Bloggers get sick too.
I’ve been in bed since Monday.
Today’s lack of content is brought to you by the flu.
Hoping to be back up and running by next week.
Thanks for understanding!
I love Fashion Week of Rochester.
Last year I was backstage at every show assisting models with quick changes, running walk throughs, and volunteering at every event. This year couldn’t have been any more different, as I was unable to volunteer and only able to attend one event: The Gallery of Fashion.
I have to say, I’m still a little sad to have missed so much this year. I definitely missed the excitement backstage and I definitely don’t like having to read about highlights in the paper! I want to be there!!! Next year, I hope to attend every event and maybe volunteer backstage again for a few of the shows.
The one show I was able to attend was The Gallery of Fashion, a wonderful mix of art and fashion that combined an art gallery with runway space in the former Merkel Donohue building on South Ave. The show featured fashions from: Omero’s Clothes, J.Vargas, Nathaniel’s Original, Hot Rod Betties, RIT Jewelery w/ Google Glass, Peppermint w/ Bien Eyewear, Runway Earth, HarD TeK, White House | Black Market, Athleta, Andrea Geer, Zak’s Avenue, Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment w/ Bien Eyewear, Cornell’s Jewelers, One Custom Clothier, and Stacey K Floral.
Here are a few shots that I snapped with my iPhone (apologies for quality – one day I’ll buy a real camera…):
And here is a fun little movie I made with event highlights:
I’ve spent the last two days reading hundreds of emails, comments, and tweets in response to my personal struggles with body image. I’m overwhelmed by your support, encouraged by your stories, and committed to not only bring awareness to this issue, but develop ways to break the cycle through education, events, and an overreaching social media campaign titled: #NoMoreLies.
For now, take five minutes to watch this video by the Media Education Foundation and start to discover the why behind our feelings.
Let’s teach this next generation of girls to love their bodies, break break this cycle of hate, and stop believing the lies.
If you would like to get involved with the #nomorelies campaign, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’d love to work with you! To those of you who have already reached out, I’ll be in touch by the end of next week with more details. Thank you!
Have a great weekend!