Tonight was the finale of the first annual Columbia Style Week! I had a fun time meeting a ton of new people like Mike Kelton of Us Weekly, and hanging out with old friends. The event turned out great, and the finale outside at Sakitumi was really pretty. Note to the CSW crew for next year… more lights in the front and back if you are going to be outside and definitely more chairs.
This morning I got up early and went to the Columbia Style Week Bridal Show. I saw a lot of cool vendors, and met up with some of my friends. I also met a few new people. That is what I love about a good fashion event. You will always meet a new person or two. Inside the runway space, which was held at the Tapps Building, the lighting and scenery were very beautiful and had that classy wedding reception feel to it. Anyway I saw some great bridal fashion for the groom, ring bearer, bridesmaids, and of course the bride. Five local bridal companies along with the help of Weddings 101 put together a great show. The only problem was this…
Columbia Style Week rolls along with night four. The crowds are heavier and the photo pit is jumping. It is so good to see people embrace fashion in Columbia. I know that I’ve covered local events in the past, but fashion in my hometown in very much nonexistent, so the fact that people are showing out for a 5 day fashion event is HUGE! Check out the designer reviews below.
Night three of Columbia Style Week is going strong and the house aka 701 Whaley is getting more and more packed. First up was Gigi Couture with flirty tanks and t-shirt dresses. Riot on the Runway was CSW’s attempt at a joke. They put out horrible looking swimwear on purpose, but I think the joke was lost on most.
Tonight was the very first night for Columbia Style Week. The event featured a pre-party with vendors at the Tapps Building. Later Wink Magazine’s 25 Most Beautiful People were announced, and there was an industry panel featuring Katie Kern, Anthony Simmons, Alicia Zeigler, Sonya Barnes, Sonia Hendrix,and moderator Nathalie Gregg.