The Annual Wearable Art Fashion Show Competition in Richmond at First Fridays on West Broad Street.
The entire street was blocked off for this event.
The lovely Kaitlin DeMayo wore my outfit of a hot and sexy librarian / accidentally Cindy McCain, composed of a blouse and a pencil skirt with 27 light bulbs on the fabric, two on her high heels, and one huge bulb on top of her hair with a beehive wig. IT ROCKED!!
The fashion show has a theme every year, and the theme this year was "Illumination" and the number 30.
The blouse was the hardest part to make, I now sincerely see and respect anyone who can whip up anything on a sewing machine...and make it fit right, and I surely didn't make it fit too well.
My piece was titled "Enlightened"...because she's reading a book and becoming enlightened!! Well...I thought it was clever.
All in all, it was made out of...
~fabric, lace, buttons, fishnets, high heels
~battery powered Xmas lights and plastic ornaments
~a blond wig with a plastic container, glue, bobby pins, and a #2 yellow pencil
~a pearl necklace and cat-shaped eyeglasses
~a sketchbook with the batteries hidden inside
The competition was for a scholarship...24 other people participated. I didn't win, but I plan on winning next year."I'm Cindy McCain, and I disapprove of your liberal, half-naked fashion ways!!"
My piece was titled "Enlightened"...because she's a librarian reading a book and becoming enlightened by the bright idea in it...I thought it was clever, but I guess not.
This show was the most fun I've had in a long time.