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.
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
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.
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.