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Project ReRUNway benefits Livingroom Coffee House

 

October 4, 2017 | View PDF

Photo Courtesy of Trish Sanchez

The Project ReRUNway event will feature a variety of items including clothes from Arlington's Eternity Collections.

At the Project ReRUNway Fashion Show locals can see the stylish clothes from local consignment stores.

The fashion show takes place Oct. 14, at 5 p.m., at the Livingroom Coffee House at 1636 4th St., Marysville.

Tickets for the show are $10. Half the proceeds are going to be donated to the Livingroom Coffee House.

Local Anna Hiatt, who is organizing the event, started the idea after hearing parents talk about the expenses of school beginning and homecoming dances.

"We were talking about how much it costs to get set up for school with supplies and clothes," she said.

She thought of her friend who runs Eternity Collections, a consignment special occasion shop in downtown Arlington.

Hiatt hopes that a fashion show can help display some of the fashions available at local businesses like Eternity Collections, while providing a good choice for families.

"Wouldn't it be great if we could bring together all these community resources and show parents what kind of clothes are available," said Hiatt.

The small consignment stores are often locally run and not everyone knows about all of them that are around, she said.

"People don't always know that these stores are here in the community," said Hiatt.

"It's so easy to just drive by them, and you kind of get in the habit of buying things new," she said.

A number of local consignment stores will show some of their designs and clothes at the show.

Some designers from around the state like Jena Cook, who was runner up at Mrs. Washington America last year, and grade-schooler Kyra Arceneaux, will be at the event to present some of their designs.

The models will be local women and volunteers.

Hiatt said the event will also promote beauty from all ages and all body types.

"Clothes as fashion are for everyone, they're not just for those who are 18 to 25," she said. "It isn't about any one age or any one body type. A 65-year-old woman can be just as beautiful."

Hiatt said she has always shopped frugally but feels that some people have a negative stigma about shopping secondhand, but hopes that the fashion show will be a fun event that helps people move past those negative feelings.

"You can make a difference with your fashion dollars. By making the choice to consider second hand, you can prevent some clothes from going to a landfill and support a local small business as well," she said.

In addition to a fashion show, attendees will be able to see a presentation on how to get the most out of your fashion budget and see some local vendors that have clothes and other fashion items, including for skin care or hair care.

A swag bag will also be given to those who attend and $1 raffle tickets are also available.

Hiatt wanted to keep the event family friendly and said she kept the tickets low to reflect that as well.

For more information or to order tickets go to brownpapertickets.com/event/3049753.

 

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