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Monday, October 20, 2014

Manic Monday: STLFW Designer Runway Show


Thursday night was the big designer runway show for St. Louis Fashion Week (#stlfw.) The three designers featured were Timo Weiland, Tess Giberson, and Yigal Azrouel. I knew there was going to be a meet and greet before the show, so I wanted to wear one of their pieces if at all possible. I started sifting through their collections to see what kind of inspiration I could pull.

I ended up choosing a dress from Yigal's cut25 line that I was able to find on crazy sale. I added the vest for warmth and extra edge. You know I love a good color pop, and I may or may not have bought this bag the morning of the show. How perfect does it finish off this look though?

Vest: Forever 21 (option) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Dress: Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel (other options here and here) | Ring: Kate Spade Saturday | Sandals: Coach (option)

Ok, now for the show! Just as with Wednesday's show, I think the easiest way to paint the picture is to simply show you a few of my favorite looks from each designer. First up was Timo WeilandTimo's designs were very organic to me, but in an edgy kind of way. There's a bit of a resort-casual vibe to his looks that I love so much. I posted a video of his final walk here if you'd like to see! Loved that he had menswear in his collection.


Next was Tess Giberson. I ended up getting to meet Tess (see photo here), and her personality and how she carries herself are every bit translated in her designs - effortless, eloquent, natural, down to earth, chic.  

Photo Credit: Alive Magazine
I love this sweater/skirt combo so much. One thing I admired about all three of these collections is how the monochromatic looks are still very interesting because of the mix of textures and fabrics. So much depth!

The metallic skirt!! In love!


And finally, Yigal Azrouel. Yigal's designs were strong, edgy, and almost futuristic looking to me, but in a good way! Lots of rich patterns, textures, and asymmetrical cuts to his collection.

Photo Credit: Alive Magazine
This maxi dress literally took my breath away. Even though there is so much fabric, I love the way it drapes, and how it is still very sexy with the low v-neck and the front slit down the leg.

Photo Credit: Alive Magazine
You know I would wear this in a heartbeat. I wanted to steal it right off the model. All black outfit, but the layered textures and bold cuts make it so interesting to me. I need this jacket in my life. NEED.


Photo Credits: Alive Magazine

I have to give props to this model. I could tell Kelsey Owens was struggling to walk in those shoes, and when I looked down at her feet, her pinky toe was literally hanging out of the pump! She finally, and flawlessly, paused to slip her shoes off and strutted down the walkway without breaking that gaze. The crowd loved it and cheered her on. How those models fake like the shoes they're walking in are comfortable and actually fit them is amazing to me. That runway is no joke!

If there is one thing I have learned from my first Fashion Week is that I just need to take the entire week off next time! Trying to juggle my day job, plus all the night events, plus being able to keep up with regular blogging on top of these fashion week features is all a bit much. As I write this, I'm fighting a bad head cold, and I'm pretty sure it's my body telling me to slow my roll. And, I've decided to listen, so this week, you're only getting Monday, Wednesday, Friday posts verses my typical 5. I honestly could not imagine taking outfit photos this weekend, and no one needs to see my face like this anyway!

I promise I'll go back to real life here in a bit, but thanks for following along with all my #stlfw activities and letting me share with you. It's been a fun ride, and I cannot wait for the next one now!


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76 comments :

  1. So pretty! I love those fun prints on your dress and you did a marvelous job by breaking it up with the black jacket. Great styling!
    Red Reticule

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    1. Thanks so much! The dress was great by itself - but you know I love to edge things up a bit!

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  2. love the print on your dress. That maxi dress took my breathe away too! And that model is so smooth to be able to pull that off. Poor pinky toe :(

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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    1. I know, right! I couldn't believe it when I saw it. She worked it, though!
      And thank you!!

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  3. Such gorgeous collections! Thank you for sharing!! I love your look today, edgy bit still a bit feminine, it's just flawless!

    Hope you feel better soon! I've been sick for the last week and a half and taking pictures this past weekend was not fun at all lol! Hang in there girl!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. You are such a trooper! I just could not do it! I feel a million times better today! Hope you do, too!

