Fabulous Redress Runway photos!

Truly spectacular photos by reDirect Photography, plus here is his summary blog post of the Redress Raleigh show!

Hairologist: Demetra of D-Spot 
Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Amani
Models’ sites:
Colleen Ann Guest
Camellia Jade
Vivian Powers-Ramge

Photos from backstage, Redress Raleigh 2015

Just the start of the many amazing photos taken by fabulous photographers….

These beautiful photos were taken by the very creative, very talented Ernesto Sue.
This was outside the Lincoln Theatre, before the Redress Raleigh Fashion Show began.
Hairologist: Demetra of D-Spot 
Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Amani
Models’ sites:
Colleen Ann Guest
Camellia Jade
Vivian Powers-Ramge

 

A more proper Redress recap!

Whew!  I have been catching up with semi-cleaning the house, running errands, and taking naps since the Redress Raleigh weekend…. After designing for the Eco-Fashion Show on Friday, May 30, and attending the wildly-interesting and fun Redress Eco Fashion & Textiles Conference (EFTC) the next day!!

Elizabeth Galecke of Elizabeth Galecke Photography took these amazing photos.  She’s not only an incredible photographer, she’s a dear friend.

Same goes for Kristen Randall of Mood Swing, who made the naturally beautiful jewelry for the show!

Emily Kirchem of Edie Kaye collaborated on the final coral-motif dress!!

Hair & Makeup by Gia PeeblesS Davis Makeup Artistry, & Emonie Peebles, Aura Salon & BoutiqueDSC_5514

My SPECTACULAR (and super sweet!) models are (left to right):
Mollyann Russell, Nancy Tom, Lizza Igoe, Sarah Tector, Laura Wyker, Charla Hodges, Borys K. is standing in front of me, Lindsay K. Saunders, Madeline T., Rae S., Caitlin Palmieri, Colleen Ann Guest, and Emmie BanksDSC_5653DSC_5654DSC_5656DSC_5659DSC_5663DSC_5667DSC_5670DSC_5674DSC_5676DSC_5680DSC_5684DSC_5685DSC_5690DSC_5691DSC_5695DSC_5705DSC_5706DSC_5710DSC_5711DSC_5713DSC_5715DSC_5727DSC_5730DSC_5736DSC_5738DSC_5743DSC_5745DSC_5746DSC_5749DSC_5751DSC_5752

Redress Raleigh is THIS Friday!!!!

Yes…. In TWO DAYS!!!!!  

Get tickets prior to Friday to save $5.  Here is the link:  
http://redressraleigh.com/spring-summer-2014/redress-spring-2014-eco-fashion-show-marketplace?utm_source=Redress+Raleigh+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4c5baec478-May_28_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7088056b95-4c5baec478-315875689

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Sneak peeks at Redress work in progress…

Just the fabric, actually… the sewing for me is gonna come later!  🙂

Silk charmeuse for some bowties:
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Fabric for a dress, probably:20140322_150656

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And some silk-cotton blend for bowties:20140325_162942

A very successful, fun, and exhausting weekend!!

Last weekend was a busy SATURDAY.  I crammed two big events into one day.  I’m not sure how I did that… being motivated to help out a good cause sure motivates!  I sure felt it the next day.  Some kind of an adrenaline hangover if that’s possible.

First was The Handmade Market.  Definitely one of the very best I’ve been part of.  I think that everyone that attended was extra excited to see so many fabulous artists!!  There were a lot of cool vendors.  A new one, The Zen Succulent, was set up next to my spot.  Margaret and Megan had the coolest air plants, Japanese moss balls, and aqua terrariums!!!!  The Japanese moss balls they had were so perfect and round, and were 5 and 25 years old…  and they let me hold one!  Very cool stuff!!

The day had yummy coffee, food, and the best 60’s and 70’s R&B!!  You’d look around, and both vendors and customers were grooving, dancing to the music all day!  Such a great vibe.  The Handmaidens really know how to put on a fantastic event.  It’s a gorgeous space, they prepare things so perfectly for the vendors, had the BEST poster for any show ever, the best people volunteered, and there’s just so much mutual appreciation and love for other artists and vendors.  Not a jealous or negative bone in the building!!

