The Bolen Books Fashion Extravaganza!
(No, I don’t mean people who lived in the time of Queen Victoria. I mean all you people who live in and around Victoria, BC.)
I will be at Bolen Books at 7:30 PM on August 24th. I’m going to read from Miss Smithers and then you can compete for prizes in the Miss Smithers Trivia Quiz! And after that I’m going to (take a deep breath now!) host a Fabulous Faux-Fashion Extravaganza! OMG! This calls for every-sentence exclamation points!
Create an article of clothing (any style, any material), show it off on the Faux Fashion Runway, and compete for fabulous prizes. Impress everyone with your imaginative creations and gain notoriety in the local faux fashion scene. Don’t limit yourself to plain old cotton. How about a duct tape tuxedo? A pie-tin and toothpick hat? A skirt made of paper flowers? A newspaper overcoat? Create a wearable outfit (from scratch or modify a piece of existing clothing) and join me (fashion design school dropout) for an evening of questionable fashion, prizes, makeovers, music, and refreshments!
Travelling Pants faux-fashion!
Free your inner fashion designer! Don’t like to create alone? Team up with at least one other designer and create the most amazing pair ofTravelling Pants* ever seen. Are contestants allowed to wear their Travelling Pants in the runway competition? Nope. You have to create a whole new ensemble to compete in the runway contest. We are practically talking about designing a whole fall line here!
*What are Travelling Pants, anyway? Read The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants or itssequel, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by AnnBrashares.
Contestants must be 17 years old or younger.
Prizes will be awarded in several categories, so let your imagination run wild. Young designers interested in strutting their own anti-fashion creations should call 658-5448 for more information and to pre-register.