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Charleston Fashion Week 2011 Night Four

Hey everyone. I am still in Charleston enjoying Charleston Fashion Week. Things have been a blast. I can’t believe toay is the last day of CHSFW and my busiest too. I have the bridal show first, then I have the Gilt-y party at the Cynthia Rowley store and more fashion shows at night. Oh and I still have to pack.

Last night’s shows were very interesting in a good way. We had Sucker Jeans who, if you remember from last year, makes seersucker jeans. They seem really neat, I just wish they styled the show better. Then we had Mary Mojo Boutique & The Shoe Fairy. I enjoyed the clothes more than the shoes, but it was still the same old beachy beachwear.

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Charleston Fashion Week 2011 Night Three

I am writing this to you in my hotel room with one watery eye and a runny nose. I think my allergies have gotten the best of me here at Charleston Fashion Week. Good thing the front desk sells hot pockets and allergy medicine. Hopefully I can churn this post out before the Benadryl sets in!

I was a slack blogger yesterday. I didn’t go to the press lounge for designer interviews. I was stuck in the room doing homework, because some lame teacher assigned homework during Spring Break. Ugh. I did make it to the fashion show last night. On to the reviews…
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Charleston Fashion Week 2011 Night Two

Last night was another amazing night at Charleston Fashion Week. There were two shows featuring local stores and then four shows showing four new Emerging Designers.  The featured designer for the night was another former Emerging Designer from a past Charleston Fashion Week. Let’s get to the reviews.

First things first. I just want to say that last night’s fashion film by Jewell & Ginnie was amazing. It had DJs and Hip Hop. Everybody was dancing in there seats. My new and and old blogging friends were having way too much fun!

The two stores that showed last night were Tommy Bahama and House of Sage. Tommy Bahama was the same old mature beach wear. I wasn’t into it last year and I’m still not. House of Sage was good. It was young, fresh, and trendy. I love that store to pieces.

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Join Alexis Maybank from Gilt Groupe For A Gilt-y Party At Cynthia Rowley’s Charleston Store

I am going to Charleston Fashion Week tomorrow, so I can’t wait for all of the festivities to begin. One of the parties I am looking forward to is the Gilt-y Party hosted by Alexis Maybank at the Cynthia Rowley store. I will be there, so if you are planning on attending, please come up and say HI! I promise I won’t bite.

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If You Are A Talented Fashion Designer Check This Out!

New Shoes Up At TFAS Shop!

This was one of my favorite things at Charleston Fashion Week when I went there in March. If you think you’ve got the talent or you know someone who does, enter the contest.


PRESS RELEASE:

CHARLESTON FASHION WEEK® EXPANDS DESIGNER COMPETITION BEYOND JUST THE SOUTHEAST

Charleston Fashion Week Now Accepting Online Applications For The 2011 Emerging Designer Competition

(July 21, 2010) Charleston, SC – Accredited with launching the careers of regional fashion designers and models, Charleston Fashion Week® is proud to announce it will be expanding the 2011 Emerging Designer Competition to include applicants from beyond the Southeast. The five-night celebration of the region’s fashion and design communities scheduled for March 22-26, 2011 is now welcoming online submissions from residents of Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia for the highly successful designer competition.

Organizers of the fifth annual Charleston Fashion Week® have expanded the criteria for submissions to further advance the successful competition and double the number of semifinalists accepted to debut their fall collections. Pioneering this change, CFW Creative Director Ayoka Lucas adds, “This was an organic decision that will inevitability enhance the quality of collections shown and increase media attention for the 2011 semifinalists.”

The 2011 Emerging Designer Competition: East will showcase Fall collections from 16 aspiring designers throughout the five-night event. A panel of fashion experts will pick a nightly winner to move on to Saturday’s finals, and the chance to walk away with a prize package to include: a free runway show during CFW 2012, a $20,000 website from F22 Designs, and a cash prize. Further details regarding the 2011 prize package will be announced later this summer. Past judges of the CFW Emerging Designer Competition include Elle magazine’s Anne Slowey; designers Cynthia Rowley, Mychael Knight, Carol Hannah Whitfield, and Logan Neitzel; and former Lacoste CEO Bob Siegel.

Former Charleston Fashion Week® Emerging Designer Competition contestants include 2009 winner and swimwear/resort designer Marysia Reeves; 2008 finalist and Project Runway participant Carol Hannah Whitfield; and 2010 winner Larika Page. For aspiring fashion designers, it is time to dust off the sketch pads, start up the sewing machines, and apply online by visiting www.charlestonfashionweek.com. Deadline for submission is 11:00pm EST on Friday, October 1, 2010.