The kick off even is a way to get students aware of Fashion Week and what we're doing. We give out freebies like koozies, pins, mirrors and mini sewing kits. What? We're Fashion Board! Tee shirts from years passed are sold for $2, this year's FW shirt is sold and tickets are sold for our two fashion shows later in the week at a reduced rate. Members are flinging fliers out left and right and it got aggressive at times. Just sayin'. It's just one big party! Our DJ was playing music (a lot of Justin Timberlake!) and it was a great way to start what can be a stressful week. Here are a few pictures from the kick off:
Seventy Six and Sunny, a great cover band of USC students, performed for the show. My lovely roommate Amber Lily hosted the event for us. She gave information about each dog as the walked down the runway. We had many local news stations and student broadcasters there conducting interviews and snapping photos of the dogs.
The event was B.Y.O.D–Bring your own dog. If you were a student with a pup, we wanted to see them! The Humane Society provided a great gift basket loaded with your furry friend's favorites and it was awarded to the best dressed dog brought by a guest. Look below to see our winner.
Some of these photos are my own. The rest can be found on our Fashion Board Facebook and were shot by members Katherine Herndon, Hannah Rome, Ida Garland and Emily Greenwell.
Side note: even though I'm not the biggest Beyonce fan, I imagine Molly strutting around all day with a continuous "Now, now, now a diva is a female version of a hustla, of a of a hustla" playing.