Last Friday I attended my first fashion show as part of Sacramento fashion week. Crossroads Trading Co. graciously offered to sponsor me as a CTC Reporter, which, if you follow any of my social media outlets, you were made well aware of. You were also probably aware that I apparently cannot tweet and watch a fashion show at the same time; a few of my tags were mistyped! I swear, the free wine had nothing to do with it! Free wine? Oh yes, it happened. The show was running late so everyone was let into the VIP pre-show party held in the underground (emptied) pool of the Elks Tower Ballroom. It was a really cool space to host a party and an even better space to drink free wine. Did I mention the complimentary wine?
Unfortunately I did not have a functioning camera for the fashion show and I am probably the lone illiterate iPhone user. I cannot for the life of me get a decent photo of anything on my iPhone (unless the conditions are naturally perfect). That is not normal is it? Isn’t the iPhone supposed to make us all photographers?
Without a working camera, my plan was to
beg politely ask a photographer there to take a few outfit shots for me, but I chickened out. Instead, I re-created the exact outfit I wore and my lovely friend Erin snapped a few photos for me. This is obviously not the lovely Elks Tower Ballroom, but the parking lot behind it. When we pulled up the the ballroom, it was evident that they were clearing out all the fashion week-ness and we had to go elsewhere. If it makes it up to you, I actually did park here that night.
I was a bit worried getting dressed, I’ve never been to a fashion show. I’ve seen street style photos of people at New York Fashion week and Paris Fashion Week, but what do I wear to Sacramento Fashion Week? Then, I just wore what I wanted to wear and what made me comfortable. I really love the 70’s vibe of this outfit and it is definitely going to become a repeat outfit.
Also, my shirt looks like grandpa pajamas, and that is exactly why I bought it.
As with all fashion shows, there are going to be some hits and misses. Sacramento definitely had more hits than misses and I was pleasantly surprised at the talent budding in our city.
My favorite designers out of the bunch were Rebecca Cahua, Monica Buo, and Maisha Bahati. This Spring is all about bright colors, patterns, textures, and tailored pieces. The pieces not only flatter a woman’s body, but for the most part, they were ready to wear. It’s nice to see ready to wear on the runway making it easier to envision the trend and reinterpret into your own style. Not to say there wasn’t the occasional giant flower dress or futuristic, bondage pieces highlighted. It was a fashion show after all.
Check out the official Sacramento Fashion Week Facebook for photos from the runway!
Anyone else have trouble finding high waist flares long enough to cover their shoes, or is it just me? I’m not even that tall!
All photos credit of Erin
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