Monday, November 26, 2012

Celebrating a Year of Fashion

It’s true, your eyes aren’t deceiving you-- IFF is officially one year old! You might recall that for my 6-month anniversary I thanked some important individuals that helped IFF grow (see here). This time around I’m excited to thank even more people. Now I truly understand the saying, “it takes a village to raise a child” because this was really the case for IFF! My baby blog couldn’t have made it without all of this great support. The Orlando community has accepted the blog with open arms and along the way I’ve met some amazing people. A big thanks to:

Monday, November 5, 2012

Harriett’s Park Ave Fashion Show

Lights, camera, action! It was finally time for the main event: Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Show (read about my backstage experience here). As soon as I heard the music start I quickly headed to the media pit to take my place. ‘Alright, Iris—Take a deep breath and dive in.’

There I was with my tiny DSLR, holding it tightly like a newborn baby while I squeezed my way into the media mosh pit. So what if I was tripping over somebody’s tripod and occasionally getting elbowed when a professional photographer hit the shutter button. I didn’t mind it at all. Another photographer was kind enough to point out a small but cozy corner on the platform for me to sit. Clearly, I must have looked lost and confused. She looked up at me, smiled, and motioned for me to sit. Finally, I got my spot and I got my camera, that’s all I need. Now to document the show! Check out below for some of my favorite looks.

Unapologetic, big, bold, statement jewelry from Bahalia: