I decided to spring for the $25 VIP ticket, which was really, really cheap in retrospect - I got a great seat AND an awesome screenprinted tote bag, and you know how much I love bags! The show was outdoors and had live singers & music along with great fashion-y type music - we really were blessed that the rain stayed away during the show, and the temperature was perfect. The show opened with a video of the Hands & Feet Orphanage, then a bunch of confused & cute little kids meandered their way around the rocky runway in Sustainable Kids, an all sustainable kids euro street line designed by Mai Anderson.
More of the fashion show photos may be seen on my Flickr page. After the show was over, I went back to Philanthropy for the after party and to see my girls Angela & Courtney of Angel Court Jewelry. I met them at ICE in Atlanta a couple of years ago and then we were both at Stitch in 2006. They make a great duo - Courtney is the creative genius and Angela is the masterful business woman - they are really an inspiration to all indie businesses out there and Angela is so great at just throwing out business ideas and getting me motivated to take Freshie & Zero to the next level! Courtney uses antique findings & memorabilia such as optical lenses and keys to create one of a kind pieces, and they have figured out a way to make their one of a kind jewelry work in the wholesale trade show world, which is really impressive. We ended up talking for over an hour and I left with my brain buzzing with business motivation.