We were blessed enough to attend Society Fashion Week LA!
Below watch the official Vlog of our experience as well as photos below!
We trekked through the hustle and bustle of LA traffic, through the train (so you know it was bad) heading to Society Fashion Week. Though arriving later than expected at the Sheraton Grand in Downtown LA, we rushed down the elevator to the lower levels, breezing past flights of stairs paired with signs that read “Society Fashion Week” and arrows pointing in the right direction. The Society Fashion Week staff was kind, fun and relatable. We received our press passes promptly and went straight to work!
We arrived for the 4:30 kids and teens fashion shows. Highlighting designers and fierce models of all ages for the youthful audience. Designer Elena Pudido had just finished walking on the catwalk as Young Socialites was up next. Just in time to get to work, we stood in the press area with other photographers and videographers searching for the perfect view. All four of us scattered with our phones out, to not only promote on social media, but also get the best footage and photos on our phones.
Young Socialites Clothier (YS) was a Collection for young girls and boys consisting of playful yet elegant dresses, skirt-sets, shorts-sets and suits for boys. The color theme rested on pale blues, dark sequined blue and what appeared to be a baby blue lace over silver throughout the collection. Our favorite addition to all pieces was the train attached to almost all girls dresses and sets. It added a girly touch that made the collection complete.
Up next was Alexandra Bujan. Alexandra Bujan is a 12 year old designer, who named her collection after herself (as all great designers do). One of our personal favorites of the evening, Alexandra dazzled her embroidered collection and suede-looking material with deep green’s, burgundy’s and blacks. The collection looked very Victorian-era inspired with a modern twist. The garments consisted of long pants-sets and form fitting dresses adorned with large gold appliqués, cut-outs and Cinderella inspired short and long skirts. The embroidery and appliqués emphasized the neckline, arms and bottom hem of some dresses as a finishing touch. One the highlights was watching America’s Next Top Model contestant, Victoria Henley and model sisters Briana and Jenasha Roy walk for the collection! They are all incredibly sweet people!
The last collection was Jaylani’s Boutique. Jaylani’s Boutique was a young girls collection consisting of jeans and t-shirts. The collection released their “I Am” shirts, which centered around positive messages for young girls. The finale included the designer walking with a young model that sported a shirt saying “I Am Unique”. The jeans had a girly, fun flare with patchwork and buttons! Here is where young model Omariya Monroe gave us a big dose of “girl power” by holding her arms up strong and proud as she graced the runway. To meet her and her mother after the show was a treat in itself!
Afterward we walked the red carpet we mixed and mingled with the young models and designers who blessed the runway. It was frenzy as the cameras flashed and models scurried. We introduced ourselves, posed for pictures and became a part of the commotion surrounding us. Society Fashion Week was an experience we'll never forget!
We can’t wait to attend next year!
Wardrobe Styled By: Amenika Shepsu-t
Camera work: Holly Girlz
Thank you to The Society Fashion Week staff for your kindness!
Big Thank You to Society Fashion Week and Brie Merritt for the opportunity!
Watch Video Recap HERE!
As we entered the outdoor venue, the environment was nothing short of exciting. The lights gleamed in the distance off of the centerpiece that was the runway. In a closer POV was the red carpet. Bright lights, photographers, and Models (fresh off of the runway) crowded the scene.
Naturally, we felt it necessary to take a couple of pictures on the red carpet before attending our 9pm show. We slid through, posing quick enough to for the best shot as photographers from every direction commanded attention. This is where we met Morgan Meek a young girl who not only just finished walking the runway for KKSwimwear, but is also the USA National Jr. Princess.
Next we attended the 9pm Fashion show, which showcased the collections: Moods of Norway, Something By Sonjia and Mario De La Torre.
Moods of norway:
Moods Of Norway gave us “all of the feels” of a perfect introduction to a Halloween movie (in the month of October, this is absolutely fitting). The ambiance was haunting, sleek and sophisticated. The collection was dressed in pops of bright red and yellow. The men’s attire was filled with well-tailored suits, yellow tinted shades, and perfectly matched dress shoes. The women’s attire was full of flirty lines and flowing material, replicating a pajama silk “look” that could be dressed up or down in one pieces and floral dresses matched with bright yellow and red pumps.
Something By Sonjia:
Something By Sonjia was one of our personal favorites. The sultry sounds of Solange in the background- matched with models in multiple shade variations of black girl magic was a sight to see. The lines were straight, artistically curved and warm- complimenting the body. The plaid print was accompanied with solid blacks, dark blues, dark browns, creams, forest greens and beige. Long skirts and dresses were decorated in layers and thigh-high slits, chunky scarves, and jackets. Some models wore brown lace-up sandals as others were paired with baby blue jean, open toe ankle boots, all with black socks. Our favorite touches were the solid black beanies worn by all models; it was the perfect hint of edge that brought all the looks together.
Mario De La Torre:
Mario De La Torre finished the night off elegantly in all white. The lines were simplistic and flowing. What stood out the most were the models. Models of all shapes, sizes, and ages walked the runway- some were even pregnant. Form Fitting dresses and tops were worn with skintight pants and flowing skirts. Swimwear was a trend as some adorned cut out one pieces, others wore two pieces under sexy form-fitting, see-through mesh dresses.
The entertainment for the night varied from Country, to R&B, to Pop, to Hip-Hop. Artists like Vyse 179 (who we had the pleasure of meeting and is hella cool) came from as far as Bronx, New York.
They graced and performed on the runway as their stage, all with their own flavor and uniqueness as individual artists. The diversity in genre and content was strategically picked to bring people of all backgrounds together.
All in all, our night one of Style Fashion Week LA was a huge hit!
-Thank you to all of the people working the show and handling the seating on the floor. It was not an easy task and you are Greatly Appreciated.🙏🏽
Wardrobe Styled By: Holly Girlz
Photography: Courtesy of Amenika Shepsu-t
Photography: Courtesy of Obi 1