I sadly missed friday nights shows due to illness but I made sure if I was going to miss it I would take in as much rest as I could to be ready for the following two nights.
Saturday night was amazing. I was literally sewing my outfit the day of the event. I am just so indecisive. My first look was all Chubby Cartwheels. Duh. But not from the shop pieces. A dress and hologram crop top I have only ever made just for myself. Adding some OneStopPlus tights, Torrid boots, an AMAZING Hairspray inspired clutch from Candy Strike and a crystal quarts crown by Fancy Lady Industries. I felt rather snazzy.
I absolutely walked away from that night with a new favorite local designer. Hello Eliza. That collection was just screaming my name. It's the only one I felt like I wanted to share the video from. The fabrics, prints, fun style. It just made me feel inspired about my own pieces and shop. I did a collage of some of my favorite pieces from over the whole night. I mean who doesn't like a bridal model with bunny ears and sunglasses?
Sunday Night was hectic to say the least. I thought the event started at 8, but it apparently started at 7. Rushing to get a cab to pick me up I offered a large tip if he got me there ASAP. He did but he also farted in the car on the way there. Thanks for rolling that window down sir. I got there with plenty of time to spare as it happens so crisis averted! I was apparently feeling a bit feline that night as I wore a tea length leopard print skirt I made with a black tank and fur collar cardigan both from Torrid. The best piece of all was my black cat clutch. It's a show stealer.
This evenings show was featuring the Art Institutes graduates collections. It had a very different feel than the night before. There were 20 collections being shown and most all of them were between 4-5 pieces per designer. We saw a lot of super mini dresses which were nice but there was not a shortage of them, thats for sure. However there were a few collections that really stood out to me. One would be "Homestead" by Caroline Onzik. It was a breath of fresh air to see not just denim but well made denim products with a great modern flair come down the catwalk to a Johnny Cash song. But my absolute favorite collection of the evening was "Notre Dame de Nuit" by Danielle Grasseth. Not only did this designer have absolutely gorgeous fabrics with textures I didn't see anywhere else in the evening, she had full on formal gowns and a 7 piece collection at that. I was impressed by all angles. Im adding a video of both collections final walks.
It was such a great experience! I really look forward to PFW Fall/Winter 2014 and crossing my fingers hopefully will get to be on the style collective then as well.