Friday, April 10, 2009
Urbanistas @ St. Louis Fashion Week Project Design
Spring was definitely in the air, and there was a great buzz for the opening fashion show to kick off St. Louis Fashion Week. As much as we would've loved to attend the entire week of fashion shows, it was a little too much to handle. Instead, we opted to attend Project Design to get a glimpse of up and coming fashion designers.
Okay, we did not expect the turnout we were faced with when we arrived! Unfortunately, the tickets were sold out and we were devastated that we could not get in. But in true Urbanista fashion, we managed to not only get in, but got VIP seating!
Of course the crowd filled with VIPs, designers, models, socialites, fashionistas, and of course Urbanistas! We ran into Jason Nichols of Alive Magazine (shout out to Jason who was so gracious to us), spotted Cheresse Pentella from Cheresse Ink handing out media passes, Nikole Shurn Perkins, D. Sly, Ola Hawatmeh from Mom Me Makeover, Ma'At Atkins, blogger for OUTTOWN, and Sande Stevenson getting her STL-TV hosting on!
We then attended the after party at SleeK at Lumiere and received more VIP treatment. For some reason they thought we were with the fashion designers so we had an entire booth stocked with free Budweiser Select and appetizers! At the after party we got a chance to meet Jeigh Singleton, Art/Fashion Design Professor with Washington University and one of the judges of the show, Author Lyah Beth Leflore (also my lovely Soror) model Christian Coffield, and Rams player Steve Jackson! Shout out to Veronica Ariel "Socialite" from Chicago...hands down, she had THE BEST fashions, but unfortunately did not take the Project Design title.