In December Andrea and I were invited to attend the 2nd Annual Runway Reimagined Fashion Show, hosted by Value Village. The event was created by Vancouver, B.C.’s Eco Fashion Week founder Myriam Laroche, and focuses on reusing and recycling fashion. The first part of the show was two local stylists Karla Ortiz & Alyssa Blanco, who created 15 looks with all clothes they found from Value Village, and spent under $50. The second part of the show was former Project Runway designer Carlie Wong, who used 68 pounds of recycled textiles to completely re-construct and create a new collection of clothing. It was a pretty cool event and awesome event space. The show was held at AXIS in Pioneer Square and filled with fancy appetizers, cocktails and many Seattle fashionistas!
Since we were not part of the actual press, we only had our phones as a cameras. Andrea was able to capture a few fun shots, but I pulled a few images from the event that were online so you get a better view of what we saw.
Thrifting and shopping vintage is not something I’m good at. And honestly I cringe at some of the clothes I see at Value Village or Goodwill. But after seeing some of these looks I’m feeling more inspired to try it. I know it has to be more of a hunt and requires frequent visits, as well as knowing which neighborhood shops to be able to find the best items. But when you score the sweater, shoe or handbag that is perfect- you feel like you won the lotto for a minute… at least I do! Where do you find the best pieces? What is your favorite vintage score?