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8.01.2012

Dog Days of August... Day 1: Goodwill Pop-Up Event

If you follow my Facebook page, you probably heard my declaration a few weeks ago to go somewhere EVERYDAY during the month of August.  This was my first "somewhere".



Edited for Goodwill is a collaboration between Goodwill, Pepco (the electric supplier) and Gensler architects.  Funds raised from all sales at the pop-up event will go towards the construction of a new Goodwill donation center and store somewhere in DC.  I went into this event with very few expectations.  It is, after all, Goodwill.  Now, I am a frequent patron of Goodwill, but a thrift store is a thrift store.  But this was slicker, sleeker, more carefully planned than what I could have imagined.  It didn't even feel as if I was thrifting, but perhaps that was the point.  The fashions were edited and carefully selected, which was fine for some, but I heard the grumblings amongst the true fashionistas and thrifters.  Overheard: "Where are all the vintage pieces?"  They were nowhere in sight, in fact they were nonexistent.  A big change from the Goodwills I frequent in the area.




To honor Goodwill's fundraising, I decided to pay homage to thrifting in general and wear an outfit that is wholly thrifted.  Admittedly, I left the pop-up event soon after coming into the place, because I was not in the mood for thrifting today.  I snapped some pics and as you can see, the design of the space was well executed and looked inviting.  This was cool, but give me my mangy, smoke diluted with disinfectant smelling Goodwill... Ahhh. The thought of the stench of used clothing makes me so happy...LOL

















This starts in adolescence! My son pouting because he didn't want to come with me.  He will one day become a man that doesn't want to go to the mall with his wife.
















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4 comments:

  1. How did I miss you there? Wasn't it such a great event. I didn't get anything, however. Yeah, I suck.

    Meanwhile, great necklace!

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  2. Hey ViVi. It was so good... I wasn't in the mood for shopping for some reason. I think it wasn't chaotic enough. Thanks for the compliments on the necklace.

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  3. Thank you for coming out to the pop-up shop! I'm sorry you were not able to walk out with anything, but I hope to see you at our fashion show in September! -DCGF

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  4. DC Goodwill Fashionista, the Pop-up shop was a wonderful idea and so beautiful. What I didnt purchase there I surely made up for at your location on South Dakota Ave! LOL I will be at the fashion show in Sept. Keep up the good work.

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