Work It!: The Goodwill DMD Fashion Show Runway

Before we rush into the spooky ooky, we wanted to show off a few favorite Where the Goodwill Goes shots from Goodwill Suits You Disability Mentoring Day Fashion Show event, where we paired models with disabilities with a team of top-rate fashion bloggers to show how Goodwill is full of looks perfect for a job well done (especially if that job is acing an interview). Take a look:

Our model Blair shows an edgier side - as an actress making the most of auditions, she was styled by Robin of Thrifty.Vintage.Chic to make her mark.
Our model Yesenia is in work-friendly attire without the stern lines of a business suit. She fell in love with the top, pulled by her stylist, blogger Patrice of Looking Fly on a Dime.
Our model Kim had the pose down pat, and the outfit to prove it, styled by Kimberlee of I Have a Degree in This!
Our model Monica showed how color belongs at work, no matter how grey the cubicle. A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj contributor and stylist Emme brought the rainbow onto the runway.
Our model Jose, styled by Goodwill's retail branch, looked fantastic - after all, he had the most-coveted accessory in the room: his seeing-eye dog Davey.
The whole team - thank you to all!

Megan Lukas, Director, Community Outreach for The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and her team of stylists provided make-up for the models.

For the full runway rundown of photos, visit our Facebook Page’s new album at or the featured stylists’ great posts on the event:

We can’t help but gush over these posts, the models, the stylists, the event… And speaking of gushing, on to Halloween!


The Goodwill DMD Fashion Show

Finding the right outfit to wear on your first day at work can be a daunting task. If you’ve never had a job before, or have a disability, it can be especially difficult. Well, Goodwill’s here to help!

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey has teamed up with the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities to stage a fashion show and seminar on what outfits are most appropriate for people to wear in their chosen career.

The show will be styled by 5 well-known fashion bloggers at Goodwill’s East Harlem Store today starting at 5:30pm! You can RSVP by contacting (646)-576-3485 or (please note: you must have a reservation to attend).

If you can’t make it today, though, we’ll be sure to post photos of the looks after it’s wrapped on this blog, Where the Goodwill Goes, Facebook and Twitter.

Our stylists include fashion thrift bloggers:

Models participating in Disability Mentoring Day (DMD)* (an annual event that pairs students and job seekers with disabilities with mentors to help them explore career opportunities) will appear in a runway show wearing outfits selected by the bloggers from the merchandise in local Goodwill Stores. Models will be able to keep their outfits after the show to wear for interviews or on the job.

Thank you all for your support! After all, who knows – your most recent donation could empower a person to score the job of her dreams!

Time to Get Famous!: The Boutique Banner Contest

We’re looking to replace the header image here at A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj with a shiny new pic from the Goodwill Boutique – a great way for us to show off our store, and a great way for your to show off your fashion photography skills! You’ll get a photo credit on our blog and an interview post with links to your site.

Guest star as Goodwill's banner photographer & help us make A Good Look look even better!

While we’ve gotten a few submissions via so far, we all know that, as far as goodwill goes: the more, the merrier. Therefore, we’re extending the contest through June 1st, so come over to our Facebook Page and post your pic or tweet a @GoodwillNyNj a link to enter. Good luck, Goodwill fans!

Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique

44 West 8th Street (b/t 6th Ave. & MacDougal)

A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj’s Boutique Banner Contest

Time flies when you’re thrifting! It’s been a full week since we opened our newest shop, the Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique. Have you been? If so, send us your photos for A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj’s Boutique Banner Contest!

Will this be our new blog banner photo? Probably not... But it might be your perfect spring wardrobe!

We’re looking to replace the header image here at A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj with a shiny new pic from the Goodwill Boutique – a great way for us to show off our store, and a great way for your to show off your fashion photography skills! You’ll get a photo credit on our blog, an interview post with links to your site, and our undying love and affection. Who could ask for more?

To start the Boutique Banner ball rolling, here are a few Boutique photos that our Goodwill team snapped at last Wednesday’s event… Enjoy!:

Bags galore - all in great condition and all at a fantastically affordable price!
Speaking of handbags, how about this baby? Does that look like Spring, or what?
Shoes of all shapes, kinds, and straps. Who doesn't need some strappy sandals for the summer flings to come?
We swooned at these man's legit leather shoes - shoe-shaper included! - for just $29.999
But what about the kiddies? We've got them covered, too - and then some... What a spread!
Finally, for us, this photo says it all - $69.99 for a Vera Wang gown? Only at Goodwill.

We’ll be posting these and other Boutique shots on our Facebook Fan Page this week, but please chime in and enter your own in our Boutique Banner Contest. We’d love to have one of our thrift fans take the spotlight space on our blog. Please, throw your awesome secondhand hat in the ring and post or tweet us your Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique pic before May 15th! Thanks, Goodwill fans – and happy thrifting!

Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique

44 West 8th Street (b/t 6th Ave. & MacDougal)

Fashion Photographers – It’s Your Time to Shine!

Holy moly – the Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique is open and it is fantastic! Were you able to make it to yesterday’s debut? If so, comment & tell us your finds! We took so many photos of Goodwill gems that we’ll need at least another day before we can post them (our style minds are still too hyper from yesterday’s bounty) – in the meantime, though, we have a GOODWILL CHALLENGE for you…

The original Chelsea Goodwill photo our banner was pulled from - can you top it? We bet you can!

We need to replace the banner image on this blog with one from the Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique – and we want YOU to show us what the new one should be. Share your photo entries taken from the Boutique with us over on Facebook and Twitter by May 15, 2011. The winner will to have their photo (along with a superimposed photo credit and a blog post all about your crazy impressive fashion photography skills) up on our blog for through the end of summer.

You have the power to change the face of A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj. Submit your photos by May 15th by posting them on A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj’s Facebook Fan Page or tweeting them to @GoodwillNyNj. Good luck, dear thrifters! We hope to see your entries soon!

Sharing the Goodwill: A Look at Our Incredible Fans

We love our fans. You guys make our day – and one of the coolest things about this blog, our Facebook and our Twitter, is that we get to hear from you and see how you’ve been sharing the Goodwill. We’ve had a few really impressive fan posts on our Facebook this summer, and so we thought we’d do our part in sharing the Goodwill even further. Here is a look at what your fellow fans are up to:

ReFashionista's Jillian worked absolute magic creating this adorable frock out of a back-of-the-racks Goodwill find.

ReFashionista: It’s incredible to see what Jillian can create out of the most unlikely fashion picks. While there’s plenty of cute clothes at your local Goodwill, she makes a great case for always starting with the ugliest duckling. Time after time, with her creative eye and seamstress skill, those once-questionable finds are transformed into swans.

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