My journey Thus Far with Garbage Gone Glam- by Melissa Parkos
It was a typical Tuesday morning. Scanning emails, calling clients and of course drinking my extra hot dark roast coffee. A couple seats next to me were two women doing the same as I – but I could tell there was something different about them. We all went along our business crossing things off our lists and staring at computer screens.
I was trying my best not to ease drop (at least not too obvious) to their discussions. After a while we ended up striking up a conversation of what our businesses were. When Kristen first described Garbage Gone Glam below is what I envisioned (but of course more fashionably dressed and some killer high heels on):
It was obviously much more and much bigger than that. A PR/Marketing company that is environmentally conscious and innovative… say what?! I was extremely impressed and blown away by their unconventional approach to an industry that can often be clouded by too many options and frequently unimpressive outcomes. First, the dresses! They are not just something Kristen designs and tapes together – they are F$%&@* awesome! I was mostly impressed by the potential of what Garbage Gone Glam can become and is on the road of becoming… Needless to say, I wanted to be a part of it!
A couple weeks of talking and running ideas past each other Kristen and Michelle have allowed me to jump on this crazy, glamorous, marketing fashion train. Within the two weeks of knowing them I have seen a fashion runway show, started working on a magazine cover launch party, witnessed a story on them go national in press coverage and they have even been mentioned in Cosmopolitan Magazine. Let me say this again; It has only been TWO weeks!
I am so incredibly proud of them and even luckier to be associated with this company. Here is to the marriage of Fashion and Marketing (and saving the environment one dress at a time)!