Fashion Show ♥

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Hello everyone and long time no see!

Since October I've been working on a huge group project with two other girls for my fashion visuals lab class. The task was to create two separate garments; one made from completely recyclable materials and the other reconstructed from thrifted clothing. I was in disbelief that I had to sew garments to be sent down the runway, having no prior sewing experience. I was paired with two other girls randomly who were merchandisers, as well, with no sewing experience, up against teams of designers.

So we worked for months on these garments; me, Sabrina, and Haley. We were tested creatively, mentally, and physically. There were many weeks where we met every single evening for hours and worked late into the night. We had to miss fun events, lost a lot of sleep, and were running on complete exhaustion. In all this stress though, I made two of the most beautiful friends I could ever ask for. Both girls are in NAVS with me (such a coincidence!) and have guided me spiritually along the way. Not to mention we had endless silly moments, laughing fits, and just all around the most incredible time doing something that none of us ever thought we'd be involved in. These girls were a true and utter blessing from God to me and pulled me through so much these past few months.

Last night was the big fashion show where 100 designs were shown. We had to do our two model's hair and makeup, but it ended up being quite fun instead of a chore. Haley and Sabrina came over early to get ready before hand and we did each other's hair, makeup, outfits, and it was one of those moments I always dreamed of, you know? I didn't have a group of girlfriends to do these sort of things with in high school so it was so special for me.

We went to the show with our two gorgeous models (seriously stunning) and felt like we were on Project Runway. We waited in anticipation for our looks to come down the runway and when each of our models hit the stage, I was just in utter awe. It was one of those moments you'll never forget. Where you breath hitches and your head spins because you can't believe that everything you worked for months on can look so beautiful...it was an irreplaceable feeling I'll never forget and I'm so proud of myself and the girls.

I have been so blessed with so much here in my life at Kent. Wonderful friends. Amazing opportunities. Endless creative outlets. Chances to do what I could have only dreamed.

I'm so happy I could just cry

With much love, Lauren.

P.S. On a random side note, sorry for the weird sizing of these pictures. Blogger is being dumb (yet again). 
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Carina said...

wow CONGRATULATIONS! The designs look incredible and it's so hard to believe you had no prior sewing experience; the dresses look so professional!

I am so happy that all your hard work paid off Lauren, and that you are happy :)

xx Carina

windsweptwishesx.blogspot.com

Beautifully Pure said...

Glad you had a fun fashion show! Both dresses turned out fantastic. <3

Midwest Muse said...

GIRL, you look so stunning in that outfit and these look wonderful. I am so glad you accomplished such a challenging task. Your major seems like a dream. I wish I had been into fashion when I started college.

Keeping Up With Rachel said...

I have been following you for a while via google/blogger and had no idea you were a fellow Kent State girl/fashion student! That is SO crazy! I was in awe coming across that picture of Taylor (we've been friends for a couple years!) What a small world! :)

Rachel
www.kuwrxo.blogspot.com

irene wibowo said...

love it Lauren.. you look so pretty :)Irene Wibowo

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Lovely and congrats on such a fab event!



Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

I am having a fabulous holiday giveaway right here.

Christy Ann said...

Looks like so much fun! I would love to do something like that!
I found you on lookbook (lookbook.nu/z853www) and fell in love with your style so i had to check out your blog! You're welcome to visit me back too! :)

Carlee, Almost Endearing said...

These designs are amazing and I can't believe how wonderful of a job you three girls did amazing.
Carlee
Almost Endearing

Laura said...

Saw some of these on Facebook and I was just oooing and ahhing over them! You gals did SUCH a good job. I'm so impressed! Also, all of you look amazing! Glad that you had a good time and the stress is gone. Congrats to you and your two partners!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Ashley P said...

You girls did an amazing job! And I'm delighted to hear that you are making some good friends in college. I've been praying for you, dear!

~Ashely xxx

Jeannee said...

WOW and CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yahweh's handprints were definitely all over this activity!

Kati said...

So cool - you are so talented!
-Kati

Annie said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love the dress with the thrifted clothing and would totally wear it. Was the fashion show part of a competition? Great experience!

Judy said...

Oh, wow, great job! Both outfits look great, and you girls look amazing as well.

Kezzie said...

How fantastic! Your garments are superb and so creative!

Teddi said...

how exciting and sensational! you must be so proud, and thrilled you completed the challenge. :) your dear you post is beautiful.

Charmaine said...

Great job! Looking gorgeous as always :)!

Nena Nadine said...

That sounds so cool. I can sew and i don't think i would of come up with something as great as those. Contracts.

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