Live it or see it Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1 to 3 PM, at Downtown Central Library (along Riverwalk).
Manatee County Public Libraries’ popular award-winning event, in collaboration with The Friends of the Library and Keep Manatee Beautiful, gives teenagers the opportunity to live the day in the life of a fashion designer and/or model.
Contestants make their own original fashion using recycled or repurposed materials and present their creation on the runway in front of a live audience where a panel of judges select a winner based on creativity, presentation and use of recycled materials.
Contestants must be no younger than 13 and no older than 19 and can submit as an individual or as a group. They may model their own creations or find a model to wear the piece.
The day includes hair styling and makeup done for free for contestants and their models. Make up is being donated by Brandy Harlan of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
The registration form can be accessed on the library's Website atmymanatee.org/library or by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/recycledfashion.
The Teen Recycled Fashion Show is the 2016 recipient of the Florida Library Association’s Betty Davis Miller Youth Services Award, which recognizes innovative or outstanding youth programs, and a 2015 recipient of a Recycling Award from Keep Manatee Beautiful, a non-profit organization committed to making Manatee County a cleaner and more beautiful environment.