Phoenix Fashion Week

Starting yesterday and continuing until Saturday night, the fashion community of Phoenix is coming together for Phoenix Fashion Week. It's a cool event just to see the emerging fashion designers in the area, and to see the community come together to celebrate our shared love for fashion.

I'll be dressing for runway shows all day today and Saturday, and hopefully tweeting some behind the scene pics.  Make sure to follow me on Twitter to see my updates.

If you don't have anything going on tonight or Saturday, check out the event!

Sex and the City 2 Fashion Show

  Well, I did it! I survived my first real fashion show!!! Over 1,000 people attend the Sex and the City 2 fashion show presented by W Scottsdale and Phoenix Fashion Week.

I got to the hotel at 6pm and spent three hours steaming all of the clothes. (Yes, I am a master steamer now. haha.) After transferring all the looks onto the roof of the hotel, we spent an hour making sure the looks were in order for the models. Surprisingly, the shoes are the hardest part. They are SO annoying to get on and off during quick changes and the fit is essential to a model's walk. We ended up having to use some of the models' actual shoes because we didn't have the perfect size in every shoe. Make it work, right?

Each look represented a character of the tv show - Miranda, Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte. I dressed the models representing Carrie and Miranda. It was soooooo much fun and soooooo much work! Check out some of the looks!

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Sex and the City 2 Fashion Show

This Thursday, May 20th, W Scottsdale is hosting a Sex and the City 2 soiree, which includes a pool-side fashion show put on by Phoenix Fashion Week. I'm super excited about this event because I get to dress models in amazing outfits that pay homage to the iconic characters of the famous television and movies series.

One lucky guest will win a grand prize for four, including an overnight stay in a Cool Corner suite of The W, delicious nibbles from Sushi Roku, transportation to and from an advance screening of SATC2, hair and makeup by Dolce Salon and Spa, styling by the lead stylist of Phoenix Fashion Week, VIP seating and a round of Champagne back at the hotel after the flick!

Want free tickets...keep reading.

All you have to do is click here, register and say that you heard about this event through me and this blog.

Doors open at 9pm and the show starts at 10:45pm. Click here for more event details.

Quick Confession - I never watched Sex and the City. BUT, I'm fully aware of the fashion forward wardrobe selection that has put Patricia Field, costume designer for the show, on the map. Does that count? haha.

Life Update

I haven't updated you guys on life and my fashion pursuits in almost six months!!! So much has changed, including my HUGE career move in public relations.

So, here's the condensed version...(Don't worry - I'll put some fun photo inspiration throughout. You can never have enough eye candy!)

I last left you guys with the news that I wouldn't be attending FIDM because of the lack of jobs in California and that I had won Best Craftsmanship in the IIDA Couture Competition.

Well, that left me with no other choice but to pursue the fashion industry from Phoenix, Arizona. So, I started my own styling business, AVE Styles. (The website will be up at the beginning of June). My goal is to help men and women feel comfortable and confident with their clothing and appearance.

Then I ended up snagging a little PR freelancing gig for a shopping website and doing some small business management for the incredibly talented Promise Tangeman, which led Ryan and I to have a discussion about how I need to just take the plunge and go part-time with my PR job. I did it. I now work Monday through Wednesday doing architecture PR, and Thursday through Sunday I devote my time to fashion.

Working with a creative like Promise has been SOOOOO energizing. Not only is she just a fun person with brilliant ideas, but she connected me to a stylist for Phoenix Fashion Week.  I just went to my first meeting yesterday and will now be a dresser for fashion shows. More on that VERY SOON! Maybe even some free tickets to a fashion event?! hmmmmm...=)

I also joined Fashion Group International, which has connected me with some brilliant minds in the fashion industry. Everyone from makeup artists to photographers to buyers - this group is serious about the runway. I think I will be gleaning a lot about the market through FGI.

You will also find me giving fashion citations these days through Channel 15 Sonoran Living's website. That has been a really interesting experience. haha.

Lastly, I've been working hard on building a portfolio. Some fun fashion photo shoots are in works, and I'm just high on immense blessings from God. I have fully let go and surrendered everything to Him. Granted - I'm working 70 hour weeks and hittin' the pavement, but He is meeting me daily.

Is it scary that I'm making less money? Of course! Is it scary not knowing if this is all going to pan out? Of course! But I sure am loving this adventure, hard work and freedom to be who I am.