Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fashion Fantastico

 My sister sent me an email about this show. I sent in a couple of pictures and got back an email welcoming me into the first Fashion Fantastico Happy Felt Dance I am in!!!!

Now to get busy! Runway models! I need to channel some Elis and Cristina~~~

Event Details Are Unveiled for Fashion Fantastico, the Southwest's First
Wearable Arts Show and the West Valley's Next Premier Event

GOODYEAR (Apr 10, 2011) - Fashion Fantastico, a wearable arts event
supported by the Leadership West professional organization and the West
Valley Arts Council, has officially opened the runway with details on its
inaugural event. Centered on an upscale, ornate theme drawing from the
powerful performances of Broadway shows and the spectacle of red carpet
glamour, Fashion Fantastico will merge fashion, fine arts, performance and
more the night of Saturday, May 14th at the Estrella Vista Reception Center
in Avondale, Arizona.

More than two-dozen artists have already submitted designs and more will
likely be added before the upcoming Artists' Deadline, said Arana. Though
sponsorships are still available for this cutting-edge event, several
offered their support the moment they were introduced to the concept. These
include the fashion-forward Phoenix Forma, special event designers Themers,
the Anderson Institute of Music, Arrowhead Lexus and West Valley Magazine.
"As the big night nears, you can feel the momentum growing in every way,"
said Arana. "The artists list is growing, more sponsors are jumping at the
opportunity to take part, and people are saving the date. They're all
excited to experience something truly unique."

About Fashion Fantastico

Fashion. Art. Passion. Pageantry. Performance. This is the world of Fashion
Fantastico - the first wearable art show in the Southwestern United States.
It starts with the human body as the canvas, drawing from fashion and art to
create a new expression. Artists are asked to go deep into their imagination
to create a wearable piece of art that challenges what most consider to be
wearable, or everyday fashion. Fashion Fantastico is committed to
challenging artists of all mediums to push their imaginations to create
evocative, imaginative and thought provoking sculpture for the human body.

 For more information, visit

The feathers for the Phoenix begin

and they grow into the top of the outfit.

Looks pretty good on the dress form.

Hat with feather detail.

This is Lin and she is my Phoenix model and it all seems
to fit her pretty well. I have some room for shrinkage  in the dye pot. Once I finish the Skirt I will dye it all Red.

Lin is looking so bird like!

Now we add the earrings and a rope scarf. I think she will rock this outfit when it is done.