Once again Taos participated in the Glam Trash Fashion Show put on by Nicole Kowalski.  As always the event was highly creative and very inspirational.  

This year I created my outfit entirely from trash collected from the World Cup coffee shop.   I sliced Thomas’s bagel bags and cup sleeves into strips, tied them together, and knit them into a coat with a hood.  The tear drop shaped sequins are cut from Organic Valley milk jugs and knit into the coat.

The outfit underneath is created from 5 lb coffee bags turned inside-out and a bike inner tube belt.  The geisha sandals are constructed from scrap sugar pine wood and recycled bike innertube.

Photo by Robin Collier

 

Photo by Robin Collier

 

Photo by Robin Collier

 

photo by Robin Collier

 

Photo by Robin Collier

Edwina modeling her dress made from a recycled umbrella

 

Photo by Robin Collier

 

Laura modeling a dress of reconstructed tea bags made by Nicole Kowalski

Taos Recycled Fashion Show

September 16, 2009

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Photo by Robin Collier

A Few weeks ago Taos held its first annual Recycled Fashion Show.  Usually Nicole Kowalski puts on the Glam Trash Fashion show, but this year she has a new born baby.  The trash fashion show is much more sculptural and fun, but the recycled show is more practical.   Hopefully both traditions will continue.

While deciding what to make for the show, I realized that most of my wardrobe is made of recycled fashion.  Rather then modeling something that I already wear, I made a new outfit out of army camouflage .  I deconstructed a pair of pants and made them into a halter top and most of a skirt.  The remainder of the skirt was made from a pocketed panel of a jacket.  I love having pockets!  My hat is constructed out of the jacket sleeve.  My bag is made of salvaged bicycle inner-tubes.

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Photo by Robin Collier

Giving an article of clothing, especially army fatigues, a re-invented, more peaceful, creative life ,appeals to me.

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Photo by Robin Collier

How I managed to walk down the gravel runway in heels with my eyes closed remains a mystery.

 

Fahrney Photos

March 1, 2009

Me at the Taos Cow
Me at the Taos Cow

Creamland Dress made out of half and half containers  Photo by Robin Collier
Creamland Dress made out of half and half containers Photo by Robin Collier

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Dress made entirely out of white trash   Photo by Visudah de los Santos

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White Trash Wedding dress   Photo by Visudha de los Santos

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Wedding outfits made entirely out of white trash      Photo by Heather Sparrow

White trash wedding  photo by Visudah de los Santos
White trash wedding photo by Visudah de los Santos