Dressing with Purpose – Southern Women’s Show 2016 Recap

May 3, 2016

I am so excited to share a recap of my聽fashion show at this year’s 2016 Southern Women’s Show! I was so honored and humbled that the show asked me back for a second year in a row to be a “special guest” and put on a fashion show during the three days of the HUGE Southern Women’s Show here in Raleigh!

The theme of this year’s fashion show was “Dressing With Purpose: Fill Your Closet with JOY!” It gave me the awesome opportunity to highlight some of my favorite fair trade and ethical fashion brands in addition to other amazing companies that are spreading dignity across the globe!

I wanted to share some images from the show with y’all!

Oh, and on Thursday night (before the show), we held our second annual triFABB meetup and blogger preview. It was basically a VIP / behind-the-scenes tour of the show along with some awesome food, drinks, and goodies! (and yes, that is me wearing Amos in that first picture… haha! He came with me to the pre-show meetup and preview and was my adorable assistant)

Some of my favorite ladies and fellow bloggers at the pre-show meetup!

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We had a representative speak to us about Teen Cancer America, our partner non-profit for the meetup and Southern Women’s Show."Dressing with Purpose" Ethical Fashion Show at the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh, North Carolina 2016 | triFABB and Still Being Molly | North Carolina Fashion & Style Blogger (3)

All of our pre-show triFABB / Southern Women’s Show VIP meetup attendees!

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Me and Emily… I couldn’t do so much of what I do without her! I’m SO grateful for her friendship.

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And then it was GAME TIME. Or show time, I should say. We had a fashion show Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the Southern Women’s Show! I was the host, “curator” (if you will), and emcee. 馃檪

Below is the聽show program that I designed and had printed for those in the audience. I thought y’all might like to see it!

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Had to get a shot with the big sign! You can see my show each day of the SWS!聽My shirt says “People are Not Property” and is from Sudara.

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Racks backstage with clothes ready! If you see a look you love, you can shop most (not all, but most) of the looks here.聽Use code STILLBEINGMOLLY for free shipping! 馃檪

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Oh, and so our show was on RIGHT after tWitch – as in tWitch from So You Think You Can Dance, the Ellen DeGeneres show, and a few movies! He was SO nice and we got to meet him backstage. NBD.

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The crowd for our show! It was PACKED!!!!

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And now some images from the fashion show…

Welcoming our audience and talking a little bit about the Dressing with Purpose show, about Fashion Revolution, ethical fashion, etc.

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My dress: Tonle Design c/o, Shoes: The Root Collective, Necklace: Sela Designs

Our first looks with Angela, Mary, and Lee.

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Angela in a gorgeous Elegantees dress and accessories from The Flourish Market. Mary wearing a fabulous Threads for Thought ruana with 31 Bits accessories from The Flourish Market. Lee in a gorgeous Threads for Thought tee with 31 Bits necklace."Dressing with Purpose" Ethical Fashion Show at the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh, North Carolina 2016 | triFABB and Still Being Molly | North Carolina Fashion & Style Blogger (12)

Tiffany, Kristin, and Susan look GORGEOUS in these looks from The Flourish Market, Threads for Thought, Grace & Lace, Elegantees, and 31 Bits.

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I love Kristin’s whole look – that Elegantees dress + Threads for Thought ruana combo is AMAZING.

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Angela and Mary in looks from The Flourish Market, FashionABLE, Elegantees, Raven + Lily.

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Susan, Tiffany, and Kristin in some gorgeous looks from The Flourish Market, Grace & Lace, Elegantees, and Sseko Designs.

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Angela and Mary look amazing! Angela is wearing Elegantees and Mary is wearing a kimoncho from Grace & Lace via The Flourish Market and she’s also head-to-toe in Punjammies from Sudara.

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Kristin is in Elegantees, The Root Collective and The Flourish Market, Tiffany is in Threads for Thoughts, and Susan is in Grace and Lace, Elegantees, Raven + Lily all via The Flourish Market.

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And that’s a wrap!

It was such an honor to be invited back again this year to do a fashion show and I had so much fun putting this one together. It was a great opportunity to showcase some amazing brands and talk about ways to shop ethically and fill our closets with JOY."Dressing with Purpose" Ethical Fashion Show at the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh, North Carolina 2016 | triFABB and Still Being Molly | North Carolina Fashion & Style Blogger (25)

Lee and Tiffany backstage. 馃檪

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Everyone in their final looks!!

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Models left to right: Mary, Susan, Angela, Lee, Tiffany, Kristin, and me! I am SO thankful to these amazing women for donating their time and talents to help me with this fashion show – some of them two years in a row!!!

Huge Thank You to Our Fashion Show Partners: