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.
Our lovely model Neko generously volunteered her time to be subjected to multiple fittings so the clothes would fit like, well, like they were made for her. The wet deck at the W Austin provided a beautiful setting with a long, elevated lap pool serving as the catwalk, and Neko made it all look fabulous there.
The look was well received, and I love the design, so I’m now developing it to add to our line of shirts. If you sign up for our mailing list , you’ll receive an email when the wrap shirt is available.
I greatly appreciate my team, who made this all come together, and the opportunity to support such a wonderful cause!