After Marisa (featured down below!) handed me off a cocktail (thanks girl, I still owe you one!) I headed to my seat to prepare for the show. Because I'm still brand new to the scene here, I was all alone in the third row with no one I knew. Hopefully by the fall season of STLFW I'll upgrade to at least second row! A lot of the blogger babes I know had front row seats and were able to take it all in from super up-close, lucky ladies! One more reason to stay motivated so that maybe I can join those babes up front later this year.
Because I wasn't up close and couldn't take very great photos, I opted to snag some video of the final walks of each presentation. It was a good thing I chose to sit on the aisle! Since this was my first big STLFW show, I also typed notes on my iPhone so that I could share my thoughts with you on all of the work, as disjointed as they may be. But I thought that'd be kind of fun for you to read - almost a directly as I experienced the show!
SKIF INTERNATIONAL: "I'm thinking 'Desert Fabulous'"
|Stolen from Vogue Rhythm!|
|Natalie (on the far right) and friends modeling the pizza.|
For a while during the after party, I got to better know my new blogger babe pal Kia, who blogs over at Kia's Fashion Confectionary. What a cute name, right?! It makes me automatically crave macarons... She introduced me to her friend Portia and we had a great time talking about ourselves, why we blog, why we're into fashion, and what makes our personal preferences about fashion prevalent in the "real world." You can't deny that women are always judging other women on their fashion sense. And there's no sugar-coating the fact that a lot of the world is a competition. It's good to talk the nitty gritty stuff with some really down to earth ladies like these two. I'm super excited to have them as friends now! We tried to head to our cars but have mercy it was a nightmare downtown as a Blues game had just let out. We decided to seek temporary refuge in the Hard Rock Cafe in Union Station for a drink to wait out the mess. We were bombarded with some ridiculous attention by an older gentleman whose name now even escapes me! He was certainly determined to show us his art gallery in Clayton and kept inviting us to his mansion that has no furniture because his ex-wife snatched everything up in their divorce. It was a scene! Eventually the night wore on and we snuck ourselves away to the bathroom. I'll admit it was a tad cowardly but the fellah was way too insistent, so we chose the avoidance route. He was hovering near the door so we opted to sneak out the back, which caused us to have to make it down a hill. Kia and Portia had to walk me down that dang hill in my platforms like it was a Saturday night out on the town, and I was giggling hysterically because I was actually nowhere near that state, just wearing ginormous shoes.
All in all, the night was a fun one and I can't wait to keep up with all my blogger babes! I'm really enjoying more fully immersing myself in the fashion scene here. It's sad that I can't make all the events - being a retail manager can really cut into your social life with its weird and demanding hours sometimes - but I know that I can make it work out.
I have a few sorta big plans coming up soon and I can't wait to share them with all of you!
Thanks for reading, I appreciate all your time!
Jacket: maurices (past season)
Lace Camisole: HERE at maurices (current)
Denim Capris: HERE at maurices (current)
Platforms: Jeffrey Campbell, "Brazen" in rose gold (purchased from HERE last year on SUPER SALE)
Handbag: HERE at maurices (current)
Bracelet: garage sale years ago
Earrings: maurices, current but not available online any longer
Necklace: the daintiest little Black Hills Gold pendant ever, gifted to me by my Aunt Kathi. The only real gold I own! Here's a closeup of it: