If you are a fellow North Carolinian or a transport, we are sure at some point in time you have uttered the following words, “There is NOTHING to do in North Carolina!“ And to be honest, at one point in time, we were guilty of saying the same. We looked to metropolitan cities such as NYC and Atlanta, as the hubs of culture and fashion. But little did we know, in the city of Greensboro, there is an premier annual fashion show event which not only serves as an in- vogue production, but also as prolific networking event. This amazing event is the Triad Goodwill‘s ” Rock the Runway ” and byKikisol had the pleasure to attend!
This event took place on Friday, February 26 at the The Empire Room in downtown Greensboro (which deserves a post all on it’s own. This location is GAWJESS!!!). The host for the evening was Lauren Melvin of WFMY News 2 , who was beautiful and entertaining. The fashion show consisted of 7 designers who created a couture/high end collection from all donated and thrifted finds from the Goodwill. They also created a piece based on the ‘Unconventional Material’ category, which was paper this year, that we must say BLEW.OUR.MINDS! The creativity from the designers and the element Triad Goodwill produced with this production felt as if we were at Fashion Week in NYC. It surpassed our expectations!
But the fashion show was just the half of it. The event also consisted of silent auctions, professional photo ops, bidding on the presented collections, and shopping at Willows Boutique while the DJ was spinning some throwback hits such as Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do it.” Clearly, Triad Goodwill was letting us know how THEY do it and we loved every minute of it!
What’s even better, it all was for a good cause. All proceeds from the evening are used to benefit Goodwill’s mission of helping both un- and underemployed people in the Triad find meaningful work – How awesome is that?!
This was also a great opportunity for us to network and meet quite a few established and upcoming businesses in the Triad. Candace’s Cupcake Creations was a sponsor for the #GoodwillRTR and let us tell you… her Banana Pudding flavored cupcakes..?! Money. In. The. BANK! Do yourself a favor and get you some – today! Plus she is a super sweet G-boss who we definitely expect to see more of and her delicious treats!
We also met accessory designer, Sasha Woods of the Ultimate Earring Junki, who had quite a successful night at the #GoodwillRTR. She provided the accessories for designer, Tiffany Flowers‘ collection and she won the News and Record Accessory Challenge by making a pair of earrings AAANNNNDDD a clutch out of paper!! Truly talented lady out of the Triad who you should check out for unique and original pieces.
So add in fashion, atmosphere, shopping opportunities, and networking, you can pretty much say the Triad Goodwill’s Rock the Runway is an outstanding event you can not afford to miss! Tickets for 2017 are already on sale. Do yourself a favor and make sure you are there! You can thank us later. And now, PICTURES!
Congrats to Designer Brian on his win! We will see you in 2017 at next year’s Triad Goodwill’s Rock the Runway!
Until next time – Live F.A.B. with no regrets!
**Photography Credit for Rock the Runway pictures:Derrick Williams Photography