Miss DC's Goodwill-fueled Transformation

Miss DC's Goodwill-fueled Transformation

Leah Moss
Jan 22, 2010

Current Miss District of Columbia, Jennifer Cory, recently teamed up with Goodwill's fashionista, Gillian Kirkpatrick, to spice up her bland DC apartment. Starting with the idea of "Hollywood Retro" as their inspiration, Jennifer and Gillian went about transforming the apartment almost exclusively with Goodwill finds and a bit of paint.

As a recent college grad with a limited budget and a strong commitment to reusing and recycling, Jennifer, like many first-time renters before her, decided on Goodwill as her starting point. Her apartment was a blank slate went she first moved.

She drew the idea of "Hollywood Retro" from two paintings that she already owned, one of Audrey Hepburn and one of Marilyn Monroe. Next she went on a Goodwill shopping spree with one of DC Goodwill's fashionistas — design consultants who help customers navigate through the treasure-hunting, ever-changing retail scene that is Goodwill to find products that fit her taste.

Finding some sturdy furnishings a few accents, Jennifer then went about enlisting the help of her friends to paint her blank walls in dramatic reds, blacks, and grays.

Way to go Jennifer!

You can check out videos of the process through the fashion of Goodwill blog by clicking here.

(Images: 1-4, 6, 8-12Stella's Pop Factory for Goodwill, 5, 7, 13: fashion of Goodwill)

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