Hey gorgeous people! As I told you in last week’s post, I sent Valery over to Fashion X Dallas. Today’ she’s sharing a recap of this amazing 3-Day event filled with fashion and fun. I’ll stop right here and let her do the talking. Enjoy! – Cris
Hi there! I’m Valery and I blog over at I’m Getting There – mostly about everyday fashion but I throw in some other stuff here and there too! Cris was gracious enough to let me attend Fashion X Dallas on her behalf and let me just tell you guys… it was a doozy! Seeing all so many designers in one spot right here in Dallas was almost too much to handle – it’s been five days and I STILL feel like I haven’t processed everything!
Of course the designer clothes were amazing but one of the best parts was seeing everyone who attended really show out! I know I spent quite a bit of time getting my outfit together – if you’re going to be surrounded by a bunch of fashionistas you’ve gotta make sure you look your best, right?! There wasn’t really a dress code, which made it even more fun – I saw everything from acid wash jumpsuits (yep, I’m looking at you Lisa from DFW Style Daily!) to fur coats and full length gowns. Needless to say, we were all killin’ it.
Important: All of these photos are courtesy of Stephanie Drenka Photography – she’s crazy talented, y’all.
I actually wore a really affordable ensemble! For more details on my outfit, check out this post.
For me, the best part about a runway show is the spectacle of the whole event. The lights, the music, the models, the hair and (of course) the clothes all work together seamlessly (see what I did there?) to bring the designer’s vision to fruition. Although I really enjoyed ALL of the designers, one particularly stood out to me – the collection by Melissa Fleis – you might remember her from season 10 of Lifetime’s Project Runway! The lights went down and I heard the intro to one of my all-time favorite songs – “Long Cool Woman” by the Hollies. You know, the one that plays during the montage in Remember the Titans? No…just me? ANYWAY, it perfectly embodied the sleek silhouettes and straight up “cool” of all the pieces in Melissa’s collection. The models really let the clothes do the talking but still kept a very strong, confident look. Best of all, the pieces were so sophisticated but totally wearable for the everyday lady.
I can’t finish up this post without mentioning the showstopper from Thursday night of Fashion X Dallas… Mysterious by NPN. These gowns were nothing short of magical and he did a perfect job of playing into the spectacle and drama. The first few dresses in the collections were black gowns and then one by one each dress was lighter (and the halos got bigger and bigger), eventually all the dresses were white and the halos were about 2 feet wide. Everything was ethereal and truly breathtaking.
Here are some of my other favorites from the weekend!
How cute is this little guy wearing La Miniatura by Jeffrey Sebelia!?
This structured ensemble by Laura Kathleen had me swooning harrrrrrd.
Michelle Lesniak‘s Portland roots came through in her cool and casual line.
This look from Anthony Ryan Auld seemed totally sci-fi inspired in the best way possible.
I am really hoping this is going to be an annual event…if so, Fashion X Dallas 2015 can’t get here soon enough!