Thursday, August 6, 2009
This past July, the VHCLE magazine crew and I threw a Launch party in Sacramento. Though it was our first, and really a test run for things to come, we were pleased with the outcome. Great music, awesome local vendors, and some amazing talent coming down the runway. I was in charge of making sure the fashion show went smoothly...and I think it did ;) Needless to say, it was a great opportunity for anyone who was there to get involved with some of the fashion talent emerging out of the Bay Area. I say, keep your eyes out for Velvet Leaf and Van de Neer. Velvet Leaf is a female duo that makes some of the most BEAUTIFUL clothes out of organic and recycled materials. If you saw these items you would surely realize that recycled and organic no longer comes with the stigma it used to. Check out there stuff at www.velvetleafclothing.com and try and keep yourself from ordering EVERY SINGLE ITEM!! I have my eye out for this great little black long sleeved pullover with hood and white ruffle detail at the collar. As for Van de Neer, designer Nicole is working her way up there. Her show was by far the most fun for me. Maybe because my long lasting obsession with Alice in Wonderland and the fact that her clothes conjure up whimiscal, pastel colored leiderhosen and fairytale children. She sent her models down the runway with a projection behind them of images from Disney's Alice in Wonderland. It was all very fun and Im happy to have been apart of it.
thanks to the classic penguin for this picture of me and M. backstage