This has been the most amazing experience. I really have to thank God for coming through. Mom and I got to Charleston about midday, but we couldn’t check in our hotel right away. Then when we tried to go to lunch but my car battery died. We called AAA and got a jump. I came back in the hotel checked in and started some homework. One more week until Spring Break and I can’t wait.
I went to the Press Lounge for the Emerging Designer Competition:Southeast Finalist interviews, and I met one of my Twitter friends Make Me Over Eb and her designer friend Miikelle Fowler. It is so nice meeting the people I talk to online. After the interview session I actually joined in on Eb’s podcast. You can check that out here. Back to the interviews. All of the designers were late checking in, but that was OK because it gave me time to talk to Eb, Miikelle, and Elizabeth from Charleston Scene Magazine.
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Whatever. The designers were late, but I chatted with my new friends so all was good in the world. Once the designers showed up, they completed a press junket interview session along with Darcy Shankland (Editor-in-Chief of Charleston Magazine), and Ayoka Lucas (CFW Creative Director). Charleston Magazine’s Charleston Fashion Week is doing a Project Runway type runway competition. All of the designers that were interviewed were very talented and so different. There was also a children designer in the mix. Out of the ones who moved ahead after the fashion show they have to complete a final design challenge. I hate that I will miss it this weekend, but I am only here until Thursday.
I asked both Darcy Shankland and Ayoka Lucas about adding plus size fashion designers into fashion week. They both enthusiastically said “COME! COME!” So if you are plus size fashion designer, come to Charleston Fashion Week. They would love to see you. We also got to interview Mychael Knight from Project Runway. He is showing tomorrow and staying in the same hotel as my mom and me. I can’t wait to see what he produces.
|Eb, Ayoka, and Mychael Knight
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