Mobile Fashion Week Styling for C K Collection

Its always a pleasure to participate in fashion events, but its even sweeter when the boutiques and designers that you work with are remarkable.  Amongst all of the boutiques I styled this year, C K Collection and I got to work together for the second time.  The boutique paraded Valentino Red, Marc Jacobs, Missoni and über amazing Chloé boots around the runway for Fall 2012. C. K. Collection had a sensational selection of textures, metallics and accessories to pull from.

Featured here are 10 of the 12 looks from concept to implementation.  The snapshots are iPhone images after we determined the core looks we wanted to show, pulled our model profiles, coordinated the lineup based on looks and models, and put it in place.

Its no wonder that CK is regarded as one of the most preeminent boutiques on the Gulf Coast— hands down.  A special thanks to Beth and Susi for always being joys to work with.

For locations, shopping and more, please visit:

C. K. Collection

Find them on Facebook at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/CK-Collection/139131382784730

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Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 for Mobile Fashion Week [ September 3-8, 2012]

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the city of Mobile is being infused with fashion this week!!!  I could not have been more honored than to host the Art of Fashion, and now I get to work behind the scenes for Mobile Fashion Week!  As stylists, we know that its a lot of work but we get tickles as we stay up late nights to prepare our looks, complete layouts and make sure that everything is in order.  We are charmed that we have great designers and boutiques participating in this week’s events.  I’ve worked with CK Collection on their ensembles that will be showcased and they are nothing less than full of Fall 2012– textures, a mixture of neutral palettes and bright colored highlights.  It gives me goose bumps every time I walk off of Fairhope Avenue into the boutique.  There are some Rachel Roy and Missoni pieces that you’d die for.

The main runway shows will be Friday and Saturday, with all designers showcasing on Saturday night at Space 301.  A haute-inspired show will exhibit I Do Bridal and Formal.  Friday night’s show will be held at the historic Fort Conde Inn.  Thursday night is an advantageous opportunity to visit the Mobile Arts Council of Downtown Mobile and experience a boutique-style model presentation; reminiscent of the intimate style of Christian Dior in the 1940’s.  This year’s designer lines include:

William Bradley

Janie G. Couture

Kimberly Noland Designs

Ellena LeJeune

If you have seen our editorial photo shoots, you know you’re in for a treat.  Now if I can only convince Richard and John Ross to agree to couture antlers as model headpieces, we might be on to something……..

For tickets to the week’s Runway Fashion Shows, please visit http://www.mobfashionweek.com/#!tickets

Ready-to-Wear Runway Looks for Resort 2013

While preparing for creative meetings for Fashion Week, I reviewed the most prominent trends that we will see for Resort, and likely Spring, 2013.  There is plenty to choose from when it comes to silhouettes, coupled with refreshing patterns, prints and colors.  Black and white paired together remain timeless, while bright accessories will have their moment too.

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[Photos courtesy of WWD]

Mobile Fashion Week 2012 Debuts in 2 Weeks!

The runway shows of the 2012 Mobile Fashion Week extravaganza are only two weeks away!  There are a few important items to note:

  • **Complimentary tickets are available for buyers to attend the shows**  Any buyers interested in attending the runway shows can submit a request via the form below.

Buyer Registration Form

  • Tickets are available for purchase online!!  Runway shows will take place Thursday, September 6th through Saturday, September 8th.  Fashion Designers, including the 2011 Mobile Fashion Week winner William Bradley, will showcase on the runway Saturday night.  Purchase tickets online via the link below.

Mobile Fashion Week 2012 Tickets

The stylists will be backstage with the models, but I hope to sneak and see you in the crowd!!

Cheers!

[Sidebar: Love the editorial shot right?  We had this photo shoot completed, with edited photos, in July.  Please check the cover of Vogue’s long-awaited, fall fashion September issue! Quite coincidental…)

2012 Mobile Fashion Week

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We are still reviewing designers and boutiques that are interested in being featured during Mobile Fashion Week.  For additional information and sponsorship information, please email carlisha@mobfashionweek.com.  We’ve secured runway space for the breathtaking creations that deserve applause.  Make sure you get yours.  

2012 Mobile Fashion Week- “Fashion With a Cause”

2012 Mobile Fashion Week || September 3-8 || Mobile, Alabama

There was not an ounce of hesitation when Mobile Fashion Week‘s founder, Richard Hamilton, sent me a message on Facebook to ask if I would be a part of fashion week for 2012.  Pure excitement is an understatement.  Richard has been an asset since the first time I met him,  and has assisted me with fashion projects with nothing less than a welcoming smile.  As preparation for the week is underway, the sponsorship and participation this year for a worthy cause will make this a statement in the Gulf Coast that will continue to grow.

Camp Rap-A-Hope is the beneficiary of our work, an organization that provides assistance to children, and their families, that experience the challenge of living with cancer.  Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for such a worthily cause, which impacts families not only in Mobile, but the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and any other neighboring states that have children that could benefit from the programs offered.

The week will offer multiple shows and parities, which will debut on September 3rd and culminate on the 8th.  Designer Bradley Parnell, the creative mind behind the brand William Bradley, has been announced as the first designer that will be featured in this year’s events.  Parnell, who won the 2011 designer competition for Mobile Fashion Week, is a notable outcome of the University of Alabama’s fashion design program, and designs with contemporary, European edge.  As I type, I am coveting a one-shouldered tiered dress, with a semi-sheer ecru train that gives a high-low hem effect: utter allure.

The event is currently being sponsored by over 30 companies, and the list continues to grow.  Private Gallery, Lunatix & Co, Aveda, Lucca, Access Magazine and J. Edward Beauty are a few of the fashion-forward sponsors that will make Mobile Fashion Week a success.

The web site for Mobile Fashion Week, www.MobFashionWeek.com, provides specifics about the week, and provides up to date information about new designers, models and sponsors.  Visitors can also shop on the site, which features Beau Tied, KM Designs and M Lane.  Fashion week inspired jewelry can be purchased from KM Designs and M Lane, and custom-made bow ties can be acquired from Beau Tied.

And for the models!!  Model Calls will be on Saturday, July 28th and August 11th, from 2-4 pm.  Please visit the site for location specifics.

For information about becoming a sponsor or featured designer, please contact:

Carlisha Bagsby
Show Designer & Vendor Liaison
2012 Mobile Fashion Week
Carlisha@MobFashionWeek.com