Monday, May 12, 2014

Aveda Art Fusion Fashion Show

My look

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BB-Dakota-Aslan-Dress

Pink-Zara-Clutch

loft-necklaces

Dress: BB Dakota, more sizes here
Purse: Zara (similar)
Shoes: Schutz (here and here)
Necklaces: Loft (similarsimilar)

Photos by Yvette Reid Photography

Fashion Show Pictures (sorry for the iPhone pics)

The skirt of this dress is made of newspaper

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How pretty is this color combo and look at the decoration on the shoes

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 The flowers are made of tissue paper.
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My favorite look.  How beautiful is this?

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Francesca Nelo and me
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Sorry, today's post is very photo-heavy.  I'm sorry for the quality of some of the pictures as I had to use my iPhone after I brought the wrong lens for my camera.  I'm still wanted to share though, since it was such a great event!  

One of the things I wanted to do after starting this blog was get more involved the local Atlanta fashion scene.  Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Aveda Art Fusion Fashion Show (you may have seen it on my Instagram).  The first half of the show was very Project Runway-esque!  It was a competition where 12 students used natural materials to create outfits.  The designer of the best outfit won a scholarship to the Aveda Institute.  I've featured my favorite looks above.  A skirt made out of newspaper, shoes decorated with soda can openers, and flowers on dresses made of tissue paper were just a few of the great designs.  As someone with little to no artistic ability, I don't know how they came up with these ideas or executed them, but I was so impressed by the creativity  of the students!

The second half of the show featured two Atlanta designers.  My favorite dress of the night was from Francesca Nelo.  A beautiful red dress with a deep v-neck (above), it was glamorous and strong (but I need a few more hours in the gym before I could even consider wearing it!).  I met the Francesca after the show, and she was so sweet (and wearing another one of her beautiful designs)!  All in all, it was a great event and I can't wait for next year's event! 


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49 comments:

  1. That looked like it was a lot of fun! You look amazing in that dress!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  2. Love your dress!! You look beautiful!

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    I have a new post everyday!

    Stay fancy!
    xxx Kelly-Louise

    fancysince1992.blogspot.de

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I'm now following you on Bloglovin!

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  3. Love your outfit!! Those lace-up sandals are amazing. What a fun event :) Thanks for sharing! Hope you had a great weekend, Nicole!

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
    Instagram | Facebook | Bloglovin

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  4. love the tuxedo dress and the bold, red lip!

    The Style Scribe

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  5. What a gorgeous dress! You looked stunning!

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  6. how lucky you are to take part in that fun fashion show!!!
    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thanks Crystelle! It was a fun event!

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  7. Wow! Seems like such a fun event to attend!! I'm loving your heels and your arm stack is total perfection!!!! Hope you have a great week!

    XO
    Michelle

    www.themichmix.com

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    1. Thanks Michelle!! Have a great week also!

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  8. This is so cool! I love your outfit, so chic!

    StushiGal Style
    http://www.stushigalstyle.com

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  9. Wow, those students are so creative! I love the newspaper dress!

    So fun that you are getting more involved in the local fashion scene!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! The students were so creative, it was great.

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  10. Such a classic dress, love the black and white! Also, the designs on the fashion show look very fun.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  11. You are killing it with those shoes!! I love your look - so chic and flirty with that pop of pink :) It looks like such a fun event!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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    1. Thanks Maggie! I'm loving these shoes!

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  12. I love this outfit from head to toe! The pop of color is my favorite!!
    I cannot believe some of these dresses were made from newspapers. That's so awesome! So glad the students got to participate and win a scholarship! Very Cool!

    I am having a fashion party link up. I would love if you'd come join!!

    Have a beautiful start to a wonderful week pretty girl!!

    www.iwouldsorockthis.com

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    1. Thanks Shea! I was amazed at every dress that came down the runway! I will definitely link up.

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  13. I love your outfit!! The accessories you paired with it were perfect. Looks like a fun time!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  14. This look is so FAB! I love the sleek look with the pop of color. Those shoes are to die for!!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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  15. those shoes are amazing! i love the dress and killer arm party!

    kileen | cute & little

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  16. Those shoes are amazing - really completes your look!
    And what a fun event! I bet the looks are even more amazing in person!
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  17. Your shoes are amazing!!

    Xo!
    Stella
    www.stelladorothy.com

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  18. Great sophisticated look for a fashion show.. kudos!

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  19. I am obsessed with this look! I am dying for a pair of those heels! Gorgeous, girl!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. Thanks Erica! I love them and they are so comfortable!

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  20. That is one helluva dress Nicole.....the lines are so classic yet the look is edgy! And those shoes definitely is killing it!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  21. I adore the whole outfit . I love white, the lipstick color you have on is very flattering and pretty, and those shoes! ah, I wish I could wear heels.. those are awesoeme!

    Please stop by
    jess
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  22. Love the deep v on this dress- super chic!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  24. How fun! The red dress on that model is stunning! Love your shoes too!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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  25. Love your dress. The creativity of the students is awesome. Looked like a great event!
    http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

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  26. Your tuxedo dress is beautiful but I am in serious love with all of your bracelets and necklace. FIERCE!

    I too love both of those red gowns.

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