Teen Scores National Award for Creating Fashion From Trash
The soon-to-be high school senior created a purse from aluminum cans, slippers from chopsticks, and a cute white dress from mop heads that's earned her major recognition. For her eco-efforts, Lauren defeated more than 165,000 other entries and will travel to New York City's Carnegie Hall to be honored with the National Gold Key and American Visions Award.
"I was a little bit stunned at first cause I put so much effort into it and I never thought that it would ever pay off," she confesses about becoming the first student from Hawaii to win the American Visions Award.
Lauren named her chic white mini "A Cinderella Story" and says that, "If I pursue fashion I would definitely like to keep this concept of environmentally friendly and safe -- that's something that I want to stick with."
Great job, Lauren!