Winter Escapade Fashion Show

I recently started and caught up on the first two seasons of  The A-List New York, hilariously dramatic show. When I started watching I was so jealous, their lives were so fabulous, going to all the latest fashion shows, parties, etc.    Although they are slaves to beauty, and I have a zero-tolerance pain policy when it comes to beauty, so I was like yeah never going to be them, no one is going to be sticking a needle in my face to get rid of a wrinkle, or ripping the hair off my body.  But as for the parties and fashion shows, I welcome them.  Thankfully my friends Belinda Common, Michelle Smith, Gail Avery & Erika Degraffinreaidt put on the Winter Escapade fashion show on November 12th at the Beauty Bar and invited me to participate.  The other designers had some amazing clothes, I can’t wait to make more money so I can afford to buy them.  The other designers were O’Ron Manson, Maggie Dianovsky, Lorene Skipper,  and K. Marie Designs.

Winter Escapade - November 12, 2011

This was my first fashion show, I had no idea what I was doing lol.  Luckily we had a dress rehearsal the night before.  And again I took a ton of pics until my phone died, as usual.  I need to get a backup battery.  The space we rehearsed in was GINORMOUS, I wanted to move in.  The models were all fantastic, and friendly, and rocked the hell out of my infinity and noodle scarves. I apologize in advance for the blurriness. Check it out:

Myamii Illy in the black infinity scarf & Kathryn Albino in the black and white infinity scarf layered with the navy blue noodle scarf.

Do you see how huge this room is? I was in awe.

Myamii Illy in the black infinity scarf & Kathryn Albino in the black and white infinity scarf layered with the navy blue noodle scarf.

 

TaJ'ae Robinson & Alex Davis, she was on the move in the grey & purple infinity scarf, and he's wearing the herringbone infinity scarf. There will be better photos of the scarfs coming soon.

TaJ'ae Robinson & Alex Davis, she was on the move in the grey & purple infinity scarf, and he's wearing the herringbone infinity scarf. There will be better photos of the scarfs coming soon.

 

TaJ'ae Robinson & Alex Davis, she was on the move in the grey & purple infinity scarf, and he's wearing the herringbone infinity scarf. There will be better photos of the scarfs coming soon.

 

Rehearsal

 

TaJ'ae Robinson rocking the grey & purple infinity scarf.

 

Markita Clark is wearing the orange ribbed sweater infinity scarf, along with the black and white houndstooth infinity scarf.

 

Rehearsal

 

Kathryn Albino in the black and white infinity scarf & the navy blue noodle scarf and Joe Shaw in the black infinity scarf.

 

Kathryn Albino in the black and white infinity scarf & the navy blue noodle scarf and Joe Shaw in the black infinity scarf.

 

Chelsey Smith in the light purple noodle scarf & floral infinity scarf, Sriram Parthasarathy in the grey peachskin suede infinity scarf, and Erika Renee in the mustard noodle scarf and floral infinity scarf.

 

Erika Renee in the mustard noodle scarf and floral infinity scarf.

 

 

Taniqua Smith in the black infinity scarf, Lori Nero in the tye-dye noodle scarf, Sriram Parthasarathy in the grey peachskin suede infinity scarf, Chelsey Smith in the floral infinity scarf.

 

Taniqua Smith in the black infinity scarf, Lori Nero in the tye-dye noodle scarf, about to layer it up with the brown pinstripe peachskin suede infinity scarf.

 

Markita Clark in the black and white houndstooth infinity scarf, TaJ'ae Robinson in the grey & purple infinity scarf, and Alex Davis in the herringbone infinity scarf.

 

Myamii in the black infinity scarf, Kathryn Albino in the black and white infinity scarf, and Joe shaw in the navy blue infinity scarf.

 

The black and white houndstooth infinity scarves work for both men and women. And the grey and purple infinity scarf can be worn many different ways.

Belinda coaching the models.

I had no idea what having things in a fashion show entailed, the models kept asking me how did I want the scarves worn, or if there was a certain way I wanted them to walk, or manipulate the scarves.  LOL.  I was like um…I have no idea, I just made them.  So in the future I’ll know to put more thought into that, luckily Belinda, Erika, Michelle, and Gail knew what they were doing, and helped me give them better guidance.  I was a little better at the actual show, but not by much lol.  All in all I had a blast, they picked excellent models who were so nice and professional, nothing like the ones portrayed on television lol.  There were no divas or crazy people :).

