Fashion or Trashion in Annapolis?..You Decide

My daughter is excited to be participating in this Friday’s Trashion Show at Arundel High School. I’ll be cheering in the audience. The student designers will be creating a variety of “looks” by utilizing recycled materials. The monies raised will be donated to local environmental groups. Back when I was in high school, I always wore recycled clothes. Back in my day we called them “vintage clothes.” I would sift through the large trunk that once resided in my grandmother’s attic and I would select various accessory items such as a crocheted scarf or an interesting old vest and I would build an outfit around it. I would make trips to the local thrift stores with my mother and I’d find wonderful woolen plaid skirts, blazers, and even an awesome long dress coat with a mink collar. Nowadays, it is seldom that you find nice vintage items that are of a collectible nature such as cashmere sweaters and silk dresses, but you still can find some nice used/recycled clothes. The fun is creating a look with a limited amount of money. And certainly our planet doesn’t need to produce so many new clothes, when there are so many old clothes looking for new homes. Learn more about the Trashion Show event by going to

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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