This past week I had the honor of showing my Spring/Summer collection during Minnesota Fashion Week. This was the first year we moved up fashion week to get in line with the rest of the fashion industry. (Normally we would be showcasing our fall looks at this time.) I definitely think this was the right move because stores and boutiques can now place orders from designers and have orders delivered by the time it is in season.
This was the biggest show I have had to date, showcasing 16 looks. The most looks I have done previous to that were eight. It was such a fun experience and I am so happy to be a part of Minnesota fashion as it continues to grow. I wanted to get some pictures of my looks up but I will also be posting my inspiration and sketches that went into pulling my line together. Can't wait to share with you my design process to where I got to my final looks.
Photography: Rhea Pappas
Hair/Makeup: taj Salon and Spa
Models: Ignite modeling agency
Accesories: realia by Jen
Designs: Marissa Bridges
Thanks to everyone who made the show possible! Check back to see posts on my design process and inspiration behind the collection.
I am so excited to be partnering with taj Salon and Spa once again for hair/makeup during Minnesota Fashion Week. I have worked with the taj team on several past photo shoots and fashion shows , and even designed the owners outfits for their charity event, taj mode, which is hosted every summer.
Taj is very involved in the local design community and has done several shows in the past with local designers including Ariel Simone, Counter Couture, and Surface Design Association (SDA). They have competed in several local shows as well, including ones held at Amsterdam Bar and Hall. Every year they host taj mode, which is their salon's fashion show where they showcase the year's most popular trends and their stylist's talents in the hair, makeup, and fashion fields. Their stylists see fashion shows and large events as being the heart and soul behind the industry, and it's really the most fun part of their career. Bringing passion, boldness, and inventive concepts to the public is really what keeps them going. Their goal is to bring inspiration to people in a way that they never expected with the fashion scene.
Check out some behind the scenes photos at Fashion Week
The team behind the beautiful hair/makeup at Wenesday night's show:
Associates- Felicia Sigsworth, Cat Kennedy, Casey Burks, and Hannah Dodds
Stylists- Caitlin mahannah, Tasia Ashton, Andria Strandon
Makeup- Emily Betlach and Andi Sellner
Print this coupon off and go see the taj team work their magic on you
Thanks taj team! Can't wait to work with you guys again in my next show!
" We are shaped and fashioned by what we love" Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe