Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Reflecting on...Retrofittings

Last Thursday we mentioned that we attended the glamorous Retrofittings event at the Hilton Netherland Plaza downtown.  The setting was beautiful and we could not believe how many people came out to St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores and the brilliant DAAP students who put together the amazing pieces from clothes found at the SVDP stores!

Inside, a boutique was set up which housed lush faux furs, vintage jewelry, scarves, dresses and so much more, all from SVDP stores!  Appetizers, drinks and raffels were held during the cocktail hour and the place was packed!

We were on hand to help model some live auction pieces! B modeled a fur coat that was simply to DIE! We still can't believe how someone snatched it up for $1,600! Such an amazing deal!  M modeled a custom bracelet designed by Lee Krombholz jewelers.   The bracelet was made from jewelry found at SVDP stores and he added diamonds and black sapphires!  Exquisite!   Congrats to all the lucky winners of the live auction!

The fashion show put on by the DAAP students was incredible!  We loved so many of the looks and the creativity in this city really shines through these students!

Obsessing over that lovely coral number!

Soo Lucille Ball and we LOVE it!

Hey it's our friend Ryan!! Werk!! 

 The highlight of the evening: the Thriller Dance!

You MUST watch the video of this performance here! It is amazing!

We can not wait to attend this again next year.  The crowd was so amazing and supportive and it gave us some really good shopping destinations for the weekend! Are you going to check out a St. Vincent de Paul store?



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