Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day 4 of Philly Fashion Week: Finale Couture Runway Show!




Day 4, the last day of Philadelphia Fashion Week. It's been a hectic week but I'm sad it's over. It was my first year attending all events, and I'm so happy I did!


 
The Couture Show featured  9 Collections:


AUTUMNLIN – Philadelphia
Veronica Couture – Paris
English Clientele – Los Angeles
Amaresinh – Philadelphia
 Faithful by Michael Thomas – Philadelphia
Walish Gooshe – Washington D.C.
Clarenz Couture Collektion – Virginia
Celestino Couture – New York










Here's a few snippets that I recorded of the show:


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I always love the couture show. Designers get to show their level of creativity. It's always a pleasure to see bold ideas show through their collections.

Philadelphia Fashion Week is over. Thanks for hanging in there with me! I hope you enjoyed the post, and all of the pictures!

For more info on Philadelphia Fashion Week go to



What I wore:

Dress: TFNC London
Shoes: Arden B.
Clutch: Vintage




Thanks for Reading!

-Kia Denise






Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 3 of Philly Fashion Week: Ready-to-Wear Runway Show!





Day 3 of Philadelphia Fashion Week! The runway shows were held at The Crane Arts Building located on 1400 N. American St.
The Ready-to-Wear Showcased 8 Collections, from all over the world!


Jaya Misra – India
 Lara Elizabeth – New Jersey
Osrick Ingredients Cricket – New Jersey
Ying Edge – Maryland
Adore – Philadelphia
Aso Damisi – Nigeria
Paula Hian – Paris
DMarsh Women – New York
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The night was full of lights and music. I always enjoy the Ready-to-Wear Show, mainly because I'm always On the Go! I like to dress up but I also like to  comfortable. There were some simple pieces that I really enjoyed. I'd have to say my favorite collection was Osrick Ingredients Cricket. The Men's line. He gave us such variety, from suits, to track jackets, and shorts. It was well put together.


I've worked with Lara Elizabeth designs before, so being able to see them on the runway was amazing to me! It was a pretty awesome show, and I'm glad I had the chance to attend.


Stay tuned for Day 4 of Philly Fashion Week!!

More photos can be found on http://www.phillyfashionweek.org/






What I wore:

Jacket and Skirt: Vintage
Belt: Macy's
Shoes: Asos
Clutch: Vintage




Thanks for Reading!

-Kia Denise

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 2 of Philly Fashion Week: Cocktail Chic Fashion Mixer!




 Hey guys! Here's a little preview from Day two of Philly Fashion Week!

It was a wonderful night. Full of fashionable attendees. The Cocktail Chic Party was held at The Kimmel Center, located in Downtown Philadelphia.








The Highlight of the night was the runway show that featured two Collections. Strange Fruit by Kristin Sims, and Melody Thomas.
Banana Republic also put on an awesome runway show.






I loved the events That were held prior to the actual fashion shows. The room was filled with music provided by DJ Hollywood. It was nice and suddle, not too loud. It gave everyone a great opportunity to network and meet new people.



Look out for more posting of Philly Fashion Week!


What I wore:
Skirt: Shopnastygal.com
Top: Thrifted
Belt: Vintage
Bag & Shoes: Asos




Thanks for Reading!

-Kia Denise



Saturday, September 24, 2011

G. Casamera Hair Salon participates in "Style Me Hired" !!



Casamera Reavis III is the Co- Owner of G. Casamera Hair Salon located in Philadelphia PA. Casamera, also known as the "Weave Guru" has been styling for over a decade!


 G. Casamera Hair Salon will join Marc Voci, owner of Marc Voci Color Bar and Salon and founder of Style Me Hired for Philadelphia’s first and only makeover event providing 100 unemployed women complete transformations to re-enter the workforce.

In partnership with The Career Wardrobe and the Omni Hotel, on September 26, 2011, G. Casamera Hair Salon will join more than 20 salons across the region to provide fashion and beauty makeovers that will give 100 unemployed women the hope and confidence they need to develop their careers.


For more information about the Style Me Hired makeover please visit  www.stylemehired.com . For more info about G Casamera Hair Salon services and products please visit www.gcasamerahairsalon.com.





 
Thanks for Reading!

-Kia Denise

Friday, September 23, 2011

Day 1 of Philly Fashion Week: Accessories Opening Event!



Photo provided by Canyaheelme.com





Owner, and Designer of Shoeture Shoes, Jermain recently started designing shoes two months ago. His designs have already received offers to be featured in 17 New York Fashion Week Shows!






