I was recently asked to participate in an upcoming fundraiser for the Ruby Room
, which will be hosting a Fashion Show and auction featuring reworked fashions by Seattle designers, tomorrow night. Earlier this year, I got to visit the Ruby Room myself and choose the “dresses that weren’t asked to the prom” to re-invent into a limited-edition collection of bags that will be auctioned off tomorrow night. Here’s a few photos of the behind-the-scenes at Ruby Room, a a local non-profit that provides formal gowns to low-income high school girls for their proms and homecoming dances.
I selected cast-off dresses that had a sturdy weave, and a lot of texture to experiment with. After cutting the bags apart and reinforcing the fabric pleats with interfacing – I created a collection of handbags that are luxe yet durable enough to be worn everyday.
Suggested retail on these one of a kind bags is $198, with all auction proceeds going to benefit Ruby Room.
Fashion Faux Pas to Fashion Fabulous
Benefit Fashion Show and Auction 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Doors open: 5:30 p.m.
Campion Ballroom, Seattle University Campus
901 Twelfth Street, Seattle, WA