All fashionistas are waiting for Fall!!! Why?? Because this is the time of the year when fashion shows take place all over the world.
This year, for the second time New Jersey had its own fashion week, but this time run as Fashion & Beauty Week, which was held on October 3-4th, 2011 in West Orange, at the magnificent Pleasantdale Chateau (http://www.pleasantdale.com/) - the most exclusive venue for social events in the Garden State.
"...Where fashion and beauty collide on the runway..."- that was the idea Jack Panico - FBWeek Founder - had in mind and aimed to bring it into life. The event included not only runway shows featuring top seasoned and emerging designers, but also all guests had a chance to enjoy full cocktail dinner, wine tasting, beauty bar, silent auction and lots of entertainment!!
As a truly and important event for the state of New Jersey this year's event benefit reputable and result-driven cure-focused organization - the Diabetes Research Institute. The aim was to raise money and awareness for such a serious disease, while showcasing New Jersey as it really is - a beautiful state with high-fashion people, places, and style...
Emerging and established designers not only from New Jersey, but also from New York as well as from Europe (Poland) showed their 2012 collections both days. First night, beautiful models were presenting clothes of 7 designers - Dolce Vita (http://www.dolcevita.com/), Devon Thomas (http://www.devonthomas.net/), Ari (http://arisoho.com/), Bound & Tide, Teresa Rosati (http://www.teresarosati.com.pl/), Theia (http://www.theialab.com/) and Monique Lhuillier (http://www.moniquelhuillier.com/).
Tuesday was the day filled with great designs as well presented by such fashion designers as: Bound & Tide, Jay Godfrey (http://jaygodfrey.com/), Jensen Martin/William Rast, Esposito, Adrian Alicea (http://www.adrianalicea.com), Sandra Baquero (http://www.sandrabaquero.com/), Marisa Kenson (http://www.marisakenson.com/) and Pamela Dennis (http://www.pameladennis.com/).
We have to admit that both nights models looked just stunning thanks to great work of talented hair stylists and makeup artists from Panico Salon&Spa, Avanti, Nars and many more!!
Some of the celebrities that showed up were - ladies from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Anna Demidova (Dancing with the Stars), actor Joe Piscopo, Catherine Zalewski (Mrs. New Jersey 2011), singer DMC and many more.
As the Official Fashion&Beauty Week Correspondent for Canada&Europe I would like to thank Jack Panico and his beautiful wife - Maria for allowing me, ABStyle and Fashion Calgary be a part of such an amazing event. We are proud to be one of the media sponsors for the event and we are truly looking forward to the next years of wonderful collaboration.
Special "Thank you" words to Susan Yuzwak for designing my beautiful evening gown & vintage suit; Holly Allen Designs & Holly Allen Jewelry (http://chichicouture.ca/) for allowing me wearing her black, sexy dress and outstanding jewelry; Panico stylist & makeup artists - for doing such a great job with my hair and makeup!!