Monday, February 11, 2013

♥ Christian Fashion Week!! Part Un :)






This past Friday and Saturday, I attended the first ever Christian Fashion Week, held in Tampa, Fl. Words cannot express how much fun I had at this event but since I have nothing else at my disposal, I will attempt to put words to use!

Friday Night I attended a VIP reception with my husband Joe. As soon as we drove up to the location I knew this was going to be a sophisticated event. We walked into a lobby full of people waiting to gain entry into the main hall. In the middle of the lobby sat an ebony grand piano with an exquisite flower arrangement on top of it.


Once we stepped inside, we realized that the coordinators of this event went to great lengths to bring it to life. The ceilings and walls were draped with a light, creme colored fabric, ornate chandeliers hung from the ceiling, modern arrangements could be found throughout the room and the lighting was an intriguing red. 




We spent the evening chatting and networking with fellow fashion enthusiasts and industry professionals. 

The next evening, we attended the actual fashion shows. There is so much I could talk about but for the sake of your time I will instead post about some highlights.

I wore a soft-floral print dress, purchased a couple of years ago from Forever 21 and topped it off with a cream colored blazer, caramel-colored clutch, black & gold jewelry and my Nina pumps.






                      My hubby, Joe, kept it casual-sophisiticated and sexy in gray and red hues. ;)


On the next day, the night of the actual shows, I kept it simple, chic, edgy and trendy for my fashion show attire. I wore a black, fuzzy H&M sweater with silver threading running through it. I paired my sweater with a faux leather skirt, purchased from Target a few months ago, black tights and some glitter pumps, also purchased from Target. It was a Target kind of day, as my silver bag was also purchased from there. :) 

Oh, yeah, my earrings are from H&M and my arm candy is a variety of different bracelets.





 As we stepped into the main room, the runway immediately arrested us for a few minutes. It was amazing! It was all sleek lines and completely white, save for the CFW sign on the back panel. Exquisite!





Here are some of my favorite looks from the evening! For designer details and information please visit www.christianfashionweek.com.

Renne Scarborough

Renne Scarborough

Renne Scarborough

 Renee Scarborough!! I ♥  her swimsuit designs!! :)


Sandra Hagen

Sandra Hagen

Pat McGhee

Pat McGhee

Sandra Hagen

Sumita Bhojwani


Sumita Bhojwani


Franco Montoro


Franco Montoro

Franco Montoro
I want this dress!! ♥

Franco Montoro

Pat McGhee

Camelita Couture

Alma Vidovic

Alma Vidovic

Finally, but certainly not least, I met some fantastic people that night! Here are some pics with some of the people I met. Peep the captions! :)

Amazing Christian Fashion Bloggers! These ladies drove and flew from
 different cities to attend and I am so glad to have met them! :)
Typhanie: mygarmentsofpraise.com
Joel: mysundaydress.blogspot.com
Silva: onmyshoebox.blogspot.com

On the left: Typhanie Stewart from My Garments of Praise
On the right: Beautiful model Jené Henry

On the left: Fashion Blogger Typhanie Stewart's Husband Dwayne
Middle: Photographer Christi Ogu
On the right: My hubby Joe 

Accessory Designer Myrlande with Myrabella and her muse :)

I was honored to meet Shari Braendel of FaashionMeetsFaith.com!! She was
so sweet and she paid me a compliment! :)

I will definitely be working with these ladies soon!
(On the left) Victoria Curry of Victorious Insight Management
(On the right) Lashannon Petit of SP Personal Styling