Unfortunately, I’m unable to attend the most interesting fashion show I’ve ever heard about but I am participating in a way. The Re-Modeled Gala is a runway show featuring planet-friendly bellydance costume designs, to support environmental awareness and conscious living, and to promote artistic recycling.

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This  past weekend I sewed for a couple of hours to help a friend who designed a costume for the all-recycling fashion show. I can’t show his complete design but I think it’s ok if I spoil just my part of it especially since he’s a featured designer and not going to be in competition for judging. It’s for a bellydance inspired outfit. I created a cape and waist sash out of old Superman bed sheets. The little jangles at the bottom are notebook binder rings.

March 20, 2010
7-11 p.m.
All ages

The Meter Room Studios
2637 Chartiers Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15204

Local artists of various styles have each been paired up with a bellydancer from Tribe of Azhar (or a guest dancer). Each artist has created a costume for the dancer, using all recycled and/or re-used materials, which will be presented on March 20 at the Gala.

Dancer models will each do a run-way walk and perform a short solo dance, displaying her costume as each artist describes his/her creation.

Judges will award prizes to artists. Prizes will be donated by local businesses.

Show and party will be DJ’d by Sunset til Sunrise (music: electronic, middle eastern, world mix).

Refreshment sale by the Vegan Goddess (food, drink and desserts)

$10 suggested donation at the door, to support the recycling projects of the Meter Room Studios AND Construction Junction!

10% off coupons from Love Street Living Foods will be distributed to everyone, to thank you for your support of the environment.

Event Schedule:
7:00 Doors Open
During the whole night, starting at 7: Food, drinks, vendors

Some of the featured designers include:

  • John Ross of the Meter Room Studios;
  • Marcel Walker, comic book illustrator;
  • Bella Bloom, caricature artist;
  • Beth Steinberg, vintage-style lingerie designer;
  • Phillipe Velasquez, 3D animation artist.

Guest judges are Rosa Colucci, singer and local features writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.; Leah Shannon, holistic nutritionist; and Shannon Clover, operations director at Construction Junction.

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