On March 3rd we were invited to the Dreamers Junction fashion show “A Night to Remember” in Window Rock, Arizona. The showcase included designers Shane Watson of Shayne Watson Designs, Jared Yazzie of OXDX Clothing & Loren Aragon of ACONAV. Although we are usually a part of the big event, this time we behind the scenes creating vintage inspired hair styles for 15 models, this list even included actress Grace Dove of “The Revenant” who starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Each model was given a unique hair style from Victory rolls, bumper bangs, vintage waves to low messy buns to end the show. All hair styles collaborated well with the showcase that included urban streetwear to elegant wedding attire. It was great to see our hair styles being modeled though out the entire event and we would like to thank the owner, Mariah Watchman, of Dreamers Junction for allowing us to be a part of this great event!
Every December we host our Blue Christmas Charity event at the Fort Defiance Chapter House. The purpose of this event is to raise funds and awareness for local organizations within the surrounding areas of Window Rock, Arizona. We have worked with St. Michaels Association for Special Education, also known as SMASE over the years but this year we teamed up with Navajo United Way. Our mission was to conduct a food drive consisting of non-perishable goods as well as a raffle to bring in money donations which would be donated directly to Navajo United Way.
We try to bring some awareness to local organizations so they can advertise their organization. We also provide the opportunity for them to have another outlet to reach the community.
Blue Christmas this year had its own twist! We went with a vacation holiday style with floral skirts and holiday sweaters. We always enjoy a theme for our events and it definitely adds a little BBP touch. For us, Blue Christmas is always a successful event and when we see families enjoying themselves it makes it that much better. It is a special blessing to see children making crafts, decorations and enjoying their time with their families.
This year we decided to bring our raffle back and all items were donated by our pin up girls, their families and friends. They were also donated by Native artists which included OxDx Clothing, Jay Smiley, Def-I and Michael Shorty. BBP has enjoyed working with them at events over the years and we have always supported them. Words cannot express how grateful we are to have their support. So again we want to thank everyone for their donations to the raffle and of their time. Thank you to Jared, Jay, Def-I and Michael.
On September 19th we spent our day in Chandler, AZ at an amazing event that was truly inspiring. The place to be was at was the OxDx Clothing Fall Release 2015. Our lovely ladies were so excited to be a part of this event yet again especially since we had so much fun assisting last year. Jared Yazzie, the head honcho at OxDx reached out to us once more for our awesome hosting skills and this time he also requested for us to do hair but not just any type of hair styling. He requested our specialty, Retro Hair Styles! We were honored that we were asked to come out, style some hair and also be a part of the event.
Hours before show time we set up our hair stations because we wanted to be organized and of course the give models an experience to remember. The ladies began to file in for their hair appointments and to get there make up done by Courtney Henry. The designers Jared, Jessica Metcalfe from Beyond Buckskin, and Shayne Watson also filed in and greeted the models. There was definitely a lot of hair teasing, bobby pins, and hair spray in the room! For some models we gave tribute to old Hollywood Glam by giving the classic S waves but also couldn’t leave out victory rolls. By the time we were done the hair looked amazing and it something different for the models. In the mist of all the craziness, our ladies still managed do their own wardrobe change and were ready for the show!
The far from ordinary 3rd Annual “A Blue Christmas” event was a magical scene from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. After a few months of preparation, the doors opened to the community for fun and holiday cheer. Each of the Blue Bird Pinups dressed as a character from the classic 1967 holiday movie, it was definitely a night to remember!
At the front door the first 100 guests received a hand crafted ornament by our Pinup girls. Our newest volunteers provided 4 craft tables to the youngest of the crowd where they could make a snow globes, ornaments and even finger paint. Everyone that attended was also able to get a holiday photo by Epic Photography by Char Daw (view photos here). We even had a special appearance by the beautiful, Miss Navajo Nation McKeon Dempsey!
The rich melodies of Twang Deluxe and Stanlie Kee & Step In brought smiles to the crowd along with our dear friend, Def-i who brought his urban beats to the event. Raising funds was our goal for the night and we were so grateful to have a table full of prizes for our door prize giveaway and raffle. We also brought back our Blue Bird Pinup hair booth which as an absolute hit! The ladies lined up to get their very own retro hairdo with a holiday hair flower also made by our very own Pinup Girls.
Every year we look forward to sharing this night with the Ft. Defiance Community and fundraising for St. Michaels Association of Special Education. This year we were able to raise well over $600 to donate direct to SMASE for their annual ski trip to Telluride. We hope to keep this annual event going for years to come and are looking forward to another successful event!
Exactly one month ago, in October, we were very fortunate to be special guests for Jared Yazzie of OxDx Clothing and his Fall fashion event with Shayne Watson Designs and Marco Arviso.
We took this opportunity to travel as a group and bond with one another in Chandler, AZ. We also had the pleasure of doing hair for Shayne Watson’s beautiful models and makeup for Marco Arviso’s stunning models as well. There was an overwhelming love of the arts in many aspects and it really showed in the talent presented that night. Whether it came from musical performances by Ryan Dennison, Sheldon Bedonie (DNA), and Quese Imc, or from the designers and their inspirations on clothing and jewelry.
It was such an amazing experience to come together as peers and create such beautiful art for others to see- and wear! We enjoyed ourselves at this event and graciously thanked Jared for inviting us to contribute to his first fashion event. We definitely look forward to his future endevours and any opportunities like this again.