Surviving the Runway Long Beach: The Fascinator
Pokey’s latest theme for Surviving the Runway, at International Quilt Festival, was inspired by the hats worn for formal occasions in Britain, such as the royal wedding, called a fascinator.
All the participants were given a flocked black fedora to fashion into a fascinating head piece.
The Tim Gunn’s for the event were: Jane LaFazio, Leslie Jenisen, Jamie Fingal, yours truly and Pokey as Heidi Klum.
Some serious creating going on, the pressure’s intense because the prizes for this event are great.
Everyone has such a great time, it’s too bad we have to keep the music down, most of the vendors nearby seem to enjoy the event, they always come round with big smiles on their faces. But I guess there are a few that don’t like the distraction at the end of the day. There have been some years when we were louder and people really had a blast.
The runners up, some how I missed getting pictures of the 2nd and 3rd place winners. I guess that was because I was busy passing out prizes.
The winner, modeling her fascinator and giving her acceptance speech.
The fascinator group shot
Jamie and Jane
Pokey and Leslie
Surviving the Runway is always the grand finale at Festival for me. It follows several intense days of teaching, I always run straight to the show floor after my last class finishes up on saturday. It marks the time when I can really let my hair down, relax and dance to some fun tunes.
Then follow this up with a good meal, libations and a lot of laughs, hanging out with great friends. It’s the perfect way to wrap up the week and in the morning, fly home.