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  4. That bag is amazing! The color, size and style is great! Love your floral dress as well. Great look!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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    1. I'm glad you like it - thank you so so much!

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  5. Can't take my eyes off that lovely dress!!! Thanks for sharing the runway pics - the collections are so stylish!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  6. This model is stunning and love the dress she's wearing. You looked stunning too from head to toe and I am stealing that bag.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Ha! The bag is great! I've been using it all week because I can't put it down!!!

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  7. Such a fun dress and I love that you added the vest...great edge! Sounds like your week was exciting...I can't imagine how exhausted you must be, oy!!! Rest up chica...thanks for taking us on this ride with you through SLFW!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. I'm really glad you've been enjoying these posts! I kind of feel bad dumping them on you guys, but at the same time, it's so fun for me to share. It really was just the best experience ever!

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  8. Well you know I'm in love with the outfit you wore to the show! It is awesome and very good choice to add that bag the morning of. LOL. It does complete the look perfectly and I'm sure you will get plenty of use out of it! It's also fun to see a few favorite pieces from each collection! I'm really loving Yigal Azrouel's stuff! Kudos to the model for just carrying on like that!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. The model ended up "liking" one of my photos on Instagram. I wasn't even following her, but it's like she could hear me talking about her!
      Thanks again for all your input with my outfits for these events - very much appreciated! And I agree - I loved seeing pieces of me (hehehe) in each of the collections. If money were just no object!

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  9. That dress looks amazing on you! Love the fun print and shape of it! That vest adds the right amount of edge and that RM bag is jaw dropping!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! I fell hard for this bag, glad you understand why!!

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  10. Love this dress on you and I adore the pop of color with the bag! Love Yigal Azrouel's looks from the show. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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    1. It was hard to pick a favorite because I liked so many things from each collection. But yes, many of Yigal's looks won my heart!
      Thank you!

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  11. Lovely as always and the color of that bag is just gorgeous! The show looks like it was amazing.

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    1. Thank you!
      And yes, it really was! I'm sad it's all over!

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  12. LOVE that bag!! It's perfect with that dress which is such a good print. You're so cool. So fun that you are such a part of the fashion community. I wish Tulsa had a fashion week.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. I'm so thankful to have joined the community here! It really makes a huge difference and puts a whole different perspective on my blog. I hope you find some local bloggers that you can build relationships with!

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  13. I love that leather vest! So cute! I've been going back and forth on buying a vest. I always end up talking myself out of it, but I love them! Maybe I should just do it!

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    1. Yes, you should! I'm really surprised how much I've been loving vests the last couple of seasons! They seem silly, but add just the right amount of interest - and warmth, really!

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  14. First of all, you have gorgeous hair! I love the dress with the leather vest, and the pop of blue with your bag! Great look!
    Stephanie
    http://positivelystephanie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww - thanks, that means a lot! I gotta admit, the bag may be my favorite part! I'm a sucker for a good color pop!

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  15. Love this dress! And how perfect is the bag. The leather vest was the perfect touch. It sounds like you and a fun and exhausting week. Would love to go to a real fashion show sometime. These are some amazing looks. Hope you have a more relaxing week. ~Cynthia

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes, Cynthia! And for sure, if you ever have the opportunity, you must go. Just so much fun!

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  16. Love this dress and it's so edgy with the vest!!
    xo, Lee

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  17. That dress is too cute. I love how you tied it with the vest. Such a lovely look!!

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

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  18. Gorgeous designs at the fashion show. I am obsessed with the all crochet/fishnet/lace outfit. So intricate, and cool!! Also agree that the maxi is beyond stunning. What a lovely print too. I think fashion shows are super fun, and I love the story about the model. Good for her she made the change so flawlessly, always like the confidence models show on the runway, not easy for sure!! Hope you feel better soon lovely girl, hugs and kisses your way!! ( I am also e-mailing you about smt. today)
    XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes! Much better today!!
      And yes, all the looks were great. So hard to narrow down my favorites for you guys!!

