A night with CFDA {Fashion Incubator} + W Hotel



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The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award Ceremony is TONIGHT.  It’s the perfect opportunity to recap the CFDA {Fashion Incubator} + W Hotel event in Dallas I attended last month.

with Ashley and her besties

wearing LV collar and cuff, VINCE dress, Prada bag via Last Call, Brian Atwood heels {current version}

The CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} program was launched in Fall of 2009 as a business development program to foster promising fashion talent and help selected designers grow and sustain their businesses in New York City.  W Hotels has partnered with the CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} program to promote the designers nationally and globally.  Dallas was the second stop on the National Tour, and I was lucky enough to attend the event on May 15th!  Lots of fun things happening in Texas lately!

Attendees enjoys cocktails with the designers, CFDA mentor Roopal Patel, Joyann King of Harper’s Bazaar, and Buro 24/7 editor Nasiba Adilova at the swanky W Hotel in Victory Park, Dallas.  We also experienced a dynamic presentation as a rotating group of models posed featuring the designer’s pieces set to music by an uber fabulous DJ, of course!  AND we got to see key pieces of each collection at the different designer’s vignettes.

My favorite designer was Ari Dein.  She is so NICE and down to earth, and JUST LOOK at her designs for intimate apparel – who knew you could look so cool sleeping or UNDER your garments?!

from left to right: Jonathan Simkhai, Timo Weiland, Reese Hudson, Ari Dein





Unfortunately, the event was cut short because of the tornadoes and storms that hit the DFW area!  We had to leave that floor {because we were surrounded by windows} and head downstairs… Definitely makes for a memorable night!

**You can see live streaming of pics TODAY on Twitter using #CFDAawards and watch the broadcast of the CFDA Awards on tomorrow, June 4th.**

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Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I’m still SO BEHIND on everything.  Will chat again soon!

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  1. Mica says:

    Looks like a great event! Shame it was cut short with the storms, but good that you were safe!

    I really like those Ari Dein designs too – they are such beautiful pieces! the kinda PJs you wouldn’t mind opening the door in! :)
    Mica recently posted…Purple Skinnies, Stripe Tank, Waterfall Jacket, RM Mini MAC | Jacquard skirt, Beaded Jumper, Balenciaga Velo, Red ShoesMy Profile

  2. Rachel says:

    How fun! You look so pretty too!
    Rachel recently posted…What to Wear in VegasMy Profile

    • Sam says:

      Thanks Rachel! It was fun! I’ve really enjoyed going to all these events in Texas lately! :)

  3. Melody says:

    You look so chic here!
    Melody recently posted…Outfit: Stripes with brocade skirtMy Profile

    • Sam says:

      Thanks Melody!! And thanks for stopping by! I’ve been really bad about keeping up with everyone! Hope you are doing well! xx

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