Happy Weekend!

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Friday again, my friends, TGIF. Even with a short week, things have been cray cray. Christa is heading to NYC tomorrow for another Trashion Fashion event on the High Line at 3pm, and hoping desperately to not be too tired to go to Brimfield on Sunday. And Reg is planning on popping around town, enjoying the last bit of summer in the city. xo.

cct // Cool story about creating a new tradition of women in Japan making sushi. Speaking of sushi, have you ever seen the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi? I think it’s still on Netflix!!

rkv // 2016 hair crimping 

cct // I love screen printing, but it’s such a process – this is such a fun little DIY!

rkv // Traveling more, even with a full time job

cct // These pups (and sometimes kitties!) are living large! #jelly!

rkv // Holy crap breakfast boats

cct // lols. Can We All Just Admit That Smoothie Bowls Are Big Fat Lies?

rkv // The art of tuning out

Trashion Fashion Show

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Happy Monday! So, a few weekends ago I was able to be apart of an amazing Hartford event, Trashion Fashion, and I couldn’t wait to share my experience and the fantastic designs with you all! Amy, founder and previous neighbor has been putting on this exciting event for 5 years now, and I can’t believe this is the 1st I’ve been to it/been apart of it!


“Trashion Fashion is on a mission to contribute to a global reduction of waste through creative solutions.”


I was chosen last minute (only 1 week away from the show), to model the gorgeous commissioned NoRa Cupcake dress, one of the sponsors for the event. It was designed by Zoe Grinfeld, an up and coming fashion designer and high school senior who recently won Project Runway: Threads, who has been making clothing out of recycled materials for quite awhile now.

I arrived bright and early (7am, ugh) at Hartford City Hall where the event was taking place, and got my hair and make up done. I hadn’t seen my dress at this point and was really excited to see how everything was going to unfold. I also didn’t know until I got there, that my make up was going to be an “elevated look” meaning I was getting a little more done-up than some of the other models. I got my hair done by the amazing Rafael from La Bella Chateau, and my make up done by the super talented ladies at Tainted. Kat took over and killed it with the fantastic neon pink eye shadow, decorative black painted elements and sprinkle eyebrows (and shoulders!).

These teams did hair and make up for 70 (!!) models and we took over Hartford City Hall with fittings, runway walk training, photoshoots and more. It was such a unique and amazing experience.


But, without further ado – let’s check out some of the fantastic looks that Curtis was able to capture on the runway!

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And if you want to see more looks – check out photos from the CT Now here.