My nieces are typical kids who buy from all the ‘in stores’ that their friends buy from. Just because it comes from the ‘right stores’ or has the ‘latest label’ they think they have style and fashion. Personal style has absolutely nothing to do with the right designer label, the ‘hot look’ at the time. Personal style has to do with your own look- not the look of your friends.
When I read the story of Blue Springs CatWalk Green Fashion Show where 17, 7th graders made and repurposed their own Re-purposed and Eco Fashion clothing- just had to write about it- These kids have style and sounds like they had fun as well
Kansas City Star: One by one, 17 seventh graders strutted down the catwalk, showing off the latest in homemade and recycled fashions. The crowd loved it.
“Oh, my gosh. I had so much fun,” said Sunny Vale Middle School student Courtney Harris after the show. “I was nervous the first time I walked, but after that it was really fun.”
Courtney is involved in the Blue Springs School District’s Creative Arts Academy. On this morning, the academy presented a “Go Green” fashion show. Students participating in the Project Runway portion of the academy made all their own fashions.
“This is our second year doing a Project Runway type of program,” said Renee Herman, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Blue Springs High School. “The girls had 19 days to make all the clothes they wore today. They had a blast doing it. It was a lot of fun to be able to help them and show them how to sew.”
With the “Go Green” theme in mind, the students scoured their closets and brought in gently used and slightly out-of-date items. Then, with the help of Herman and other teachers, they tore them up and made them into new outfits.
“I made this shirt out of a pillow case,” said Jewel Perkins, a seventh grade student at Sunny Vale. “I really liked that we were recycling clothes and making them into something completely different.
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