Friday, September 13, 2013

Portland Fashion Week: First Night

 photo PFWblogpost-103_zps551a81f8.jpg

Had a great time getting ready for the show with fellow fashion bloggers, Jade and Samantha last night. There was some last minute scrambling to pull my look together (I left my jewelry at home) but isn't the best figuring all that out with fashion bloggers? I actually gave Jade my card and let her pick out a necklace for me while I finished up in makeup.

 photo 1353603_10151569928987257_1521906495_o_zpsd03916fc.jpg

The Convention Center location for this year's show was a sweet choice. The vibe was somewhere right in the middle of swanky and intimate, with light projections leading us around the huge space and a great seating set up. (Not a bad seat in the house). 

 photo PFWblogpost-102_zpsfa185afc.jpg

The red carpet was fun and the designer booths gave us a lot to do between taking pictures at the photo-booth and visiting other attendees. 
 photo 1372046_10151569926972257_2039214237_o_zps83496e1d.jpg
 photo 1208849_10151570330587257_714140560_n_zps43a51adc.jpg photo PFWblogpost-101_zps9f74ea33.jpg
 photo PFWblogpost-100_zps250887ab.jpg photo PFWblogpost-102_zps40460539.jpg
 photo PFWblogpost-105_zps959dda03.jpg
 photo PFWblogpost-106_zpsa61f153a.jpg
 photo PFWblogpost-107_zpsc6b5eee0.jpg
 photo PFWblogpost-101_zpse40b3cff.jpg
 photo PFWblogpost-100_zps250887ab.jpg

The show itself started out beautifully. I was aware that there would be some alumni showing last night, but it seemed to deter some from staying for the full show. I snapped some of my favorite looks for you to check out.

 photo blog3_zps1c3cc0ef.jpg
 photo blog2_zps2e7ee706.jpg
 photo blog1_zpsd94f79e8.jpg
 photo blog4_zps9fea3b70.jpg
 photo blog5_zps895a2ffc.jpg

Perhaps my favorite crowd reaction was to the risque collection by an AI Alumni which included mostly sheer pieces in an all-lingerie collection.

 photo PFWblogpost-112_zps051f8e87.jpg

Designers Featured: • Alumni and current students of AiPD • Briana Jacobs – 2013 Emerging Designer • Karen Davis  - 2013 Emerging Designer • Rachel Rector - 2013 Emerging Designer • E.G. Page • Adorn - See more at:

I wanted to give Luna Bars a shout out as well. The ladies were so fabulous and let us come back at least a dozen times to "sample" their bars. (I was hungry and probably ate 3 full bars total.) The Coconut Chocolate bar was my FAVORITE and I love the ingredient list on these natural bars. Try them if you aren't already a fan!

 photo blog8_zpsecd1c53c.jpg

2 comments: said...

Great hanging at the fashion show! xo

rachel red lips said...

Hi! I just saw this! I'm Rachel Rector, the lingerie designer. Just wanted to say I'm not actually an AI alum! Just a lucky emerging designer who was picked to showcase my first collection.

Thanks for the write up!