For the past 3 years over 100 Mission Hill Middle School students have made Fashions from recycled materials and have had standing room only runway shows. The past fall one of Mission Hill’s students was invited to participate in the adult FashionArt show produced by Angelo Grova and the Michangelo Gallery. A second Mission Hill Middle School student won the Good Times contest and was invited to open the FashionArt show. These two events have created an excitement around fashion for Teens in Santa Cruz beyond the Mission Hill community, resulting in the desire to put on a spring fashion show open to all teens in Santa Cruz County. There is nothing in the world quite like an excited teenager... they will make you laugh and smile so big your eyes tear up!
We'd love your in-kind help too! If you are a Make-up, Hair, DJ, or Graphic Design artist and want to get involved please let me know, we'll advertise your business and comp you some tickets for your assistance.
Starting January 24th tickets for the show can be purchased at https://www.santacruztickets.com/Online/
They may also be purchased directly through Mission Hill Middle School. See the fashionTEENS web site for details:http://fashionteensantacruz.com/
My own odd fashion outfits have been walking runways since 1996. I'm offering 3 of them as rewards for this show.
The costume on the left with all the colors walked the fashionART runway in 2009 and is offered as part of rewards # 8 (The hat is not available, the shoes are a size 7 1/2)
The costume on the right with the green math pieces also walked the fashionART runway in 2009 and is offered as part of rewards # 7 (The hat is not available, the shoes are a size 7)
This is the computer chip dress walked the fashionART runway in 2008 and being offered as part of awards # 6 (The black dress is a knit "off the rack" in other words, not made by me, the belt and neck piece are adjustable)
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk to this project is not getting enough funding... I've signed a contract with the Civic Auditorium and have set aside my daughter's wedding account to meet my contract obligation in case the funding falls short. She'll just have to elope!
There are so many things that are potential challenges, there might not be enough student interest (ha-ha), key committee members might quit or get sick, sewing machines could break, student models may get cold feet, the printer could be late getting posters or programs printed, who knows what could come up as a problem! But I am not worried. I have Lisa Litten, Tina Brown, and Angleo Grova who have successfully produced fashionART on my support team! In addition to those heavy hitters there are 14 dedicated individuals on the planning committee and a hoard of volunteers waiting to know what their jobs will be.
Please visit the fashionTEENS web site to be reassured, to volunteer or to get the student artist application!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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