Big news! I’m the 2023 Her Universe Fashion Show Judges’ Winner!
So if you’ve been wondering why I’ve been completely absent from posting recently, this is why! From when I was accepted in mid-May to the show itself on July 20, I spent nearly every non-working waking moment working on this look. I threw myself into it 150%. I wasn’t allowed to share anything (other than being accepted) until the show itself. But now that the show has happened I can tell you all about my design and the experience.
Even now, almost a month later, it still feels like a dream. And it was indeed a dream that came true. Ever since I first saw the show back in 2017, I wanted to be a part of the show and the amazing community surrounding it. This was my third time applying, but my first time accepted.
The show itself featured 25 amazing designers. All of the designs were incredible and thoughtfully designed to encompass their chosen theme. Seriously, these are some of the most talented and creative folks I’ve met which is part of the reason I am so honored to be one of the two winners. The other winner was Raeven K. who was the Audience Winner selected by audience vote.
This year was celebrating Disney so every design was inspired by a Disney property. Mine was obviously inspired by Minnie Mouse and more specifically the 80’s album “Totally Minnie” which I listened to as a kid. I have to give a shout out to Jillian Eittreim who I commissioned to do my design submission drawing. She took my sketches and description and captured exactly what I saw in my head for an 80’s inspired Minnie Mouse look.
Oh, yes, it converts into a cocktail version 🙂 I’ve got tons to say about the dress, how it was made, what I learned and the amazing community of designers and I’m thrilled to be a part of. I’ll be making some reels and YouTube videos to share everything that went into this, what worked and what didn’t.
In between, I’ll also be sharing some of the other items that I’ve worked on that I didn’t have time to previously do blog posts for because, well, see above.
In the meantime, you can check out the full show on YouTube below: