On Friday, December 2, 2011 I had the pleasure of producing, styling and MCing (for the second year in a row) the Annual Baltimore Country Club Fashion Show. I must admit this was no small task, but with a talented team of event partners, fashion forward boutique owners and an army of creative professionals, the event was yet again a huge success. This year we changed things up a bit, adding an evening show to the agenda and sold out BOTH shows (over 600 tickets with a wait list extending 200) in less that 24 hours! It is indeed a popular event and so much fun to be a part of. Here's what one of our new member models had to say about her experience...
"I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to participate in the fashion show. The event was extremely well done--it exceeded all my expectations! The clothes were fabulous. I can't tell you how many people came up to me and have called to say how much they admired the outfits and praised the event. I also had the chance to meet some wonderful women and make new friends at the club. Not to mention, I was able to make a few great purchases of my own. Please pass along my praise.
Now I see why the event sells out so quickly. Thanks again. ~ Kim"
The dining room and patio were perfectly set by the BCC staff. Our color palette of fushia, white and red really brought the room to life and the club's (new) in house floral designer added the finishing touches. Prior to each show, the club hosted "Boutique Shopping" for members and guests alike.
Many thanks to all of the boutique owners and their teams who spent the day with us.
The seats filled up fast as guests were anxious to see the BIG show!
I had the pleasure of hosting the event, which meant a few dress changes (every stylist loves that!) and a birds eye view of the runway fashions. "Are you ready to get this party started, ladies?"
Que music, please. Thank you Dan from Music Masters!
Designs by Octavia opened the show with a mix of casual and evening looks respectively while
our member models showed us how to really work the runway.
"Scene Two" showcased looks by Sassanova, The Monogram Shop,
Christopher Schafer Clothier and Wee Chic.
Next up were fashions by Fresh! Boutique. My sparkly dress was one of the show favorites (also by Fresh!) and the beading was incredible. The runway jewelry was on loan from our friends at
Radcliffe Jewelers. Can you say A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
Francesca's Bridal, Tuxedo House and a few more "Little Characters" from Wee Chic were next in line.
Images by Aaron Haslinger Photography
And for the runway FINALE, we were delighted to have back (again this year) the
Maryland Academy of Couture Arts. All the looks showcased were by student designers
and the garments were all for sale.
Maryland Academy images by random.eye.candy
Overall, it was a fabulous event and I could not have been more proud of the great team effort. The BCC staff was a pleasure to work with, especially my partner in crime, Jessica White--kudos to you! To our photographers, Aaron Haslinger and random.eye.candy.photography THANK YOU for capturing this images. To the member models, "You are all lovely and great fun.
I hope to see you again next year! xo, stephanie"
Thank you again to our MANY event partners including: Baltimore Country Club (staff and member models), Aaron Haslinger Photography, Bobbi Brown (member model make-up), Bradshaw Styling, Bronze Bombshells, Chris Schafer Clothier, Crimson & Clover Floral Design, Fresh! Boutique, Jean Pool, Maryland Academy of Couture Arts, Music Masters, Octavia, Philip Michael Studio (member model hair), Radcliffe Jewelers, Random Eye Candy, Sassanova, Spa Seven (MD Academy model make-up), About Faces (MD Academy hair), Starbucks Coffee Company, STYLE Magazine, The Best of Luck Candy & Gifts, The Monogram Shop, Stella & Dot, Table Toppers, Tuxedo House, and Wee Chic.
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More fashion show behind-the-scenes coming soon...