Join me as I head backstage to get the inside scoop on the artistic creation behind Michael Costello‘s first Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show! The hair, make-up, and models, really brought the collection to life! Check it out!
Video Director – KQII Films
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Fashion is a fast-paced industry, and so is NASCAR! On May 14th, both of these industries joined together to create Catwalk for A Cause!
The 5th Annual Catwalk for A Cause, was started by NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex to sponsor patients battling cancer at the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Since its inception, the event has grown from a mere 75 attendees to 650!! Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick and several other NASCAR drivers were also in attendance to support the cause.
Best Part! – Nine children from the hospital were able to walk alongside models during the fashion show; rocking the latest in summer style!
“It’s a day when they don’t have to worry about being sick,” Truex said. “They get to come out and they’re the stars of the show. They can forget about their treatments and all the stuff they’re going through and just have a good day that’s all about them.” [read more]
Vroom, Vroom – Ready to check out some show pics? Here you go! –
The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation has touched the lives of thousands of children stricken by illness, poverty or neglect. They are committed to working collaboratively with organizations and individuals to help improve lives, inspire smiles and encourage dreams…one child at a time.
FASHION and NASCAR…that’s one collision I could definitely see again! 😉
[photo credits: Glenn Roberson Photography and Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Website]
One of the most exciting nights at Charleston Fashion Week was the Spring Bridal Show! The room smelled like a bouquet of flowers, hors d’oeuvres sizzled on the grill, and the sight of cupcake towers made you quickly reconsider the diet you were on! Floating down the runway like small clouds, featured and emerging designers showed some of their season’s best in bridal gowns.
A-line and mermaid silhouettes seemed to be most prevalent that night, with the exception of a few over-sized princess dresses. The total outlook of the gowns were more soft and delicate, which appealed to the hot-weathered southern audience.
The trend forward looks of the night were the tw0-pieced dresses. This was definitely a look for the young (in shape) girl who is non-traditional and doesn’t mind baring a little skin! You can find these styles featured in Whitney Deal, White Boutique, and Lula Kate’s collections.
Below are some of my favorite looks from each designer and boutique:
Featured Designer – MARK INGRAM
Designer – WHITNEY DEAL
Boutique – WHITE
Boutique – Modern Trousseau
Designer – Lula Kate
Boutique – Gown Boutique of Charleston
Emerging Designer Winner – Kendra Barnes
Which designer is your favorite?
photos by Leigh Moose
If you haven’t been to Charleston Fashion Week (CHSFW) then you need to GO! One of the South’s best kept fashion secrets, CHSFW has grown into a great platform for emerging designers and models to catapult their careers into major fashion markets and outlets!
Here is an overview of the show:
Every night at CHSFW a Featured Designer showcases their collections. Check out who headlined the show below!
TUESDAY – Oberima Afriyie
WEDNESDAY – David Hart
THURSDAY – Hunter Bell
FRIDAY – Brandon Sun (My Favorite of the Week!)
SATURDAY – Timo Weiland
I hope you enjoyed the videos!
More from emerging designers and behind-the-scenes while at CHSFW to come, stay tuned!
Charlotte Fashion Guild presents: Style Week! Its all about reinventing fashion in the Carolinas! As the lead stylist for the show and media rep, I am able to give you an all access pass to the 1st Annual Style Week! The event not only featured amazing designs from boutiques and designers but also gave a portion of the proceeds to the charity organization It Gets Better. Missed the show? No problem, here is a quick run through of all the show finales and front row guests! Also, catch some behind-the-scenes photos I snapped backstage before the models hit the runway! Enjoy!
Celebrity & Socialites!
Behind the scenes:
Stay tuned for the designer interviews!