Bri Seeley Trunk Show in AZ- Press Release

2012 Designer of the Year, Bri Seeley Returns to Phoenix to Host Trunk Show

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Whether you are a fashion blogger looking to network, a fashionista that shops local or you just want to stay on-top of the latest trends, the upcoming Bri Seeley x Indie Stitch event at Clothes Minded is a must! Join Bri Seeley, Phoenix Fashion Week’s 2012 Designer of the Year, for an exclusive shopping event at popular Ahwatukee Foothills boutique Clothes Minded! Clothes Minded owner Kim Kendall is passionate about supporting local designers (many of them connected with Phoenix Fashion Week!) and is striving to build awareness about the fact that “designer” clothing doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  ”I am hosting this event to not only support Bri Seeley, but support the blogger community because they’re becoming a huge influence in the industry…every brand today should have a blog!” Kendall said.

Shop her award winning Escape Collection at 40% off, and pre-order her newest Silence Collection that debuted on the Phoenix Fashion Week runway last month! “I’m very excited to be returning to Phoenix. The community has been so remarkably supportive of my brand since winning Designer of the Year. An event like this, and the partnerships with Phoenix Fashion Week, Clothes Minded, and Indie Stitch give me an opportunity to connect with my customers on a more personal level,” Seeley said.

DATE: Friday, November 15, 2013
TIME: 4pm to 8pm
LOCATION: Clothes Minded AZ, 4810 E. Ray Road. #13, Phoenix, AZ 85044

Bri Seeley has also partnered with well-known local blogger Dustin Hoyman of Indie Stitch to activate the talented crop of bloggers here in Arizona. “Bloggers are becoming increasingly important to fashion. While a singular blog might not have the impact of a large publication, a strong blogging community can provide the voice and excitement to be the catalyst for change. We’re now seeing new trends and styles emerge from the blogosphere with viral speed. Indie Stitch wants to help build and grow our fashion community through creating real life connections between bloggers. The larger and more connected our community, the easier it is to attract designers and brands to our town, thus helping to grow our scene,” Hoyman said.

Reblogged from Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week
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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

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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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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

Phoenix Fashion Week 2013 highlights

Hi lovelies!! So happy to be back from traveling and blogging! I recently was in Arizona attending Phoenix Fashion Week with Jadapa and visiting with family. It was such an amazing experience to see the Emerging Designers of 2013, display their final pieces in a 3 night, runway extravaganza, ending with an amazing performance by our girl, international pop sensation, Yasmeen!

Our interviews with established designers: Joanna de’Shay of Black Russian Label, and Bri Seeley, emerging designers: Clary Ryan and Sam Mascaro of Loin Cloth LA, Herbert Victoria, Jai’re and Nekia Hattley of Jai’re International Couture and 2013 Emerging designer winner, Dolcessa are coming up so stay tuned!

Each night would start with 3-4 established designers hitting the runway with their upcoming seasons looks. Following a brief intermission, 4 Emerging Designers would showcase the designs that they have been working on since June! We have been following  the emerging designers over the summer and became very close with a few of them. Throughout this experience, we became a little family, it was so great seeing everyone and how much they have grown as artists and business people. We are so proud of all of them!

Special thanks to Brian Hill, Abbei Marquis, Lauren Pfingstag, Christina Ziegler, Brenna Moses, the Phoenix Fashion Week team and fellow blogger, Sheila Vertuno.

These are a few of our favorite looks from each night:

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Loin Cloth LA

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Rocky Gathercole, modeled by Joy Linton

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A Fashion Fiend with PhxFW Host, Jackie Morales of 101.5jamz