Sunday, March 31, 2013

MIM Rocks Fashion Under the Stars

Phoenix Fashion Week (PFW) returned to the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale, AZ on March 29th for their 4th Annual MIM Rocks Fashion under the stars. Presented by the Focal Point Salon, the event benefits the M.U.S.I.C. Foundation of Arizona, a non-profit organization supporting music and youth programs.  Supporting from Hollywood, the Grammy and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx kicked off the night with a special message.

Paying tribute to local top stylists, the affair brought in the best of the best from Tucson and Phoenix.  Or did it? You be the judge, here's my view from the front row.

Clothes Minded styled by Rochelle York
An advocate for Arizona designers, Clothes Minded hosts a weekly mini fashion and trunk shows featuring the likes of JHaus, Shawl Dawls, etc. Opening the runway, Rochelle’s styling is like a Hawaii vacation.  White, emerald, aqua blue and coral hues combined with floral prints, bring to mind the all-year bloom and blue waters of Maui.  I love the simple pulled back hair bringing focus to the bold statement necklaces. Introducing denim in the last few looks, she closed with a dramatic ala-Angelina Jolie leg-baring, one-shoulder, floor scraper denim dress to die for.  Watch runway video here.

Divaz Botique by Yeka Bruner
Based out of Tucson, Yeka was recently named as a Glamour Magazine 2012 “Glam-bassador” and was awarded by the Sterling Star Academy of San Francisco the “Rising Star Award.”  With Divaz Boutique vast clothing selection, Yeka constructed fashion forward flowy and lacy get ups in white and pastel.  I was impressed with how Divaz’ affordable clothing looked expensive in the runway. The shoes are the best part and my fave was the nude T-strap wedge.

Divaz in Fierce White styled by Yeka Bruner

Spring Flowing Divaz styled by Yeka Bruner

ENVY by Khanh styled by Fawn Cheng
Bold and geometric lines are easily recognizable of ENVY brand. It was refreshing to see Khanh’s growth in designing since he debuted his overdone and shoddy-looking club wear last October 2012. Setting the right vibe for Fawn’s styling, the runway opened with dancers jazzing in suits and hats.  The crowd was entertained and energized as the collection showcased strategic cutouts, sexy uneven hemlines, while the fabric swayed along with the music. One word...sophistication! Must see runway video here.

ENVY pin up styling with red puckers by Fawn Cheng

Amir’s La Voute styled by Amir Saebi
With a flare for vintage pieces, Amir styled men’s fashion with his own designs along with luxury names.  There are a few items that I really liked individually and found myself zooming my camera into, like the Nuestra Senora del Rosario tie (middle photo below), and the Chanel suspenders. Unfortunately, after watching a few ensembles walked by, I was ready to flip the channel like a commercial on TV. Couldn't tell if he was going after a European vintage look like he said or the 90's with that boombox tote. Most of the clothes did not even fit the models. The pieces just didn’t work together for me, and overall left me confused.

Amir's La Voute styled by Amir Saebi

Amir's La Voute styled by Amir Saebi

Bri Seeley styled by Brian Swan
From Los Angeles, my new favorite designer, Bri Seeley graced MIM Rocks Fashion showcasing her Escape 2013 Collection as styled by Brian Swan of I was happy to see her back in the valley, as Phoenix is where the pivotal event of her career took place when she won the PFW 2012 Designer of the Year last Fall.  Coming to in May, Bri Seeley’s creations will never disappoint.  I tried some on at her trunk show <--check it out. I loved them! 

Win an official MIM Rocks Fashion swag bag by casting your vote for your favorite stylist on the Phoenix Fashion Week's Facebook page.  And check out MIM Rocks Fashion 2013 Street Style!

Thanks for stopping by.  Get your FASH on and happy styling!



1 comment:

  1. You captured some great photos of the event! Nice write-up on the pieces as well. Loved seeing all the different styles. :)