Monday, November 8, 2010

Mass Appeal Fashion Show 2010 Review

Mass Appeal is a fashion show to benefit the Elmwood Village of Buffalo, NY inspired by Project Runway.  It's Buffalo's Fashion Week!  Buffalo, NY has become fashion central.  Buffalo is in close proximity to Toronto, Niagara Falls, and the Finger Lakes bringing in multicultural influences to a creative hardworking community.  Buffalo State College offers one of the best fashion programs in the United States, so it's no wonder Buffalo is now fashion mecca.

The fashion show included local shops and designers.  The event was sponsored by Sorrento Cheese.  Some of the shops included were Half & Half, Anna Grace, Splash Panic, and Anatomy. The designers were Morgen Love, Clementiny, Atelier, Holly Hue Clothing, Aella, among others.

The overall trends from the fashion show were recycling and up cycling (which we strongly support through our Rice Rafferty accessory designs).  There was also an idea of extremes - casual street wear to dressy couture gowns.  High waist dresses, lace gloves, empire waists dresses, big belts, fur coats, and lots of big jewelry.  Old style Hollywood glamor is making a huge comeback.  We're a society deprived of formal dressing and we now crave it (at least I know i do).  I'm always looking for an excuse to dress up.

The show opened with boys in t shirts and jeans with painted faces and holding baseball bats.  Next up my favorite, couture gowns, wearable art, tattooed men wearing g strings and the show ended with a circus performance.  It was really quite a show!  The wearable art segment was my favorite.  Inspired by Project Runway, artists made dresses to represent local shops using the materials from that shop - materials used were books, egg cartons, jewelry boxes, and garbage bags.

After the show I headed to The Chocolate Bar to celebrate my best friend's birthday.  We enjoyed white chocolate martinis, brie cheese, crab cakes, and a chocolate volcano.  Overall it was a very decedent and glamorous evening.  Marie Antoinette would have approved.

Kristen and I after the fashion show.  I'm wearing the Rice Rafferty Celebration Bib Statement Necklace!

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