|Fashion show featuring pieces from Donna's Dress Shop.|
Ah, the holiday season; with it's endless succession of parties and events to try to get you to buy things. The words "holiday market" usually evoke images of a craft fair in a convention center filled with moms, their mom jeans and Christmas themed sweaters. I attended a way more rocking (literally) holiday market at the Terrace on Grand in honor of the release of Faction Magazine V6. There were fab fashion shows styled by The Concrete Catwalk, vendors selling things you won't find at the mall, and Kansas City's top soul review The Good Foot helping with the soundtrack. My favorite show of the evening featured looks from Donna's Dress Shop. I really loved the ruffled collar, all-over sequin blouse with the tartan New Look skirt! It reminded me of a very Carrie Christmas, and made me miss weekly episodes of Sex and the City very much.
|More pieces from Donna's Dress Shop|
|Kristen R., KC designer Vanne McMillan, Donna of Donna's Dress Shop|
The turn out of local designers was really high! I love to see friendly faces when I'm at fashion events. Kansas City, just like any other metropolitan area in these good ol' United States, is filled with creative, stylish, individuals. I like that designers and artists banding together and creating an even more diverse, active, lively, and visible arts & fashion community!
|KC designer Anastasia Rendina|
|Anastasia's snake print harem pants, her own design|
|Erica, Colleen, and Jessica from Arizona Trading Co. in Westport|
|Peggy Noland stirrup leggings|
Erica's Peggy Noland leggings are awesome on their own, but I really love her styling. The 60's-style, mod shoes are a perfect compliment to the XYZ color blocking on the leggings, and her necklace lightens the whole look.
|Gold chain and fuchsia feather necklace, Arizona Trading Co.|
|Original color meets vintage cut.|
Jessica has almost been featured on my blog more than I have! I LOVE her style. This red cardigan is adorable, but the large hoop earrings totally transform the look from "mom's holiday sweater" to downtown fashion party. It's as simple as that. Snaps for Jessica!!!
|Jessica's red sweater, with gold chain closure detail|
|Amanda Nervig for Sikenomics cassette tape scarves|
The Good Foot closed the night with an awesome performance of soul and funk. The acoustics in the loft at The Terrace on Grand were ideal for appreciating the very talented horn section and Julia's one-of-a-kind voice.
|The Good Foot|
|Julia, lead singer of The Good Foot|
|A graceful neckline and statement necklace|
|K. Topp and Me|
|Lace one-shoulder blouse, my own design. Green velvet pants, vintage.|