Over the summer Project Runway tweeted a call for "inspiration photos" from fashionable fans to be used in one of the upcoming espisodes of Project Runway All Stars. If you know anything about me, you know that I'm pretty quick to throw my hat in the ring. I submitted 8 images along with the proper photo release and then promptly forgot all about it.
Until last night! The episode was officially called "Every Picture Tells a Story" and the designers each had to choose one of the thousands of fan photo submissions as their design inspiration for the challenge.
Kayne picked my photo of vintage jewelry!
It was fun to see my name up there even if "Tina, WA" could be just about anybody in the state. Considering the number of submissions they received, it's kind of like winning the lottery - without the cash payoff!
Here is a high resolution of the photo he used, along with the others I submitted.
This pile of vintage jewelry was on my floor for a couple of days following a photo shoot. I tend to bring everything with me just in case.
I took this at the grocery store on a weekend getaway. I might use it as a fabric print.
This is me (of course) in my History + Industry collar necklace in "bleach" designed by Irene Wood. If you look closely at the opening montage of photos shown at the very beginning of the episode, you can see this photo!
I met this woman on Capital Hill and asked if I could take her photo. She was more than agreeable and even checked the quality of the photo before letting me go.
One of the shots from the recycled couture collection photo shoot with Carlynne and Jami. That was a very inspiring day!
This image is from the Art Institute fashion show competition for inclusion in the Glitter Gala. This garment didn't place, but I thought the model's look was inspiring.
Of course I had to include a photo of myself (and my cat photo-bombing me). Maybe they didn't choose this one because of the laundry baskets in the background? :D
I also submitted this image - a photo of my laptop logged onto the RIT dye color swatch page. RIT dye was one of the main infludences of my recycled couture collection submitted to Seamless in Seattle this year.