Red Carpet Style: Charlotte Fashion Week

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress. Dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
— Coco Chanel
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The last week of September saw higher heels, shorter hemlines and lots of fashion. I was honored to attend the Charlotte Fashion Week VIP Kickoff party on Tuesday, September 26 at The VUE in Uptown Charlotte. Lots of fabulous sponsors and time to mix and mingle with some of the best photographers and designers in Charlotte! 

In true "model" fashion, nearly everyone there was dressed in black with fabulous accessories. My friend Emily Fitzgerald was rocking an embroidered bootie with her all black ensemble. Luckily, El Boutique had me red carpet ready with a classic little black dress, burgundy clutch and these fabulous earrings from Soul Pepper Designs. 

I was lucky enough to sit front row at the opening night of Charlotte Fashion Week on Thursday evening beside a group of ladies who won their tickets in a silent auction. We had such a great time watching the latest bags, shoes, formal wear strut down the runway, but the best part of the show were the kids! Not only were they as cute as a button, but they were confident and happy to be there which was so fun to watch.