Friday, October 16, 2009

♥ she's fashion roadkill!

no sooner had i uttered the words,
"i hope i am not fashion roadkill,"
that i sealed my fate for exactly that.



timothy, mickey and i arrive at the copley westin for the fashion show,
buzzing with excitement and butterflies for the evening's event.
i look at my fellow models, georgianna and natalie,
who are both in the process of doing their hair and makeup.
i see their costumes hanging, ready to be put on and
suddenly a lightbulb turned on in my brain,
a faroff voice whispered:

"...sami you left your corset top at work....."

oops!
shit! oh no!
so, i forgot to bring the top to my costume to the fashion show.
it was safe and sound in the showroom at work,
locked up in a building that i had no car and
no hope of making it to in time.

as self.fulfilling prophecies usually go,
this was a true fashion emergency!
and if it were not for the rescue of my
fashion fairygodmothers, timothy and mickey,
who worked diligently to put together a makeshift top for me,
i probably would have had a real fashion meltdown!

besides the case of the missing corset,
there really was no catwalk catfighting and the
"Fabuless" IIDA fashion show went off without a hitch!

timothy and i modelled for leslie saul & associates,
in costumes made by the lovely nichole carroll
entirely out of recycled materials that she procured from being in the business:
..shopping bags, tyvek house wrap, architectural trace paper,
painters tape and duct piping, oh my!

(natalie, timothy, georgianna & moi!)

timothy ( shown here with my sister jennie, her friend mark and mickey)
had a fabulous paper coat made from tyvek!

and i had a skirt made of one of the best accessories: shopping bags!
my look turned out to be very similar to the dior new look circa 1947,
love it!!


here are some shots of our catwalkin' competitors:


and here we are:
working it. owning it.
loving it!

so, while i may have started out the evening as fashion roadkill,
i also remembered another piece of sage advice
from ms. carrie bradshaw
and it is this:

"the best any of us can do is not quit,
play the hand we've been dealt
and accessorize what we've got."


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4 ♥ love notes.:

  1. WOW!! I've been reading your blog for a few months now-and must be honest, never actually read your profile (or this probably would have been much less shocking) just enjoyed your posts...I am a designer in Boston and as a member of IIDA was at the show, and my firm had an entry! I actually squeezed past you and your fantastic skirt of bags backstage before the show! Small world!!! You had such a great presence on stage-and even if you didn't have your intended top, I wouldn't consider anyone fashion roadkill that night. Great job!! (and great blog!)

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  2. thank you so much for your kind words, morgan! do you ever come into schumacher? timothy (the male model in the tyvek coat) and i both work in the BDC! come visit i would love to meet you!

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  3. this is going to sound really lame, but I think I HAVE met you!! I was in the schumaker showroom a few weeks ago - I work at TRO JB. Such a small world-I was just thinking you looked familiar. :) I would love to get together-I'll see if I can get to the design center soon :)

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  4. that's exciting! i will probably recognize you then! please introduce yourself next time you come in :)

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