My Top 5: Moments from Michigan Fashion Week 2014

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in Michigan Fashion Week 2014. I say participating instead of attending because the week was filled with events that encouraged networking, learning, and showcasing personal style mixed with the latest trends. By no means am I a fashion blogger but, I will say I was beyond pleased with the fashion displayed at the events. So, here are my Top 5 moments from Michigan Fashion Week 2014!

1. The fashion showcase was diverse.

At Saturday’s show the designers displayed many different styles. There was street-wear, earrings, men’s fashion, everyday style, and many others showcased throughout the show. A few of my favorites included: Jesse Jane‘s black and white pieces, Fancee‘s all black, the entire Detroit Respect line (including the schmoney dance), Monica Williams‘ earrings, Lena Harbali’s ‘African inspired print, and Jireh de Jose‘s entire line.

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2. The music was great.

Anyone sitting in the audience could tell the music selected for the fashion show was strategically chosen. Each of the designers had music that complimented their designs and the setting. My favorite music choices from designers were Tavianna and Heather Danielle Jarosz. You can’t go wrong with “Latch” by Disclosure.

3. The location of the networking event was awesome. 

Prior to Michigan Fashion Week I rode past Mex in West Bloomfield a couple of times but, this was the first time I ever went into the restaurant. When approaching the building guests were greeted by a gigantic door that looked like it belonged to a castle. It was awesome. Once inside the decor did not disappoint. It was a perfect combination between modern design, and an authentic Mexican restaurant. I was too busy mingling and taking pictures to eat, but I heard the guacamole and lemonade were mouthwatering.

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4. The male models.

As a fashion show novice I expected to see a ton of women and maybe a couple of male models. Surprisingly, there wasn’t a huge disparity and The Shirt Box was featured in the show.

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5. The participants looked amazing!

There were so many well dressed people at the media reception, networking event, and fashion showcase that I could not keep up. I seriously wanted to go home and change my hair and clothes. People were even nice enough to let me take a picture of their awesome style.

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All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed myself during Michigan Fashion Week 2014 (despite missing the fashion panel). I am looking forward to the 2015 show!

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