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I was thrilled to be invited to design a look for the 2013 Fashionably Pink fashion show. The show was organized by Fashionably Austin as a fundraiser benefiting the Stiletto Stampede, a non-profit organization that provides breast cancer education and detection awareness.
All Spring I’ve been taken with the gorgeous drape that can be achieved with wrap shirts, so I decided to design that type of silhouette for the show – of course making it look great on someone with a full bust. While keeping to the “pink” theme, I wanted to create a high-contrast look by having everything other than the shirt dark, so I designed black velvet pants that created a bit of a rocker vibe to make the pale pink feel surprising.
Cynthia Bloom of Cynthia Bloom Collectible Jewelry designed the stunning necklaces and earrings for the show. The stones were a deep grey with pale purple iridescence. They coordinated beautifully with the pink shirt while adding to the dark contrast. Cynthia also used the spikey shape of the stones to fabulous effect in creating a design that added to the edgy feeling.
I was honored to be included in the Fashionably Pink fashion show organized by Fashionably Austin earlier this month. The show was a pre-event for the Stiletto Stampede, a fundraiser to to support the new Seton Breast Cancer Center in Austin.
The theme of the show was The Little Pink Dress. And since I have no dresses in production for my business, I needed to design and sew a custom dress for this event. When given pink as a parameter, my first thought was to create sleek lines to juxtapose against the feminine pink. Then I increased that contrast by choosing a very soft pink fabric and adding charcoal grey panels to the top sides. The princess seams were extended to the hem to create long vertical lines, and the charcoal grey panels ended just below the waist, then slanted in towards the center panel to further emphasize the curve from waist to hips.