Dear Fashion Friends and Fans,
We know many of you have been eagerly awaiting our 2015 date and the anticipated
call for designers announcement. Your fearless and dedicated team of BBBIS (Big
Big Big Sur Fashion Show) have been working diligently through the fall and
winter as we’ve been called to face new challenges for the show. Namely, the
challenge of a venue. While Henry Miller Library remains our fiscal sponsor and
most dedicated partner, our show has outgrown their beautiful space and we have
been doing a great deal of research for another Big Sur location where we can
safety and excitedly host the 800+ audience members, volunteers, sponsors and
participants that make up this amazing event.
After months of research without a clear solution emerging, we just made the
difficult committee decision that it is time for us to take a one year hiatus so
we can adequately to secure and plan for our new venue. After six years we are
taking a leap year!
We know this will be a disappointment to many of you, as it is to us. We didn’t
make the decision lightly, and it’s an incredible testament to you that we
simply can’t responsibly host this event anywhere with less than an 800 person
capacity. (After all, our tickets last year sold out in 7 seconds!) But we are
sooooooo pumped to take this amazing event to the next level in 2016, and our
Bohemian Recipes/ Flower Power themes will be waiting for us next spring.
We are prepared to move the show to Carmel or Monterey if the perfect Big Sur
spot is not revealed in 2016, although Big Sur is unquestionably our mission #1!
We very much welcome your ideas and input if you know of a public or private
property in Big Sur that can accommodate those numbers, with alcohol sales and
In lieu of the full affair this year, we are hosting a short series of catered
dinner theater evenings this spring at Henry Miller with inaugural screenings of
Lynette Tolentino’s full-length documentary about the big Big BIG Sur Fashion
Show, Ashes to Art. We are also still planning to host the Kid’s Fashion Show
costume workshops and runway event. Stay tuned for details!
We love you and are so grateful for your flexibility and patience as we leap to
new heights in 2016!
Gaia Cascio, Lisa Goettel, Michelle Magdalena Maddox, Kendra Morgenrath, Katie
Newman, Jaime Oksas, Ashleigh Poland, Elsa Rivera, Rachael Short, Lynette
Tolentino, & Magnus Toren
Big Sur Fashion Show | firstname.lastname@example.org | Big Sur Fashion Show | PO
Box 163 | Big Sur, CA 93920