Fashion Show Report - MQX
Last night I was on the runway at MQX wearing Forget Me Knot. What a fun show! Let me tell you, if you ever have a chance to see some of these wearable art fashion shows, you should. There is always a variety of amazing talent on display and last night was no exception. These shows take a lot of organization and everyone did a marvelous job last night at making the event fun!
A quick pose after the show at the end of the runway:
I always enter these shows for fun, not to ribbons. I make what I love and if someone else loves it, too, then that's great! When I found out the other ladies that were in my group for the judging, I knew I wasn't going to get anything. These ladies are very, very talented and after seeing their garments up close, I definitely was inspired. I apologize for not having photographs of their work, but I don't want to offend anyone by posting photos I don't have permission to post. Some of the artists weren't at the show, so there would have been no way to get immediate permission. Besides, I was busy during the show helping models change into other garments before they went back out to the runway and just enjoying being with others who love to make beautiful things.
So, you understand, I was a little surprised when I got first place for the ensembles. I never go to a show thinking I should win anything at all. I'm happy to be in it, let alone win anything. Vicki W and I were talking after the show last night and she wisely said, "The day you do that is the day you should quit competing." How true! I am always humbled by other's talent and hope to use what God gave me to inspire someone else.
Here I am with the ribbon:
Parting Shot: Vintage Dress, 1968. My mother in-law remembers having a dress like this. She might have even made it herself. Check out the contrast fabric inside the sleeves of the red dress and the great hair and earrings on the blonde in the green dress!