Sunday, October 25, 2009
(I am donating these two gowns to the 1 Voice Community Center, stay tuned you will fined out how you can snag one or both of them while helping out an awesome cause. 100% of the proceeds will go to the 1 Voice Community Center.)
Many thanks to the 1 Voice LGBT Community Center for putting on one of the best events I have ever been involved in! That says a lot too, having produced fashion shows for 6 years and being numerous fashion shows including Scottsdale Fashion Week and even my own Arizona Bridal Week. Everyone worked so hard on this event to the point where our health might have suffered, myself included which says how important this event was!
For me, I wanted to show my support of the LGBT community, especially being in the bridal industry. Never have I felt so welcome by a group of wonderful people, they were so accommodating to me and welcomed me like I was family. It's amazing how much applause I heard and how much support I felt from just the audience itself.
I am glad to be a proud supporter of 1 Voice and I can honestly not say enough about the venue, the well planned event and all the people involved. Perhaps it should be called LGBTS (to include us straight people who love all people) : ).
Stay tuned for pictures and perhaps an awesome video!
Personal shout outs go out to:
Mitchell Hoverman - one of the most organized and passionate event coordinators I have ever met! Hope you get some sleep! After this event I have a feeling you will be busy many, many, many more!
Meghan Olesen - an awesome graphic designer, artists, event planner and "fashion designer" extraordinaire - he he he. Honestly, there is much this girl can't do which means I may have to work harder to keep up.
Beth Church - There is a reason why at the same time I won FGI's Rising Star award for apparel, she won it for her jewelry. Her work is very innovative, versatile and always chic! There was not one piece I didn't want for myself and a testament to her work my husband who has seen as many of my fashion shows took an interest in her designs and it was the first time he asked about buying a couple! Simply amazing jewelry!
Shannon Campbell - Amazing wardrobe stylist who just scored a photo shoot with the infamous Italian Vogue! Congrats girl, it was an honor to be able to work together. BTW - her website is one of my favorites to visit she works everyday (seriously) and she so many great photo shoots that I get inspired!
Kensington Makeup Artists - much love to Holli Christiansen's team for pulling off awesome work! When Kali puts together a team, she really puts out the best work possible! I think the hardest part about the show was making the looks work for all three time period themes (18th Century, 50's and Futuristic). Sure enough they executed splendidly. They also did my hair which made me feel pretty : )
Monique Verdin - She was able to do make-up on many of the people involved with the event, including myself and she is always easy to work with and amazingly quick! She even helped me before the show which saved a lot of time and stress. : )
Aaron McGloin Dance (AMD) - This truly was an inspirational performance, I really enjoyed watching them dance during rehearsal and now I want to see more! It was so fun designing for Aaron's dancers, because it made me think outside my normal design process. I love creating the themed looks that the dancers can move in without losing elements of my own taste and style.
SIM Models - Aimee and Molly always sends me the most upbeat and professional girls! I am not going to lie I have my favorites Rachel Niu (and her sister is a SIM model too) Britnee Johnson and Stephanie Mannon, this power trio is a force to be reckoned with! I would not be surprised if they were walking in Olympus Fashion Week, they are always on time, take direction very well, always professional and most importantly always so sweet.
Katie Kolesar - who was one of our dressers who stepped in at just the right time. I don't know what I would have done if she wasn't backstage helping out. I would have completely lost my mind! She even writes for the Examiner - check out her column
Special thanks to Luis Solis, Evan Taylor Photography, Nikolai De Vera Photography, Andrew Thurston Photography, designer Alex Garcia and everyone in attendance.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Come to the show at the Biltmore tomorrow buy tickets at www.1vcc.org
Monday, October 19, 2009
Come to the last show I am in and producing on October 24th, this Saturday at the Arizona Biltmore.
2400 E Missouri Ave
VIP starts at 6pm, performance starts 8pm
(This show is for people 21 years and older)
Ticket sales at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/82550
First, I would love to thank Shannon Campbell for working so hard on this flyer! I love it and I am so going to post it everywhere! But I cannot say enough about the 1 Voice team, they have worked so hard to make this years gala event the best yet and when they asked me to produce the fashion portion of the event I couldn't resist! Especially when it meant being the opener for a huge designer like Andrew Christian, I really feel this will be my big break!
But with good news comes not so good news. I have to say with the work I put into the Arizona Bridal Week and this show, this will be the last show of this year and perhaps the last show until the next fall. I am just really focus on sewing and trying to break into bigger markets and trying hard to be in stores.
Producing fashion shows are fun for sure, but its very hard work and takes a lot of time. Time I am wanting to devote more into my designs, my inventory and perhaps traveling out of the state to secure some accounts : )
Do you ever get the feeling that something good is going to happen? I guess that's the fun of life is not knowing what good things are coming your way!
But now that I made this huge announcement - hehehe, please make the effort to come to the show. I made the dance costumes for the 18th century and the futuristic themes and of course my designs are featured in the runway show along with my good friend Alex Garcia with his line AGA Couture, fellow award FGI Rising Star award winner Beth Church showcasing her jewelry and the headlining designer Andrew Christian.