By Margot Bevanda, Contributor
Last night, the doors opened at 6 p.m. at the Porsche dealership on Okeechobee Boulevard for a fashion show promoting environmental and recycle awareness: Garbage Gone Glam, featuring clothing made from recycled materials.
The show began at 8 p.m. and was hosted by Kristen Alyce and supported by: Mother Earth Solutions, Braman Porsche, Boca Tanning Club, Blue Martini, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Atlantis Payment Gateway, Apricot Lane Boutique, Anthropologie and First Green Bank, among others.
All of the proceeds from the show were given to Resource Depot, a charity that creates and gives out recyclable products to the community. Because the Fashion Show was a non-profit organization, even the models were not getting paid and volunteered for free.
Displayed on the runway were four different collections by: Rapunzel’s Closet, Francesca’s collection, Kristen Alyce and NY Fashion week designer Sararose. Rapunzel’s Closet carries clothing for children, and down the runway came adorable kids strutting their stuff to support the environment.
Each collection displayed different hair, makeup, walking pace and expression in the face. Francesca’s collection contained separate pieces of clothing with a modern day look for the hair and makeup.
Alyce’s “Garbage Gone Glam” consisted of all recyclable material made into dresses, with the models’ hair and makeup looking “bright and wild.” Plus, her models walked on their toes without shoes on.
Sararose’s collection had a couture appeal with the use of browns and blacks made from linens and table cloths transformed into dresses. Her models’ hair was big with black lips and dark eyes.
The runway was outside the dealership with a good amount of people attending. All of the guests seated received a green giveaway bag which contained “goodies” from the sponsoring companies.
“For the past year, I have been saving all kinds of recycled wastes,” Alyce said. “Items like bubble wrap, receipts, cardboard, water bottles, bar coasters and other materials.”
Her vision of bringing awareness and putting on this event came true that night. What a spectacular show!