Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Get Your Glam On" Fashion Show Review

"Get Your Glam On" fashion show celebrated Ruth's Room 3rd year of ministry.  Providing clothing, food and friendship at "no-cost" to anyone in need.  Matthew 25: 35-40
Ruth's Room has kept 14 tons of clothes from going directly into the landfill.  Being able to give clothes away to be used again is the best way to reuse, however when the garment is out-dated, then what?
Be Creative - like shorten hems, wear it backwards, layer it, use a shirt as a jacket, add lace trim, dye it a different color, remove sleeves, combine two pieces into one, turn jeans into a skirt, or wear a vintage item with a modern piece.
If the garment is unwearable - use it to make a quilt scarf, handbags, totes, apron, make a baby or little kids clothes from adult clothes, stuffed toys, pillows, potholders, or where ever your imagination takes you.  You can also keep buttons, zippers, trims, special fabric to be used over again.
In "Get Your Glam On" fashion show we used some of these ideas and will point them out as we go along with this review.  Also in the near future there will some tutorials on just how we did it.  This review will be done in 3 parts  - the first on here at this blog site and part two will be held at Tally's Place and ending up at ReFashioned Threads
Presenting "Get Your Glam On" Fashion Show....
This is Makala in what I like to think of as layers of color and textures.  She has on a dark orange top with a light orange sherbert button-up blouse tied in front with a multi-colored flower, velvet blazer.  The jeans have a wide cuff to make them capri length. To make the jeans "special" I stamped coordinating flowers on one leg.  Starting at the inner part of the cuff and kind of "swirled" the flowers up to the front pocket and then going around to the back pocket.

This is Molly in capri style slacks with a coordinating jacket with the sleeves pushed up to 3/4 length.  Adding the sapphire blue button blouse adds a "pop" of color and accessorized with a brown vintage handbag and brown heels.
 This is Evelyn and her first outfit focuses on some metal accents.  She has on faded blue jeans with some ragged hem wear.  This is a boxy style jacket with a stand up collar and brass grommet closures and a larger than life "E" necklace.  The black leather bag also sports more metal to finish the look.  Just barely able to peek out behind the jacket is a brown and gold tank to added a hint of sparkle.
 This is Callie in another mixed layer look.  From bottom up - she is sporting a pair of turquoise stilettos.  A pair of light blue and white striped peddle pushers paired with a blue linen short dress worn as a tunic. Topped off with a burgandy velvet jacket with the sleeves rolled up and a double layer white necklace and a black and turquoise faux snake skin extra large purse.

This here is Genesis; a model in the making posing in front of the entrance/exit of the "runway" - Wearing faded skinny jeans, a satiny dark blue cowl neck blouse with a brown fitted blazer with classic white heels and white purse to match.  With a brown braided belt to add some spice.

This outfit was a dare.....  it was to use this green with white polka dot top that was probably part of a early 90's  two-piece outfit.  I tried having Makala wear it many ways.... over a short white dress as a jacket.... wear it backwards over same short white dress....  with different colors, desperately trying to stay away from its original life purpose.  After many tries this is what we ended up with - black with small white pinstripe pants that would be considered "high waters" except that I painted a pair of small heel cotton flats to match the outfit - a tutorial will follow later in another post....
A thin white cotton long sleeve blouse was paired under the now new life white polka dotted jacket
The pants were the perfect length to highlight the refashioned shoes.... This is part of the "runway" and where the models entered from and exited to.
How refreshing to mix pink and green together and Molly did a wonderful job wearing a light green sheer shirt with small brown diagonal stripes, a pink satiny top and a light green fitted cotton blend jacket. A pink canvas handbag gives it a cheerful accent and the brown wooden beaded necklace and brown heels pull it all together.
That 70's Style is what Evie has on here - Just above the knee angle striped skirt matched with a ruched plum colored top, a long purple pendent necklace, with a smokey purple suede hobo style handbag and some shiny wine colored pumps.

 Layering together different pieces helps to extend one's wardrobe as done here - Genesis has on a regular black tee with small short sleeves and over that is a long sleeve opened arm shrug AND over that is layered a gray vest front with silver metal clasp in front paired with this at-knee skirt and accessorized with a long gold pendent necklace, a big black handbag, and topped off with a black and white headband with a shimmering white rose  - just for fun!
Hats are a fun way to make any outfit have new life.... Callie has on a deep yellow floppy brim hat with a gray knit dress, a patch work short sleeve jacket and a bronze color belt with  a gray and yellow handbag and deep yellow strapped heels to match.  Ready for some sight-seeing....

