We were invited as special guests to participate in Presence 4.0’s Retrospectrum fashion show and style mixer in Phoenix, AZ at their downtown’s very own Bar Smith. The show was a portrayal of mixed fashions from different decades. Various Native American designers such as Loren Aragon’s ACONAV, Jared Yazzie’s OXDX Clothing, and Beyond Buckskin Boutique put together their own representations of a decade.
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!
Since we have done the official BBP recap, we would like to share what others thought about the event! Take a look!
“The OXDX Fall Fashion Release show was a phenomenal event that surpassed all expectations! It knocked our socks off to say the least. Krystle and I (as Blue Bird Pinup volunteer and member) were amazed at the quick influx of people entering and signing in to absorb what the show had to offer. Granted we did not view the show in its entirety but we managed to collect and share in the energy and enthusiasm of the performers and spectators. The awesome Bobby Wilson kept the flow of the show and crowd lively with his comedic timing. The ambient beats and enlightening lyrics of Nataanii Means and Supaman had folks engaged, laughing, bobbing their heads and swaying to the groove. The beautiful runway models were absolutely stunning wearing the fashions of Jared OXDX Yazzie, Jesse Metcalf, and Shayne Watson’s clothing line, topped it off with the pinup hairstyles courtesy of Blue Bird Pinups. This is what the show offered – to come together to support and stand by our Native brothers and sisters in a powerful movement of unity and positive representation of old and new contemporary Indigenous artistry. There is definitely no “misrep” when you can pack plenty of Native Americans in one room taking pride in who they are and what they contribute to our society. We are doing big things so make way for more motivated and inspired Indigenous individuals, fashions, and businesses. Big props for a successful show and look forward to next year!” — Roxie Gunz
“Hair was soo much fun! And meeting the models and seeing new faces! I loved how the entire night at the event was just positive vibes from the crowd. Observing everyone’s reaction and expression with each performance was amazing! Hearing the feedback was the best part! Overall, everyone did an amazing job!!!” –Mz. Peaches
The Navajo Nation Department of Behavior Health Services invited us to be a part of their week-long Treaty Days Celebration in Fort Defiance and Window Rock. We helped host a Family Night and Dance Party on Friday at the Fort Defiance Chapter House, which included a craft table, snack bar, a DJ, door prizes, and poster presentations on suicide prevention, eating healthy, and meth abuse.
I (Tarrah Bella), Mz. Peaches, and Alena Trouble were complete with pinup dresses and a twist of turquoise jewelry and moccasins! Boy, were we some real lookers! We had a chance to sell our new shirts and spread the word about BBP at our table.
Sometime in the night we even cut a rug (or some tile) with our sweet dance moves with a group of kids and their hoola-hoops. Then once the glow sticks came out, it was ON! By the end of the night there was a slow crowd forming for a country band – Badlandz, to take the stage. It was pouring rain and the thunder was cracking its whip nearby, but more people kept coming in! So we called it a night, put some grocery bags over our moccasins and headed home.
We enjoyed ourselves and we certainly hope the kids did too!
On June 21, 2014 we hosted our 2nd Pin Me Up Workshop and Photo Session in Window Rock, Arizona! We transformed 5 hardworking mothers, students, and all around amazing women into a modern pinup girl!