Curbside Couture at The Clinton Presidential Library {2016}


A little over a week ago, my husband and I had the pleasure of attending the 4th Annual Curbside Couture at The Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. Before being invited to the invite I had never heard of it. But Curbside Couture is a fashion show that features designs made out of recycled items. The designs are created by local students who are between the 3rd and 12th grades. Yep, that’s right these students take recycled items like plastic bottles, plastic shopping bags, paper, and lots more and turn them into high fashion couture items. It was really amazing to see all of their designs.

I forgot to bring my camera to the fashion show so I had to rely on my cell phone. Unfortunately, I didn’t get very many good pictures. But thanks to Instagram I can still share photos from @clintonceter so you can see more photos from the fashion show.

The show started with the designs created by the Elementary aged kids and I must say that they started the show off strong. Below are two designs from Elementary aged students one used recycled potato sack bags. While the other student made a dress out of letters that she had received from her cousin who was away in the military and duct tape if I remember correctly.

A little pre-show photo shoot. It’s almost showtime! #CurbsideatClinton

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The middle school kids who took it up a level with their designs. One of my favorite designs of the night was from a middle schooler who made a dress out of leftover materials from her parents’ workshop. Along with another student’s design that was made from recycled silk plants and flowers.

One of my favorite designs of the night. #curbsideatclinton #clintoncenter #fashion #curbsidecouture #fashionshow

A photo posted by Sonya Kendall (@sonyakendall) on

The high school students closed out the show with their outstanding designs. The picture below features two dresses that were very creative. One of the high school designers used coffee filters to make a beautiful formal floral gown. While another student used recycled Amazon cardboard boxes to create an origami inspired dress.

Two beautiful designs on stage at the same time. #CurbsideatClinton

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To see more photos of the students designs check out the Instagram hashtags #CurbsideCouture and #CurbsideatClinton.


  • Reply Tamara April 25, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    This is so cool. I would have loved such an event. Completely awesome and I’m glad you shared photos of the “couture.”
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    • Reply Sonya April 26, 2016 at 2:46 am

      It was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to it next year. Plus, my son will be a third grader and he is interested in creating a design.

  • Reply LaKita April 26, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    What a great idea!! I love seeing all of the creative designs in your post ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Reply Sonya May 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      They were really creative and I enjoyed the designs so much.

  • Reply robincharmagne April 26, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Sounds like a nice event, good to nurture young talent!
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    • Reply Sonya May 9, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      It was a really great event.

  • Reply Nerline April 30, 2016 at 5:18 am

    These kids are so talented and beautiful!!
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    • Reply Sonya May 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Nerline they were all very talented. They inspired me to want to be more creative.

  • Reply Candace May 5, 2016 at 12:49 am

    That’s amazing! What an impressive group of kids. I love the coffee filter dress. I absolutely adore creative kids :). Thanks for sharing these fun designs, Sonya!
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    • Reply Sonya May 9, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      They were really some amazing kids. There were so many great creations.

  • Reply Elizabeth D. Gaskill May 6, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Wow, this is really amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Mrs. AOK May 9, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Oh wow this is AWESOME!! In IL there was an annual art show for the school district, I was always in awe of the skill & imagination those young minds had. I’d love a smidge of that. ๐Ÿ™‚
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