Friday, October 19, 2012

Veronica Beard Trunk Show 10.19.12

Sisters-in-Law Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard began their clothing line in Fall of 2010. The line was jump started by "the jacket" with zip in linings that can be interchanged and removed. The idea is that it gives the illusion of a layered look without the bulk in the arms and back while wearing a jacket and sweater combo. Celebrities such as Gweneth Paltrow and Katie Holmes have been spotted sporting their jackets. The love of the must have jacket was just the beginning of this duos budding fashion line. Saks has recently picked up the line and it is also carried here in Kansas City at Halls.

I enjoyed meeting both designers last night and hearing their story. The Veronicas are an inspiration of hard working women in the fashion industry, between the two they have seven children and run their own business! The idea behind their line is that every women has a busy life and their clothes are "the uniform". Simplifying life with clothes that fit well without alot of fuss.

The zip in linings can be changed out of the outer shell to give the same jackets several different looks or the inner lining can be removed completely and worn alone.

Veronica Beard is more than just jackets, the line consists of beautifully tailored separates.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jason Wu Trunk Show 10.17.12

Jason Wu presented his first collection for Fall/Winter in February 2006. He gained a huge burst in popularity when he designed a custom gown for First Lady Michelle Obama for the Inaugural Gala in 2009. His designs are always sophisticated and elegant with a modern edge.

My absolutely favorite collection from NY Fashion Week was the Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection by Jason Wu. When I found out that it was coming to Halls on the Plaza just a little over a month after it debut on the runway, I knew I had to see it in person! The shows finale dress was my ultimate motivation to see the collection.

This dress is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. - there is no doubt why it was the finale piece in the collection! A beautiful flowing mesh outer shell of the dress covered in tiny silver stars. The top of the dress is a crisscross strap with a silver buckle detail. I can imagine any movie star wearing this as a red carpet look.

What I love most about this collection is the mix between feminine details, sparkle, and stones, mixed with leather, straps, and buckles. Its classy with just a little bit of edge.

 Watch the complete Ready-to-Wear Spring 2013 Collection below



Thursday, October 11, 2012

Madewell Shopping Party Benefiting Back In The Swing! 10.11.12

This evening I was asked to help style models for the Madewell Shopping Party at Town Center Plaza! The party was hosted by Jess Afshar of Mimi and Chichi and Kim Wallace of
10% of the sales from tonight's shopping party benefited the Back in The Swing non-profit
organization, which inspires breast cancer survivors to "get back in the swing" after fighting cancer.  Back in The Swing is dedicated to promoting joyful, healthy and proactive living through innovative fund-raising events, inspiring survivorship programs.
Jasmine was my beautiful model for the evening! Her and I both fell in love with these giraffe printed pants! I paired the pants with this stunning purple top and then layered with this super cute cropped jacket. I accessorized the look with this fab purple suede clutch, gold earrings, a little sparkle in a statement necklace, and gold bangles. Jasmine had the perfect shoes to complete the look!  The style of this outfit is edgy yet polished with the perfect amount of sass by bringing together the animal print and bright top. 



Friday, October 5, 2012

It's A Girl Thing! 10.4.12

Last night I attended yet another amazing fashion event in Kansas City - "It's A Girl Thing!" at Halls on the County Club Plaza. The night was full of beauty and fashion with several guest apperances by fashion and beauty pros as well as over $3,000 of drawings and gifts with purchase! I was dying over the Marc Jacobs Handbag and Wallet that you could enter to win!
 Guest apperances by shoe designers Donald J Pliner and Lisa Pliner, Customized makeup sessions with Lancome's National Makeup Artist Alex Sanchez, and Hair blow outs by Parlor:A Beauty Bar!

First stop was to get my hair done by the amazing ladies from Parlor: A Beauty Bar - Kansas City's first blow dry bar!

So happy I met these ladies and can't wait to make an appointment at Parlor!

......Next I was on to the fashion show with shoes by Donald and Lisa Pliner and clothing featuring the Raoul Collection and Diesel


I am loving the trend of suede pumps with color toe tip, I have been seeing this everywhere and I love the look!

Shoe designer Donald J Pliner


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fashionistas On A Mission 9.22.12

I am a little late on this post :(

Last weekend I attended "Fashionistas On A Mission" a shopping and beauty event to support the woman and children of The Rose Brooks Center, a domestic violence shelter in Kansas City. The event was held at The Garment District Boutique Collective hosted by my fellow fashionistas Jess Afshar of Mimi and Chichi fashion blog and Kim Wallace of The event raised $1,070.00!!!

I had an amazing time mingling with familiar friends from the Kansas City fashion and beauty community as well as enjoying some Kansas Clean Distilled Whiskey :) I was lucky enough to be a winner of one of the fabulous raffle prizes - a clutch and necklace by Kansas City designer Whitney Manney! What a great event for an amazing cause!

Me and Kim Wallace of

Vicki Hilbrich and Teisha Barber of Kansas City Fashion Week LLC

Me and Jess Afshar of Mimi and ChiChi Fashion Blog

Jess Afshar, Me, Whitney Manney, and Kim Wallace
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