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Oak Park Fashion Show

April 12, 2011

This is Maria Onesta-Moran, owner of Green Home Experts in Oak Park.  Today she was a fashion model at the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon.  The Fashion Show featured “Model Citizens” modeling fashions from local stores.  The luncheon food was provided by one of my favorite restaurants too!  Maya Del Sol created a wonderful vegetable burrito with a delicious green mole.

But now back to Maria.  She was a hesitant model when she came in to my place to find the right thing to model for the show.  This one of a kind tunic was perfect as it is almost as “green” as she is!  I created this tunic from salvaged and pieced cashmere and wools that are collected from damaged old sweaters, primarily from Oak Park’s own Economy Shop!  They collect the sweaters that have holes and stains and let me purchase them at a good price.  The sweaters don’t get thrown away just because the resale shop can’t sell them and I get a good deal on cashmere!  Maria felt so good in the tunic and she looked great in it!  And look how cute Oscar Moran is in his outfit from Majamas (also located in the Arts District).   The luncheon was very nice and a great way to see all that Oak Park has to offer.  It is also a great way to promote local shopping.  And I really enjoyed sitting with Holly, Elva and Patrick from Visit Oak Park too.  All in all a lovely luncheon today in Oak Park!

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  1. April 19, 2011 12:51 pm

    Thanks Pam! I was so happy to get to model your beautiful piece of art!

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