One Beautiful Blur
Last night I had the pleasure of styling (along with the fabulous Toni Stevens) and commentating on the Fall Preview Fashion Show presented by 360 West magazine and Grand Prairie Premium Outlets. As so often happens when I’ve spent weeks of preparing for an event, the show itself went by in one beautiful blur. Thankfully, I have some great pictures to share with you from this exciting evening.
We had an enthusiastic crowd who enjoyed small bites and complimentary beverages, while mingling with the readers, staff and luxury partners of 360 West magazine. The DJ got the audience pumped up and the models took to the runway.
The models wore fashions from Perry Ellis, Bloomingdale’s, Banana Republic, White House Black Market, Chico’s, and Guess. The optimistic tones of Pantone’s 2016 Colors of Fall enriched the easy elegance of the clothing and several of the hottest runway trends were highlighted, as guests got a taste of what to expect this fall.
Katie shone in destroyed jeans with a peak-a-boo lace detail and exposed zipper blouse from Guess. Her satchel in Warm Taupe and Aurora Red topped off this fresh denim ensemble.
Laminated jeans upped the style quotient on this casual look from Guess, proving comfort can go hand-in-hand with style. Rose gold Aviators and a sleek wallet make this perfect for running errands around town.
One of the crowd favorites of the night was this ensemble that took the men’s wear trend to another level. I put our model, Jessie, in leggings from Bloomingdale’s, a men’s slim fit shirt from Perry Ellis, and a men’s cardigan from Banana Republic. The comfy casual look has real impact and created a lot of buzz among the ladies in the audience. It could be paired with boots, as you see here, or tennis shoes for an even more relaxed feel.
Our model, Jeff, also sported a cardigan for this transitional fall look. The soft cotton cardigan paired with a vintage print shirt and straight leg chinos is perfect for a casual date.
Work wear took a distinctly stylish turn in pieces from Banana Republic and Chico’s. Pattern and color injected spice into classic pieces for business clothing that commands respect, while showing your style personality.
The optimistic, carefree style of Perry Ellis was in full force in this classic grey suit paired with a blue Oxford shirt. A red bow tie and coordinating checked pocket square bring a pop of color that really sets this look apart.
Jeff also looked sharp in this two button suit in a subtle navy plaid from Banana Republic. Keeping it relaxed, no tie is necessary. The look was a real hit with the ladies.
Finally, it was cocktail time. Katie and Alencia stunned the audience in dresses from White House Black Market and Bloomingdale’s.
The show closed with a well deserved round of applause for the models (they were fantastic) and a drawing for an Eddie Bauer bag.
All together, 360 West magazine and Grand Prairie Premium Outlets put together an exciting evening. I am glad I was a part and got to meet the wonderful 360 West readers and mall patrons. Everyone left smiling and several headed straight for the stores to give their wardrobes a Fall Fashion update. That’s a successful fashion show.
Thanks to Toni Stevens, 360 West magazine, and Grand Prairie Premium Outlets for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful event.
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