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Friday, October 2, 2015

EVENTS: Neiman Marcus CUSP Fall 2015 Fashion Show

Friday, October 2, 2015 - by Shalanda Turner · - 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, Neiman Marcus hosted their Fall edition of their bi-annual CUSP Fashion Show. I've featured CUSP events on my blog before, but in case you're unfamiliar with CUSP by Neiman Marcus, it's their name for their contemporary departments. There's also several stand a lone CUSP stores around the country.  Designers featured in CUSP are Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch, to Alice & Olivia. NM Houston Galleria Mall took their event to the next level by inviting an all girl band to perform before and after the show. The band was an awesome addition to the event and I hope they stick with that for future shows! 

The event also served to crown Houston Tidbits' new IT Girl of Instagram winner. Twice a year, the team at Houston Tidbits nominates 6 girls from Instagram, and ask their readers to vote for their favorite IT Girl. The 6 girls nominated this year were @LyndseyZorich, @SophiaAndersonx, @Daily_Craving, @ShopTheManor@BeautyNowApp, & @GoldenStrandJewelry. The winner is announced at the CUSP fashion show. There's also a secondary winner, for best styling. Each of the 6 girls styles a look and displays it on mannequins at the event. Throughout the evening, guests can vote for their favorite look, and the winner is also announced before the end of the night.  The winner of the styling competition was Sophia Anderson! Congrats to Sophia. I left before the overall winner of the 6 girls was announced, so I'm not sure who won! If anyone knows, please tell me! Ha! I had to leave early for a private VIP screening of Rosewood. Check out my photos of the IT Girls, and the fashion show looks below. 

Neiman Marcus PR Manager Stacey Swift (L), and Founder of Tidbits, Allison Badgley (R)
The 6 It Girls
Each It Girl answer what their favorite item was for Fall.

5 of the 6 Looks Styled by the IT Girls:



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WHAT I WORE: Black & White 3.0

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - by Shalanda Turner · - 0 Comments

I've been blogging for over 5 years, and I'm sure I've featured my plethora of black and white looks on the blog, so that's why this post is titled 3.0. It's probably more like 30.0 but who's keeping track, right? Anyway, this particular black and white number was put together to wear to the Vogue Galleria Fashion Show event earlier this month.  You can read more about the event here on my previous blog post. Coming from work, I needed something quick to change into, and to be honest, I choose a jumpsuit, because I didn't have time to shave (so sue me). However, since I've worn this jumpsuit a million times, I wanted to change it up. I paired it with a white belt, black & white scarf and white pumps. The white accents definitely elevated this otherwise, basic black jumpsuit to the next level. I received a lot of compliments that night! Check out more photos of my look, and pics with friends below:

Scarf: Had so long can't remember, here are similar ones
Jumpsuit: NY Collection - Macy's
Belt: Similar
Pumps: Bandolino
Bracelet: Aldo Accessories
Handbag: Brahmin

After the fashion show, Rongrong set up to sketch guests of the show. I was the first one in line! 

After admiring my illustration, I started mingling with some of my fellow blogger buddies! Check out these fun snaps from the evening from my phone:

With Cori from PH Playbook, and new HFB Intern, Amanda Chapa

Reunited and it feels so good! It's been a long time since I've see my fellow blogger friend, Lynne Gabriel!

Posing with Blogger & Stylist Jillian Williams, and then another pose with Lynne and our friend Dominique.

So excited to have my first illustration by Rongrong! She's so talented!


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