I retired from fashion last year. Such a bold and dramatic statement to make- I know, but it's the truth and the main reason why I have been MIA from events around the city and abandoned my blog. Ms. DeeDee Tufts is the only person that could push me out of retirement, forcing me to shed my daily hip hop tee and jogger uniform and demand that I show up in a sequined gown across town to for her black tie fashion affair.
I've been covering Tufts' Designer's Palace fashion shows for years and if you know like I know, it is one of the premier fashion happenings in the city that gets bigger and better and this year was no exception. Here are a few reasons why Designer's Palace Annual Fashion Showcase is one of the most fire fashion events in the city...
Cleveland, Ohio fashion designer and show producer Vaughn Glover is what I would call a "designer's designer", meaning his sewing skills and techniques coupled with his superior manipulation of fabrics and detailing make him a favorite among those in the industry, but the same skills help entertain and wow a local crowd of fashionistas at his annual fashion shows. This year at the The #Highsewciety Sewcial Runway of Life show presented by Waki Wear Productions on March 24th, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Beachwood, Ohio was no different.
March Madness: Fashion Edition
I know that March Madness is usually used in reference to college basketball (or that one rap song by Future, depending on what you are in to), but for me it had a whole different meaning. The month of March is usually the beginning of a new fashion season and fashion shows and events start popping up all around Cleveland, as we all try to unthaw and enjoy the hope of a glimpse of spring. In between the high energy fashion shows I attended, I participated in a few cool fashion events as well...
Everyday I am reminded of the fact that the body positive movement is here to stay, and it should be since it is an exercise in self love and acceptance. The latest event where I witnessed that was on March 10th, 2019, at the He Loves Curves Fashion Show in Cleveland, Ohio.
It's super cold right now, and as I glance out my window I can see that my street is blanketed with enough snow for me to have to put on my heavy boots and not the cute ones I wore on Sunday to Ms. DeeDee's 44th Annual Fashion Show! I didn't care how much snow was on the ground, I wasn't about to miss this event, and I could tell by the amount of extra chairs needed at the venue for the sold out crowd that I wasn't the only one, and if you have ever been to any of Ms. DeeDee's past shows then you know exactly why.
In the past three years I have attended so many fashion shows blogging with my FlyGirl Chronicles series that I had to sit down and take a break for a minute! It is so easy to get burnt out when you do something repeatedly with no breaks (even if you love it) and before that happened I decided to get choosy about what shows I attend and cover because I'm not gonna lie- it can get boring and exhausting as hell- the waiting, the erratic temperatures, the repetition of models and designers- it can be a lot! It's the exact opposite of actually being behind the scenes where it's constant motion and action. However I do love it and now I try to attend fashion shows that seem to offer something different- like the last two shows that I saw.
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