Keiko Myrtice's Boutique. Located on 907 Orange Street, Wilmington Delaware 19801




Bianca Tarez Designs





Philly Minx Nail Salon





Shavonne Cooper
Owner and Designer of Shavonne Deann



I really enjoyed this event! It took place at Ms. Tootsie's a Soul Food Restaurant located on South Street. It was extremely nice meeting such glamorous people! I connected with tons of people in my field.

The "Accessories Party" really lived up to it's name. There were so many accessories, I didn't know where to begin to look! From Jewelry to Shoes they had it all!


I'll be doing more post about Philly Fashion Week. Stay Tuned!


What I wore:

Blazer: Zara
High Waiste Jeans: BDG Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Senso





Thanks for Reading!

-Kia Denise

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Look of The Day! Fall has Arrived!


Fall has finally arrived!!

It was a chilly night, and I loved every minute of it! I attended Lypstick's 2nd annual Fashion Show. So of course I had to be stylish, but warm. So I added on the layers!

I wore thick black panty hose, and over the knee boots. YES boots! I've missed them so much!


I carried an over-sized Black and Grey Clutch. To break up all of the black, and added gold accessories.



Top:Asos
Shorts: Gitano Express (Vintage)
Boots: Steve Madden
Clutch:Vintage
Accessories: Asos, Shonastygal, Michael Kors



Thanks for Reading!

-Kia Denise

Friday, September 16, 2011

"From My Style 2 Urs" Giveaway WINNER IS....

AND THE WINNER IS.......




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Congratulations Janell!!

I  LOVED every email that I read! Once again I want to thank you to everyone for entering this giveaway!

I will be doing plenty of more giveaways with great prizes!


I wanted to share and email from one of my followers...

 

"  Hey Kia well first off i just want to say im so proud of you,and u inspire me to do above and beyond. well u no i love love love clothes but sometimes i question whats cute or not cute, what makes me look fat, or just whats in style or out of style.. So what do i do look at from my style 2 urs.. I Love to see the new trends, colors and patterns u put together and how it all corresponds together... And i have to admit i steal ideas all the time...lol but its the love you put out for fashion that inspires me to think out of the box and put together a fierce outfit... So i just wanted to thank you for sharing your gift with others keep doing your thing girl..."


I wanted to personally thank Milana for writing that. I appreciate those kind words from you. I will continue to share my gift with you.


Well that wraps up From My Style 2 Urs first giveaway!!!


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

Thanks for Reading!

Kia Denise

 

Monday, September 12, 2011

"The Tents"


I'm glad to announce this event being added to the festivities of "The Philadelphia Collection" !

Friday, September 23, 2011
Sofitel Philadelphia hotel (7:00 PM) - Fashion and Philanthropy Merge in Exclusive Philadelphia Preview of NY Fashion Week Documentary “The Tents”

Evoluer Image Consultants will host an exclusive special preview screening of the New York Fashion Week documentary “The Tents” on Friday, September 23, 2011 to benefit The Evoluer House at the Sofitel Philadelphia hotel as part of The Philadelphia Collection 2011. Evoluer Image Consultants will culminate the City of Philadelphia’s second annual Philadelphia Collection festivities with a cocktail and fashion event to raise funds that will help Evoluer House continue to address issues that affect the self-esteem of today’s girls and their ability to succeed in life.

Loris Diran, internationally renowned New York-based fashion designer and NYC celebrity fashion stylist Debra Ginyard have just been added to the line up of special guests who will attend the fashion festivity.

Designer: Loris Diran

Evoluer Image Consultants will culminate the City of Philadelphia’s second annual Philadelphia Collection festivities with a cocktail and fashion event to raise funds that will help Evoluer House continue to address issues that affect the self-esteem of today’s girls and their ability to succeed in life.
Evoluer® Image Consultants, LLC is the premier full-service agency in that provides local, national and international clients with extensive makeovers, personal shopping and wardrobe management. 
 

About “The Tents”: The way New York Fashion Week has been organized, executed, relayed and perceived is very much like fashion itself – always changing and growing. "The Tents," a new documentary directed by James Belzer, takes us behind-the-scenes with top fashion industry players to reveal the origins and evolution of New York Fashion Week at Bryant Park. The film features candid interviews with industry heavy-hitters like Betsey Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karen, Isaac Mizrahi, Tommy Hilfiger, Zac Posen, Glenda Bailey, Hal Rubenstein, and Nina Garcia. Executive Producers James Belzer and Marcus K. Jones present this fashion-savvy tantalizing must-see.

For more information, visit www.evoluerconsultants.com






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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lypstick's 2nd Annual Fashion Show Competition!



