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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Who says tacos aren't fashionable?

About a month ago, I enjoyed a girls night in with friends. We sipped some highly exotic wine called, "Southern Red" and savored a sophisticated frozen dessert known in native BP gas station freezer case tongue as "Choco Taco."

The sexy shape of the Choco Taco got us thinking -- someone should really invent a taco cocktail dress! (Remember, cheap wine). Summer Gray, my childhood neighbor and BFF since age 11, instantly jumped to action, sketching it up on a scrap of paper. Here she is pictured drawing, Choco Taco in hand.


We envisioned a golden shell frame flowing with ground beef and cheese, topped with a dollop of guac and/or sour cream as a delicate chapeau. We LOLed.

For most people, the fantasy would end when the wine wears off. But here's the secret about Summer -- she's not most people. She's a designer at Designs to Shine, a local company that creates custom gowns and dancewear. She's designed costumes for Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Skating With Celebrities, and on and on...

For Summer, the Choco Taco sketch ended this way:


Happy Cinco de Mayo, fashion fans!

~ Deal Diva Stephanie

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:16pm]


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