I’m finally ready to share my pictures from this year’s Phoenix Fashion Week! It was definitely a whirlwind of fashion and fun, which all began with Media Day at Talking Stick Resort. I got the chance to meet some of the designers, models and people who have put together PHXFW in a relaxed atmosphere. Next week, I’ll break down each day, including what I wore!
Breakfast outdoors at Talking Stick Resort
Sivyati (designer Leena Shah on the right), who were featured as Community Designers
Two of the runway models
Koran Fields-Cameron, designer of WVSH (Win Victories. Stay Humble)
This past week has been the busiest since moving to Arizona, and I’m going through my own pictures as well as bringing you pictures from some of my talented friends to recap my Phoenix Fashion Week experience!
The picture above is from PHXFW’s Instagram page, and I want to thank Executive Director Brian Hill, Sofia Reyes on the Operations Team and all at PHXFW for allowing me to have this wonderful experience and to work with them as one of their Cox Livestream Partners.
I will have coverage and pictures from Media Day and all three days of Phoenix Fashion Week, so stay tuned!
Either join the runway shows live on October 18, 19 and 20th at Talking Stick Resort, or get all of the front row action and livestream the 3-day event at PhoenixFashionWeek.cleeng.comand at the following links:
In addition to watching the livestreams of the runway shows, be sure to check out my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts for behind the scenes footage of each day’s events. See you on the runway at PHXFW!
A couple of weeks ago, I attended one of my favorite annual events at Fashion Valley’sNeiman Marcus: The Spring Trend Event! I’m getting back into the swing of things with my posting, so this one will be full of pictures. Although the lunch is fantastic, the fashion is always front and center, as styled by the amazingly talented Alex Yanez.
Check out all of the his & hers spring trends below, cheers!
Wow, it’s already December! I’ve got a few holiday posts to put up to ring in the season, but I thought I’d catch up on some events that I attended in October and November that I didn’t get the chance to post. Who’s ready for Christmas? I am!
The Luxe Show at Fashion Valley – 10/29/16
Back in October, I attended The Luxe Show at Fashion Valley, featuring cocktails and a trends display, followed by a runway show and after party at Louis Vuitton. It’s always fun to not only see great fashion, but to also spend some time with my fellow San Diego Style Bloggers! After the runway show, we each got to choose one gift from a selection of shops at Fashion Valley and I picked something cute from Henri Bendel.
Malia Designs Trunk Show With San Diego Style Bloggers – 11/16/16
It has been quite sometime since we have had a San Diego Style Bloggers get together, and we finally had one in November! I love getting together with my favorite blogger friends, and meeting new ones. This event was extra special because it was a private trunk show for Malia Designs, where a portion of the proceeds goes to help fight human trafficking. I purchased that amazing purse above and wore it on my most recent trip to Las Vegas.
Bloomingdale’s 10 Years of Beauty & Style – 11/16/16
There are times when more than one event is scheduled in one night. I’m lucky enough to call on my friends and family to help me out with attending an event when I’m already at another. Case in point: as I attended the San Diego Style Bloggers trunk show with Malia Designs, my best friend Janice attended “Bloomingdale’s 10 Years of Beauty & Style” at Fashion Valley on the same evening. She got some great pictures, celebrated with delicious drinks and received a gift card. Thank you Janice for attending and representing my blog, and I’m glad you had fun!
I know I’ve been very laxed when it comes to my blogging lately, and I apologize! My son has been away at his grandparents in Las Vegas for the last two weeks, so I have to confess that I’ve been catching up on some much-needed sleep. But now to get caught up on my blogging, I’m posting about events that I missed over the last few months. I’ll also be putting up my concert catch up posts and I think I’ll be all caught and ready to put up my newest posts about recent events and product reviews!
DANCE DANCE RESOLUTION – 1/31/16
My husband and I were invited by Delicious Buzz to attend the “Dance Dance Resolution” event presented by the international travel company Gogobot San Diego and a local non-profit organization, The Seany Foundation. It was held at The Rancho Santa Fe Motor Club & Storage and although it was quite the storm outside, it was a fun night of food, drinks, dance battles and pug kisses by Chole (with her mommy Heather of The Stylish Bisou).
THE BEAT CLOTHING SPRING FASHION SHOW – 2/21/16
Back in February, The Beat Clothing stylist Astrid Montalvo invited me to check out her fashion show in Carlsbad. Unfortunately due to some scheduling issues, my niece, Mei-Lin and I missed the actual fashion show, but I got to photograph some of the lovely models afterwards, and Mei snapped a picture of me with Astrid!
LATINO FILM FEST FASHION SHOW AT FASHION VALLEY – 3/18/16
Bloggers were invited to attend Fashion Valley’s 2nd annual “Celebration of Fashion” runway show for the 23rd annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. The event was emceed by Paola Hernández-Jiao and Abelardo Rodriguez and featured men’s and women’s fashion. My favorite was the fringed skirt by Scotch & Soda, featured in the video above. Look at that swing!
