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Chicago Fashion Week's Glitter Ball 2017

Hi guys!

Thanks for reading! Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being invited to Chicago Fahsion Weeks' Glitter Ball, hosted by Fashion Bar Chicago at the Godfrey Hotel. Thank you so much for the invitation, especially Caitlin Nero.

The menu was quite nice, including the cocktails LOL. I was able to network with an amazing model who will later on be featured as a Fresh Face on this blog so be on the lookout for her ;) But, most importantly, I was BLOWN AWAY by the designers JAW DROPPING collection.

His name is Kaori Semaj, a brilliant, award winning visual maven. I think it has been a very long time since I have been as intrigued by a collection as I was with this one. There were such strong cutural elements of those within the black diaspora, power to the people LOL. But it was excuted in such a nuance couture way. There was a heavy theme of African Kings and Queens, some Egyptian folklore references, and with a color palette of this pure fool's gold that only made the work's beauty even further intensified. Not to mention, his inspiration was supposedly The Chicago Fire that moved him to utilize fire in the garment creation, melting glue sticks and other uncoventional materials to create such bold textures for the pieces. Wow, job well done.

I really enjoyed myself and was elated that I got to attend. Thank you so much to Tony Long, the CEO of Fahsion Bar Chicago, for making this happen! His passion is unbelievable and inspiring to everyone. I hope to be able to attend again next time ;)

Chicago's Fashion Week
Fashion Bar Chicago
Designer - Kaori Semaj
The Godrey Hotel


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