Lysptick's 2nd Annual Fashion Show Competition
Saturday September 17, 2011 @8pm



Hosted at the Crane Arts Gallery 1400 N.American Street Phila Pa 19122


Tickets can be purchased through website :

 www.lypsticklife.com



Also one big key part is tickets are reduced for this week! Reduced Ticket  price is 25 dollars!!! The show Will highlight 3 local Philadelphia designers and 2 New York designers:


Danielle Lewis
Serena Saunders
Janell Johnson
Me'lisa Mathews
Bilaya Jackson




The Ladies of Lypstick!
Aaliyah Ali, Brittany Smith, and Christine Sullivan




Thanks for Reading!

-Kia Denise



Philadelphia Fashion Week!



Hey Guys!! Im happy to announce that I will be attending Philly Fashion Week! September 20-24. I'll be keeping you updated with everything thats going on that week! Im very excited for this opportunity! Heres a little info about PFW! If your in the tri-stat area ( Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware) RSVP to attend some of these events! You dont want to miss out!







FBH – The Agency, producer of Philadelphia Fashion Week, will kick-off a five-day event in celebration of its 5th year anniversary on Tuesday, September 20, featuring exquisite garments by international designers, exhibits of luxury products and services, live entertainment and an award ceremony honoring Philadelphia's influential figures.

Season six will showcase local and international designers such as Kristen Sims, Project Runway contestant, Marcia Ganem; Brazil, Jaya Misra India; India, and Veronica Couture; Paris. In addition, PFW will feature a boutique/accessories party headlined by Banana Republic, Rock Paper Denim, Eye innovations/GUCCI, other high-end retailers and vendors; a Black-Tie Affair honoring Elizabeth Wellington, Sharon Phillips Waxman and Emil Dejohn; and runway shows at Crane Arts building and One & Two Commerce Square.
Among this fall’s collections is English Clientele by Celebrity Designer Mike Sam – a Philadelphia native, whose fine garments have been worn by entertainment figures such as Miley Sirus, Mariah Carey, Taraji P. Henson and many more. Also, Faithful by Michael Thomas, Amaresinh, and Walish Gooshe by Greg Taylor will showcase couture collections in addition to House of DMarsh, Celestino Couture and many more.

“This fall, we will host an event unlike anything Philadelphia has seen before, topping everything we have done in the past and paving the way for seasons to come. Kerry and I are very excited to execute this event and celebrate our success with those who have supported us from day one including media, partners and sponsors,” said Kevin Parker, executive director at FBH.


To learn more about PFW events visit www.phillyfashionweek.org and RSVP today. This is an event you do not want to miss. Join us as we redefine fashion.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Styled By Kia Denise! Chai Tea Vintage Shoot!



A beautiful Sunday afternoon, what shall I do?, what shall I do? Hhhmmmm! Hey lets do a shoot!!

Of course it wasnt as simple as that. We spent weeks on planning this shoot. Picking models, deciding which look would work best for them, and deciding hair and make up looks for each model. The easiest part was.....Finding the location!!

We shot in a abandoned tire junk yard (I believe that's what it was.)  Being the " Scaredy Cat" that I am. I was paranoid about everything! " Dont walk there!  " "Dont touch that!" Im a mess when it comes to places like that. But if it gives us a good shot I'll manage!

I was able to work with a very talented group of young adults!
Of course my team and I came together! The photo's Came out great! Let me know your thoughts!



Model: Slim Freeman

Model: Salena Beans



Cali Shabazz, Vintage Shopper and Owner of Chai Tea Vintage is re-launching her Online Vintage Store! It will be back up September 29th! I'll be announcing the big launch! Stay Tuned!






Creative Director: Cali Shabazz of Chai Tea Vintage

Make Up Artist: Koko Guerra of  Faces By Koko

Hair Stylist: Dominique Nicole

Wardrobe Stylist: Yours Truly!  Kia Denise of From My Style 2 Urs



Here's part 1 of The Behind the Scenes Footage!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Styled By Kia Denise! Miss Paige Morgan!


Paige Morgan is a  24 year old Published Professional Model from New York.

My team and I had the pleasure of working with her on her latest shoot! We shot with Photographer Dan Oz, who helped our vision come true!




Using the Hair Stylist (Dominique Nicole) Wire, we created an awesome earpiece!

Photographer: Dan Oz
Make Up Artist: Koko Guerra
Hair Stylist: Dominique Nicole
Wardrobe Stylist: YOUR'S TRULY :-)


Behind the Scene's Video




THE END!



Thanks for Reading!

-Kia Denise
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