July 12, 2014

Two openings, same night, two artist, two of me from the Guadalupe to the HighWire

Artists: Kristel Orta Puente -HighWire JalapeƱo gallery
            Rigoberto Luna Guadalupe Cultural center - Museo Guadalupe 

July 7, 2014

"Work it" with Goodwill: Up Cycle caftan into Kimono/robe paired with Denim cut offs.

Dior Couture 2014

Dior Couture 
Dior. Couture 
Wanted to create a look similar to the runway looks from Dior, also wante it to fell fresh and southwest inspired so I Found this dress from India that seemed small , once I cut off the sleeves it gave it more arm 
room, plus I made the arm holes larger on both sides for a better fit and a more loose casual feel.
Proceeded to cut the garment straight down the middle, being that this piece had embroidery 
I had no problem with fraying once I pinned the edges down for the seams.

After I had removed the sleeves and cut the entire length of the dress. I seamed all the edges and arm holes to create the kimono/robe hot off the runway, that can be paired in different looks for a day to night transformation.
Paired up with cutoff denim shorts that I distressed a bit by running the sharp end of the scissors
At the cut frayed end of the shorts, paired up with a vintage style light cotton tee supplied by the Friendly Spot Ice House in Southtown 
The  repurposed  jeans shorts were cut by an inch , all the original labels were removed, except for the 
Buttons and one belt loop was cut out for indentifying purposes.
Kenzo 2015

project number two.
Wanted to create the same feeling as the previous piece
Just wanted it to be larger and longer for a more dramatic touch

Found this large one piece poncho robe dress with some interesting details and motifs.
I proceeded to 
CUT straight down the middle of the garment and pinned the amount I wanted to sew
I wanted it to be more open in the front , so I pinned and sewed it closer to the sides

Paired up with this animal empire sheath dress/top, The look creates a night time
Pizazz for the fashion conscious gals,,who love to fell the flair.
This polyester see thru dress was a sweet find..all items are resourced from Goodwill.."Work It"
Paired with a bikini top and shorts, this makes a great over dress.
The afternoon getaway. The San Antonio heat is on, this look will turn up the heat, 
While keeping you in the coolest of shades.
All the looks were resorced from Goodwill San Antonio
helping people ...helping lives.
Rock On ReImagine the ways.
Till next post..

July 1, 2014

Center City Goodwill Agosto Cuellar 2013.

hello readers...this was last year fashion show with the garments I selected from Goodwills of San Antonio ...in a few days I will be posting images and looks from this years Official Goodwill Fashion show held this past Saturday at the newest store at 1604E and Bulverde Road.
Enjoy for now all
 Models Lari Nelson 
Hair & MUA 

The Work it Goodwill runway show.

Here are a few teasers from this weekends WORK IT
FASHION SHOW presented by the Goodwill of SA 
My photographer has the roll of shots and she's editing them down
I will have a blog post dedicated to this show with all the behind the scene
Action...check back in a few days.

June 24, 2014


Things have been leading up to this great fashion event.
A FIRST for Goodwill SA in presenting a fashion show
From their stores. 
This Sauturday June 28th at the Goodwill's newest store
Located at 3730 North Loop 1604E at Bulverde Road.
Join me and fellow Goodwill bloggers Pam Lutrell www.over50felling40.com
and Pippa McLennan www.shopwithpippa.com
As we present our summer forecast of fashion 
"WORK IT" .... all resourced and some reimagined by me.
From San Antonio Goodwill stores
All the looks from the runway show and items will be available for purchase
After the show.
Models provided by the Agency Model and Talent
Fashion personality of Style Lush TV Burgundy Woods will
Report live from the event and behind the scenes 
It's a fashion revolution 
Makin from what already exists
Future libraries of clothing
In the future, we will have to rent the look we want.
It will be so expensive to buy new ....
Vintage is becoming scarce and with that prices 
Skyrocket, but if you reimagined it, it somehow becomes more affordable and current
Thanks Goodwill for being there for me when I could not afford to supply my small store
My small vintage store, you allowed me to flourish and I am one of your success stories
You just may not know it yet! I'm here to state ...the future finds us. Right where it needs us most.

June 10, 2014

Goodwill San Antonio Fashion show ....June 28th Saturday..... BULVERDE ROAD In store event.

Last years event.....center city 
Casting for this years summer fashion show for GoodwillSA
Models from Lari Nelson agency 
Taking their cue from Lari

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