank YOU! ;)
These chicks rock!  :)
These chicks rock! :)

I COULD NOT have done this show without these wonderful women:

Much Love!  :)
Much Love! :)

Thanks SO MUCH to anyone and everyone who helped make the first ever ReFashion Show a huge hit!  :)

Jazz Hands!  :)
Jazz Hands! :)

…until next time, Cheers!  :)

Later Taters!  :)
Later Taters! :)
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