Today was a crazy day bookended by long crabby line-standing. I'll tell you about the morning later, because the evening was so very much more fun.
Annie and I had ourselves the ultimate girls' night out. The local branch of Goodwill had pretty much the most genius event ever! A clothing swap + fashion show by local students, with the fashions created from repurposed goodwill items. And the show was judged by...Mondo! That Mondo! The real Mondo. Yes, I am a total Project Runway freak and was team Mondo all the way.
The event organizers thought they'd get about 150 attendees, and they ended up cutting off ticket sales at 600. Good thing we bought ours in advance!
Annie and I didn't bring clothes to swap- it seemed like too much to handle with a 9 year old in tow. And with the scale of the event, I'm glad we didn't! But the real reason we were there was to meet Mondo.
When we arrived there was a large cluster of people surrounding Mondo's signing table. We joined the clump, and when they organized it into a line, we found ourselves right up near the front. So we were accidental line cutters. Admittedly, when we realized how lucky we were, we didn't go to the back. But if you knew about the lines at the beginning of my day, you'd forgive me. More about that another time.
And because of our spot in line, we DID get to meet Mondo! Annie was starstruck, extra especially when Mondo took time to chat with her and compliment her on her fabulous mixing of stripes, dots, hearts, and other patterns... I think I love him even more now that I did on the show.
The fashion show portion of the evening was great. The high school students were really talented, and the crowd was full of awesomely attired folks. And they were serving cupcakes from my favorite place. After the fashion show, Annie and I bolted before the swap. Because we ended up at the head of the valet line, we used the extra bonus time to treat ourselves to Pinkberry...
Best part of the night, aside from spending quality time with my girl? She was so inspired by what she saw, and that the designers in the fashion show were high school kids, she wants to try her own hand at some clothing repurposing... Good thing I was planning to sign her up for kids' sewing classes at Fancy Tiger next month!