The Elks Tower Ballroom was packed the energy was high; no matter how much the host, Kristin Marshall, insisted we weren't loud enough.
Now, for a confession. Before Friday I'd never been to a real designer fashion show. So I don't have a lot to compare this too. I can say it was fabulous.
The show started late but my blogger friend, Emily Allred from Chique Chic, said every fashion show she's ever been to starts late. Since I'm used to covering rock shows, which never start on time, I wasn't bothered.
There was a kerfuffle about our seats at first. The interns insisted Emily wasn't on the list and couldn't go in, I'm sure the intern didn't know Emily's name is in the program under "blogger." We found the show director, and quickly righted the problem. He sat us near the end of the runway in the front row!
Apparently the seats were intended for Mayor Kevin Johnson, who failed to turn up. His loss is our gain!
The show was exquisite. There were lines I loved, loves that moved me, lines I wasn't fond of and lines I wanted to take right off the models and bring home with me.
Here are some of my favorite pieces:
|Cable knit cocktail dress - Linzel Couture|
|Tiana Vega Collection|
|Melissa Kay and I share a love for tweed.|
|Melissa Kay - tweed one piece suit.|
|Love by Janelle Cardenas; this collection featured bright colors, tattoo prints and subtle nautical themes.|
|Nelly Salogub, i love the beaded waist detail.|
|More Linzel Couture; great denim evening gown an a black lace cocktail dress to die for.|
Here are some shots from the fantastic photographer Chris Johnson at Xavier Photography.
|Nelly Salogub - can you find me in this picture?|