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#MadeforYou| Dancing with the Stars Edition: Cara

by David Peck June 19, 2017

#MadeforYou| Dancing with the Stars Edition: Cara

There's never a dull moment around these parts. On Friday, I had the great pleasure of supporting my friend Cara of Craft Salon and Style Bar at Dancing with the Rise Stars. She wowed the crowd with her take on Cinema Italiano from Nine. 

This event was especially meaningful because not only is The Rise School an incredible and inclusive place, but Cara's daughter Alice attends the school. Raising kids is hard enough, but it's places like Rise that make it just a little easier for parents of kids with special needs. 

Cara came in a few weeks ago and asked if would be interested in making her a dancing dress for her number. I'm really not sure why people even ASK if I'm interested, because the answer is almost always YES. I'm sucker for a good challenge. 

While Cara practiced long hours with her partner Kristofer Schroder from Fred Astaire Dance Studio, we got to work on the dress!

The inspiration came from two places. Here's Kate Hudson giving you a little "Cinema Italiano."

 We also took a little cue from Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly.

Who doesn't love a little sequin and fringe?

I found the perfect fabric and we were off for our first fitting.

Black sequin and fringe Custom Dancing with the Stars Fitting

Fitting the Dance CostumeSequin Sleeve Detail

Before we knew it, it was show time at the historic Crystal Ballroom at the Rice in downtown Houston. I hadn't been in the building since we had looked at wedding venues in 2007, so it was super cool to see the building restored and full of life for such a great cause!

The Rice Lofts, Downtown Houston, Texas

Dancing with the Rise Stars Judges!

The judges included Molly Glentzer from The Houston Chronicle!

Show time! Dancing with the Rise Stars

Show time!


Needless to say, Cara KILLED it and walked away with the Mirror Ball Trophy!

Congrats, Cara on a job well done!

Cara Crafton wins the Mirror Ball Trophy!

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David Peck
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