Fringe Benefits

This year has been so far one of the most interesting, daring, scary years of my life. It has been a year of CONSTANT yielding to God. I mean CONSTANT. When I believe I've yielded enough, here's another test. Keep reading to hear about one of my latest adventures...


If you didn't know by now, Fashion is my THING!!!! Not just fashion, but storytelling and fashion production. I had been wanted to get back into Fashion Production for some years but, you know, life happens. Every time I put my hand to the project something catastrophic would happen. For example, the first time I tried to touch a production project after my initial hiatus, my marriage suddenly fell apart. After I felt like I regained my footing to move forward with the show the following year, my mom got sick and passed away. So imagine my surprise when God tells me in June 2018 to try it again! Say what?!?! I remember hearing him clearly say, "And do it before school starts back." I'm like, Huh?!?! That's in less than 6 weeks! How am I supposed to put anything together in less than 6 weeks and I don't even know what type of event it's going to be??? I have no theme, no money, NOTHING! His response was "Book the venue." So I called the venue where I had paid a deposit over a year ago (they technically were supposed to forfeit my deposit, but they were so understanding to my situation- Event Space Boca) and they honored to deposit. Date booked. I immediately got nauseous and ended up in fetal position in my bed. Now things get interesting...


So then I'm asking, "What type of event will it be? A mixer? A show? An exhibit? A brunch? What? Nothing. I get no response...yet. My next instruction was to name the event "Life on the Runway". Ok. Done. Now at this point, all I have is the date, location and name of the event. That was enough to have a flyer created. Done. But still no concept. Time was ticking. I was posting the flyer (well, I only posted twice). Then suddenly, the full concept of the what the event was supposed to be came! I was about four weeks out at this point. Date. Venue. Concept. DONE. But no clothes and no models...


People started contacting me to sponsor services, items, and even money to help me with this event! A designer who showed during Miami Fashion Week offered her collection and just days before the actually show, I received a clothing sponsor that provided gowns for all my exhibits. Everything worked out PERFECTLY! I built an alter of remembrance that day. I know for sure that there is a benefit to obeying God. Even when it's scary. Even when you don't see the immediate result. It's worth it. Here's to the next leap...


Clothing seen in this post:

Jacket: It's Vintage 1988. It belonged to my mom.

Skirt, Accessories: My Mom's

Hat: BCBG Max Azria

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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