I am coming off of one crazy busy work weekend. As you may recall from a previous post, this weekend I was a presenter at the Southern Women's Show. I shared my tips for Fall and Winter Teacher Style on a budget that will not break the bank. A HUGE shout out to my lovely assistant, Phanta. I would have been in over my head in preparations without her. Thursday afternoon and evening was a full one of creating outfits for the upcoming weekend's eight outfit changes for 12 models. Thank you Phanta and Prosecco.
Earlier in the day I took an almost four hour bicycle adventure with Wild Nugget Worth over to Park Road Shopping Center, onto the Greenway, through Freedom Park, UP East Boulevard to Carolina Smoothie, back down East Blvd to the playground at Freedom Park and back on the Greenway through Park Road Shopping Center back home to meet Phanta, as well as a client, to give her this cool Free People jacket in time for Fall.
Back to that bike ride.... Most of our tours start with a visit at Black Hawk Hardware for some popcorn. Like all the rest, this one did too. Almost always, Willie is outside helping a customer, and we stop to say hello. I was trailing Worth, and as he approached Willie he put on his breaks. With little reaction time, so did I. And then I Super Womaned it over the handlebars, arms out wide flat on the concrete. No idea how I was saved from a face brake... it must have been the Southern Women's Show Angels... I managed to make it out with only a handful of major bruises and a sore neck. Willie came to our rescue with popcorn and a water for me and Sprite for Worth. Needless to say, our next stop was to the bike shop for a new helmet for me.
Friday morning, clad in my DVF Supa Star Wrap dress, I loaded up my trusty rolling rack, and I was off to the show. Thanks again to Phanta, to all the models, Marcia, The Southern Women's Show, The Charlotte Observer and everyone else involved. We had a great first day. If you missed it but want to know my top Teacher Fashion pics, do not dismay! Pick up this Sunday's paper, where you'll find it all in the Style section.
Bright and early Saturday morning I was off to High Point for a quick shoot with my friends at Julie Lopez Shoes. We always have a great time on set, and I got to work with two of my favorite hotties, Jillian and Amy.
I've told you about them before, but if you haven't checked out Julie's shoes and you are on the market for a good looking, comfortable, Italian-made luxury shoe at a less than luxury shoe price, take a look. I LOVE my Layla nude python pump. By noon, I was back down I-85 to Charlotte for another round of Teacher Style dialogue with the adorable Cristina Bolling, staff writer for The Charlotte Observer, followed by an IMMEDIATE crash in my bed before two more rounds on Sunday.
I hope YOU had a wonderful weekend. One last thing, if you are over at Southpark Mall, be sure to grab the September Fall Fashion issue where we captured some pretty fantastic street style looks covering nine Charlotte neighborhoods. Thanks to SouthPark Magazine for putting their trust in me. One of my absolute most favorite projects to date!