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Charity Fashion Show ‘Fashion-it’ at Sugar Club

Hey all,

What with the blogger bash and all sorts of other goings on, last week was a busy one. Not least a charity fashion show / design competition organised by 3M in aid of Laura Lynn House. Entrants to the competition had to design an outfit using only 3M products. That includes things like, post-it notes, bandages and sticky-back plastic. (Yes, all very Blue Peter). So Alice Merlics of White Rabbit costumer Isabelle Phipps, put their creative heads together and came up with this, incredible neon-pink design.

I was lucky enough to be asked to wear it… Now before you start thinking, “Oh get her, she takes a few snaps in some second-hand rags, puts them on her blog and now she thinks she’s a model”. I don’t…it’s for charidee people, you just gotta. It was an incredible turn out and just a bit (read totally and utterly) nerve-racking, after all a dress made from sticky-back plastic does not allow for much movement. I had visions of me rolling down the steps of the sugar club and landing in twisted / ripped heap on the stage. (Legs a-kimbo of course), thankfully the charity gods were smiling on me that evening and I made it to the stage and back (twice), sans humiliation.

Here’s a few back-stage snaps… Hair

Make-up…

With Alice Merlics…

The judging panel was made up of fashion designer/ antiques dealer, Michael Mortell – may I just say, that sounds like the perfect ‘slash’ career, way more glamorous than actress-slash-model, right? – Jane Baker from Fran & Jane, fundraiser Pauline Melia and 3M, G.M. Paul Knowles. They chose this incredibly intricate, delicate-looking dress, made nearly entirely from bandages; a worthy and very popular winner.

All photographs by White Rabbit.

Xx

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12 Responses to “Charity Fashion Show ‘Fashion-it’ at Sugar Club”


  1. September 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    That is one AMAZINGLY FUN creation!

  2. September 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

    that first pic is only gorgeous!! looks like so much fun!

  3. September 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Ooh, looks like such fun. you look fab too!! x

  4. September 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    and u were worried about choc cake…looking FAB x

  5. 7 Kar
    September 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Hair looks AMAAAZING! Me likey! x

  6. September 21, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Love it!!
    You look fab in post-it notes bandages and sticky-back plastic! *ugh unfair*
    Lady Peach
    xXx

  7. September 21, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Brilliant!! Love the backstage pics of you:)!! x

  8. September 21, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    You and Alice did a good job there, I really like Alice’s creation on you, it suits your personality me thinks 🙂 I posted some pictures of the event on my blog too, you’re in there!

  9. September 22, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Oooouh very cool! Fab creations! You look fab!
    x

  10. September 23, 2010 at 8:12 am

    You look great Laura! Thank you again for doing such an amazing job and compaining so little despite the long hours of wearing layers of plastic! You are a star!


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