YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins, posed with local film producer and fashion week ticket winner Tia Hodges (left) and Lumiere hotel manager/fashion designer Wynette B. at the reception for Project: Design. Check out the pics below of what went down at this fashion week opener!
Photos by Ma'atology and www.saintlouisfashionweek.com .(above pic)
THE ENTRANCE of the reception prior to the fashion show competition.
One of the vendors was Redken.
ABOVE: Music was provided by DJ TrashTalk
LEFT: The latest Alive Magazine and the program and the Fashion Week Program. ABOVE RIGHT: Complimentary appetizers and BORBAtinis were provided.
One of the several painters who painted live murals during the receptions.
Baker's Shoes, the main producer of Project: Design, were steppin out at its booth.
A shot of the crowd from the elevator leading up to the fashion show.
The crew doing final touches to the runway before the public had access to the show.
The crowd including STL TV producer Andre Hollman (center in black)
The crowd awaiting the start of the show.
Actually, the show began as a mock fashion show with mock models.
More mock models.
Another mock model.
After the mock show, the stars of TLC's "What Not to Wear" Clinton Kelly and Stacy London walked out with camera crew.
Kelly and London were there to surprise a person in the crowd who was getting a $5,000 makeover.
The crowd member was getting a makeover and it was discovered that the young lady with the fur boots' family submitted her name for a makeover. It was also found out that the young lady was secretly being filmed for six months including that nite.
The hosts had the crowd to cheer along for the TLC show.
After the filming of the "What Not to Wear" segment, the real show started. Hosting was "Project Runway" runner up, Jillian Lewis.
Lewis presented the judges (she was one herself) who were going to judge the Top 6 finalists for the competition. The winner was going to win a $30,00 prize package.
Lewis also called out the sponsors of that nite's show.
The first finalist was:
The designer (last female in line) is Lidia Wachowska.
The second finalist was:
The deisgner is Dragana Jovic (right)
The third finalist was:
The designer (first lady) is Jennifer Neal.
The fourth designer was:
The fifth designer was:
The sixth designer was Trashbiscuit
In the crowd was the St. Louis Post's Kevin Johnson (in glasses)
Project Runway finalist Jillian Lewis debuted her latest colelction.
AND THE REAR!
FROM TWO PIECE....
....TO A ONE PIECE!
ONE PIECE IN HAND....
Wardrobe stylist Craig Minter (in "04" shirt) was a bit occupied BUT....
....Minter snuck a peak of the wares. LOL
Lewis came out after her collection was displayed.
AFTERWARDS, the judges deliberated on who would win Project: Deisgn meanwhile:
STL TV's Sande Stevenson gettin a touch up on the make up.
STL Post fashion Editor Debra Bass (in brown braids) did her schmoozing.
Lewis had the results.
The event coordinators (including Dwight Carter walking behind lady) brought out the main award, a sewing machine.
The fashion crew also came out while the deisgners came out one by one in order of show. The first was Wachowska.
The second was Jovic
Next was Katie Aichholz of Katie Kantley Designs
Next was Kristin Cunningham of Kristin Cortez Designs.