I was asked by Kearny Street Workshop to walk the runway for their May 31 event, Celebrate Your Body, representing my new fav SF upcycle/vintage spot 31 Rax. On Friday night SOMArts was packed with San Francisco's finest fashionistas (including some of my closest friends), vendors and lots of wine.
These were the looks that competed for top two: it was tough letting go of peplum and this purple chiffon Miss Piggy + fur look!
The show started at 8pm, but a lot went into prep! Me and my runway teacup pig, Miss La Chochi (formerly "Sunshine" #psh), and I had been up since, like, 9am! Our hair and makeup appointment was at 2:30, practice was at 4:30 and photo shoot was at 7:30! We barely managed to get in our coffee and mandatory lumpia snacks pre-show!
For the runway I ended up going with two looks:
a Jackie O yachting homage with pearls, white gloves, a vintage seal skin hat with veil and red pumps (pics forthcoming on Facebook) (we styled Miss La Chochi with a red leopard print scarf to keep the look modern - though pictured here with pearls).
And a vintage (80s?), long-sleeve, loud floral print with paisley highlights and faux wrap-around crop top, which I styled with an over-sized hair flower and vintage fur collar.
Here are snippets from an interview I did with Kearny Street Workshop pre-show:
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