fashion week

Balmain Spring/Summer 2017 Paris Fashion Week


It is Fashion Week in Paris and honey the glory of fashion is shining bright! Balmain's collection has by far been my favorite so far. The flowing fabrics, the color scheme, the jewelry, the shoes, basically everything. Take a look at the show in it's entirety below.










Kim Kardashian was on the front row at Balmain to see her friend Olivier Rousteing’s latest collection. Did I mention she wore a piece from the collection as well?!








Memphis Fashion Week- Emerging Designers Application Deadline




APPLICANTS:
Memphis Fashion Week is looking for designers ages 13+ at all skill levels to submit between 1-5 complete looks for a chance to showcase their designs on the runway with professional models, hair and makeup. Looks should be created for Spring/Summer 2017. All looks must be new designs created for this specific season. Designers applying should not gross more than $50,000/year as a fashion designer. Those designers grossing more than $50,000/year should apply to be shown as a fe...atured designer.

DEADLINES:
Submit your designs Monday September 12, 2016 for S/S '17. Memphis Fashion Week will be held Spring 2017.

DESIGNER APPLICANT OPPORTUNITIES:
TEENS: Designers ages 13-16 years old may submit 1-2 looks to be a part of the EMDP Teen Showcase. Looks do not have to be a cohesive collection, but should be fashion forward designs for Spring/Summer 2017
SINGLES: Designers may submit between 1-3 looks to be a part of the EMDP Singles Showcase. Looks do not have to be a cohesive collection, but should be fashion forward designs for Spring/Summer 2017.
MINI COLLECTION: Designers should submit 5 cohesive Spring/Summer 2017 looks to be applicable for the EMDP Mini Collections Showcase.

CHOSEN DESIGNERS:
Once chosen, each designer will receive $50 per look to purchase materials and complete their garments. Through out the designing process designers will have mandatory check-ins with MFW, giving each designer one-on-one mentoring.

WINNING DESIGNER:
One designer from each category will be chosen as the Judge's and People's Choice designer. The winner will receive a VIP goodie bag from Memphis Fashion Week, a scholarship to the Memphis College of Art Continuing Education fashion program, a secured spot in next year's Memphis Fashion Week and a membership to The Lab by Memphis Fashion Design Network.

We look forward to receiving your applications!
Please email any questions to MemphisFashionWeek@gmail.com


Style in the City-Fashion Moguls Memphis Take Flight Fashion Show



I had the pleasure of attending a great fashion event on the campus of the University of Memphis Monday night.  I arrived excited to see the fashions and snap pictures for the blog. I was not disappointed.  The President of the organization, Christina Dang, along with the board of the organization, did a great job of showcasing talent that thrives here in the city. With designs from Thrityone 22 Boutique, Tabitha Josephat, and many more, the runway was filled with trendy and fashion forward threads. Take a look at a few snaps from this fabulous event.






Founder and President Christina Dang

Designs by Tabitha Josephat



I met stylist someboutju backstage and fell in love with this top!



Speaking of love.... @mrperfectthekid 

The hostess were dressed as flight attendants to go along with the take flight theme. 

These dolls were my favorite experience of the night! @mega_villain and @_deevuh/ are what #memphisstreetfashion is all about.

It's great to met other fashionable stylists like @lae.tarantino. How cute is that red clutch?!?


Follow Fashion Moguls Memphis on IG for updates and future events.

Photo credits- James Morgan

Style in the City- The Weight is Over Fashion Weekend


Memphis was graced by Ashley Dean- Parson with the first ever plus size fashion weekend this past week. Every day was filled with a day of fashion, business empowerment, and cutting edge ideas to push the Memphis fashion market forward. Ashley Dean-Parson is the owner of Dean of Fashion Glamtique, which is a plus size clothing boutique and full service salon. Her vision to create not only the first all plus size fashion show 5 years ago, grew into a fabulous weekend filled with wonderful events.

The first event was Hustlers in Heels! This event was all about small business empowerment and included panel speakers Andrea Johnson of The Bubble Bistro, and TaKeisha Berry Brooks of A Natural Hair Affair. These two business owners are VERY business savvy and shared key business tips and concepts to growing a successful business.



Ashley Dean-Parson (owner of Dean of Fashion and creator of The Weight is Over Fashion Weekend)


Let's just get into MS. KIM!!! She always brings it. Check out her blog Kimagine That.


Business Owners that attended Hustlers in Heels

Day 2 included a FABULOUS boat ride on the Mississippi River. Guests enjoyed the cool breeze of the river while dressed in their best attire! There was even a marriage proposal on the cruise. It was the perfect evening for romance and glamour.



Day 3 was all about the contestants of the Ms. Full Figured Fever Pageant. The winner of the pageant received a cash prize of $1000!!! The contestants were judged on poise, talent, confidence, and formal attire to name a few. 
Judging panel for Pageant included myself, designer Glen Kimbrel, and Mrs. Tennessee Plus America Yureka Lawrence-Pirtle Eds

 Ms. Full Figured 2014 Athenia Peterson and runner up Gerogeania Stewart!

Ms. Full Figure Fever 2013 Kim and designer Glen Kimbrel

The finale and the event that sealed the success of the entire week was The Weight is Over Fashion Show. The show took place at the beautiful Pink Palace Mansion in Memphis and so absolutely fabulous! Designers and boutiques included Dean of Fashion, Kouture Kreations, Houston's Thift Boutique, Style by L. Thomas, and Savvy Sisters.
The Pink Palace Mansion 

Houston's Thrift Boutique


Food Network's Next Food Star contestant Aryen Alston


Savvy Sisters


Style by L. Thomas
Dean of Fashion



Kouture Kreations



The entire weekend was great and I can't wait until next year's events. Be sure to follow Dean of Fashion on instagram at www.instagram.com/deanoffashion for updates, specials, and more pics from this past week.








Mercedes Benz Fashion Week



I will make it to fashion week one day, but until then, I love to visit www.mbfashionweek.com to see all the happenings from the week of fashion greatness! I have discovered a few new designers, and have fallen in love with the concept, construction, and styling of their runway presentations. Take a look and a few pics from my favorite designers for the Spring 2015 season. 

J. Mendel

Herve Leger
Grungy Gentleman

Meskita

BCBGMaxazria

Cute Circuit

Ricardo Seco

Kithe Brewster

Sibling




Here are a few videos as well of my favorite shows. Which line will you be looking out for the coming season?
Love the hologram effect of this show!

DVF never disappoints!