This just in from Mary Moran:
Mark October 12th (yes, 2013) on your calendar as the date for our next Trashion Show and Upcycle Party . . . affectionately coming to be known as the TSUP event! You know how much fun it was last time!
Once again we’ll be looking for models, designers and people who like to sew, staple, glue and fold. And we’ll need writers, speakers, builders and all sorts of volunteers. We’ll also have some opportunities to create costumes/outfits at the Hoffman Center in September and once again Kathleen Ryan will be there for support and great ideas. And Doris Bash (of zipper dress fame) has offered her back room at Creative Fabrics in Wheeler for creating and sewing in September as well. We want to get as organized as possible before summer and then in September, shift into high gear, hence the very early announcement and recruitment for this event.
We hope you will all once again consider being part of this fundraising event for CARTM and fun-raising event for our community.
So, please let me know as soon as you can, if you are planning to be part of the lineup, thanks!
Trashionistas were in fine form at the first Trash Show/Upcycle Party on October 13, 2012 at the NCRD Auditorium and Gymnasium in Nehalem. The two-part event featured the much-anticipated stand-alone Trashion Show in the auditorium complete with catwalk, soundtrack, stage lighting and local fashionista, Aina Tonjes, as guest commentator.
The 26 trashion models put on the show of the year with their creations to the delight of the 180+ in attendance. A standing ovation was the perfect segue to the Upcycle Party awaiting attendees and models upstairs in the gym.
Transformed into an eclectic mix of tropical, cityscape, trashion museum draped by multiple parachutes, the gym was the location for the first ever Upcycle Party—a celebratory event to be remembered. D.J. Loud Glass (aka Jonathan Feder) spun tunes to get everyone dancing while the fashion photo booth, personed by Gene Dieken rivaled anything Hollywood could offer. Past trashion outfits were displayed on mannequins for close-up viewings. The lucky winners of CARTM’s Re-think Raffle were selected at the event.
Most often heard comment at the event, “We can’t wait until next year’s Trashion Show & Upcycle Party!”
The 2012 CARTM Trashion Show is on for October 13!
The 2012 CARTM Trashion Show will be staged as a runway fashion show in the NCRD Auditorium with a great party following in the gym upstairs. This will be your opportunity to put your design talents to work and to produce the most creative trash fashions ever seen in our community!
As a fundraiser for CARTM, the show will be a stand-alone event and a bit longer than in past years. In addition to our many well known models, we are encouraging people, who perhaps have thought about it but have not been involved in the past, to do so this year. It’ll be great fun for all!
Even if you are not interested in being a model, we are looking for people who might want to help someone else create an outfit – designing, sewing etc. Also, we will need a few volunteers to help during the show and party afterwards. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested.
NEW THIS YEAR! We would like to display past Trashion Show outfits upstairs in the gym for the after-show party. Many people have asked to see the outfits up close; this will be their opportunity and your chance to show off your past creations. So, dig through your closets for outfits from years past. And yes, we will have mannequins to display each creation.
IDEAS: Here are some examples of possible costume materials: old drop cloths, venetian blinds, chicken wire, carpet padding, all sorts of plastic stuff, egg cartons, old umbrellas, rolls of wallpaper borders, Styrofoam peanuts, electrical wiring, fiberglass screening and assorted trash from your office or business.
NOTE: This is a new direction for CARTM. Since the Trashion Show will be more adult-oriented than in the past, it will not be an appropriate occasion for younger children. Perhaps in the future there may be a more child friendly event.
So reserve your spot now to be part of the show! Please contact Mary Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your spot on the catwalk, to display an outfit from the past or to volunteer your time and experience.