Thursday, May 8, 2008

... I'll Do My Little Turn on the Catwalk!

Nathan's spectacular sketch

The past several weeks at the office, I have been working with a few of my favorite coworkers on a very fun (and very out-of-the-ordinary) project. The architectural/interior design firm that I work at was invited to enter a local fashion design fundraiser (- think Project Runway).

Our fabric + pictures of our vision for make-up/hair

We had to put together a team of four (I'm the model... Work It!) and were paired up with an interiors company who supplied us with our materials. Ours happened to be wall coverings/upholstery fabric, but some teams had to use carpet and even tile! The organizers of the competition assigned us the colors that we had to use (see ours below), but other than that, we have had free range in designing and creating our piece. I think we did a pretty great job, I mean we're not Christian Sirianos, and we probably could have used a little help from Tim Gunn, but overall it turned out to be a fierce little number, and I think we'll probably make it work (Guinness Book of World Records - most PR references used in one sentence EVAH)!

The beginnings of the woven bodice

The actual event is tonight and since I am assuming that everyone is finished constructing their designs, I am going to go ahead and post some fun pictures of our creative process. Just a sneak peak of the final product! I'm hoping we get some great shots tonight at the show, because I can't wait to share them!

A close-up shot of the finished skirt

I'll be taking the afternoon off to go do my modeling duties...

(please say a prayer that I don't pull a Carrie Bradshaw)

...and I hope everyone has a lovely, fashionable day!


Sneaky Chic said...

That is so cool! I can't wait to see the final pics. Have fun - You will do GREAT!

Sara B said...

That dress looks awesome!! I can't wait to see pics of you in it!!

Jennifer said...

Hello? That is like a fashionista wet dream! Have a GREAT time and post photos!

Regardez Moi said...

WOW, that dress is really really cool. What a fun project!!! Good luck on the catwalk.

Always In Style said...

That dress looks totally cool - I would so wear it :-0

You must post pics!