Monday, March 28, 2016

2 For Kansas City Fashion Week

My previous post was about the Rightfully Sewn 2016 Scholarship Winners Celebration Event on Saturday March 12th which opened Kansas City Fashion Week. Later that week my daughter Rachelle and I picked up two other events. 


Bubbly and Bow Ties

On Wednesday, we donned our fancy dresses and headed to Bubbly and Bow Ties which featured Dolyn Bags and Keefe Cravat. It was a lovely evening of pink bubbly to sip and delicious appetizers to nibble. 


The black dress is Liz Claiborne, the baguette is Jessica McClintock, the silver metallic sandals by Badgley Mischka.

This picture of Rachelle shows off the fantastic 
front of her vintage silk dress. 
She picked it up a couple of years ago at a 
Kansas City vintage shop. And it has pockets! 




Between the decorative slits and buttons on my velvet dress,
I didn't have to worry about a necklace. This dress was a
thrift'fastic find, brand new with the tags still
on from Dillards!




A close up of the Jessica McClintock baguette, polish 
(two different polishes to create the effect)
 and my amethyst ring
I am going to share on my my favorite
 eBay shops (where I got my ring) which is 

Ami Beck of Dolyn Bags with her models and hand crafted leather bags.

Keefe Cravat and Dolyn Bags

What's a night without a Selfie? We are very good at inventing our own fun and had a great time!


I'm Closing this section with a just found "after publication" of us at Bubbly & Bow Ties.




Saturday Night Runway Show Featuring Kansas City Designers 

For us, the most important runway show was Saturday because it featured Kansas City Designers. On the Runway that night were Architexture, Tomboy Design, Lucia's Sarto, Erin Paige Jewelry, christianMICHAELS, and Andrea Marie Long Designs. 
First up is our official red carpet photo. I am going to talk about our bags up front. I collect vintage bags, mainly concentrating on Rodo of Italy. Rachelle is carrying one of those. My pick for the evening is a vintage Crocodile clutch from Eileen Kramer


My duster, knit top and pants are 100% silk and have been in my closet for about eight years. I just change the accessories as time goes by. Together, these pieces have a casual elegance that I love. 

The necklace I picked this time is a beaded band from India that I picked up at the Nelson Atkins Museum's gift shop last year. The shoes are Nine West, which tends to be one of my favorite brands.   

Rachelle's found her dress at Tweeds, a small Kansas City Boutique. It has a fantastic texture.

On Saturday, we tended to take photos of the clothes but had to do one Selfie!

On Saturday, we tended to take photos of the clothes but had to do one Selfie



Rachelle was able to snap a photo of the whole team of Lucia's Sarto (Natalya Myers) for the show. We've have been following her career since she was showing Goth dresses at the Fringe Festival. Now she makes theses ethereal creations. Natalya is the blond on the far left.


Next up is a short video of another one of my favorites, Laura McGrew's Tomboy Design.


Laura McGrew and Natalya Myers are the only two designers I am featuring. For a larger overview, please go to KCFW's site. There will be links to more photos and videos.

As I was purchasing a necklace at Erin Paige's Pop-Up, an older gentleman asked us how we liked the jewelry. After I extolled my enthusiasm, he proudly announced that he was her father. 

As ChrisianMICHAELS Menswear was making their runway finale, an older gentlemen who was sitting next to us, asked Rachelle if she liked the clothes. There was a coat that she really wanted and she told him. He then let us know that he was the parent of the designer.

I am usually that parent. Rachelle is a Kansas City artist and when we go to one of her openings, it's me who is always hovering, trying to listen and see what folks think about her work. It was interesting being on the other side. 



And I am closing with a small vignette of my accessories that I styled for my Saturday look. Vintage Japanese stage costume pieces have been turned into earrings by Trajet Jewelry. The amber, silver and gold bangles were added along with my Amber Turkish ring.

The little brown bottle holds one of my favorite fragrances. It is November In The Temperate Deciduous Forest and is created by an Indie Kansas City perfume company For Strange Women

I couldn't let my nails go undone. I chose a base coat of Color Club's Look Don't Tusk and a top coat of Kitsume from Rainbow Honey



This long post is finally at an end. I hope you enjoyed it. Until next time, take care. 

Today, I am linking up with Patti's Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday HERE, Cherie's  Style Nudge's Shoe and Tell HERE, Catherine's Not Dressed As Lamb's I will Wear What I like HEREColor and Grace's Link Up Party HERE, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish Turning Heads Tuesday HERE, Shopping My Closet's Style Me Wednesday HERE, Sydney's Fashion Hunter's Fresh Fashion Forum HERE and Fashion Should Be Fun's Fun Friday Fashion Link Up HERE.
Color and Grace's Link Up-Party
Color and Grace's Link Up-Party