USC Fashion Week 2013 has come and gone, but it sure was good while it lasted!On Tuesday I went to 701 Whaley for the start of USC Fashion Week and the second annual student designer competition. The competition is a great way to showcase the student talent at USC. The judges (Otis Taylor from The State paper, Amy Flurry former editor at Lucky, and LV Granger from Circa 1332) had a hard choice to make.
Last week I went to the USC Fashion Board’s Fashion Week Fashion Show. It was the third annual fashion show and the second one that I have attended, and I can honestly say that is was great. I love the 701 Whaley building with all my heart. It is the perfect place to hold an event, and Marquis Bias and all of the other Fashion Board members really know how to produce a great show.
I got to see some of my friends like Shay from Sheen Magazine, Quinn from Viva la Qbee03, and Eb from Make Me Over Eb. I also got to talk to Keisha from Makeup By Kei Kei. Check out her beauty videos on Youtube for great tips. I also got to see the ladies from Flock and Rally and Alicia Barnes from WOLO. I also want to thank The Shop Tart for taking this lovely picture of me and Dwaun from Shopping Savage. I haven’t spoken to him in like 4 or 5 years. In the picture I am wearing my flatforms that you can’t see, my Gap maxi dress that I need to dye because it is fading, and my Topshop Kimono. If I got to talk to you and I forgot to mention your name, I’m really sorry.
Check out this week’s local fashion events!
USC Fashion Week:
Monday, April 11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Russell House patio — Kick-off event.
Tuesday, April 12, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Greene Street in front of Russell House and the Darla Moore School of Business patio. — Bagel breakfast, bake sale and clothing drive benefiting SisterCare, a local organization that gives aid to battered women and children.
Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., Public Health Research Building auditorium — Fashion Symposium, featuring Jess James, creator of Style Swap, a fashion-accesory exchange at which attendees bring an item of clothing and accessory to the event and exchange them for other items.
Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m. – doors open, 7 p.m. – fashion show, 701 Whaley St. — 2011 USC Fashion Week Fashion Show.
Tickets to the fashion show are $7 in advance and $10 at the event. Beginning at 6 p.m. and during intermission, attendees may browse booths and purchase merchandise from retailers not included in the show.
USC Fashion Week features items from retail stores Bohemian, LaRoque, Brittons, M Boutique, Van Jean, DeLibel Boutique, Handpicked, Just The Thing and designer Laura McCall.
The USC Fashion Board is an organization of students from all majors and backgrounds with a common interest in fashion. The board meets weekly to discuss fashion through history and fashion show reviews and to hear guest speakers from every facet of the industry. The board also plans community outreach projects and events to promote local retail businesses.
For more information on USC Fashion Week, contact Melody Burdette, Fashion Board vice president for promotions, at 404-406-2050.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
“Pre-Show Party” at MODA Lounge, Doors Open at 10:00pm. 920 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29210 Admission: $5-Ladies/$10-Fellas (VIP Available) Dress Code: Fashion Forward; No T-shirts, Ball caps, or sneakers allowed fellas.
Friday, April 15, 2011
“Happy Hour Networking Social” sponsored by The Solomon Law Group. Held at the Hospitality House, 1510 Canal Drive, Columbia, SC 29210 Admission is FREE so be prepared to connect with others in your field & be certain to have business cards in tow!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
“Über-Hawt” Finale Showcase held at the SC Archive & History Center, 8301 Parklane Road Columbia, SC 29223 Doors open at 6:30pm, Admission: $20 Attire: Stylish & Fashionable This will be a grand display featuring our participating designers. *Please Note: Only authorized press & photographers will be allowed to take photos during the event.*
Saturday, April 16, 2011
“After-Glow” held at Mr. B’s, 3128 Two Notch Rd., Columbia SC 29204 Admission: FREE before 10pm. End the night with us during a signature toast to a successful event!