Style Crazed: FWSD14 – Night 1

As you know via my Instagram feed, last week was Fashion Week here in San Diego :) SO, I thought it might be fun for the next five days to breakdown my looks and share with you my choices from the runway each night, starting with Night 1 = The Art & Beauty Behind Fashion!

Style Crazed: FWSD14 - Night 1

Glasses: Miu Miu / Dress: Ranna Gill via Anthropologie / Bangles: Hermes

Clutch: Kate Spade New York / Pumps: Kelsi Dagger via DSW

This was my first time at the actual Fashion Week San Diego. Yes, I’ve been to MANY of their events before [as you’re well aware of] but had never had the pleasure of attending the official full week of runway shows. As a result, I was VERY eager . . . like a child counting down the days until Christmas morn! I was also a little anxious. I mean I didn’t really know what to expect. The good news, however, is I am extremely comfortable in my own skin and know how to stick to my personal style while dressing for the unknown. PLUS, with a title like “The Art & Beauty Behind Fashion,” I knew the sky was pretty much the limit. Therefore, I opted for this Ranna Gill number that has been patiently waiting in my closet since [GULP] last November. I then played off of its beautiful details for my accessories. I matched both my lipstick and pumps to its dark maroon stitching and paired a clutch and bangles with the same coral tones, thus allowing my ensemble to come full circle. The frames were a last minute decision ;) causing me to wear a different pair of glasses each night of FWSD 2014. Yea, I have that many pairs . . . OKAY, now onto some of my favorite “do’s” of the night!

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(Photography by CF Photography Studios)

When you think about an event like Fashion Week, your brain usually goes straight to designer clothing. Right?! And, although that usually IS the case, forward-thinking fashions weren’t the only things coming down the catwalk. Nope! For the first time ever, FWSD teamed up with the Bellus Academy to make hair, makeup, and nails the focal point of Night 1.

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(Photography by CF Photography Studios)

They literally transformed the models into living pieces of art ― featuring Spring/Summer trends of 2015 in hairstyling, makeup and nail artistry.

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(Photography by CF Photography Studios)

OH! And did you know that Bellus Academy is the “Harvard” of beauty schools? I didn’t either, BUT how cool is that!? They even have four campuses located right here in San Diego.

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 (Photography by CF Photography Studios)

To me, beauty and makeup and color is like the finishing touch on everything.” ― Marc Jacobs

Partnering with the Bellus Academy [in my opinion] was a brilliant way to kick off this week of fabulous fashion-fun :D if only I could get my hair to do that! Lol. See you tomorrow for more about FWSD 2014!

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