Everybody does not have to know you are broke! That’s one reason I love thrifting. You can look marvelous on a budget, find artisty pieces, and even mimic celebrity looks. People are jumping on this frugal bandwagon, even to host fashion shows.
On this past Friday, Max Rykov hosted an free but amazing charitable thrift store runway event in Birmingham, Alabama at Trim Tab Brewing Company. This was not your ordinary fashion show. The runway consisted of wacky, tacky, and creative wardrobe pieces.
Racks were filled with plenty of patterns, fabrics, and designs donated from the finest thrift stores in the the Greater Birmingham Metropolitan Area.
How did the event work? A total team of 8 with groups of 4 signed up with a fee of $20 each to compete. Each team was assigned a stylist, model, and a seamstress. The profits benefited the non-profit organization Bib&Tucker Sew Op. Teams had unlimited time to shop the racks and then pass their items along to the seamstress who then sewed together the outfits. The models were to rip the runway to be judged by local panelist.
While outfits were being sewed, Birminghamians were able to shop racks, try on clothes, visit the food truck, socialize, and purchase beverages. There was even a professional photographer taking free photos by the name of Marika Johnson.
Great things transpired on Friday night. Money was raised for a great a cause, individuality was at an all time high, and people had an overall amazing time. I’m always down for anything invovling thrifting, so as soon as I heard about a Thrift Store Runaway I immediately contacted Max for more information on how to be apart of this extravaganza.
What did I wear?
A $1.99 tan crop top| $2.99 oversized burgundy pants| Target brand of Tevas shoes|Purse?|Hair by me.
A Million Dollar style for < $20.
I came thrifted and ready to be with my thriftsociety.
Photo Cred: Marika Johnson
Why & Where do you thrift?