Saint Louis Fashion Week: Indulge at Plaza Frontenac

Saint Louis Fashion Week continues to impress.  On day two of the runway series, Indulge at Plaza Frontenac wowed St. Louisans with styles from the center’s top stores—Eileen Fisher, Juicy Couture, Ann Taylor, BCBG Max Azria, Pace Farias, Lucky, Lululemon Athletica, and White House | Black Market.  The looks were consistently sharp.

Fall trends presented included romantic draping, black and white, graphic and geometric prints, and knit hats. Indulge succeeded at showcasing looks that every woman (and man) would want to wear in real life.

Here are some of the photos I took at the show:

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The most important takeaway from the show, though, is likely the good feeling you had knowing that your attendance helped support the mission of SSM Cardinal Glennon.  Cardinal Glennon, a not-for-profit medical center with a 51-year history of caring for children in St. Louis, received 100% of the proceeds of the Indulge runway show.  Elizabeth Tucker, Executive Producer and Co-founder of Saint Louis Fashion Week, briefed us on the fund-raising goals that night; and Jenny, a representative of Cardinal Glennon, talked about the crucial work of the medical center.

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Tonight, we head to the Fabulous Fox Theatre for Project Runway!

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Saint Louis Fashion Week: Fall into Fashion

Saint Louis Fashion Week is in full swing!  Last night, the first runway show of the season, Fall into Fashion presented by the Saint Louis Galleria, went down without a hitch.  Fall into Fashion featured looks from the Galleria’s top stores, including Anthropologie, Francesca’s, Bebe, Apricot Lane, True Religion, Caché, Ann Taylor, and Fossil.

The evening began with a cocktail reception at 6pm.  Attendees sipped on complimentary martinis and enjoyed an array of appetizers.


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At about 7pm, the main event began.  Elizabeth Tucker, Executive Producer and Co-founder of Saint Louis Fashion Week, got things started by welcoming guests and introducing the host of the evening, Virginia Kerr, co-host of KMOV Great Day St. Louis.  Guests also heard from Lindsey Gibson, a representative of HavenHouse, a St. Louis-based organization that provides a home and community support to families traveling to seek medical assistance.  HavenHouse received 100% of the proceeds of Fall into Fashion.

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Here are few more photos I took at the show, which featured the latest fall fashion from Saint Louis Galleria stores:

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Shop the looks: Anthropologie leo pullover, Anthropologie cressida skirt

Anthropologie pilcro serif cord leggings, Anthropologie painted scarab pendant necklace
Anthropologie carcanet blouseAnthropologie gilt bouquet skirt

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Shop the looks:  Ann Taylor lace overlay dressAnn Taylor gates coat,
Ann Taylor cropped paisley pantsAnn Taylor floral jacquard dress,

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Shop the looks:  bebe trench, bebe crop moto jacketbebe leggings

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Tonight, all roads lead to Plaza Frontenac for the Indulge runway presentation.  Don’t have tickets yet?

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Saint Louis Fashion Week Opens with a Bang

Saint Louis Fashion Week (STLFW) started with a bang last night!  If that opening event, held at Three Sixty, the scenic rooftop bar at the downtown Hilton, signals the standard of what’s to come during STLFW this fall, I’m even more excited than I was before.  

The evening began with a cocktail party featuring special drinks provided by Pinnacle Vodka, Skinny Girl, and Beck’s Sapphire, and also a wide selection of appetizers provided by Three Sixty.  The St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards immediately followed the cocktail party.  I’m so thrilled to tell you that I won the best budget blog award!  I was both the official winner and the people’s choice winner.  Thank you so much for voting for me!  It means so much!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Wanna see what I wore?  I opted for an African-inspired look last night.  I had a high-waist, full skirt with a fresh African print made during my stint in NYC last week.  I paired the skirt with a basic black top.  The outfit was finished by an African-esque collar necklace by Vince Camuto, red pumps, and a metallic gold clutch.

Top—W118 by Walter Baker via TJ Maxx

Skirt—Custom-made by Yara African Fabrics 

Shoes—Target

Earrings—Kate Spade | similar

Necklace—Vince Camuto via TJ Maxx | option

Rings—Vince Camuto via Nordstrom Rack | similar

Watch—Michael Kors | similar

Clutch—Vintage via eBay (seen before here)

Here are a few photos from the event last night featuring fellow bloggers—Cassie of Style Cassentials, Julia of Oh, Julia Ann, Holly of MintJulep87, Lorena of Garnets and Sapphires, Yasmin of Bangles and Bungalows, and Rachael of Style Every Day.

Fall into Fashion at the St. Louis Galleria is next on the schedule!  I’ll see you there, St. Louis.

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Saint Louis Fashion Week Starts Tonight!

Let’s get it started!  Saint Louis Fashion Week (STLFW) kicks off tonight with the inaugural St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards followed by a big bash.  I’ll surely be in the house and I’d love to see you there too.  Tonight’s party is day one of the 10-day Saint Louis Fashion Week extravaganza.

If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to purchase tickets online to take advantage of early bird pricing and to secure your tickets before they sell out.  The lineup is truly amazing this fall.  There are 36 regional and national designers, including Project Runway All Stars, Casanova and Laura Kathleen, and Samantha Pleet whose line—Treasures by Samantha Pleet—has been sold at Anthropologie.

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Runway image via Alivemag.com

For more information about each event, visit SaintLouisFashionWeek.com

St. Louis Premium Outlets Opens to Huge Crowds

The second of two new outlet malls in the St. Louis area opened last week.  This one, the St. Louis Premium Outlets, brings incomparable bargain shopping opportunities to fashion conscious shoppers in the area.

Chances are many of you have shopped at a Premium Outlet mall.  There are locations all across the country. I’ve shopped at six Premium Outlets in the past, including San Marcos, Allen, Chicago, Woodbury, and Cincinnati. So, I visited the St. Louis Premium Outlets with high hopes.

Map of Premium Outlet centers is from PremiumOutlets.com
Blue check marks indicate centers I’ve visited.  Which ones have you visited?
Find your nearest center.

The St. Louis Premium Outlets surpassed my expectations.  The selection of stores is expansive and carefully curated to meet the needs of various shoppers—men, women, and children.  Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, and Coach appeared to be St. Louis favorites because there were long lines just to enter those stores during the grand opening.

Don’t have a favorite store yet?  No worries.  To showcase as many of the stores, the St. Louis Premium Outlets has a racetrack design that also allows for easy access for customers.  Grab a map or follow the posted signs to navigate the facility like a pro.

Before you shop, consider joining the Premium Outlets VIP shoppers club.  Membership is free!  Vip shoppers receive exclusive coupons from retailers at the mall, like 10% off your entire purchase at Kate Spade.  Members also receive periodic updates and sale information.  By the way, I hear that the St. Louis Premium Outlets is the place to be on ‘Black Friday’.  Shhh…

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Disclosure:  St. Louis Premium Outlets invited me to the grand opening celebration of the center.  I received a gift card to shop the event.  As always, the opinions and ideas expressed are my own.