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  19. I love those shoes. I'm searching for a mid heel similar to this for my husband's holiday party. You always have the coolest heels. When your're done wearing them, please send them my way! Ok thanks!

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    1. Hahaha! If you were closer, I would love to share a closet with you!!!

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  20. I was so happy to finally meet you in person Carylee! You are just too adorable and such a sweetheart! I hope we meet up at other events soon. :)

    You looked amazing the entirety of Fashion Week! I love the vest with that dress. STLFW is definitely a marathon. I always forget how time consuming it is until we actually kick it off. A week off the day job with only fashion business would be amazing! Haha.

    xo Michelle
    creaturetype.com

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    1. You are the sweetest! I'm blushing over here! Yes, we'll see if I can pull off more time off next time! It was still worth the sleep deprivation regardless!

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  21. That bag … LOVE!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    Fashion Should Be Fun

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  22. Great post, love your outfit and your shoes are to die for!

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  23. I love this dress! Leather vests are my favorite add on to most outfits!
    poshprime.com
    ~~Megan~~

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  24. I had the honor of seeing some of the #STLFW designers here in Nashville for our own #NFW 2014. Yigal Azrouel did not show here, but I'm so in love with your dress I'll have to seek out some of his pieces. You look just beautiful!
    Please stop by my blog and enter to win a SUNNYband ;-)

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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    1. That's so great! And yes, you really should! Love his work!

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  25. How fun! I love that sweater and print combo you showed from the show!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. It was my favorite! So intricate and beautiful!

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  26. You looks gorgeous!! I love the purse, so happy and cheerful.... And those runway pictures are so inspiring....!! :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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    1. Yay - glad you enjoyed this! It was a bit surreal seeing the runway so up close and personal! Great experience!

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  27. What an amazing experience. I'd love to see a show like this some day. I love your new bag. The color is so pretty. I hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for the well wishes. Definitely much better today. Day and night from the weekend!
      Would have loved to have you as my date!

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  28. Carylee, this dress? Fab! I love the pop of color in the bag to tie the look together.

    www.fashionablymelissa.com

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  29. Your dress is gorgeous and I love it styled with the black vest! I really loved seeing all the runway photos! So many amazing looks!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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    1. It really was an amazing show! Each designer had a great collection!!

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  30. Your hair looks so pretty! And I love the grey Tess G sweater/skirt combo too!

    Hope you get some much needed rest! This week is Toronto Fashion week - and as much as I would have LOVED to attend all the shows that I received an invitation to (and it HURT to say no LOL!) - I know I couldn't keep up with all my other responsibilities - so I'm just going for one (fingers crossed super fun!) night :-)

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    1. I would love love love to go to Toronto fashion week! I can't wait to read about your night!

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  31. Wow, what a whirl wind week you had yourself there! You looked fabulous every step of the way. The leather vest took this look right over the edge of fantastic! You look great and the color of the bag you chose is perfectly complimentary. Of all the designer looks I'm in love with Tess Giberson the most. I can totally see myself in all of her clothes you posted. Thanks for sharing!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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    1. Tess' collection and style is so effortless and perfect. I can see why you're drawn to it! And she's just such a nice person, which makes me want to buy her stuff even more! :)
      Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  32. I didn't realize your dress was designed by Yigal - awesome! The metallic skirt and leather jacket were some of my faves too!
    <3,
    Carmen
    www.therubyzipper.com

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    1. I seriously WANT that jacket! can't stop thinking of it! :)

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  33. you look absolutely breathtaking!
    i love that purse!
    and kudos to that model!
    xoxo

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    1. That's a big compliment - thanks so much!

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  34. beautiful dress! so stylish!

    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  35. What an exciting event! So many pretty clothes in these collections. And I love your pleather vest. Such a stylish piece to add an edge.

    Alex - Funky Jungle - Twitter

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  36. Beautiful dress, Carylee! I'm also loving this bright blue bag on you! =)

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  37. Adore your beautiful blue bag!

    Brooke
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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