Inspired by the ways in which chocolate and mint are out of this world when combined to make a Thin Mint, designer Jamie Von Stratton created this Thin Mint Galaxy Goddess dress. Each mermaid scale is cut out from an actual Thin Mint box, and then spray painted by hand. In the photo with her are local Girl Scouts who are part of a LEGO Robotics team!
Cookie Fashion at Pacific Place!
We’re so grateful for the talent and creativity of six local
designers, who made Girl Scout Cookie-inspired fashion to celebrate a
century of Girl Scout Cookies! Check out the stories below of
#CookieBosses who got to meet local women business leaders who became
fashion models for the day to highlight our Design Your Dream Cookie
Couture campaign, which showcases the amazing things girls do in their
communities and the world around them, all thanks to cookie
Our Cookie Couture exhibit will be on display on the second floor Pacific Place until March 31, 2017, so be sure to come see our full gallery space, complete with photos from the campaign, cookie displays and more!
Thank you to David Jaewon Oh, our amazing photographer, for the photos you’ll see below.
Beautiful hand-embroidered Girl Scout Cookies adorn this whimsical Cookie Fairy Gown, created by Rachel Vala of Class Act Tutu. This birthday party scene sets the stage for Birthday Dreams, a local organization that gives free birthday parties to homeless children, and celebrates the hard work Girl Scouts do to donate money and supplies through cookie sales to homeless shelters across western Washington.
Sandrine Espie, who co-founded Muses: Conscious Fashion Studio, a nonprofit that teaches local immigrants and refugees sewing skills so they can find jobs, is modeling the Trefoils dress made by Casey Sagisi. She is joined by co-founder, Esther Hong, and Girl Scouts Julia and Carleigh, who sew reusable pads for girls in developing nations who can’t go to school when they have their periods due to a lack of hygiene supplies. Using their sewing skills, Sandrine, Esther, Julia, and Carleigh show how their hard work can make a difference in their communities -- and the world!
Danial Webster created this beautiful s'mores inspired gown to showcase our newest Girl Scout S'mores Cookie. Jennifer Shea, founder of Trophy Cupcakes, models the dress along with Melody, a Girl Scout who has competed on Cupcake Wars and Chopped Junior. Together they paired for their love of cupcakes (Melody make the marshmallow-frosted ones she is holding in the photo, and Jennnifer is holding her top-selling s'mores cupcakes!), and Melody's aspiration to enter into the culinary field like Jennifer!
As master draper at Seattle Children's Theatre, Shellie Moomey was inspired to create a Patchwork Cookie Box Coat (seen in back, wearing pearls across the patchwork pieces!). The display of cookie boxes on the fabric is a nod to how Girl Scouts connect to their community in many different ways through cookies, like patchwork on a blanket or coat! The Girl Scouts alongside Shellie make their own blankets with their cookie money, which they donate to local non-profit organizations.