By Abby and Elle
You don’t have to picture it; we moved the orange barrel off the road and onto the runway. How come? Because our theme for this year’s Good Style Fashion Show was Cleveland seasons, and we all know that Orange Barrel is an official season in Northeast Ohio.
The other official season (because there are only two) is winter, and our segment of the show was introduced by, who else, our very own and unforgettable Polar Vortex.
As you might expect, summer barely showed up in the show. Kayleen, who was one of our “summer” models, was feeling under the weather that evening so she wasn’t able to make it. Translation: Short summer for Cleveland — sadness!
Check out the fashion show photos, and let us know which one you like best!
“You DO know how to hide wrinkles, yes?” asks Elle. Photo: Stephen Travarca
Kalana getting a “do.” Photo: Stephen Travarca
Kiera trying to look as sweet and innocent as that kitten on her T-shirt. Photo: Stephen Travarca
Brenna getting ready for her moment in the spotlight. Photo: Stephen Travarca
Abby getting her make-up done by the talented students of Brown Aveda. Photo: Stephen Travarca
Karen touching up before the big show. Photo: Stephen Travarca
Emcee: Polar Vortex (Arkady). It must have been a long winter. He got (jokingly) heckled to go away! Photo: Stephen Travarca
Egg Hunt (model, Kalana) There’s no better way to welcome spring in Cleveland than in smartly cropped polka-dotted pants and a pink tank. A pink Easter basket filled with a rainbow of eggs complete the look. Total Cost: $11.74. Photo: Stephen Travarca
Orange Barrel (model, Abby) Look stunning for your shift with the road crew in a frilly orange skirt, orange and yellow-striped tank by OP, and complementary white belt. (And because you’re one of the few girls on the job site, better wear matching shorts beneath your skirt.) Don’t forget your Igloo thermos-full of iced coffee to cool you down at break time! Total Cost: $17. Photo: Stephen Travarca
Trick-or-Treat (model, Elle) Get ready to scare up some fun in this orange, black and white striped skirt from NY&Co., orange sleeveless top and black velvet blazer. The skirt’s asymmetry adds a sense of mischief to the look, and, in this ensemble, the black velvet blazer — a versatile must-have — screams “witchy.” (And, yes, there was candy in that pumpkin.) Total Cost: $15. Photo: Stephen Travarca
Go Browns! (model, Karen) Get ready for the big game in these sassy skinny jeans, black v-neck sweater and comfy red vest by Northwest Territory. You’ll definitely want the extra warmth of a scarf, this one in eye-popping mustard, for the tailgating party! Total Cost: $18.49. Photo: Stephen Travarca
White Out (model, Brenna) Your young lady will look as if she stepped out of the Snow Queen’s Ice Palace in this enchanting white-knit dress from Justice. She’ll adore the white sequins on the bodice, which sparkle like ice crystals. All she needs is a tiara! Total Cost: $3. Photo: Stephen Travarca
Lake Effect (model, Kiera) Look absolutely adorable in a Disney jean skirt and patterned long-sleeved thermal shirt. And if your little one is super-girly, you’ll want to complete the look with a pink beaded necklace, a pair of white-knit leggings from Oshkosh and white patent-leather shoes.
Total Cost: $13.99. Photo: Stephen Travarca
From Thaw to Freeze and Back Again (Adrienne) Although spring is coming, don’t stash your cold-weather gear just yet. Remember what grandma always told you: Dress in layers! A jean skirt and sleeveless oxford in “is-that-grass-I-see?” green feel just right for a warm spring day picnic. But don’t forget to pack a blanket, which will double nicely as a coat when the temps start to drop! Total Cost: $14.25. Photo: Stephen Travarca