This concludes part one of the "Get Your Glam On" fashion show review - part two is over at Tally's Place and you can get there by clicking here.  See you over there.....

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Today Is The Day

It's.  Finally.  Here.  The day of Get Your Glam On has arrived!!!  Starla and I and all the girls have put so much hard work into this fashion show.  Gail has been a trooper when it comes to our need to have someone helping the girls with wardrobe.  Roger has set up the sound system so the girls can walk to the NewsBoys as they come down the runway.  There are just a few finishing touches to be done.  The excitement has my tummy doing butterflies and my throat hearts.  Wish us luck, pray for us, as we seek to educate our community about Ruth's Room and ultimately, bring glory to GOD.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Glam is Fast Approaching

We are fast approaching the fashion show-it's on March 6 at 2 pm-so we have shifted into overdrive to get things done.  Today we had most of our models there to try on outfits and photograph them.  Once we have the photographs, we will place them on a board to help us determine the order.  It was a lot of fun and as we put together outfits and see the girls in them we get more excited.  We now have the following young ladies as models: Genesis, Evelyn, Callie, Makala, Molly, and Lexie.  Each of them is unique and has their own sense of style.  It's been interesting to see what works on which girl and how it is all coming together.  It is starting to feel like something big and we joked about Project Runway and America's Next Top Model.  Here is some of what today looked like.






Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Gettin' Ready for the Glam...Part 2

We continue to fit models and switch outfits in preparation for our fashion show which will take place on March 6, 2010. Today I got to enjoy both of my daughters and my granddaughter at RR. All 3 are going to be models for the show. Without further ado....

Molly and her red gown

Don't look so happy, Molly....

Callie's tootsies....

I think she's ready for a grown-up job....

The Bean...don't let that innocent look fool ya....she's probably thinking of barfing on someone.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Gettin' Ready for the Glam...Fashion Show Prep

In about 6 weeks Ruth's Room will be having a fashion show that will be open to all paparazzi.  The show will be titled...Ruth's Room Fashion...Get Your Glam On!"  The show will highlight some of the wonderful vintage and designer items that can be found for FREE at Ruth's Room.  In preparation for the big event, there was a fitting of some of the models today.  Here are just of the few spectaculars that will be up for auction after the show.

Gold Disco dress modeled by Makala

Should we shorten it....

Maybe it should be ruched

Shoes, shoes, shoes

Navy blue size 8 (yippeee)

Olive green buckles size 8  (yipppeee)

Wing tip-inspired heels size 8 (double yippeee)

Every fashionable women needs a handbag

Charleston anyone?

Wool felt hat...where did you come from?

If you have seen one of these or know anything about tell! We're dying to know.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Now for the Latest Update

It has been quite a while since I posted here, but it's time to get things moving again.  Ruth's Room is coming up on its 3rd year of providing free clothing and other necessities to the people of Humboldt County.  We were interviewed today as part of the Spirit ofthe Northcoast segment on KIEM.  (That is the local NBC affiliate here in Humboldt County.)  Here we are in all our glory....hahaha.....To GOD be the glory!

We will also be having our first fashion show, Ruth's Room Fashion Show: GET YOUR GLAM ON.  The event will showcase some of the great finds that have been discovered in the bags and boxes that come through the doors of Ruth's Room.  Stay tuned for future updates.

Below are a few pictures of some of the volunteers at RR.

Margaret taking a picture of me taking a picture of her.

My sister, Ammi, sorting donations.

My aunt, Clara, and Margaret sorting donations.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

what is this...Ruth's Room?"

Ruth's Room was started by Starla Teasley to answer the need for clothing and household goods for a community that has seen a financial decline in the past decade. Several area lumber mills have closed and with those closures other industries were impacted as well. The congregation of Rio Dell Baptist agreed with Starla and generously provides space to house all the clothing and supplies. Ruth's Room is open Tuesdays from 10 am through 1 pm and offers its services without any income verification. All clothing and household items are offered absolutely free. We like to say that donations are accepted but are NOT required.

Stay tuned for pics and upcoming excitement from the staff and volunteers of Ruth's Room!