Left Our Imprints On The Runway

A strut as graceful as a gazelle and as fierce as a tiger.

BIANCA J
Pictured: Bianca J. Rodriguez, Fashion Show Coordinator 

Welcome back, Style Kat!

Upon graduating from Florida State University (FSU) with a Batchelor of Arts degree in Editing, Writing and Media with a minor in Communications, Bianca J. Rodriguez spent three months of intense planning to create one show-stopping night.

Creativity, and a knack for cutting, sewing and customizing clothes that she thrifts is her staple. Rodriguez’s keen eye for design can transform the most drab outfits into something fabulous.

IMPRINTS GROUP
Models Left to Right: Shatavia Freeman, Carleigh Robinett, Be’ijz Smith, Hannah Boucher, Dajah Dorn, Elton Burgest, Bianca J. Rodriguez, Joi, Maxine Beck, Nailah Dugger, Jae House, Abby Ayers, Kathryn Lewis, Mariah and Rachel Hope.

Showtime

In other fashion projects I’ve been apart of, I felt very restricted on creativity. Like, their way or no way. I like thinking outside the box. I wanted to put on a show where I can express myself and my style fully and give a taste of what is to come. -Bianca J. Rodriguez

On Jul. 20, Rodriguez was ready for her first fashion show. She was nervous a few moments leading up to the show, but she remained focused, calm and locked in to ensure a smooth show.

BACKSTAGE
Bianca J. Rodriguez prepping models before showtime

Each hurdle that arose was handled with grace. Some models backed out last minute, she struggled to find the perfect music playlist, and had doubts if there would be a full house. However, she managed to recruit enough models to make a smooth transition  between looks, found the perfect soundtracks for models to walk to and she had a full house. In fact, the venue ran out of seats and had to bring in more.


The Looks


In the first half of the show, models worked the runway in “Resort” looks that featured causal, colorful and chic pieces.

The second half donned “Nighttime” looks that were more moody, edgy and sexy.

Each ensemble worn by the models was thrifted from local thrift shops, then customized and tailored by Bianca herself.

Her diligence, effort and patience paid off. Each look featured a unique touch. Like, handprinted palm leafs, a face and embellishments.


It was a pleasure to be one of the models featured in her show. I watched how she interacted with each person and how she smiled through her frustration and to see the show come to fruition was incredible.

You go, Bianca! Continue to let your light shine and inspire others with your creativity. You are truly one-of-a-kind.

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Pictured: Bianca J. Rodriguez/ Photo: Instagram (@bianca_j)

Sound off in the comments below, and share which look is your favorite and why. I want to hear from you!

Keep on Stylin’!
XOXO,
cropped-kathryn-m-lewis

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