Recap: Let’s Get to Work! The Fashion of Goodwill takes over D.C.
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Last night, I had the pleasure and honor of attending the 2014 Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show and Gala at the Marriott Marquis in DC. Although, I am back at work today (with swollen and sore feet from those red heels you chose for me!), I just had to take a moment to share some snapshots from the evening. It was a night filled with glitz, glamour and gorgeous Goodwill fashion! But more importantly, dear readers, it was a night to celebrate the Goodwill of Greater Washington mission which stands to provide members of the community with the tools needed to find success through education and employment.
I spent the majority of my time before the show, scavenging the pop-up shop with my fellow frugal fashion lovers. Dear readers, we had an absolute blast thumbing through the designer gems. Upon some of the wonderful finds were some seriously unique furs, amazing (like Christian Loubie and Tory Burch type of amazing!) shoes, funky frocks, sleek slacks, chic work wear, casual staples and accessories galore! I scored an authentic and nearly new Longchamp bag which I have literally been after in Goodwill for years – it was $4.98! The pop-up staff was amazing, too. They all had great eyes for fashion – I witnessed them giving mini-style consultations to the bustling shoppers. Love that! We were multitasking to say the least as we noshed on gourmet bites, sipped and shopped (and selfie-d, tweeted, Facebook-ed, instagram-ed, etc!). Check out some of the great pics from the pop-up!
The show kicked off with some inspiring words from the CEO of GGW, Ms. Catherine Meloy. She spoke with grace about the uniqueness of this year’s theme, Let’s Get To Work, as it completely encompasses the mission of Goodwill of Greater Washington. We even got the chance to see all of the graduates of the Goodwill and Marriott Marquis Training Program come out and have a moment to proudly walk the runway – it gave me chills to see them glowing in their accomplishments! That is what this event is all about. After celebrating the Goodwill mission, it was time for the fashion, dear readers. Tu-anh’s vision encompassed all aspects of the theme; this was no rigid, black and white, corporate fashion show. Creative genius strutted down the runway as we saw the vision of “Let’s Get To Work!” truly come to life. Check out some of my favorite looks:
A fabulous location, great friends, lots of laughs, some seriously amazing fashion and an undeniable sense of community, The Fashion of Goodwill 2014 Runway Show and Gala was an unforgettable night!
Last, but certainly not least, you can actually own some of the pieces from the runway! Remember my post on Monday? Here is that special link that will take you to those gorgeous items I leaked out! They’re selling quick so get your piece of the Fashion of Goodwill today!