Weekend Recap: Fashion a La Mode, Garage Saling, Informal Modeling, and 2013 Pet Expo

Happy Monday! I’m still exhausted from my jam-packed three day weekend… but I have to admit, I love being on the go because it keeps me on my toes and life interesting. So here we go!

On Friday my fashion class took a field trip to Saddleback’s third annual Fashion a la Mode event from 11-6 pm. This was my second time attending, and it was again an amazing experience. Industry speakers came to speak to high school students about their careers and experiences, as well as instruct several workshops for students to explore the endless opportunities and possible career paths in fashion.

The event began with a pizza and salad lunch served while guest speaker Beth Jones from B Jones Style spoke about the takeoff of her amazing blogging and styling career.  Every student attended three different workshops, along with a group competition at the end. My workshops were Styling, Tie-Dying, and Blogging. I competed in the Merchandising category, where in groups of 4-5 we developed our own store to demonstrate a specific theme and trend.

My group named our boutique “Fallen Vixen“, aimed at 16-25 women with confident, edgy style. The trend was grunge/black and white. After the competition, there was an ice cream social, fashion show of student made garments, and awards given out with cute goodie bags.


I woke up bright on Saturday and early to go garage saling with my mom and sister. Whenever there are neighborhood garage sales, we try to get out and find some great deals, especially now that they are taking an eBay selling class and selling things online. (I will be posting my garage sale findings soon!)

After I got home, I quickly changed my clothes and drove down to Macy’s at Victoria Gardens for the Teen Vogue Shopping Party. I worked as a volunteer dresser for informal modeling of Teen Vogue’s new line in Macy’s. Photographers were there taking pictures of customers in front of a white Teen Vogue backdrop, while the models stood on blocks to show off the clothes.

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My aunt runs an animal rescue Good Dog-Dog Talk, and I volunteer with her whenever I get a chance. She was at the OC Fairgrounds America’s Family Pet Expo all weekend long, along with hundreds of other rescues and vendors. My job was to drive dogs down to the event (she lives in West Covina), walk them, and talk to people about adopting. Luckily, two dogs were adopted yesterday and they received many applications :)

xx, Ciera