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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Heber students re-imagine fashion

  • Heber Elementary and Middle School students have submitted their own original creations to the “Curbside Couture” fashion show at the Clinton Center in Little Rock.
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  • Project Runway look out!  Heber students are entering the world of fashion design and their creations are a source of pride for our area.  Heber Elementary and Middle School students have submitted their own original creations to the “Curbside Couture” fashion show at the Clinton Center in Little Rock.
     
    According to “Curbside Couture” organizers, the show is a way for students to “discover and showcase their creative skills by challenging them to turn trash into treasure.”  Students have the opportunity to interact with professional fashion designers, including Korto Momolu, a first runner-up on Project Runway. 
     
    We said with these young fashion trailblazers to tell us about their designs.
     
    Delaney Drexler, 8th grade:  “I made a dress and we used an old pillowcase.  Then we put a trash bag over it and used the tape out of cassette tapes and used double sided tape to put it on the bag.”
     
    Sophie Lawrence, 6th grade:  “I made a necklace out of Arnold Palmer cans.  There are flowers and we layered them so they stick out.” 
     
    Maddie Vowels, 6th grade:  “We took a recycled children’s music book and we rolled them and glued them to a wire.  We slid the rolled book pages on the wire.  In the middle, we got some notebook paper and made a circle.” On a side note, it should be pointed out that her late grandmother, who used to make jewelry similar to the design, inspired Maddie.
     
    Rylee Harrod, 3rd grade:  “I made vest out of my stuffed animal, the tiger fur.  I also used the head to make a backpack.”
     
    McKensey Lathrop, 7th grade:  “We got some consignment store shoes and took the pages out of an old book and glued them on the shoes.  We then cut up some old DVD’s and glued those to the shoes.  And then we made a little bow out of VCR tapes and book pages.  We also used some old earrings from a consignment shop for the center of the bow.”
     
    Faith Cowherd, 4th grade:  “I made a shirt out of a skirt.  And for the skirt, I used the foam from the boxes my dad gets at work that has silver lining.  I took the silver lining on the skirt.  I took popsicle sticks to make the checker pattern.  I filled in every other triangle and then I got flip-flops used the fabric and tied it around the flip-flops.”
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    Grace Cowherd, 7th grade, wasn’t present for the interview.  She made a dress, which can be seen with the other photos on 5A.
     
    Using these recycled materials coincided perfectly with this year’s Earth Day celebrations and these young creative geniuses will learn if their designs placed this Sunday, April 27th.  We’ll announce any winners in next week’s edition of The Sun-Times.

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