Stacy financed her show through crowdfunding site Kickstarter. I read about Kickstarter in the spring when four programmers used it to raise funds for Diaspora, a privacy-conscious alternative to Facebook. Their goal was to raise $10,000; they got more than $200,000. That was a memorable factoid, so when Stacy said she wanted to do her own show, I suggested Kickstarter. Her initial fundraising goal was $6,000, and she got nearly $12,000 (every last penny was needed and spent!).
Among the opportunities available to donors was the chance to sponsor a dress. Here’s the sketch of the WendyB dress.
Here’s the dress on the runway last night.
Thanks to everyone who supported Stacy and attended the show. Attendees included Stacy‘s fellow bloggers Jennine of The Coveted; Catie of Cuffington; Poochie of Shoe Daydreams; Celine the Shoe Girl and her sister; Tricia and Craig the Intern from Fashion Herald; Alyssa and Vyque of Fasshonaburu; Suzanne of Idee Fixe; Tony of Post.Fashionism; and Amy of Midtown Girl.
Coverage of the show:
- Huffington Post
- Idee Fixe
- Jewelry Dose Daily
- Midnight in a Perfect World
- Miss Cavendish