I got a few pictures behind the scenes at the show, and fortunately the wonderful Andre Johnson was there to take pictures also.  The only problem with being in the fashion show is that you don’t get to see the other designer’s showcase their garments other than a few glimpses here in there because you’re prepping your own stuff.  We even had a Project Runway type crisis where one model was late, but managed to get there just in time. At one point one of the models after the first designer’s runway walk, disappeared all together, I didn’t see him for the rest of the night, I was like um, what happened to that one guy (I still don’t know his name).  I later found out he had a family emergency and had to leave, I hope everything was okay I felt like I was in a spinoff of Project Runway meets America’s Next Top Model lol. So enough of my rambling here, take a look:

 

 

Show

 

The lovely Lori Nero is showcasing a beautiful gown by O'Ron Manson, that man has skills! Also notice the Twenty Thou Daring Blueberry Lemonade Earrings. Aren't they dainty and cute!

 

Closeup of Lori Nero in a beautiful gown by O'Ron Manson. You can see the Twenty Thou Daring Blueberry Lemonade Earrings better.

 

Markita is also wearing a dress by O'Ron Manson, she's wearing a pair of vintage chandelier crystal earring made by moi!

 

Markita is also wearing a dress by O'Ron Manson, she's wearing a pair of vintage chandelier crystal earring made by moi!

 

Myamii Illy in the black Twenty Thou infinity scarf, and Alex Davis rocking a gorgeous coat by O'Ron Manson.

 

 

TaJ'ae Robinson in a dress coat made by K Marie Designs, fit her PERFECTLY. Katrina Somerville is the designer behind K Marie Designs.

 

The menfolk just chilling and doing some pushups before the show lol.

 

Behind the scenes before the models hit the runway.

 

Alex Davis giving us face all day!

 

I got my makeup done! Ms Donna has skills too!

 

Ms Donna and I after she worked her magic.

 

The runway and seating area right before people started showing up.

 

Practice run

 

The hair and makeup team working their magic.

 

The hair and makeup team working their magic.

 

Me, Belinda, and Gail.

 

Myamii & Kathryn working the runway.

 

Me & Lori ending the show, I'm cheesing way too hard. She ended up buying the tye dye scarf.

 

Lori striking a pose with the tye dye noodles scarf and brown pinstripe peachskin suede infinity scarf.

 

Chelsey rocking the floral infinity scarf, yes she is wearing it as a shirt, it's so versatile. She's also wearing Twenty Thou's boho chic earlace.

 

I can't remember this models name, she's wearing my off white infinity scarf, and is also rocking it as a shirt.

 

Dang I don't remember this models name either but he's wearing my black infinity scarf.

 

Taniqua is also rocking a black infinity scarf, check out those boots, hotness.

 

Myamii Illy in a black infinity scarf.

 

Kathryn in the black and white infinity scarf and navy blue noodle scarf.

 

Sriram Parthasarathy working that grey scarf.

 

I don't remember this models name either, but isn't my super snuggly black and white knit scarf cute? Here it's being worn as sort of a shawl bolero. A shawlero if you will. I crack myself up.

 

Joe Shaw in the blue infinity scarf, I have one just like this. So warm.

 

TaJ'ae in the coordinating light purple noodle scarf and the grey and purple infinity scarf.

 

Alex Shaw in the herringbone infinity scarf.

 

Markita layering the black and white herringbone infinity scarf with the super stretch orange sweatery infinity scarf.

 

 

Cheesing again

 

Michelle Smith, Alex Davis, Chelsey Smith, and Erika Degraffinreaidt. You can see Chelsey wearing the infinity scarf as a shirt, and get a better look at the boho chic earlace I made.

 

 

Behind the scenes, Sriram is always posing 🙂

 

 

TaJ'ae in the coordinating light purple noodle scarf and the grey and purple infinity scarf.

 

Behind the scenes, almost time to hit the runway!!

 

Behind the scenes, almost time to hit the runway!!

So much fun, and my phone didn’t die for once lol.  It did at the rehearsal though.  I’ll definitely post the next fashion show date, who knows maybe I’ll be making clothes by then, HA! We’ll see.