Phoenix Fashion Week: Night 2

Friday afternoon I was fortunate to attend a seminar with Style and Pepper creator, Jessie Artigue. She got up bright and early Friday to host “The Business of Blogging” seminar after strutting her stuff on the runway, wearing a Dora Yim designed dress, in the Fashionably Pink Charity Fashion Show, Thursday night. Her discussion on blogging as a brand was so insightful and very informative. I was really impressed with the way Jessie not only captured our attention but held it while also having us contribute in an open discussion type of forum. She answered all of our questions with real world examples and relative information. So happy that I got a chance to hear from the best!

Jessie in Fashionably Pink Charity Fashion Show

Jessie in Fashionably Pink Charity Fashion Show
photo by Dan Tabar

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With Blogger, Jessie Artigue of styleandpepper.com

Night 2 started off with just as much luster and enthusiasm as the previous evening. Gents featuring Googleglass hit the runway first showcasing its dapper, futuristic look. We were super excited to see last year’s emerging designer winner, Bri Seeley, take the stage with her Silence Collection. Bri’s color palette, feminine A line’s and open back dresses made this collection so stylish and delicate. Bri’s most recent work on The Silence Collection., benefits Step Up Women’s Network, a nonprofit membership organization igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential. Great job, Bri!

photo by Dan Tabar

Gents featuring Googleglass

Bri Seeley ~ Silence Collection

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Bri Seeley collection photos by Melissa Fossum, Phoenix New Times

With designer, Bri Seeley

With designer, Bri Seeley

Hitting the runway next was Dallas based designer, Dora Yim, presenting her collection D.P.C. by Dora Yim. Living in Houston, I have been following this Texas Designer mix business woman with style and quality. Dora’s D.P.C. collection can be worn in the boardroom as well as out to lunch. The versatility of the line provides women with affordable pieces that are stylish and made to last. “Wear it today, treasure it always” D.P.C tagline.

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D.P.C. photos by Melissa Fossum, Phoenix New Times

Dora Yim in teal dress

photo by Dan Tabar

With designer Dora Yim

With designer Dora Yim

Next the emerging designer, Herbert Victoria took to the stage. We were lucky enough to chat with this San Fransico based designer on the show and collection. Herbert’s African West line incorporates a cut and sew style, embodying bold prints and tribal influences. I asked Herbert his inspiration for such brave pattern choices. “In Africa, class and station are demonstrated through the prints and patterns in their clothing.” Herbert’s line presents a designer that is not afraid to stand out. He truly makes beautiful, one of a kind pieces.

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photos by Melissa Fossum, Phoenix New Times

With designer, Herbert Victoria

With designer, Herbert Victoria

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**Check out my interview about Herbert with FameAztv**

We caught up with International recording artist, Yasmeen, in the Pinnacle Aviation lounge at Talking Stick. She said she enjoyed the show and was super excited about performing tomorrow at the after party.

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with Yasmeen

What we wore: Jadapa- jumpsuit- Urban Outfitters, Heels- Bakers, earrings- Forever 21 A Fashion Fiend- Top-TJ Maxx, Skirt- boutique closed ;(, Heels- ALDO, Headband- TJ Maxx

What we wore: Jadapa- jumpsuit- Urban Outfitters, heels- Bakers, earrings- Forever 21
A Fashion Fiend- headband and top-TJ Maxx, skirt- boutique closed 😦 Heels- ALDO, Bracelet- Nordstrom