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NOLA FASHION WEEK. It's almost here!
As most of you remember, I attended the NOLA Fashion Week preview party back in February. Since then, I've kept up with the #LAisthenewLA crew and all of their efforts leading up to the big week. And I have to say "Bravo!" to Rachael, Andi, and Nick for not only getting such a great thing going, but for doing it right. All runway shows are invitation only, but that doesn't mean you can't get your NOLA Fashion Week fix! They've put together a slew of events that you can participate in. Get incites and know-hows from the pros at the various educational workshops, network your fanny off at the nightly soirées scheduled, hear from a group of prestigious bloggers at the Bloggers Panel (including KEIKO LYNN!), and you can take a Night on the Town to support the local apparel industry and the New Orleans community! (See the entire events schedule.)
I'll be attending all of the Saturday runway shows scheduled, and will be covering on twitter if you're interested in getting some peaks. I'm super excited, and I can't wait to see the #LAisthenewLA gang's work into fruition. It's going to be a spectacular week, and I hope some of you local friends get to participate in the first year of NOLA Fashion Week in some way.
And to top it off, #LAisthenewLA will be donating $1 from every event ticket sold through out the week to relief efforts in Japan and areas affected by tsunamis.
Sigh. ...I just love those guys!
"The talent is here, it's a matter of creating a venue to showcase it. So many southern-based artists stay true to their roots and work so hard to perfect their craft in their own communities. Without a network to bridge the gap between them and the media, buyers, bloggers and influencers, skilled and visionary southern designers remain a well-kept secret." -Andi Eaton, CoFounder, from New Orleans Online
p.s. FYI's. Did you guys know that Nick even went to New York Fashion Week to bring home ideas for NOLAFW? If you follow them on twitter, you might have gotten the news that they've gone international after having interviews with Ella Canada and UK Press. Yeah, doing it right.
NOLA Fashion Week