Fall 2013 Simon Fashion Now Blogger Preview Party

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A select number of Houston area bloggers were invited to attend the Simon Fashion Now Blogger Preview Party 2013 held at the Houston Galleria Westin Oaks Hotel.  This was my 2nd year in a row attending and I enjoyed myself just as much this year as I did last year.

DSCF9895Houston Fashion Blogger Taylor and I taking a cute picture
DSCF9803 Me in front of the Step and Repeat

 It’s so cool to be able to see what the designers will be showcasing throughout the week before the shows actually begin. It made me feel special. ;-P Below are pictures of the racks displaying the Fall 2013 Trends.  The models will be wearing these pieces throughout the week.

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DSCF9882 DSCF9883 DSCF9884 This leather jacket really stood out to me. The Fall 2013 trends will include details, designs and textures.

Swatch is one of the sponsors for Simon Fashion Now. These watches are cute. DSCF9881 DSCF9880

Outerwear is going to be big as well. We saw different ways to make your look stand out using jackets and coats. DSCF9877 DSCF9878My favorite trend of the night was mixing Black and White. DSCF9875DSCF9876

Here are some pictures of the bloggers getting settled in their seats and being served by the waitstaff before the fashion show started.DSCF9806 DSCF9807 DSCF9811

We were given an intro by Jackie, the Simon Fashion Now Tour Coordinator and Leslie the Houston area Coordinator.

DSCF9816 DSCF9817 Jackie informed us that this is the 6th year of the Simon Fashion Now Tour.  The purpose of the tour is to celebrate the accessibility of affordable and luxury fashion on a local level.  They want to have events for consumers that weren’t as intimidating as NYFW.

There was also a Q & A segment at the end of the show.  Here are some of the highlights on what to expect or Fall 2013 Trends.

  1. Forget about the myth, “Don’t where white after Labor Day”, because white is definitely in and chic.
  2. The colors from Spring to Fall are more transitional than drastic so you’ll still see a lot of bold colors like all shades of green, blues, and reds.
  3. Being a professional makeup artist. I was more interested in beauty trends. So I asked what was going to be in for makeup and hair. Jackie said definitely red, burgundy, and plum lips. For hair, majority of models have slick ponytails in order to prevent distractions from the clothing.
  4. Leslie says hats will be a huge accessory, especially with designs, details, and feathers.
  5. Studded apparel will also be big this season
  6. Statement coats, shoes, and small handbags (particularly wristlets), scarves, and black and white watches.
  7. For shoes: heels will have a variety of heights and shapes. Leslie pointed out that we need to pay attention to the designs on the heels for the Fall not just the front of the toe. Designers have been getting more and more creative with the heels.

Here are pictures from the runway show CheChDSCF9818 Check out the details of these shoes
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I absolutely LOVED this black and white look Model Mariah is wearingDSCF9824 DSCF9825 DSCF9826 DSCF9827I really liked this studded bag

DSCF9828Next is the statement coat with cute booties.DSCF9829 DSCF9830DSCF9831Don’t worry fellas. You weren’t forgotten. The male model is wearing a detailed jacket with a red (one of the hot fall colors) shirtDSCF9836 DSCF9838

This 3D lazer cut out leather jacket that the model below is wearing was my favorite single item. I really, really want it. It’s the perfect leather jacket for Houston’s climate.DSCF9844 DSCF9846 Oh and look at these Alexander McQueen studded ankle boots. Yeeeessss!!!!DSCF9848

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