Monday, April 14, 2008

Fashion, fashion everywhere

Tailored jackets and excellent boots? I'm in!

Fashion was seemingly everywhere in Uptown Charlotte on Sunday.

I started the morning at the Charlotte Jumper Classic fashion show brunch at Time Warner Cable Arena, and saw fashions from a some of the vendors set up in the arena concourse: Biba N.Y. boutique in Southampton, NY; Wish Clothiers, budding designer Katie Ermilio, daughter of third generation designer Bob Ermilio and Dubarry of Ireland, among others.

My shoe fetish kicked into overdrive at the sight of all those fab riding boots!

A model walking the runway at Sunday's Pure Fashion event.

I finished up the afternoon at the Pure Fashion event at the Westin. Event emcee Barbara McKay was quick with a joke for the crowd of nearly 800 attendees. When the fashion show began -- featuring more than 60 teen girls who went through several months of Pure Fashion empowerment training -- McKay invited young girls in the audience to crowd around the stage and get a closer look.