Bright Lights, Big City

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

From September 6 through September 13, New York City was a buzz of activity as New York Fashion Week kicked off the global calendar of Fashion Weeks. And, what better way to kick off Fashion Week with style than to have one night completely dedicated to the love of fashion?

This September was the third time I was able to work at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Each time I visit this city, I come back home with new adventures and stories. This year I was fortunate enough to meet and spend time with Monika Chiang and Lancôme National Makeup Artist Darais at Monika’s Soho boutique. I also was blessed to have the opportunity to sew some amazing dresses at Giulietta that were part of her 2013 Spring Collection show. Working backstage as a dresser at the Mark McNairy fashion show was an exciting and unique experience as well.

However, after five days of constant subway jumping, insane heat waves, and a whirlwind of, quite literally, running around the island of Manhattan, it is good to be home.

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

 Some of Giulietta’s Spring 2013 RTW Collection (photos courtesy of Giulietta).

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

Backstage at the Mark McNairy show with Matthew B, my British model.

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

 Some of Mark McNairy’s Spring 2013 RTW Collection (photos courtesy of Amanda De Simone, GoRunway.com).

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

“I’m in a New York state of mind.” – Billy Joel

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

September is finally here and that means that fall is here as well. With fall comes my favorite event: Fall Fashion Week.  I have been blessed with the opportunity to go to New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fall Fashion Week. This opportunity has given me the chance to learn how to put on fashion shows, work backstage with numerous crews, see gorgeous clothes and see famous fashion shows.

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

September also means that I get to be in the big city for Fashion’s Night Out. This iconic event is where everyone from you and I, to models, designers, celebrities, and fashionistas, come together on September 6,  and flood stores in cities all across the country and around the world. FNO was founded four years ago in New York City by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The incentive behind creating this global celebration of fashion was to help boost the economy and consumer confidence. Cities across the globe participate to put on fabulous in store events and promotions. Last year’s bash featured events in eighteen countries and more than 4,500 events here in the States.

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer

Grand Rapids Fashion Designer