Wow! What a good time!! It has taken me a week to gather pictures and to just recover. I just cannot thank everyone enough for all their hard work and contributions. Mostly, I owe a big thanks to Jillian Rabe and her hardworking team for pulling off an awesome show on a shoestring. It was such a pleasure to have Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette as our beneficiary. The event was well attended, fun and for a good cause! We raised about $2000 for them! Thank you everyone for coming out and for your generosity!
The week leading up to the show was certainly stressful on every level. With this show, we took on much more work. Jillian’s team built the backstage area by hanging black plastic and by painting/constructing backstage panels. Also, her team hung the lighting and ran all the lines themselves. I think the effect was amazing, mostly because it was unexpected. I cannot state enough how much their commitment, efforts and professionalism made this whole show a success.
Also, a critical partner in the event, and overall great guy, Crispin Argento, was instrumental in pulling off the silent auction!! His efforts made the fundraising effort!! His line Pino didn’t look too bad on the runway either!! Just cannot thank him enough.
Our sexy neighbors, Solestruck, also pulled out the stops in their efforts! My models were fully outfitted in the most amazing shoes this town has to offer. Melissa Lachance, the manager at Solestruck, did all the styling for the show. Couldn’t have done it without her.
Another instrumental partner in the show was Prima Salon. Woot!! These ladies know how to get it done. They are probably the most efficient backstage hair and makeup team I have ever seen. Not kidding, they killed it! 12 female models, a few male models in just a couple of hours. They were finished well in advance of the show, having time to get a drink and mingle before the show! When does that ever happen?! Thanks so much!!
There are so many other partners to thank. Woodlands, we love you guys so much!! Thanks for participating. Tavola catering provided the most delicious treats pre-show. West End bikes donated that awesome cruiser that we raffled at the door. Also, Martine made a custom leather saddle bag for it. Wow, everyone wanted to win that bike.
Lastly, I want to personally thank all of my beautiful models. You made the show and looked absolutely stunning. Libby Boggs, Cora Benesh, Meredith Adelaide, Tiffany Luckcuck, Dayna Wilks, Courtney Bryant, Zoe Sherman, Malene Jensen, Kate Troedsen, Heather Reider, Clarke Flowers, Jessica Smith and Katie Greiner, you made the vision come to life!!!! Love to you!! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart! I leave you with more behind the scenes images.