6th & Lane by Lane Bryant - Day ONE

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Well, I successfully gave birth to my..... ummm 35th child? LOL Portland Fashion Week® celebrated it's 12th year (and my 3rd season leading it) this October. We moved the show to the TENTS at Pioneer Square and over 200 volunteers made the impossible happen. While this post is about the fashion, it's also about thanking those who showed an enormous amount of support - the sponsors, volunteers and attendees - and our celebrity guests! THANK YOU

Opening night was quite special for me as it was hosted by my favorite model to win America's Next Top Model, Naima Mora and we once again made history by including a plus size fashion designer - Claire Doody for Copper Union (see images below)! 

Naima worked that runway and also hosted a meet and greet book signing for her newest book about how to break into modeling called "Model Behavior." She was one of the most enthusiastic and humble celebs I have ever worked with, thank you Naima for coming to Portland!

Now for the goods, I felt crazy fab in this outfit gifted to me by Lane Bryant. They are luxe pieces from their 6th & Lane collection, which I have to say - is absolute perfection. Black, leather, zippers oh my!!! If you're like me and have been wanting quality pieces that are timeless, here you go baby. I wore three amazing outfits and here is the breakdown from Day ONE of PFW.

This top - want to wear it every day. This skirt - utter perfection, utterly luxe. This necklace - actually DO wear it every day. The shoes - gorgeous but dangerous - lol! These are quite high ladies and I made it about 30 minutes, but wondering if 36 hours on my feet with cankles had anything to do with it. :( I finally found my ankles again about 4 days after PFW. 

Then Copper Union hit the runway...

When I saw Clarie Doody's line premier at Alley 33 - I knew she needed to be on the fashion week runway. Her line was everything we all want, colorful, strong, tailored, detailed and simply gorgeous.
It was a beautiful moment when the ladies hit the runway to a crowd in awe! The models got the biggest applause of all fashion week and to the ladies and Claire - GREAT JOB!!!!! Curves baby!

This outfit made the photogs go crazy! Pure goosebumps.
My favorites from Claire's show - Modeled by (L) Kim Neal, Kiersten Williamson of Ryan Artists Models and Keri Atkins
LOVE THESE!!! Modeled by Christine Lewy of Option Models, Brittany Hudson and Caitlin Tischer.
Claire Doody taking her designer walk with her Copper Union curve army!!! Congrats Claire :)
Selfie with a super model - no pressure! :|
Our Red Carpet TV Host - Lavenda Memory!! LOVE this girl, a total triple threat. She was a blogger on our Style Collective, hosted our Red Carpet AND photographed our editorial series??!!! Truly thankful for this little hottie. Check out her blog www.lavendascloset.com.

PLUS! Thank you to the Aveda Institute Portland & Dosha Salon Spa creative team for my hair and makeup!! Saved my lifeeeeee.

Thank you so much to Lane Bryant for dressing me for Portland Fashion Week! I don't know what I would do without you guys making me feel like a million dollars in the newest 6th & Lane pieces. 

If you'd like to snap up any of these pieces - here are the links. I did receive these items complimentary and will get a 3% affiliate commission if you do choose to buy thanks to Reward Style. 


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