On Saturday, I attended a the VIP Fashion Event at Shimmer, a local retail clothing store in Westfield’s Plaza Bonita Mall (they also have a location at the Chula Vista Center). I found out about the event through the San Diego Style Bloggers blog and quickly put in my RSVP to attend the event. I think it’s important to attend these types of events as bloggers to get to know the local fashion community and also to connect with other bloggers. Not only did I get to reconnect with bloggers Tuyaymya of White Tee Black Dress and Erika of Within The Sun, but I also got to meet the beautiful Alessandra of Fatshion Diary. We are all pictured below with Judy Figueroa from Shimmer (except for Erika, who I didn’t see until later that evening).
It was a lovely fashion soiree with a free mini-salon area equipped to handle hair, make-up and nails. We were also treated to tasty snacks (that I unfortunately couldn’t partake in due to being in the midst of Whole30), and a blogger VIP area with awesome little gifts from Shimmer along with cute SWAG bags we received upon entering the event area. The evening began with a hair and make-up demo by Bellus Academy, which was followed by a fantastic fashion show.
The outfits were broken up into three categories: Lady Gaga meets military, Chanel inspired and Valentine’s Day outfit ideas. I did shop a bit prior to watching the event, and I saw two jackets that I tried on make it to the runway (one I purchased). But what I enjoyed most about the fashion show was that it showcased models of all shapes, sizes and ages. When I spoke to Judy from Shimmer, she said that they wanted to make sure that they appeal to everyone, and I truly felt it during the fashion show. Being a 40+ style blogger, it was very important to me to see a model up there who was in my age range, and she ROCKED it. I swear I gushed each time she hit the catwalk!
I bought this oxblood blazer by Ark & Co
I tried this on, but it was quite long on me. I’m not as tall as this gorgeous model (jacket also by Ark & Co).
I cheered every time she hit the runway!
A bevy of beauties.
I would like to thank San Diego Fashion Bloggers for providing details to this event on their blog, and I would also like to thank Judy and all at Shimmer, Bad Madge Productions and Vanity Girl Hollywood (who provided the awesome mirrors in the hair & make-up section) for making this event so much fun and memorable. I would also like to thank my hubby, for taking me to the event and even posing in a photo with me, even though he said that he wasn’t “photo ready” due his casual outfit. I love you honey!
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