Lace Boots, Fur Vests, and Hotdogs
“I think it’s amazing. Anytime you can combine fashion and charity, it’s a good time for all,” said Katherine Daly, a member of the Mint Museum Auxiliary, about Neiman Marcus’ The Art of Fashion event last week.
Everyone at the event was eager to see the fashion show, but it was the younger generation that was most excited about it.
“She heard about the fashion show and she wanted to come see,” said Gabi Gorelick of her young daughter Lulu. Lulu, who wants to be an author when she grows up, was most looking forward to “seeing all the dresses.”
Yasmin Alberto, age 13, was another young lady who was excited to see the fashion show. She had more reason than most to come to the event.
“I actually sew a lot so I told my mom I wanted to be a designer,” Yasmin said, as she was getting her makeup done.
Before the fashion show started, guests at the event were able to get their makeup done, have their photo taken in a photo booth (complete with props), shop the Neiman Marcus store, and enjoy hotdogs and craft beer from JJ’s Red Hots Gourmet Hotdogs.
Brandy Newton, the Event and Promotions Director for JJ’s said Neimans chose their company because they “wanted to bring a casual feel” to the fashion show.
Jeremy Guthrie, another employee of JJ’s, was happy to be at the event where they could “[reach] a
demographic we may not necessarily reach everyday.”
The fashion show was held on the second floor, where people could buy a seat around the runway for $50, which benefited The Mint Annual Fund. If you didn’t want to shell out the money there was more than enough room for people to stand around the runway behind seats.
The presentation featured menswear inspired pieces, a mixture of leather and fur fabrics, luxe brooches, digital prints, and the featured color: green.
“I enjoyed all the different trends that they were showing, ‘cause I’ve been reading about the leather leggings, the digital print, the jewelry, which stood out to me,” said Kimberly Hicks, a pharmaceutical rep. She thinks she will definitely purchase the leather leggings and the fur jackets. “Seeing the way they had it on the models made me think ‘ok I might look at buying something like that,’” she said of the fur vests.
Pam Lang was “all about those boots” and E.C. Meyers, another younger lady celebrating her birthday,
was also a fan of the boots.
E.C. also liked “seeing all the different outfits, the crazy combinations that they put together.” Her friend, Molly Brice, however; was a fan of the fur coat over the teal dress.
Everyone at the event enjoyed themselves, as well as the lace boots and fur coats. With how popular both items were amongst the crowd, we’ll be seeing some fashionable ladies strutting their stuff in lace boots and keeping warm in fur coats.