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Fashion Show Here We Go! | Charlotte Style Week

20 Mar

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Charlotte Fashion Guild presents: Style Week! Its all about reinventing fashion in the Carolinas! As the lead stylist for the show and media rep, I am able to give you an all access pass to the 1st Annual Style Week! The event not only featured amazing designs from boutiques and designers but also gave a portion of the proceeds to the charity organization It Gets Better. Missed the show? No problem, here is a quick run through of all the show finales and front row guests! Also, catch some behind-the-scenes photos I snapped backstage before the models hit the runway! Enjoy!

Runway Finale Flash:
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ZYN Fashion

 

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High Class Gypsy

 

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High Class Gypsy

 

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Ritu Selects

 

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Ghelardini Collection

 

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Leon Parham

 

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Alicia Patricia

 

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Alli Meraki

 

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One Of’s

 

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FLOW by Tara Davis

 

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TarragonV

 

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Of Mercer

 

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Carlos Pareyes

 

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Carlos Wayne

 

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Cheeky Bean

 

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Congratulations to Ryan and Erica on an amazing show!

 

Celebrity & Socialites!

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Front Row — Pennie Hamilton (Anthony Hamilton’s wife) and Fantasia

 

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Personality Devon Torrey, recording artist Fantasia, Beyonce choreographer James, and Pennie Hamilton.

 

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NFL Panther Mike Rucker and Wife

 

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NBA’s Eric “Sleepy” Floyd

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NBA’s Muggsy Bogues and family

 

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NfL wifes – Ebone wife of Charles Johnson and Lindsay wife of Charles Davis. Also featured Editor and Chief of Charlotte Style Mag, Bridgette Wright

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Me and Brie! :)

 

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Me and James!

 


Behind the scenes:

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Designer Tara Davis and models before the show!

 

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Big Hair don’t Care!

 

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Model’s serious…

 

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and then not so serious! haha

 

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Designer of High Class Gypsy getting model ready!

 

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Making a plaid statement!

 

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Fire!

 

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Selfie with the designer and team of ZYN Fashioin!

 

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Selfie with lead MUA for Johnatha Camp!

 

Stay tuned for the designer interviews!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

Fashion In the City |Fundraise and Runways! | Front Row CLT

8 Mar

A fashion show highlighting the latest looks for the season is great! But add a charity to the mix, and your really setting trends! On March 5th, Front Row Charlotte raised $10,000 for Baby Bundles, an organization that helps mothers in need with newborn essentials. Attendees felt honored to give back. but felt even more honored when they got to sit their backs in front row seats at the show! Every attendee at the event got a front row seat and an up close look at each runway ensemble!

But the coolness doesn’t stop there – immediately after the runway show, guests have the opportunity to purchase items right off the runway! Five local boutiques were featured: Coral, Coplons, Poole Shop, Social Dress Shop, and Our Place. Pop-up shops for each participating boutique and designer were featured along side the runway. 

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Two jewelry designers, Melvin Jewelry and Erin McDermott featured fresh new looks to accessorize for spring!

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MUA Johnatha Camp

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Looking forward to next year!

[photo credit Justin Driscoll]

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

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Tracy Reese | Fall 14′ Collection Review

26 Feb

The Tracy Reese Fall 14′ collection was wearable and functional! It offered looks perfect for every woman’s lifestyle. Signature party dresses and full flounce skirts were featured in geometric and photo-real prints that looked great on each silhouette. Reese added everyday separates to her line-up that made this collection easy to wear right off the runway! Pull-over sweaters or outerwear jackets looked great paired with full skirts and herringbone trousers. Check out a glimpse of the collection below:

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DID YOU KNOW?!:

Style.com said that Reese’s flair for functionality made her a natural ambassador for Tide’s new Washable Fashion initiative in partnership with the CFDA, for which Reese created two full runway looks meant to be washed with Tide Pods. Saving time and money on dry cleaning is a proposition that will surely resonate with Reese’s contemporary customers.

