here and there, i do a little modeling. mostly for fun … you know, a little role-playing. several of my favorite modeling gigs have been for a local designer and friend, missy lipps. she’s been called a “deconstructionist,” as she takes vintage and rare clothing, rips them up, dyes them, sings to them, then puts them back together.
for a number of years, the hillcrest area in little rock has been the host of “HarvestFest,” a seasonal event offering everything from a chili cook-off to stage-diving 4-year-olds. shops along kavanaugh have their doors open to listen to local bands and welcome in hundreds of folks. along with the music, the box turtle fashion show is always a big production. a handful of local designers, including korto momolu, dress up models in their hand-made creations. i was glad to participate again this year, strutting down the runway in a little missy lipps dress with france gall blasting through the speakers. it’s fun, but exhausting. i hit the pillow hard saturday night (after some wine and company first, of course). here’s a gallery of a few of my favorite photos of the evening, courtesy of kyran pittman. she was kind enough to hang with us and document the purple haze. i had a hard time narrowing it down, so go to her blog and see more to make you feel like you were there … plus, her writing is much better than mine.