Dress: Zara // Boots: Michael Kors (Similar) // Clutch: Clare V. // Sunglasses: Retro Super Future // Scarf: Vintage (Similar) // Watch: Invicta // Ring: J Crew // Earrings: Asos (Similar)
If there's one thing I love, it's an outdoor fashion show on a swanky highrise pool deck. Something about the elevated air and the sunset reflecting of the surrounding tower windows always gets me in the mood for fashion. I was able to have just such an experience last Wednesday at KCFW's 'Runway on the Rooftop' fashion show at Kansas City's One Light luxury residences. I had such a wonderful time! I bumped into a few of my favorite local bloggers; Caite, Jana, and Jen, saw super-star milliner Amina Marie, met and made plans to style some shoots with AMAZING photographer Jennifer Skog, and got to hang with my editor/stylist/blogger buddy, the wonderful Mrs. Dana Allison-Hill. Talk about a great crew of fashion friends!
The clothing I saw on the runway was pretty good too; particularly the swimwear creations by Jenna Sea. Designed to fit, flatter, and move with with the bodies of aptly described 'busty beauties', it's obvious her pieces give women of all shapes and sizes confidence and grace. The models for her line were absolutely radiant and I couldn't help but feel sexy in my own skin watching her beauties own that runway. Well done to all!
Almost as much as attending the fashion show, I loved dressing for it! Since the event fell on the first day of fall I wanted to choose something that conveyed the spirit of autumn but still felt transitional enough to refelect the newness of the changed season. I tried styling some denim (too casual), and some slinky black pieces (too stuffy), but in the end I chose this simple dark red suede shift dress. I paired it with some 'neutrals': my tallest leopard calf hair booties and my favorite Clare V. leopard clutch. A vintage silk scarf provided a little contrast to all that red and my Retro-Super-Future tortoise shell sunglasses proved to be the perfect 'retro-future' compliment to my study in modern Seventies dressing.
All in all, it was a great evening for fashion! Special thanks got to Kathryn Snellen for taking such good care of KC's fashion community and for her gracious hosting of the event. Thank you!