I spent Record Store Day this year at Record City in Hillcrest with my friend Rob and blogger friend Laura of Laura Neuzeth. This was probably the most organized RSD I had ever been to, and I think I found a new spot for every RSD from now on! The trick is to get there incredibly early (I got there by 5:30 am and there were still people there before me) to ensure you get your choice of what you want. They didn’t have everything that I wanted from “The List” (post about it here), but I did come away with an awesome haul!
SPRING FLING EVENT AT GO GIRL SPA – 4/23/16
Also back in April, I attended the “Spring Fling Event” at Girl on the Go, a night spa in the Golden Hill area. I enjoyed the free cocktails, hanging out for a bit with Tatum from Love Tatum, and then I purchased a little something from Style on the Go. Of course, since the Marcel Waffle Truck made an appearance, I had to bring something home for Dominic!
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!
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).
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).
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
Beautiful dresses by B.JASH.I Couture
I love this little set by Territa Torres. She’ll be making a longer version of the top for off the runway!
Designers Marcie Bain (B.JASH.I); Fatsani Chikwana-Dogani (Tasanni) and Territa Torres
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!
Had to include this picture of me with the designers, because it was taken by Dominic!
Back on September 17, Janice and I attended the GQ + Glamour Lookbook Live VIP runway show event at Fashion Valley, which was a prelude to their Lookbook Live event that Saturday. The evening started off with appetizers and cocktails over by Neiman Marcus, followed by a fantastic runway show in Center Court. The evening then ended perfectly with dessert and champagne at Tiffany & Co. I’ve always enjoyed these events at Fashion Valley because they treat bloggers as wonderfully as they treat any member of the press, allowing us to have front row seats to ensure we capture the event in the best way possible to share on social media and our blogs. I’ve included highlights of both events, as I attended the Lookbook Live event with Dominic. Cheers!
I fell in love with this cape during Nordstrom’s presentation. The collage above is from my view, and the larger picture is from Fashion Valley’s Facebook page, where you can see me on the left, looking a bit stunned at how beautiful that cape was!
The UK punk rocker in me ended up matching the runway with the strong presence of red plaid. Nordstrom, Hugo Boss and Bloomingdale’s all showing some version of this fall staple (and that’s my Forever 21 skirt and Altuzarra for Target booties in the top left corner of the collage).
Wine and bordeaux are perfect fall colors. Also, that faux fur vest, cropped pants and patent leather heels with the long necklace by MaxMara add interest and texture to an all black outfit.
I simply died and went to footwear heaven at all of the shoes in the Salvatore Ferragamo collection. Oh yes…
My two favorite menswear looks: The top look from John Varvatos and the second look styled by Alex Yanez for Neiman Marcus. Both are an edgy spin to classic looks, incorporating a boot, similar to Doc Martens.
Desserts, champagne and little blue boxes at Tiffany & Co.
It really was such a fun evening spent with fashionable San Diego Style Blogger friends, both old & new! Click here to go to my Instagram account, where all the lovely people in the picture are tagged.
The actual Lookbook Live event was fun and interactive, with style experts from GQ and Glamour magazines.
More San Diego Style Bloggers (and Dominic)! Click hereto go to my Instagram account, where all the lovely people in the picture are tagged.
Here is part two of events I attended in March of this year. It truly has been so busy with lovely events and activities, and I feel blessed to be able to attend what I can. An April post is coming soon, cheers!
Noelle of Curator PR with Heather & Chloe of The Stylish Bisou, who I got to see earlier that same day!
A group picture with bloggers, models and stylists
I brought my hubby to this event!
Check out the awesome goodie bag! Thank you Simon Malls, Fashion Valley and Curator PR!
Bare Elegance (March 24, 2015)
I am a part of Elite Networking, which is a referral group for women to connect with each other and our businesses. We meet monthly, and in March, our meet up was at the salon/shop, Bare Elegance in La Jolla.
Cindy said the chocolates on the right were made at Dallman Chocolates. They were so delicious!
Tomorrow, September 25, 2014, Fashion Valley Mall presents Fall Fashion in the Valley, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Center Court, near Macy’s (I attended this event last year, post here). This year, they will present two unique runway shows at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. In between each runway show, lululemon athletica will present a performance featuring ArcoYoga, which is a blend of yoga, acrobatics, performance and healing art.
In-store parties, exclusive discounts and interactive pop-up make-up, styling and fitness demonstrations will be happening throughout for the duration of this fantastic event,. Additionally, the first 250 attendees who register an email at the event will receive a swag bag filled with all kinds of Fashion Valley discounts, coupons and goodies. One luck winner will be randomly selected to win a $500 Simon gift card and will have a one of a kind shopping spree and make-over styling session with Fashion Valley’s newest team of personal shoppers!
Finally, kicking off the season of giving, attendees who make a $10 donation to Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego will receive a Fashion Pass for savings, which is valid through the weekend at designated stores at Fashion Valley.
The picture below is courtesy of Fashion Valley from last year (myself and other fellow San Diego Style Bloggers are in the second row, in front of the runway). It’s wonderful event, and if you go, maybe I’ll see you there, cheers!