The lovely model is one of my daughter's best friends, the vivacious Ciara Reilly. Ciara did know that the containers came empty from the IDEA store. The IDEA store is a eco-edu-art non-profit marketplace in Champaign, IL where people can donate things that they are not using for other people to buy them to use! You can find the greatest things there- like a huge stack of empty chocolate boxes!
They had many other great recycled fashions (or trashions!) coming down the runway, but I wasn't close enough to get any more photos. I believe they had over 50 fabulous entries, but this one really stole the show! Hats off to Ms. Billimack for such a great design!
What do you think? Could you have imagined such a gorgeous dress from empty chocolate boxes?