This holiday season, the Nutcracker will be rocking a leather jacket, while the sugar plum fairies sport converse sneakers.
The show will promote Pink Slip’s holiday and prom collections by telling the classic Christmas story of the Nutcracker with a punk rock twist. The shop will present two showings of the event over the course of the afternoon and estimate that 700-800 people will attend.
Boutique owner Lauren McKeague said the show will have a loud, bright, punk rock aesthetic. The styling of the event is based on McKeague’s college practicum doing window design for Macy’s while studying fashion design and merchandising at Columbia College.
“We want to have a point of view as a business,” said McKeague. “I think it really brings that city feeling to a place like Mokena.”
The show will be interactive and will showcase styles ranging from casual separates to prom dresses.
Dancers from Stage Door Dance Academy in Oak Forest will participate in the show, along with 70 volunteer models. Local singer Alyssa Barron will offer a cheeky narration, while a remix of the original Nutracker Suite plays.
P.S. I Love You, Pink Slip’s design division, styled the entire event, from the stage to the décor. In-house designer Jessica Bohler provided alterations and enhancements for the featured looks.
The show will run at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Advance tickets cost $10. Tickets can also be purchased for $15 on the day of the show, although McKeague anticipates that the show will sell out.
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