THE FASHIONISTAS are thrilled to be the beneficiaries of Spring Getaway | Runway for a Cause, a Greenhill student production, on January 19th.
The show will feature Greenhill School models strutting the runway in the perfect spring getaway looks carefully curated by producers Maddie Crick and Virginia Dollins from: The Impeccable Pig, Piermarini Boutique, Tootsies, The Gypsy Wagon, Melanie Gayle – A Women’s Specialty Boutique, Cotton Island, Marylo ,Rich Hippie, Vineyard Vines, & The Shak.
Co-producers Virginia Dollins & Maddie Crick
We sat down with Maddie and Virginia to talk fashion, inspiration, and what it takes to produce a fashion event:
Age and grade?
M: Both of us are 16 years old and in 11th grade
What is your dream job?
M: My dream job is to be a buyer for Neiman Marcus or a Fashion Editor for Vogue
V: I’m still figuring that out! I would love to work in international business (finance or marketing)
What led you to doing the runway show?
M: I modeled in a student run fashion show freshman year and was inspired to make one of my own.
V: Maddie introduced me to the idea and I was immediately interested in planning it with her!
Greatest lesson learned from last year’s runway show?
M: A great lesson I learned last year was that running a fashion show is so much more complicated than it seems. There are so many different components, but if you stay organized and have fun, it will be great!
V: I learned to not underestimate myself and the goals that I want to accomplish. When planning the show last year, we had a lot of doubts. However, we soon realized that more people were willing to help us than we expected.
What are you hoping will be different this year?
M: I hope that we are able to have more people come to the show this year and that it will be just like a professional fashion show.
V: I hope that there will be a better flow to the show and a more professional vibe.
What advice do you have for others interested in runway production?
M: The advice I would give to others interested in runway production is to start planning early and stay organized. Don’t be afraid to talk to stores and add personality into the show.
V: My advice would be to keep trying even when your goals seem far-fetched. If you are willing to work hard and stay on track of your goals, you will have a better chance of being successful.
What designer inspires you?
M: My favorite designer is Alice and Olivia. I love Alice and Olivia because Stacey Bendet always takes a simple dress and turns it into a masterpiece by her amazing attention to detail. I love the sparkles she adds to so many of her looks. Her dresses always steal the show.
V: My favorite designer is Marc Jacobs because I love how his designs are fun, fresh, and wearable.
Favorite places to shop?
M: My favorite places to shop are Neiman Marcus, Free People, and JCrew.
V: I love to shop at small boutiques, many of which are featured in the show. I also shop at Nordstrom.
Favorite blogs to read?
M: My favorite two fashion blogs to read at the moment are Dallas Tidbits and 5 inch and Up. I love the timeless style they both bring to their blogs.
V: My favorite blog is Peace Love Shea.
For more event information and tickets please visit thefashionistas.org/events