The 2013 Trash Fashion Show showcased over 30 contestants ranging in age from 4 years old to Grandmas.  Our esteemed panel of judges included Tim Gray from the NM Environment Department; Brianna Fristoe a trained Costume Designer that studied at the London College of Fashion; Tom Nagawiecki from Los Alamos County’s Eco-Park; City Councillor Patti Bushee and Nancy Judd from Recycled Runway and one of the event’s founders.

They had the difficult job of selecting winners based on creative use of recycled materials and fashionability.

2013 Winners

Child Division (ages 9-11)

First Place: Leila Pierpont “Plastic Fantastic”

DSC06606Second Place: Mali Murphey “Socks”


Third Place: DeeDee Jansen “Circus Fairy”


Honorable Mention: Tie Naima Kopriva “The White Rose” & Lydia Steinhoff “The Sweet Heart”


Youth Division (ages 12-15)

First Place: Bridget Baker “All Star Ticket”

DSC07117Second Place: Liza Doyle “Greek Yogurt Goddess”


Third Place: Kara McGee-Russel “Dress of the Autumn Princess”DSC06765Honorable Mention:  Sadie Wiese & Lila Faust “Honorable Mention”

blindsMost Fashion Forward: Megen Menetrey “Wouldn’t Mrs. Clause be Jealous”

DSC06957Teen Division (ages 16-19

First Place: Tie Ravenna Osgood “Silver Linings” & Alexandra Hehlen

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Second Place: Jasmine Russell “Global Warning”

DSC07230Third Place: Chiara Brandi “Darkroom Babe”

DSC07338Honorable Mention:  Raina Wellman “Seat Belt Dress”


Adult Division (ages 20+)

First Place: Liz Afshar “What the Cluck”


Liz Afshar’s First Place “What the Cluck” was made out of old chicken feed sacks with a surprise underneath!





Second Place: Sandra Schlezinber “Round & Found”

DSC07566Third Place: Heidi Smith “Wind Chime Flapper Frock”


Honorable Mention:  Brenda Domingues “Blueprint for Summer”

DSC07838Best Paper Outfit: Blueprint for Summer by Brenda Dominguez

Best Plastic Outfit: Plastic Fantastic by Leila Pierpont

Best Metal Outfit: Silver Linings by Ravenna Osgood

Most Wearable Outfit: Debt Free by Katy Hees

brlapKaty’s dress above is made from recycled burlap coffee bags from Ohori’s Coffee, ruffled into a froth of a party dress and adorned with those cut up credit cards.  Don’t charge it!  Make Art!