It’s Friday eve so you know a belle is elated that the weekend is almost here. Other than living for the weekend y’all know that we love meeting people and having a great time. We did just that last night at Birmingham Fashion Week‘s (BFW) kick-off party here at Gus Mayer.
The sis and I had a ball!! We met/took photos with our very own hottie Taylor Hicks (American Idol), and the beautiful Heidi Elnora (Project Runway). BFW starts today so you know that we are over here doing our happy dance. Let’s get this party started. Shall we?
When we arrived and checked in we headed outside to BFW’s Step & Repeat (photo area). It’s always fun to take photos so you know we had to oblige. Afterwards, upon entering Gus Mayer, we were greeted by cute guys in the adorable “I love BFW ” T’s. Everyone was so warm and welcoming. I met so many people that I couldn’t tell you their names to save my soul!
Shermika and I immediately felt the energy of the party. DJ COCO (don’t you just love the name?), who is from England originally, was blasting upbeat tunes that made a belle want to kick off her shoes and dance. You already know we couldn’t do that, right? We met Andy over a week ago when we interviewed one of BFW’s headlining designers, Jeff Garner of Prophetik. They are actually great friends and both are fab peeps!
We were excited to see some of our buddies: Natalie, who is a photographer/writer for magazines here in Alabama and Lynsey, also a local photographer. There is nothing better than meeting genuine people that have a love for the arts and this great city we live in. These ladies are worth checking out if you are in need of fab photos. Oh yea, they both will be shooting BFW!
While sipping on my sweet drink, I was excited to see Taylor Hicks. It seems like every time he was in town, Shermika and I weren’t. Hicks was extremely friendly and was dressed in a casual suit with an unbuttoned shirt, and his beautiufl white smile. For you fab Hicks fans, he told us he couldn’t let the cat out of the bag with the name of his abum, but his album will be released in May. Can we say sweet!!
For our foodies, don’t fret– we took a few photos of the BEAUTIFUL food (delish cheeses, fruits and desserts) that were served by ladies that walked around the store. The items I tried were very tasty and the presentation was even better.
BFW starts TODAY and we’ll be covering it. So, what does this mean? Follow us on Twitter/Facebook to stay in the know and do tell us if you will be joining us! Enjoy the rest of our photos/and our new interview here:
*** Special thanks to the fab BFW crew and Lifestyle Public Relations for our interview!***