Sunday, September 29, 2013

Recap: Philadelphia Fashion Week

With all the fashion week mania ending soon, I decided to share my volunteering adventures at Philadelphia Fashion Week! There were so many great events happening during PFW but I was only able to volunteer for the Ready-To-Wear runway show and the Couture runway show. 

The first day was Ready-To-Wear, which was Friday, September 20th, I had to travel to the location from school which was such a struggle for me. I never been to this area and I thought I was going to get lost. Thank God I ran into one of the models from the show and she gave me a ride to the location. As usual, I was the first one there which made me both nervous and excited. Models were still getting their hair and make-up done and people were still setting up. Just seeing the behind the scene view of what goes on in fashion shows gave me a rush I never really had before. One by one all the volunteers came and we had a meeting before the show. I was assigned to a model and she was gorgeous. 

Before the show started, I talk to different designers and the volunteers. I even got some contact information from some of the volunteers that have some of the same goals as me in the fashion industry. To connect with other young people inspiring to be in the same field as me is important to me, it gives me a chance to build a circle full of creatives.

Anywho, once everyone was assigned to their jobs the chaos really started. I did everything from steaming clothes, creating model list for designers and of course being a dresser and undresser. Everyone was very friendly which made the job much easier than what I though it would be. Even though it was hectic being a backstage volunteer, it was very fun for me.

Ke Collection by Kevin Love. Photo courtesy of Philly Fashion Week instagram.

Day two was even more hectic. It was the Couture Runway Show and all the collections were amazing! One of my favorites was Ke Collection by Kevin Love. The style for his collection was very glamorous and even vintage-inspired which I love! Another favorite of mine was Cory Couture. His collection was very extravagant, filled with embellishments and jewels. I was still assigned with the same model and she was awesome! Everyone did a great job on the runway, which made me excited about becoming a designer one day.

After volunteering for Philly Fashion Week, I have been filled up with so much inspiration. I've so many great ideas for designs and even fashion events. Don't be surprise if you see me planning my own fashion show soon. Enjoy the pictures and tell me what you think!

Be sure to follow FHB The Agency (Philly Fashion Week) on twitter and instagram!


Monday, September 23, 2013

DIY: Halloween Madness

Autumn bring many great things such as killer fashion, yummy treats and of course holidays! 
The first big holiday is of course the creepiest and most fun, Halloween! 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall 2013 essentials

Fall 2013 essentials

Fall 2013 essentials

Want to know the essentials needed to have a stylish Fall season? Here are just some of the top things needed for a fabulous autumn. Of course, you have to have those stylish boots and chunky sweaters. Add a touch of something special with a mini skirt or a leather jacket. This fall be sure to take your style from blah to fab!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Night With Marcia Ganem

 Last week, I was lucky enough to attend an amazing fashion exhibit at Moore College of Art and Design. The fashion exhibit showcase the amazing work of Brazilian designer, Marica Genem, featuring 10 of her one of a kind dresses. All of them were beautiful , dazzling in precious stones and made with delicate fibers spun from old car tires and seat belts. The collection of garments were inspired by the traditions and cultures of the communities with which she has worked in Bahia, Brazil. 

After watching an amazing documentary about the process of making these garments (which some of them took her six months!) we were able to look at each piece as she described each dress and explain the materials and process.  This exhibit was such an inspiration for me, knowing that she design most of her dresses by hand really blew me away. There were so many great dresses, it was hard to pick a favorite. Be sure to comment below and tell me which is your favorite!

Monday, September 9, 2013

DIY: Kimono Jacket

Sometimes with teaching myself how to sew, its hard to find projects that would be right for me . Right now, I'm learning how to sew things such as pencil skirts and maxi skirts but I wanted to challenge myself. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lookbook: Lulu's Fall 2013

In fashion, trends are recycle and make a comeback at least once in your lifetime. Thanks to clothing brand Lulu, the 70's is reincarnated! Lulu's Fall 2013 collection is full of beautiful party dresses, chic blazers and super cute crop tops!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Travel Diaries: My Adventures in Florida

As most may know, I went on a week long vacation to Florida with my family and it was just the thing I needed before I went back to college.