Monday, September 10, 2012

 Tricia Hinchey models Tourista Travelette, created by Prima Debris from luggage tags (all collected on Haute Trash tours) while emcees Rayona Visqueen and Christopher Huson look on.

On June 8 & 9 2012 Rayona produced a show as part of the Seattle Center's celebration for the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair and the building of Seattle Center. We searched far and wide and found a stunning collection of amazing designers from as far off as Ontario and Vancouver Canada, Northern California and Osaka Japan! Plus many Seattle designers including the one and only Dress for the Revolution and Alotta Detritus.

           Rayona in her sassy little net salsa dress

                  Trash Fashion Futures Cast of Amazing Designers and Models in their finale' bow

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rayona models the amazing Paper Feather Gown created by Brazilian born, Seattle gone to Los Angeles Designer Anna Dicklhuber. This dress was created as an emcee gown for Rayona in April 2011 for the last ReStore Fashion Shows at New York Fashion Academy in Ballard, where Anna graduated. Built upon a salvaged plastic table cloth base, Anna carefully hand-cut thousands of feathers from wrapping and tissue paper she recycled from a display window and attached them all by hand. Absolute Couture... from absolute waste. The dress is being modeled here at the East Hawaii Cultural Center's Trash Fashion Show, produced by Rayona in Conjunction with Ira Ono's EHCC Art of Trash Exhibit at the Imiloa Science and Astronomy Center at University of Hawaii, Hilo, in October 2011.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Photo by Adrian Schneider
Rayona has taken an 8' wide inverted swimming pool with PVC shower curtain earth map overlay and created this stunning Ball Gown in order to show how the ocean currents move and how they create the 5 major Oceanic Gyres and to illuminate the extreme grandure of the problem of plastic in our oceans. A gyre is any large system of rotating ocean currents, particularly those involved with large wind movements. These currents cause plastics, which will break down in the ocean... but never completely go away, to be pulled to their slowly rotating center, where they cannot escape. Consequently the concentration of plastics in these areas have already reached levels of 6 to one plastic particles to plankton. The sea creatures eat this, and in turn we eat them. Or, as in the case of the gray whale who beached itself in West Seattle in April 2010, they simply die from too much plastic crap in their bellies. ( Albatrosses regularly fly through these areas and mistakenly gather the plastic thinking it to be food, and bring it home 100s of miles to feed their babies, who then die from starvation, their bellies full of plastic. Most plastics leak toxic chemicals into the water system and this effects all living creatures, particularly our immune systems and our hormone levels. It's time for us to take a good hard look at how much plastic... particularly DISPOSABLE plastic we have in our daily lives... and make some changes to our habits, for the sake of all life on earth.
Rayona's plastic airbed bodice comes in the form of a crashing wave and her hair adornment is an Albatross created from a plastic bag, cardboard, clear tape and a bic lighter.....

Photo by Kristie Maxim

pay closer attention to the plight of the Albatross here:
a video from the Midway Journey

Onstage at the 'Satire from the Gyre' Show August 2010 Nevada City, California

Monday, April 26, 2010

photo by Adrian Schneider

Photo by Doug Bulger

Photo by Dan Steiffel

Rayona models the first Gyre Gown at the 2010 Art of Trash Show in Hilo, Hawaii, at the "Satire from the Gyre" Show in Nevada City California, and the 2010 RE Store Trash Fashion Show in Seattle, Washington. The Gyre Gown is an educational ensemble designed to teach audiences about the growing problem of plastics in our oceans and waterways. All of the ocean washed trash adorning this gown was collected at Kamilo Beach on the south end of the Big Island of Hawaii. It comes from all over the world.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The River Raft Rendevous, created from a 2 man river raft found along the Willamette River outside Eugene, Oregon on a hike one summer, and carried for miles back to the car to create this gown worn by Rayona at the Junk to Funk Trash Fashion Competition in Portland 2006 Photos courtesy Junk to Funk
In the limelight

On tour with Aqua Chauatuqua
Photo by Anna Ramsey

Ready to set sail
Photo by Joshua Sage

my 2010 calander page
model: Erin McNamara
Photos by Rachel Olsson
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Jasmine models the Bumbershoot (admissions gate) Table Skirt, tiered table skirting with deer netting bussle combined here with the Moisture Festival B&W Poster Corset. A Tribute to the Seattle Performing Arts Festivals. OCF 2009 Photo by John Cornicello

BJ shows the "bussle out back" of the Pride of Washington Burlap Seed-Potato Bags skirt and Faux Forest Green Velvet Jacket created from a flocked air bed skin. Hat was picked up off I-80 near Sacramento during bumper to bumper traffic. OCF 2009 Photo by John Cornicello

Sophie sports the latest summer sundress sensations... Chairwear! Designed from a broken folding striped canvas camp chair. Tiny top hat created from inverted cup holder. OCF 2009
Photo by Michelle Bates

Roy Charon in the Matrix Coat
Hilo, Hawaii 2010 Photo by Cher Glass

The Matrix coat created from a large Zipper and Buckle-on Nylon Roof Rack Carry-all pulled from the trash in front of a motel in Bend, Oregon, with it's blown out steel belted tire epaulets collected off I-5 just south of Tacoma on the same road trip which destroyed the designer suitcase used in the lower portion of the coat and in the next ensemble...
Bellingham RE Store Show 2009 Photos by Danny Gawlowsky of the Bellingham Herald.

Joselyn models "War Wear" with it's vest created from the skin of a designer suitcase that flew off Prima Debris' car roof rack on I-5 just south of Tacoma and an old army parachute skirt and matching tuban, the veil was crafted from the inner net pocket of the suitcase.
Seattle RE Store Show 2009
Photos by Jim Mercure

Rayona and the Chic' Sheik at Burning Man
Sheik Kenny wears the Matrix coat
while Rayona models War Wear
Photos by Kristie Maxim