Month: February 2018

NYFW: Paco Rogiene Runway Show

Light rain fell and it didn’t bother me at all. I was too excited. This was the show I’d been looking forward to all week long featuring young designer Paco Rogiene. A Baltimore native who began designing as a teen, Paco has always been one to watch. Gaining popularity in the DMV, he then set his sights on New York where his collections earned him esteem from fashion icons like Naomi Campbell.

Upon arrival I was inspired just by the window – why? Because it was full of dancers practicing, after all this Show was being held at the Alvin Ailey American Dance theatre on the sixth Floor. Stepping off the elevator I could feel the energy. After check in I quickly I found my front row seat as VIP guests were being served wine.

The DJ began playing 50 Cent & Biggie as the lights dimmed. Showtime. A sea of black pieces in sheer and lace flowed my way. I was close enough to see the quality of the fabrics and tailored finishes. The men’s lace shirt with matching jacket was perfect!

Then a flow of white pieces followed. The men’s 3 quarter white shirt was a standout from this collection and the fringe pants for women was done in such a modern way I was amazed!

The Diversity of the model selection was thoroughly impressive. Backstage access allowed me to meet and greet the designer and models. Paco’s modern use of classic fabrics was refreshing & the entire show was a joy!

– K. Vaughn, Philadelphia Designer

Exclusively for Sing Pray Shop

Sequin Knits + Leather Jeans

Don’t be fooled, basic is not always a bad thing. Take today’s outfit for instance. Originally, I’d planned to shoot this look with a black fur vest but realized I’d forgotten the vest when hubbs and I reached our location.

Do I skip the shoot and just head to work or do I shoot regardless and remain authentic? I decided to shoot as planned and I’m so glad I did. While the fur vest would’ve added a little drama to this look, I improvised by substituting my hat and scarf.

The sequins on my knitwear was the perfect compliment to my rhinestone studded ankle boots. These eye catching accessories pop against the plain white turtleneck and black leather jeans. By adding some mirrored shades and a fun purse I’m anything but ordinary.

Next time you’re feeling drab add your favorite accessory and slay!

Top//Uniqlo , Pants//Marshall’s , Shoes//Pleaser , Knits//Betsy Johnson , Purse//Diamond Collection

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