Whoa whoa wait. Hold up. Riley’s not writing a blog post made up of nothing but sarcasm and bull shit?? What is this world becoming?? *confusion* *chaos* Unrecognizable.
Well, two weeks ago (the night before Phx Lights), I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to wear an outfit Tori designed, which was made completely from recycled materials. It was such an enjoyable experience even though walking up flights and flights of stairs in heels for about 12 hours made my legs a bit numb. The tingling subsided eventually, so WE ARE GOOD. Her dress is something I am struggling to describe (it was just TOO beautiful), thus I’m just going to be straight forward & keep it simple for once by just telling you what each part is made of. Easy enough, right?
She not only used them for the top, but she also used the maps to create a clutch that actually works! The clutch honestly resembles one of those Etsy items that cost $50000 even though they only took like $5 to make. The clutch really came IN CLUTCH because I was sick and needed somewhere to hide my nasty tissues.
I’d like to take a moment of silence for all of you who lost brain cells reading that pun. rip.
Cutie Orange Bag:
Tori used the red net bag that holds those wonderful cutie oranges (commonly known for the life they provide during 90 minute soccer games in 110 degree weather) to make fish net. Trash can honestly come a long way. Moments as such give me hope for my future, as well.
It’s really rad to break things. Don’t even try to argue with me on this one. Esppppeecciiaalllly when they shatter. So, for the shoes, we took a bunch of blank CDs and basically murdered them. Yes, the pieces of glass sticking out from the heels can be used as a weapon. Yes, the million shards of glass now on my dorm floor puncture my feet often. Yes, on the runway I did cut myself numerous times by accidentally brushing my feet together. Yes, it was worth it.
Tori took one of those plastic table cloths we all remember demolishing at birthday parties (with cake, capri suns, & cooties) and she made a skirt out of it! It was super duper fun to wear because it was all flowyyy! & underneath she made a pencil skirt out of another table cloth (yuh know for protection from humiliation if my whole outfit were to casually shimmy its way off while on stage).
& finally with an old DOPE pair of jeans from Goodwill, Tori designed a denim choker (that probably has a higher value than my life) & matching cuffs. What more can I say? She is an absolute genius. Bam. Watch out for her kids. She’s going far.
Just to sorta wrap things up (since I don’t want to disappoint my previous language arts teachers by not including a crappy conclusion), I want to say this experience was unlike anything I’ve ever participated in. It was absolutely out of our comfort zones, but Tori and I took the risk– & damn am I glad we did. Earth Day (what the fashion show was inspired by) is around the corner, but I can’t stress enough that we need to celebrate the gift of life that our planet provides us every single day, whether it’s through campaigns, eco fashion shows, unplugging your chargers, using a hydroflask, whatever. Just do it.
Oh, hey Nike! Wut izzz up yo? I did not get permission to say that, but don’t worry. I’m not famous, so umm only like hmmm maybe 7.4 out of my 13 fans are going to read that last line. Promise.