Derria Takes Charlotte Fashion Week 2015

The last two years I've put "attend a fashion week" on my vision board and this year I as able to fulfill one of goals and attend a few events at this years Charlotte Fashion Week. I had been getting emails about this years events and came across an email about attending free as a blogger/media. Great news for me I quickly signed up and was granted complimentary to all the events that week.

Day 1 was a kick off event where the models, designers and media could network and have cocktails At a really nice restaurant in the heart of uptown Charlotte. A photographer named Laurence that I've been working with for the little over a year was in attendance and he made it his business to introduce me to all the models, designers and even the directors of Charlotte Fashion Week. I passed out so many business cards so I was pretty excited. Most of the designers had models strutting their stuff all night in their designs so it was cool to see a glimpse of what the runway would look like.

Day 2 was the first runway show. It was held at the Charlotte Country Club. It was a very elegant and regal set up. After arriving an hour early I was able to snag a couple photos with key people before the shown started. The theme of Charlotte Fashion Week 2015 was 'Embracing the Ages'. In which all of the models were from different age groups they even had pets modeling in the fashion shows most of the clothing was made by designers or were items from boutiques or our favorite stores like H&M, BCBG and Banana Republic. The highlight of my two days of attending was meeting and having the opportunity to see a woman named Grazia Walker walk in the show. She is a spitting image of Iris Apfel the fashion icon, and I have the picture to prove it!
Grazia Walker and I
Overall, Charlotte Fashion Week was a good experience even though I didn't attend all of the weeks events. Networking is key! Here are a few more pictures.
 Outfit Details:   
Tank- Old Navy
Overalls- Forever 21
Duster- Romwe
Shoes- Target 
Laurence Logan and I
With one of the founders of Charlotte Fashion Week
-Derria U.

See the Deals of the Week page for additional sales!

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