MY POINT OF VIEW:

A few of the front row guests that I captured at the show —

Join me at my seat! —

Certainly an awesome show! I look forward to seeing what’s up her sleeve for next season!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

runway photos credit style.com

The Looks I’d Wear | Pre-Fall 2014 Designer Collections

21 Jan

I needed a fashion juice-up and decided to flip through some of the Pre-Fall collections on Style.com. I found that black and white continued to be important colors for this time period, along with soft to bold shades of blue and burgundy. I normally just give a show review, but today,  I thought I’d challenge myself to select 3-4 looks that could make it to my closet from each collection. It’s easy to pick favorite looks from designers you love, the challenge is selecting from designers that aren’t at the top of your list. [In doing this I found myself adding quite a few new favorites!]  Check out my 1st round of selections below and let me know who you like!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week | My NYC Weekend Recap

15 Dec

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I recently attended the Spring 14′ NY Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! I was only in NY for a weekend and man did I have an experience of a lifetime! Everything happened in the moment! I got to see several shows, meet celebrities and fashion icons, interviewed Tracy Reese and her lead make-up and hair team, was highlighted on essence.com for great street style, and best of all, I got to meet Diane Von Furstenberg – my fashion idol! Here is a brief photo recap of my fashion week experience – –

About to land in the concrete jungle! – NYC

The taxi ride to the Lincoln Center… Stank!! Phew!

Day 1: Here we go!

I only took a picture of these guys because everyone else was…figured they might be important. Didn’t want to miss out…haha

Mara Hoffman Spr 14′ Show

Mara Hoffman Spr 14′ Show

Stopped by the Styled to Rock booth to look tough….and stylish!

Ran into a familiar face from back home! Hey Mike!

3rd row back, I was sitting right in front of June Ambrose, her daughter Summer, and Mrs. J from ANTM! Waiting for the Son Jung Wan Spr 14′ show to begin.

After the show I snapped a photo with June Ambrose!

On the way to another show, I ran into Selita Ebanks, she was so sweet!

Closing out Day 1, I needed a Juice Up!

Day 2: Caught by Street Style photographer Kamel Lahmadi of StyleandtheCity.com!

Headed into the Lela Rose show – here we go!

The gowns were beautiful!

Loved this two piece look!

Loved this collection

Ran into fashion maven Robert Verdi!

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Backstage Lela Rose

Quick selfie with Brittany Snow! Her outfit was “Pitch perfect!”

Hey Lela!

Here we go! Too excited!

The program…

The collection was inspired by Cuba…this was a great addition to the gift bag

And the Tracy Reese show begins..

Live drummers played as the models sashed down the runway!

Backstage Tracy Reese, hair and make-up prep

She even incorporated fake tattoos!

Tat-tat-tatted up!

Model talking about her experience

Toes get painted anywhere! hah

Interviewed Lead Make-up Artist – Mally Roncal. She was so full of energy, I loved it!

Interviewed Tracy Reese on her inspiration for the collection while she was getting her nails done! She is so inspiring! Love her!

It was great to see how the show was put together before it hit the runway! Tracy Reese is extremely talented! Loved the collection!

At the Papyrus station and had fashion illustrator Bella Pilar autograph a copy of her specialty cards!

Snapped a photo with Kenya Moore after the show! My heels had came off for this shot, they needed a break! ha

Loved the music playing, so, I went to go see who the DJ was! Another random place I managed to get into haha

DVF…and the DJ haha

This was the standby line to get into the DVF show….crazy!

I didn’t get to see the show… but this was so much better!! I got to meet Diane Von Furstenberg herself! My fashion icon! I was really excited, I don’t think I was breathing in this picture! ha

Featured on Essence.com for great street style in my FLOW by Tara Davis jumpsuit!

Cool Blue…

Hope you enjoyed! I can’t wait for next season!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

It’s Just, It’s Just – Just Cavalli! | Pre-Fall 2013 Collection

27 Dec
Just Cavalli Pre-Fall 2013 Collection

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It’s Just Cavalli… but is it just another collection that you love or just another that you hate? What are your thoughts?!  To wear… or not to wear?

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

Check out the full collection at style.com

I’ll Take One of Each Please! | Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2013

10 Dec

Of all of the Pre-Fall 2013 collections so far, this one makes me excited for the new year! It takes the cake. And for anyone that knows me… I like cake, so to take it from me, you’ve got to be pretty durn amazing! hah. I adored everything in the collection from the print combinations and textures, to the silhouettes and shoes!  Wear these outfits to work and then still be a boss headed to an event, date or happy hour! Here’s a sneak of the collection:

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Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

Check out more Photos: www.style.com