April 26, 2010

Fashion Fun at Dangerous Curves Ahead 2010

Tamika Martell of A-Line Style Services has done it again. The "Dangerous Curves Ahead" Charity Fashion Show and Women's Expo was a success! In its second year, this event was equally as fantastic as the last. The two major aspects of this event I truly loved? 1) It was an "All Sizes" runway show featuring designers of straight as well as plus sized clothing and 2) A portion of the proceeds were donated to the Primo Center to benefit homeless mothers and children.

Unfortunately, I missed my opportunity to peruse the 20+ vendors participating in the expo (I'm sure my wallet is grateful of that fact). However, I had a front row seat for the main event: the runway show. The show included several local designers, all of which had at least one item I wanted to get my paws on.

Here are some of my fashion favorites:

  • The wide leg trousers by Crescendo Apparel: I loved the casual chic look with the tank and lime beaded necklace.

  • The dresses by Chocolate Sushi Couture: The dresses with protruding hips were quite lovely. I really appreciated the headpieces used to accessorize each look.

  • The dresses by Think Pink Couture: Basket weaving, ruffle detailing and asymmetry were some of the highlights of this collection.

  • The skirts and dresses by Siobhan Apparel: The full skirt with the tulle underneath was fun and flirty. The peplum dress with the zipper detail was a crowd favorite. I would definitely consider adding it to my wardrobe.

  • EVERYTHING by Ra'mon Lawrence of Project Runway - Season 6: The standout pieces were the dresses and the trench coat. I would've bought that coat on the spot if I had the opportunity! High-quality fabrics, impeccable construction as well as the styling of the garments (ie: the dramatic choice of hairstyling) made this collection my favorite of the night.

The shoes, provided by Kham'ryn B, were perfect complements to the designs. There were two distinct pairs that included what appeared to be a diamond-shaped crystal wedged in between the heel and sole (one pair also had 3 crystals lined down the front of the shoe). The crowd went crazy over those and rightfully so. Those were some BAAAAD shoes!

I must say, I felt right at home surrounded by stylish Chicagoans and engulfed by the music selections of DJ Sean Alvarez. It was a fun time and I'm SO looking forward to next year!

**UPDATE #1**
It was announced at the show that all shoes were provided by Kham'ryn B. However, I was just informed that the shoes pictured above were not. I'm still awaiting confirmation on the designer. As soon as I receive the information, I will provide another update.

**UPDATE #2**
It has been confirmed that Ra'mon Lawrence designed the shoes pictured above. Now, I'm awaiting a price quote since they clearly belong in my closet. :-)

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Blogger NikStar said...

I would be sick on the big day that I've been looking forward to!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! It looks like so much fun!!!

April 26, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Swa-Rai' Fashion & Beauty Blog said...

Great post...definitely was fun!

April 26, 2010 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger ChiTown Fashionista said...

@NikStar, Aww!! And I was looking for you too. Thought we'd finally get to meet.

@Swa-Rai, Thanks! It's always good times when we get together in the name of fashion.

April 26, 2010 at 9:28 PM  

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