Another Tucson Fashion Week in the books. This was the best one yet.
|Photo by Joe Jackson|
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tucson Fashion Week. As always, all opinions and thoughts are honest and my own.
Dipped out of work, and headed home to get ready. I was so excited, because I’ve been to Tucson Fashion Week several years in a row and I knew it would be an exciting first night. I didn’t know what other bloggers to expect, but I was definitely excited to meet a few. Plus I’d have Kelly with me, so it was bound to be a good night.
I arrived downtown to the Rialto Theatre, and was greeted by the Tucson Fashion Week team, who walked me and introduced me to the other influencers. The evening’s event was called City Chic a Fashion Show, Art Exhibit and Party.
The show was truly an urban chic runway fashion show, and started off with a local band playing. I actually was taken aback once I saw the models walking, because I just didn’t expect them to start coming down the runway to the rock music. It was unique, and made the experience even more authentic.
We had a little sneak peak into Cesar Padilla’s looks on HBO’s Vinyl. There were runway shows from Harley-Davidson and Esteban Celaya Osuna, alongside presentations from emerging designers Christopher Pape, Anine Jorstad Paulsen (one of my favorites!), Abel Gallegos, Carlos Osuna, and Kimberly Loyd.
Local desigers Kayzrly and Generation Cool were also featured.
|Photo by Josh Wallace|
The main runway show featured the work of iconic designer and creator of fashion brand and cosmetics line Heatherette, Richie Rich (Official). Richie featured archival designs and premiered his new collection. International designer, Shahida Parides returned to Tucson Fashion Week as a featured runway designer. Designers Dorota Zglobicka of Theo Doro , Cry Baby Couture and LA based Monica Hansen Beachwear were all on the runway. Quinlan Michael Wilhite of Qmulative also had a fashion presentation.
This evening was truly breath-taking, and made me feel like I was at #NYFW. It felt so unique, the lighting was fabulous, and the floor show was amazing. I felt like I could really see the outfits, and the models were so close. I cannot imagine how tough modeling is, given these girls all looked fabulous (I like beer and burgers too much!) but they rocked the runways. Their personalities, and sass, came out as they rocked down the runway so I was utterly blown away by their amazing presentation. Richie Rich is quite the character. After his collection, he came out and spent about five minute just walking down the runway posing for photos for everyone. Quite the character, but I absolutely loved every minute of it. He’s good peeps.
One of my favorite peoples was a black bathing suit with the pineapple in the middle. I also really loved the red riding hood-like outfits because the colors were beautiful.
Maison De Mode literally translates to the house of fashion. This was an exclusive evening of art, fashion, food and champagne and the entire evening benefitted the Southern Arizona’s Childrens Advocacy Center (SACAC).
This evening was an intimate salon-style fashion show featuring regional designers, retailers, the launch of Shahida Parides’ luxury collection, and designer Henry Picado’s Prêt-à-Porter Fall 2017 collection.
The setting was beautiful, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I didn’t get many photos this evening (I did snapchat!) but I simply wanted to enjoy the evening, as a guest, and see the beautiful designs.
Have you ever been to Tucson Fashion Week? Or any fashion show? What was your favorite look?
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