So, that was from 10-5.  Right after I packed up, with the help of my dear boyfriend, I walked across Moore Square to Marbles Kids Museum for Activate Good’s Couture for a Cause.
I had created two garments to be auctioned off with Hospice of Wake County as my inspiration, to bring attention to that non-profit, and raise money for Activate Good.  One was a Ready-to-Wear jacket.  The other was an Art-to-Wear piece.  My RTW jacket brought in the highest bid of the category!!!!  My ATW piece was a longer jacket with a luna moth designed into it.  That one went for the second highest bid of that category!!  I am so excited!!  It was such a rush… so exhilarating!!  What a feeling to inspire people to give to a nonprofit I feel so strongly about!!!  My model, Marissa Magnusson, was incredible, energetic, and a total love!!!  I hope we work together again!!!!

There were some other gorgeous pieces there!  Ford Bowden & Kim Ring and Claudia Corletto did some beeee-eautiful work!!  My particular favorite was by my friend Margo of Rocket Betty designs.  She was designing for The Art of Cool.  She stitched actual paper sheet music into the bottom of the dress and at the shoulders, and even stitched about 680 crystal rhinestones in by hand!!!!  She’s pretty amazing.  She kind of saved my butt, too, for the show.  Since my first piece was a waist-length jacket, and whomever was bidding on it was to expect to go home with the WHOLE OUTFIT…. Margo created a super chic black shift dress to wear underneath!!!  It was stunning.  I never could have pulled that off as well nor as quickly as she did.  I definitely feel she’s in part responsible for the great bid on my Ready to Wear look.

I have some wonderful friends.  I heard the girls from Redress Raleigh and Carrie Reuben cheering in the audience.  And one of Margo’s friends, Lori, was there, too, and she’s been very sweet and supportive and I consider her a lovely new friend.

There is a lot of encouragement and there are positive people around me.  Every day, I am aware how lucky I am.   Thank you, readers, too!!!!

XOXO

Pre-show photos by Raleigh Static Jason Rizzo

The last photo is Margo with her Art to Wear dress on her model Shelby.

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Video recap from Redress Raleigh 2013!!!

This video covers the Conference as well as the Eco-Fashion Show!
There are lots of peeks at Leopold Designs work, but I have to say, I’m tickled that I’m the closing image (worn by Anna Sterlina) for the video… hehe!! 🙂
Videography and editing by Drawbridge Media

A few new photos from Redress Raleigh 2013!

The lovely Elizabeth Galecke took photos from the Redress Raleigh Eco-fashion Show.  Here are a few!! (More to come!)

Model: Jenn Halweil
Makeup: Melissa Solis of Head 2 Toe
Hair: Megan Matheny
Jewelry: Mood Swing Studio
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Model: Jennifer Gray
Makeup: Melissa Solis of Head 2 Toe
Hair: Megan Matheny
Jewelry: Mood Swing Studio
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Model: Lindsay Saunders
Makeup: Melissa Solis of Head 2 Toe
Hair: Megan Matheny
Jewelry: Mood Swing Studio
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Model: Megan Coleman
Makeup: Melissa Solis of Head 2 Toe
Hair: Megan Matheny
Jewelry: Mood Swing Studio
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Model: Nancy Tom
Makeup: Melissa Solis of Head 2 Toe
Hair: Megan Matheny
Jewelry: Mood Swing Studio
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TOMORROW!!!! Redress runway show!!!!!!

I’m SO excited!!  Oh…And still working my derriere off styling/how to dress my models in the sarongs (wrapping/tying), and also still making new pieces for the Marketplace that’s on Sunday! 
Tonight at midnight is the last time to buy your tickets for the Conference during the day Saturday and/or the Fashion Show Saturday night.
Buy them online:  http://redressraleigh.com/

(Just follow the links whether it’s the conference or fashion show you’re buying tickets for)

NOT TO MISS: 
HUGE thank you’s and kudos to the super cool chick that’s made the jewelry for the runway tomorrow!!!
Mood Swing is Kristen Randall. She’s a Raleigh artist that does the most amazing work. I’d call her style a bit bohemian, but with a vintage touch, using natural materials, crystals, and found objects such as vintage jewelry pieces & buttons, clock keys, & fabric trimmings.
Keep an eye out for these beauties on my models and on me & Kristen tomorrow night!!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/moodswingImage