Anyone who grew up with me or has known me for any length of time knows that at heart I’m a bit of a tomboy, tend to be shy, and avoid the drama of the fashion industry wherever possible. But I do love clothes, which is how I ended up wrangling models, bossing hairdressers and walking a runway last Friday for the 4th annual Redress Raleigh fashion show.
I showed nine looks, composed of eighteen garments, sixteen of which were brand new styles. Despite the usual hectic pace leading up to the show, and a few minor hiccups, it all came together into a beautiful collection on the day. Liz made some stunning jewelry that complimented and amplified the clothes, my models were awesome, the music was perfect, the venue lovely, the hair edgy and the Redress team worked together like clock work. Eventually I’ll have photos from the official photographers to share with you, but until then here are some behind the scenes and close-ups to tide you over: