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Fashionably Late: Catching Up On 2017

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It’s been a busy year for The Chen Family!  From getting new jobs to graduating college, we’ve been busy bees since the start of 2017.  As a blogger, I do have the occasional post that I’m required to upload no matter what, but there are also many events that I get invited to that I share mostly on my social media platforms.  Outside of those required posts, I’ve finally found time to post a few catch up posts of all the wonderful events I’ve attended in the first six months of this year.

Cheers!


Louis Vuitton x Unicef – 1/12/17

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One of my blogger friends, Ashley Pöppe, works at Louis Vuitton at Fashion Valley and occasionally invites fellow bloggers and stylists to events there.  At the Louis Vuitton x Unicef, a specially designed Lockit pendant and bracelet that was created to help children in urgent need was presented for purchase. For each sale, $200 was donated to UNICEF. 

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This wonderful bootie is called “The Ranger”

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Easily my favorite set of pictures from that night!  Kali from In Spades is a lovely friend and a blogger who I’ve come to know better in this interesting and creative world of blogging.  There was a person stationed at this picture spot who just made us crack up as he was taking our picture, and we loved that he captured every giggle-filled moment!


Grand Opening of Flourish By Blues & Shoes – 2/18/17

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Flourish by Blues & Shoes opened in February of this year where The Beat Clothing used to be in Carlsbad.  Although I will miss The Beat dearly (see posts here and here), Flourish is a unique bohemian shopping experience with beautiful clothing, accessories and home goods!

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Malia Designs Spring Collection 2017 – 3/16/17

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I was introduced to Malia Designs two years ago (posts here and here), and I do everything I can to laud their cause, as they support the fight against human trafficking.  They introduced their spring collection earlier this year at the Rigby & Pellar store in Fashion Valley.

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With Tiffany of Glitz and Glam by Tiff & Jessica of Ziur Designs


Primavera Fashion Show – 3/24/17

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It’s always fun to attend runway shows when I can, even when I arrive late!  I attended the Primavera Fashion Show at Fashion Valley in celebration of the San Diego Latino Film Festival, and caught this video capture that I shared on my Instastories, as I arrived “fashionably late” from my office in Carlsbad.


Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer Collection 2017 – 3/31/17

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Aren’t these sneakers adorable?

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With Nihan of Style With Nihan, her friend Claudia and Ashley of Ashley Pöppe


Festival Style at Macy’s – 4/7/17

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Maria Von Losch is a stylist, author and blogger of Savvynista who I’ve also come to know.  I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to a few of her events, including this one at Macy’s in Fashion Valley.  During this showcase, she featured festival style, showing multiple ways of wearing the same piece.

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I loved these pants by Free People!

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With Maria, Tiff and Kellie of The Bicoastal Beauty


A Stargazer Brunch at Vocabulary Boutique – 5/7/17

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Cecilia Church, owner of Vocabulary Boutique, always has wonderful events either on location at her shop in Little Italy, or somewhere fabulous in San Diego.  I’ll put up a full post of her most recent event on a catamaran (yes, shopping on a boat), but I also attended their delightful “A Stargazing Brunch” the day before my birthday back in May, complete with celestial cookies and a Tarot card reader!

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How fabulous are these cookies?

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I adore my Taurus necklace, a gift from Vocabulary Boutique!


Fashion Week San Diego Spring Showcase 2017 – 5/13/17

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Fashion Week San Diego celebrates their 10th year anniversary this year, and I have been attending since 2013.  Back in May, I attended the FWSD Spring Showcase 2017, which is the kickoff event to all of the celebrations leading up to the runway shows in October.

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With Fatsani of Tasanni, one of the designers featured in FWSD 2015

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I purchased a fabulous leather cuff from Alber Rezko (a jewelry designer who showed at FWSD 2014 & 2015) and a FWSD bomber jacket!


Natuzzi Italia Collection at Hold It Home – 5/18/17

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Hold It Contemporary Home in Mission Valley had a VIP celebration back in May because they added luxury brand Natuzzi Italia to their showroom.  Pasquale Natuzzi founded The Natuzzi Italia Group in 1959, and is Italy’s largest furniture house.  The designs are beautiful, sleek, and meticulously designed and the event was fun to attend!

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Sips & Sparkle with Art In The Find and Touchstone Crystal – 6/15/17

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Conni of the blog Art in the Find had a fun event in June with Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski at the beautiful Bay Club Carmel Valley.  Touchstone Crystal is a more contemporary arm of Swarovski, allowing more casual designs with the same quality crystals, that can be worn everyday.

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Delicious drinks and appetizers provided by Bay Club Carmel Valley

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We each got to take home a beautiful tennis bracelet by Touchstone Crystal

What I Wore to Fashion Week San Diego 2016

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Earlier this month, I attended a couple of days of Fashion Week San Diego. Because I’m still going through and editing the Saturday runway and Sunday trunk show pictures, I thought I would share the outfits I wore on those days.  For the Saturday runway show, I tapped into my inner-rock star and wore sleek pleather leggings, a sheer trench coat and a Sex Pistols t-shirt with the sleeves cut off, along with my MIISTA “Eva” pumps.  For both days, I carried one of my favorite purses, which is an “oldie but goodie”: the Bodhi safety-pin clutch.  I fell in love with it when Kelly Framel of The Glamourai wore it oh-so-long-ago (my post about it here, and one of her posts here).

For the trunk show, I wore jewelry made by one of my favorite designers of Fashion Week San Diego, Pashn by Survi.  I met Survi at last years FWSD trunk show and purchased the gorgeous pendant and ring, pictured below.  I was so excited to see her expand to clothing and to then chat with her again at the trunk show.  I feel a sense of pride knowing independent designers who I’ve connected with are growing their brand and showcasing their talent!

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I also knew I would be walking around at the trunk shows, shopping and meeting all of the talented designers.  While my shorts and shirt felt dressy, wearing flats kept me from having tired feet.  Additionally, I’m so excited that it’s cold enough to wear tights!  I wore these Berkshire Sheer Diamonds tights to really dress up my shorts and to also add some extra texture to my outfit.  They have a control top for extra support, so these tights would not only feel comfortable, but also look great with any skirt.

I’ll be featuring other patterns of Berkshire tights in future posts.  If you like what you see, Berkshire is offering Any Second Now readers a 15% discount on all of their products until 12/16/16 by using blogger15 at check out on their site at eberkshire.com!

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(Photo 1 taken by Nihan of Style with Nihan; Photo 4 taken by Deon Chen)

FTC Disclosure:  I received product in exchange for a product review for Berkshire.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

Fashion Week San Diego is This Week!

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Hurrah, my blog is finally back online!  My apologies for the delay, and I’ll definitely be playing catch up as I’ve promised posts on past events as well as some collaborations I’m working on through outfit posts and product reviews, not to mention concert posts (like oh, KAABOO).  If you want to keep up with me real-time, follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as I prepare summaries and additional photos here on my blog.

This weekend, I’ll be attending Fashion Week San Diego in La Jolla.  Tickets are already sold out, and I’m excited for the Saturday runway show because my fashion friends Pashn by Survi and The Stylish Bisou will be showing that day!

If you were lucky enough to grab tickets, I’ll see you there, otherwise follow me on my social media for all the action.  Cheers!

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WHEN: Saturday, October 1st

WHERE: Hotel La Jolla

TIME: 6:00-9:30pm

DETAILS: Runway Shows featuring 13 of the 26 Fashion Week San Diego 2016 Designers.

Featured Designers include (in alphabetical order):

Albert Ray Collection, As Much Again, Bryan VaughnBerry, Circa Suzy Vintage Couture, Gloria Guerrero, Jaded Marie, LK Fashion, Pashn by Survi, Territa Torres, The Stylish Bisou, Theo Doro Fairyland, Timmithea, y-u-l-i-y-a.

Hosted by NBC 7 San Diego‘s Jodi Kodesh & Jeff Krapf.

Fashion Week San Diego 2015 Wrap Up

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I know it’s been a little while since the Fashion Week San Diego 2015 runway and trunk shows, but I’m posting this wrap up to also announce that the winning designers will be hosting a “Mini Day of Fashion” at La Plaza in La Jolla on Sunday November 22, 2015 starting at 11am.  There will be a brunch, a meet & greet with each of the designers: B.JASH.I, Tasanni, and Territa Torres; plus you’ll be able to shop their runway looks at 15% off garment prices.  I’ll be there to support these talented ladies, and I hope to see you there, too!  My wrap up of Fashion Week San Diego below includes highlights of night 1 of the runway show, the trunk show, and photos of the pop-up shop.  Enjoy!


FWSD 2015 Runway Show Night 1

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Sharlene Borromeo of A’Doreus with model Summer Nicole. That dress was so beautiful up close!

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Alber Rezko Jewelry Designs with Nolan Dean Fashion. Lots of drama!

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Tasanni’s final runway walk

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With my fellow bloggers & stylists.  After the show, I had a great time having a late dinner and chatting up a storm with writer Courtney Hartmann (bottom right).  

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My outfit for the evening, as taken by Jenna of Lucky Little Mustard Seed for her blog post “FWSD ‘Runway Show’ Style“.  She so graciously named my outfit as one of her favorites of the evening (*squeal!*)…so just for Jenna, here is a shot of my United Nude shoes (below).

Outfit:  Forever 21 sleeveless trench; H&M jumpsuit; Kate Spade necklace & bracelet; Vintage Prada bag; “Mona” glasses c/o Spy Optic

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FWSD 2015 Trunk Show

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With Sharlene of A’Doreus.  I would love to wear a dress from her collection!

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With Heather of The Stylish Bisou & designer Nikki Marie. Very cool retro styles!

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My favorite dress of Tasanni’s runway show!

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Another favorite by Lady Lane Desgins. I mean, how absolutely gorgeous is this gown!

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A final picture from the trunk show, and beautiful models Leah Brown and fellow San Diego Style Blogger contributor, Tiffany Williams of the blog Glitz and Glam by Tiff


FWSD 2015 Winning Designers Pop-Up Shop at La Plaza in La Jolla

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Beautiful dresses by B.JASH.I Couture

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I love this little set by Territa Torres. She’ll be making a longer version of the top for off the runway!

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Designers Marcie Bain (B.JASH.I); Fatsani Chikwana-Dogani (Tasanni) and Territa Torres

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I took Dominic with me to visit the winning designers of FWSD 2015 at their pop-up shop in La Jolla.  I bought a couple of items from B.JASH.I and Tasanni.  I’ll be sure to feature them in a future blog post!

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Had to include this picture of me with the designers, because it was taken by Dominic!

Fashionably Late: Remaining August 2015 Events

I really did try to get my event posts up in a timely manner. But the end of summer and beginning of fall is a very busy time for fashion, so attending the events and then posting them up became quite the endeavor for this fashion/lifestyle blogger!  Here are the rest of the August events I attended, so that I can move on to September (now that it’s almost October)!


Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR Wrap Party Recap (August 15, 2015)

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The riders arriving to Kiehl’s at Fashion Valley

IMG_7554 (2)Kiehl’s raised $250,00 for amfAR!

LifeRide 2015 Collage 2Food and drinks provided by Soda & Swine and Juice Saves, so yummy!

LifeRide 2015 Collage 1I brought Dominic, and he had a great time!

IMG_7562 (2)With fellow San Diego Style Bloggers Paulina of Lil Bits of Chic, Vanessa Balli, and Alessandra Gonzalez


Order Up San Diego/Pacific Beach (August 20, 2015)

IMG_7626 (2) (1280x1280)OrderUp is an online and mobile food delivery service, and their focus is to provide delivery from restaurants customers truly want.  My husband and I attended their launch in Pacific Beach at Backyard Kitchen & Tap.

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IMG_7615 (2) (1280x960)The appetizers at Backyard Kitchen & Tap was fantastic!

IMG_7605 (2) (854x1280)Great to see Ayana of Thrifting Diva again!

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Thank you to Colette of Contour PR + Social for the invite!


FWSD Culinary Couture (August 29, 2015)

IMG_7702 (2) (1280x1280)“Fashion Week San Diego is back for its 2nd Annual Culinary Couture held at the fabulous Harrah’s Resort Southern California and we’re ready to take your tastebuds on the trip of a lifetime!

This exclusive, invite only event takes you on a culinary trip around the world in true Fashion. From Europe to Asia, South America to North America- Fashion Week San Diego will help you explore the world’s top fashion capitals through cuisine and cocktails. – FashionWeekSD”

I had such a great time at Culinary Couture.  The food and presentation were fantastic.  Thank you for the invite Fashion Week SD!

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IMG_7737 (2) (1280x1280)1st Course Bangkok

•Presented By Executive Chef David Abella, West Steak and Seafood

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•Presented by Executive Chef James Montejano, La Valencia

IMG_7762 (2) (1280x1280)3rd Course Buenos Aires

•Presented by Executive Chef Julian Quinones, Sheraton Carlsbad

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•Presented By Executive Chef Marc Therrien, Omni La Costa Resort and Spa

IMG_7770 (2) (1280x1280)5th Course Tokyo

•Presented By Executive Chef Jon Palsson, Harrah’s Resort Southern California

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•Presented By Executive Chef Jon Palsson, Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Culinary Couture 2015 OOTD 1What I wore: Dress from Irene’s Story; Enzo Angiolini Coadi Houndstooth Pumps; Bodhi purse; Stephanie Kantis earrings c/o Neiman Marcus; “Mona” glasses c/o Spy Optic

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Fashionably Late: February & March 2015 Events Part 1

It’s been quite busy for me lately, and I’m finally getting to post events that I’ve attended over the last couple of months!   I’ll be posting them in a new segment that I’ll call “Fashionably Late” (I’ve already posted one about the events I attended at the end of 2014 here and added Vanessa Balli’s event).  Anything outside of the more fashion related events will be posted separately (like music or food related events).

This one for February and March is quite large, so it will be split into two posts.  Cheers!


daou denim co. Launch Party (February 26, 2015)

My best friend, Janice, attended this event and guest posted pictures on Instagram for me!

daou denim Picture by Janice 1Part of the denim collection for daou denim co. I’m in love with the side zipper jeans!  (as posted by Janice)

daou denim Picture by Janice 2Katherine Daou family winery provided the beverages for this evening’s event.  (as posted by Janice)


 San Diego Style Bloggers Event at Bottles & Wood (March 6, 2015)

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DSC05660 (1280x960)Bottles and Wood March 2015 1SD Style Bloggers were treated to snacks, jewelry making and a tour of the facility!

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SD Style Bloggers at Bottles and Wood This last picture is courtesy of the SD Style Bloggers Instagram.


Fashion Week San Diego Spring Showcase (March 14, 2015)

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IMG_4893 (2) (854x1280)My outfit for the evening:  Forever 21 coat; House of Cannon dress; Poetic Licence shoes; Bodhi Safety Pin purse; Vintage Chanel necklace from Designer Vault; Lookmatic glassesIMG_4910 (2) (1280x1280)My mini-haul included a skirt and pants by Jessica Faulkner and an adorable wish-bone necklace by Alber Rezko.


Carlsbad Premium Outlets Media Day (March 19, 2015)

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IMG_4931 - Copy (1280x1280)I missed the tour of the flower gardens, but I was able to meet up with fellow bloggers Paulina of Lil Bits of Chic and Laura of Laura Neuzeth.

IMG_4935 - Copy (1280x1280)My sister and I had quite the haul at Converse!

IMG_4979 (2) (960x1280)Our lovely goodie bag, and thank you Simon Malls & Carlsbad Premium Outlets for a fun day!

FTC Disclosure:  I received a gift card as a courtesy to enjoy the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, but not as compensation for this post.  Although I did receive a gift card, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

Fashionably Late

Any Second Now has evolved into more of a lifestyle blog, but fashion is one of my passions.  I want and will continue to make sure I incorporate fashion and style in this blog, as much as I do all of my other activities.  Here a brief recap of some fashion events I attended last year that I didn’t get the chance to do a full blog post on, and then stay tuned for more fashion posts, including events and outfits.  Cheers!


VANESSA BALLI’S EXCLUSIVE A-LIST EVENT (at Aldo on 5/29/2014)

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With the beautiful Vanessa Balli herself!


THE CUSP EVENT (at Neiman Marcus on 9/20/2014)

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Kimberly Cunningham & Alex Yanez hosting

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San Diego Style Bloggers, from Left to right: Ashley Lopez (Array of Style), Heidi (The Altered Style), Vanessa Barnes (Fashion Mixtape), Brandee Joyner (The Kurvy Life), Moi, Tanya Rivas (La Bella Tanchi), Bianca Vaccarini (The In Between Girls), Vanessa Balli (Vanessa Balli)


FALL FASHION IN THE VALLEY (9/24/2014)

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With Maria Van Losch (Savvynista) & Laura (Laura Neuzeth)

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Those boots were to die for! (All Saints)

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Yoga performance by Arco Yoga, presented by Lululemon

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Bloggers from Left to Right: Heidi (The Altered Style), Tiffany Williams (Glitz and Glam), Nihan Gorkem (Style With Nihan), Maria Van Losch (Savvynista), Moi, Laura (Laura Neuzeth), Bianca Rose (B Rose)

(Photo courtesy of Fashion Valley’s Facebook Page)


FASHION WEEK SAN DIEGO (10/3/2014, 10/4/2014 & 10/5/2014)

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With my cousin, Regi (10/3/2014)

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With my best friend Janice (10/4/2014)

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FWSD 2014 Top Designer Winner, A’Doreus (Trunk Show 10/5/2014)

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Angie from 55,000 Dresses

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Designer Victoria Roberts of Wish Now Designs with one of her models

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Designer Dahn Ta


WEARABLES WORKSHOP (Presented by FWSD 11/16/2014)

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Jack Young from Qualcomm

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Daniel Obodovski, The Silent Intelligence

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This workshop discussed wearable technology and it’s growing presence in the fashion industry.

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The FWSD Wearables Workshop panelists


VINTAGE CHANEL TRUNK SHOW (Presented by Designer Vault 11/20/2014)

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This fantastic vintage Chanel trunk show was presented by Designer Vault, and benefited the charity Promises2Kids.

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Electric violinist, Jennifer Spingola, provided the music for the evening.

IMG_4238 (2) (1280x1280)Having fun with Vanessa Balli!