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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