Monday, April 19, 2010

Carnivale - Haute Couture Club of Chicago

From the moment I stepped off the elevator (14th floor of the Mart) til bed time 10:00pm I was on 10. There was energy, excitement, and loads of fun in the atmosphere. I was in seventh heaven. Who would have thought such an illustrious organization/club existed. It was great!

The floor was abuzz with fellow artisans and guests, all full of anticipation of the events of the day. Waves of emotions came over me as I surveyed the land of the Haute Couture Carnivale! I felt inspired and energized to make better garments in the days to come. There were moments when I felt totally out of my league and then I was back to feeling absolutely grateful to have been invited to become a member.

After four months of membership, I was at the annual fashion show with two garments, modeled by my DD. The entire program was a spectacular event. From the marketplace to the grand finale on the runway. The event was very well organized. There was so much to observe and learn. My fellow members/artisans are all joy, not a one without a huge smile and inviting conversation.

I'm almost afraid to start mentioning names for fear that I'd forgot someone. But I must say Ms. Rhonda Buss and Ms. Sandra Young are absolutely phenomenal. They gave "it" their ALL. Ms. Rhonda Buss, president, modeled at least six outfits. All were impeccably made. Ms. Sandra Young, headed the team of wonderful people who put together the event, also designed and modeled about the same number of equally impressive outfits. The runway was filled with notable expressions of creative interpretations of couture fashions from Martha Moser's Red orange linen short cape to Cleo Thomas's Valentino inspired Black lame stretch knit cocktail dress. It was all to great to miss.

Sorry no pictures to show. As usual I didn't think about my camera until I was half way to my destination. Shame on me. There were professional photographers on hand so I'm sure the club members will have an opportunity to view all the photos taken.

That's all for now. Stay tuned for more on the Haute Coutour Club in the months to come.

Happy Sewing!


  1. It sounds like a wonderful time.

  2. Your sewing is meticulous, so you do, in fact, belong in that group. It's wonderful that you have found that elite group of sewists. Just let us know what they are doing, so we can drool!

  3. Glad you had an awesome time.

  4. It sounds like it was a good fashion show. I can't wait to hear and see more!

  5. What an incredible experience! You belong with this group and they know it!

  6. Sounds fun! I was hoping to attend but had a family emergency. Glad that you shared the day with us. Hopefully I will see you at a meeting in the future.



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