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:

Black Rissian Label

Black Russian Label


Loin Cloth LA

Bri Seeley

Bri Seeley


Herbert Victoria


Jai’re International Couture


Rocky Gathercole, modeled by Joy Linton


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

Shop Garment District 2013

On Friday, August 10th, Phoenix Fashion Week held yet another astonishing event at Studio 3D in Phoenix. The Shop Garment District event is a runway show featuring the 12 Emerging Designers of PHXFW 2013! Each designer will show off four looks worn by the top 40 Phoenix Fashion Week models.

The runway show also served as the next challenge for the No. 7 Cosmetics. PHXFW models and the styles seen were available for purchase. Delicious lite bites were created by chef Tim Cobb of Luncha Libre. As usual, the lines from Ja’ire, Herbert Victoria, Trang Nguyen, Loin Cloth LA, and Medium Apparel were very impressive, and I’m still a huge fan of all of them. Another successful preview of what Phoenix Fashion Week 2013, October 1-5 at Talking Stick Resort, has yet to come. Thank you again to Brian Hill, Lauren, Abbei, Dominque, Melissa Rein, and the entire PHXFW team!

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Brain Hill, Executive Director of  PHXFW and Jadapa

Brain Hill, Executive Director of PHXFW and Jadapa

Ja’ire International Couture

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Ja'ire designers- sisters, Ja'ire and Nekia Hattley with Jadapa

Ja’ire designers- sisters, Ja’ire and Nekia Hattley with Jadapa

Herbert Victoria

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Designer, Herbert Victoria and Jadapa

Designer, Herbert Victoria and Jadapa

Trang Nguyen

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Designer, Trang Nguyen and Jadapa

Designer, Trang Nguyen and Jadapa

Loin Cloth L.A.

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Medium Apparel


Medium Apparel Models, including 101.5jamz personality Jackie Morales' husband, Gavin Tucker

Medium Apparel Models, including 101.5jamz personality Jackie Morales’ husband, Gavin Tucker

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Phoenix Fashion Week ” Bridging Designers and Buyers”
October 1-5, 2013 at Talking Stick Resort

Phoenix Fashion Week and Emerging Designers 2013

Jadapa and I attended the Emerging Designers Showcase held at Toni & Guy in Scottsdale, Arizona on June 14. And how lucky we were to see a Fashion Show of the up-and-coming designers that will be competing throughout the next few months for a spot in the Phoenix Fashion Week 2013!

The evening started off with drinks and mingling with the designers themselves followed by the Fashion Show, where each designer displayed one look in their upcoming line. We were blown away with the amount of talent we saw throughout the evening. All of the designers were amazing, but a few really stood out. Ja’ire International Couture, Trang Nguyen, Herbert Victoria, and Loin Cloth, a mens brand, were our chosen favorites. Each of our favorite designers brought forth their own creative pieces while staying true to their original message as a brand. After the designers presented, a brief Q&A session allowed the media to ask them questions about their style and about themselves.

All attendees made our way over to Spanish Fly Lounge Mexican Beach Club for the after party hosted by Phoenix Fashion Week. I am so excited to see what else the designers bring to the table in the next few weeks, and to see the winner in October at Phoenix Fashion Week!


On A Fashion Fiend- dress: Rebecca Taylor, belt: Michael Kors, shoes: Aldo. On Jadapa- top: H&M, skirt: Forever 21, shoes: Jessica Simpson

A Fashion Fiend is wearing – dress: Rebecca Taylor; belt: Michael Kors; shoes: Aldo
Jadapa is wearing – top: H&M; skirt: Forever 21; shoes: Jessica Simpson


Toni & Guy Stylists doing updo’s!


Jadapa and Phoenix Fashion Week Creator, Brian Hill
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Jadapa and designer, Herbert Victoria


Jadapa and the beautiful sisters, Ja’ire and Nekia of Ja’ire International Couture


A Fashion Fiend and Jadapa with designer, Trang Nguyen


My Best Designer Ballot

My Best Designer ballot


Designer, Michelle Hebert and her model


Designer from Dolcessa Swimwear and her model


The guys behind Loin Cloth Menswear and their model (center)



After party at Spanish Fly Mexican Beach club