Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall Fashion Fiesta (Fashion Show)

I can say it! "2nd Annual" Fall Fashion Fiesta 
Cathi, Dalia and I have been busy sewing and designing our (secret) projects for the Fashion Show. 
Now, we have music to choose 
That is always fun... last night I listened to song after song searching for the right emotion.
Then, Russ found me a perfect song today - when he was driving to golf ...  imagine that. 

So, to get everyone in the mood, Monday's Travel Photo of the Week will have to be about Fashion...of course!  Hmmmm    Any ideas? 

 And now for some fun quotes and photos that I found. 


See you on November 4th 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Altered Ropa Contest: October 8th

On Tuesday, October 8th (as an "Uncommon Women on Common Ground" hosted event), we presented the Penasco Runway Project: Altered Ropa Contest. With an estimated attendance of at least 90 onlookers, a group of 9 Contestants faced the panel of 4 judges for an exciting evening!  

The designers had their option of modeling their recreated garment themselves, 
or having a model who would show off their Re-Design. 
Here are the 9 outfits: 

 “Imagination is the beginning of creation.  
You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine,  
and at last, you create what you will.”  
~ George Bernard Shaw

Our panel of judges:  Claudia, Dalia, Virginia and Judy.
they had "Before" Photo Enlargements to see what each contestant had started with... 


So. . . Let's get started!

“Creativity takes courage.”

~ Henri Matisse

We originally  had 14 contestants complete the application. 

However, 9 completed their projects and competed at the contest. 

So, in my opinion, everyone who competed were total winners! 
We presented an Honorable Mention award to each contestant 
who competed and did not win one of the 4 Prizes.  
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, 
taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes
. . . and having Fun!”

~ Mary Lou Cook

The time and effort along with the heart and soul that each competitor poured into their project was fantastic and impressive! I respect each of them for all of their incredible hard work and passion!


AMPARO: Intricate hand beadwork! 
Casual Category - Honorable Mention  

“Original minds are not distinguished by being 
the first to see a new thing, 
but instead by seeing the old, familiar thing that is over-looked
as something new."

~ Friedrich Nietzsche 
ANGELICA: Designed a Cute & Flirty Up-Cycled Dress
Casual Category - Honorable Mention
“Creativity comes from trust. 
Trust your instincts!” 
~ Rita Mae Brown

DEISY: Worn backwards a Man's shirt becomes an innovative Evening Gown
Formal Category - Honorable Mention

“Original minds are not distinguished by being
the first to see a new thing, but instead
by seeing the old, familiar thing that is over-looked
 as something new!”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

LEONORILDA: Plain dress Re-Created into a Flamenco-inspired Skirt
Casual Category - Honorable Mention
“To be creative means to be in love with life. 
You can be creative only if you love life enough 
that you want to enhance its beauty, 
you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, 
a little more dance to it.” 
~ Osho

RAFAELA: Floral summery dress with colorful beadwork
Casual Category - Honorable Mention
  “Imagination is everything. 
It is the preview of life's coming attractions.”
~ Albert Einstein 

EILEEN: Stunning and Creative Design in Black & White
WINNER:  People's Choice Award

“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. 
It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.”

~ Bruce Garrabrandt

SUSANA: Absolutely Lovely Down to every last Detail. Amazingly Creative.
WINNER:  1st Place - Casual Category
Gisel - A beautiful model with Susana's great style to show off!
“Every day is an opportunity to be creative – 
the canvas is your mind, 
the brushes and colors are your thoughts and feelings, 
the panorama is your story.”
~ Innerspace

TAMRA: From curtains and bedskirts to Romance with a hint of Victorian elegance. 
WINNER:  1st Place - Formal Category
Can I say?  . . .  "Pretty in Pink!"

"Everything that people create
is a projection of what's inside them."

~ Stuart Lichtman


ROSA ELVIRA: From simple garments she Re-Created an Ingeniously 
Accessorized outfit perfect for a Fun Outing!   Fantastic Ensemble.  

With friends and family to congratulate Rosa Elvira!

“You can’t use up creativity. 
The more you use, the more you have.” 
~ Maya Angelou



THANK YOU . . . 

“Thank You”  to the Patrons of the Event

 "Satin and Silk" Patrons 

Who wish to remain anonymous along with: 

Judy Sorensen

Major Accounts/National Services LAWYER'S TITLE

Shandra Keesecker and Translation Services

"Linen and Lace" Patron: 
Linda Mottle  


“Thank You” to Mike and Maru at Baja Hotel and Cantina

“Thank You” to our all-volunteer panel of Judges:
Claudia, Dalia, Judy & Virginia
“Thank You” to the local businesses who contributed prizes:
Telas Girasoles - Fabric store on Josefa Dominquez 
Telas Yeme - Fabric stores 2 locations Benito Juarez and Simon Morua
Bonita Inn Spa - located on Simon Morua 
Azteca Sol Beauty Salon - located on Luis Encinas  

“Thank You” to Heath and Jennifer
Our super cool Accounting Team and Back-Stage Help! 
Nobody knows the Behind the scenes story... I will save that for another blog! 

And, of course "Thanks" Russ! 
He always seems to be wondering what the heck I am doing. . . 

“The most important thing to remember is that you 
can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, 
but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. 
That’s what’s really going to make you look 
like you’re ready to rock the world.” 

~Alicia Keys