Happy Labor Day! Labor Day marks the unofficial end of Summer. For me, the “back to school” season means a new beginning… Each year at this time, I find myself settling down, getting “back to business and back to basics,” reevaluating personal and professional goals and setting new ones. It was this time last year that I launched my business Bra La Mode. As I reflect back, I can’t believe it’s only been one year, as I’ve accomplished quite a bit during that time. I look forward to seeing what’s in store for me and my businesses throughout the rest of 2012!
The official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC kicks off on the evening of September 5th with the 9th Annual Style Awards and continues through Thursday, September 13th. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is New York City’s single largest media event, taking place twice a year (February & September.) The event provides top designers an international platform to showcase their collections to more than 100,000 industry insiders from around the world, including buyers, editors, retailers, celebrities, VIPs, and more. With more than 80 designers’ shows over 8 days, it is known as the premier event worldwide where style, beauty, supermodels, and celebrities come together to celebrate the best in fashion. Follow @MBFashionWeek on Twitter.
Fashion’s Night Out is this Thursday, September 6th. For a complete listing of Fashion’s Night Out events in cities around the world, go to www.fashionsnightout.com. Last year I took myself on a “Lingerie Tour” of lower Manhattan including stops at Journelle SoHo, Kiki de Montparnasse, Bloomie’s, La Perla and Agent Provocateur. I chronicled my FNO journey in two of my first blog posts on Bra La Mode. It’s really cool to look back to see where I was at this time last year and to see the personal and professional progress I’ve made. This year I will be spending the evening with Bethenny Frankel at Macy’s Herald Square. The Intimate Affair at Macy’s will feature the Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers “Real Woman” Fashion Show which will be hosted by the “queen of too much information,” Bethenny herself!
REMINDER! Small Boutique Fashion Week is this Saturday…. The SBFW2012 Fashion Show and Market is geared towards small business owners, emerging designers, and novelty designers that are looking to get their start by selling to small boutiques and unique shops. This edition will be held on Saturday, September 8th at The Metropolitan Pavilion and will feature three separate showcases at 12pm, 4pm and 8pm. For more information: www.smallboutiquefw.com.
The International Lingerie Show (ILS) runs September 10th through the 12th at the RIO in Las Vegas. The ILS trade show leans towards the sexy/adult side of our industry. For more information, go to: www.lvlingerieshow.com.
And to celebrate the end of Fashion Week, The Lingerie Alliance will be hosting the official Nolcha Fashion Week Closing Party in collaboration with Label 55 on Thursday, September 13, 2012. Nolcha Fashion Week is an award-winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. This edition of the event will run from September 10th – 13th, 2012 and will include runway presentations, an exclusive bloggers brunch, fashion lounge, after-parties, networking events, and the official fashion week closing party. Nolcha Fashion Week is officially listed with Mercedes-Benz as one of two recognized Fashion Weeks by the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Nolcha offers a range of cost effective options to increase designers’ recognition and develop their businesses. My partner, Luis Paredes, and I are very pleased to be partnered with Label 55 and Nolcha Fashion Week as they share our passion for supporting independent brands. We hope you will join us for this Intimate Affair which will provide great networking for fashion industry pros! Please RSVP through guestcode.com – code # 1439.
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