Check out www.ActivateGood.org for full details on Couture for a Cause.
I have gone through the application and jury process, and was accepted to design for this annual fundraising event. Local designers create garments in two categories which will be modeled on the runway and auctioned off with proceeds to benefit the work of Activate Good. Each designer will present a garment of courture/art to wear and ready to wear as inspired by a selected non-profit that is supported in part by Activate Good. You can see why this opportunity is an honor and very exciting to every part of me.
I am paired with Step Up Ministry which trains, assists and encourages individuals who are coming out of the prison system to obtain solid employment and pursue their dreams. Well, you will find out more clearly what they do by, yes, GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE!
Speaking of websites, I am in the research and development stage of getting one up and running. Lots of things to do as November 9th is this event and November 16th is the Fall Fashion Show and Expo.
All I can tell you about my designs is that they will reflect my commitment to incorporating cast-off items which will be seeing new life and that they will be a tad dramatic but very wearable. Pictures and postings on the ongoing design process will come later. This week I hope to finalize my designs, meet & measure my model, and roll up my sleeves!