SCAD Fash Has Landed in Atlanta!

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For all of the Atlanta fashionistas there is a very exciting development right here in the heart of our city!

The SCAD Fash Museum boasts over 10,000 sq ft of dazzling designs.  Situated in one of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, the museum is connected to SCAD’s main building at 1600 Peachtree St. The museum adds a public gallery space, fashion conversation lab, and a media library for educational film and digital presentations to the existing 27,000 square feet of academic studio space dedicated to SCAD’s fashion students.

 

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SCAD Fash Fashion Museum is currently displaying an amazing exhibit of Oscar de la Renta’s beautiful gowns worn by some of the hottest celebrities including Taylor Swift, Oprah, and Beyoncé through December 31, 2015.

 

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Beyoncé Vogue Cover Gown

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Plaid is Trending for Fall

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Recently while I was doing some promo modeling supporting our Troops at a Nascar event, I happened upon Target’s very cool promotions tent and their theme was everything plaid. They had plaid shirts, tents, sporting goods, and cool plaid glasses as premium give aways for their visitors. I just love the cozy feeling of a warm plaid shirt on a cool, crisp autumn day. It makes me think of a blazing campfire and hot cocoa.

 

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A few months ago a saw cool picture of lady in a men’s plaid shirt and a very feminine ballerina skirt. I thought it was cute and thought not much more of it. But as the weather has turned cooler and the leaves quickly changed I once again was reminded of that cozy yet chic plaid inspired style that seems to be the fall trend for 2015.

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Check out some the hot plaid buys on the links below:

25 of Fall’s Latest Plaid Shirts

Shop Plaid Fall Trends with Vogue

Haute Couture Goes to Film

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“There is a scene at the beginning of John Woo’s spectacular new film Face/Off in which Nicolas Cage strides down a runway. His eyes are covered in designer shades, his long black frock coat is blowing in the breeze. His boots gleam and the wind flicks around the elegant hemline of his jacket. We haven’t quite worked out who he is. We don’t know where he’s going. We don’t know what he’s done. The clothes, however, are definitely Donna Karan.

Hollywood and the world of fashion have long enjoyed a close and mutually beneficial relationship. There have been films about fashion; films featuring fashion; designers who dress film stars; models who become actors; actors who date models. It is a love affair with endless permutations.

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My New York Fashion Week Experience

  • Gisele Bundchen Fall 2015

With baited breath I submitted a 1 minute video of my runway walk online to Small Boutique Fashion Week. After just 2 days I got my much anticipated acceptance email and submitted 3 pictures: headshot, swimwear and full length. Within just 3 days I received an exciting acceptance letter from Small Boutique Fashion Week New York the day before my last fitness competition. With such great news I rushed to research travel arrangements into New York. My Dad devised a very cool way of my friend and me traveling into Philadelphia and then taking the train into the city via Septa and Amtrak.

Small Boutique had a series of 3 shows on one day: 12pm, 3pm, and 7pm. My stepmom and her mom attended the 3pm show, while my Dad and brother attended the evening show. Dad proudly stood right with all the media persons snapping pics as if he belonged.

Upon arriving at Metropolitan near Times Square we walked up 4 flights of stairs with our luggage only to find tons of paparazzi lined up at the end of the runway ready to capture every hand stitched beautiful garment. We were ushered to the backstage area where everything was a buzz.

 

 

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Originally the designers had already picked the models that they wanted to wear their garments via our online picture and stat submissions, however by the day of the show that list somehow got misplaced. So the process of selecting models was very hectic. Basically about 4-8 designers would arrive around the same time and the models stood surrounding each designer like sharks waiting for a meal. We all stood in our undies or robes and high heels pushing toward the front of the semi-circle trying to get selected by the designer. By the time I waited for one designer to select all their models I may have missed the opportunity to get selected by the next designer because this was all done simultaneously. By the 3rd set of designer selections, I got the hang of it. I had to be aggressive if I wanted to get selected. So I put on my highest heels and made my way to the front of the circles as much as I could.

All day long I got my hair style change and touched up 3 times from big curls to a bun to a side braid. I met amazingly charming young ladies and men from all over the country. I walked for over 6 designers and had a blast. Just the experience of being in New York for Fashion week and getting a chance the grace the same runway as some of the greats was beyond a dream come true for me.

That night we walked through Time Square with my Dad and Brother and came across none other than …. Batman… yes that’s right Batman! So being the model mastermind and silly person that I am of course I had to battle Batman to see whose guns are bigger. The next morning we had a lovely breakfast prepared by a fashion show producer who was hosting a rehearsal that afternoon for a show he selected us for the following week. He has worked with Iman and other outstanding models from all over the world since the 70’s. This was very exciting to say the least.

After our great experience in New York we did have quite a time getting back home to Atlanta including missing a train and flight and getting stuck in Philly for an extra night, as well as stuck in the airport until about 1am in the freezing cold air conditioning. But I must say all in all I had an incredible time in New York and an unforgettable experience with a great friend and got to see my Dad so happy and proud of his oldest baby girl.