My first time on a catwalk was two weeks ago in Dolores Park, strutting against the wind, cape flying behind me, on a long piece of red construction paper. The “celebrity” judges gave me a score of five stars, check plus, and 10,000.
My friends and I were in the park for Love Me, Love My Poncho—yes, a poncho-themed fashion show and clothing swap. This swap was much more informal (and quirky) than the Swap Lulu’s event—the twenty or so of us put down blankets, laid out our wares, and had a great time chatting, haggling, and trying on. There were quite a few tall and/or plus-sized participants, so I walked away a happy woman with handmade jewelry, yoga pants, and a pair of size 11 boots.