Have you ever wondered what really happens behind the curtain of a runway fashion show? From the stage, it seems like all the lights and glitter mean the entire production is very glamorous. Here, I give you an insight to what the weeks leading up to the show really look like.
Behind the scenes…pulling model looks from nearly 100 racks of clothing, thousands of pieces of jewelry, hundreds of handbags and pairs of shoes.
Welcome to 2019 and this month’s edition of the Goodwill Style Makeover!
In this Style Makeover post, we will introduce you to Charlene who is a client at Goodwill. She went through the Goodwill Works Program to help her with job skills. She is nominated as this month’s Style Makeover because of her hard work. As a Goodwill Works Client, Charlene obtained employment with the Goodwill Industries of Michiana corporate office in the custodial services department. Her co-workers say she is always going above and beyond to help others. They want to thank her with this Style Makeover!
Through this makeover, Charlene stepped back and thought about her style, and what her clothes were saying about her personality As a result, she is able to make thoughtful changes to her image for 2019. Certainly this is a good “check” for all of us in the New Year. We hope you enjoy Charlene’s Style Makeover story in this video.
Even if plaid isn’t a pattern you would normally wear, I am sure you will want to add something plaid into your wardrobe this season. Here are some fashion tips for how to wear plaid:
What size plaid should I wear? The size plaid should match your size. If you are petite, choose a plaid with smaller squares. If your stature is larger you should choose a larger pattern.
What color plaid should I wear? The contrast in the colors within the plaid should also match your natural contrast. Makes sense, right? In other words, look at the contrast between your hair and skin tone. Would you say there is a big contrast (dark hair, lighter / ivory skin tone)? Then you can wear a big contrast print like white, black and hot pink. If your natural contrast isn’t as great (like brown hair with medium skin tone or dirty blonde hair and medium skin tone) choose a plaid with hues that aren’t as bold for instance cream, teal and grey.
Do all plaids match? Don’t get hung up on wearing the same colors or plaids in one outfit. If your personal fashion style is a little daring, try wearing different plaids in one look!
Of course, your local Goodwill Store is a great place to shop for all variations of this season’s trendy plaid! And, be sure to check out our Sale Calendar to get the most out of your shopping dollars!
This month, we’d like you to meet Cassie. If you’ve been at one of Goodwill’s Little Black Dress Fashion Shows, you might have seen her hiding behind a camera. We helped Cassie learn how to transition her wardrobe from a college kid’s closet to a creative professional career woman.
And, if you’d like to attend our next Little Black Dress Fashion Show to see Cassie in action as our photographer, join us on Thursday, April 12th at Century Center in South Bend, Indiana. Find out more and purchase your tickets at: GoodwillFashionShow.com