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[EVENT] Rare Bird a Fashion Show by Nostra Style House

This past Friday, August 03, 2012 I attended ‘Rare Bird’ a Fashion Show brought to Phoenix by Nostra Style House located on Roosevelt Row in Downtown. The event was held at local nightclub and concert venue the Monarch Theatre also located Downtown. With music pumping, a live performance by the Dulce Dance Company to open the show and a fashion showcase featuring Finders Keepers, Belle of the Brawl, Arte Puro, Keepsake ,and Gentle Fawn the event was anything but boring!

Let me give you a little background on Nostra Style House. The newest edition to the hip shops in Roosevelt Row, Nostra Style House is an adorable little boutique offering independent labels to fashionista’s here in Phoenix. Run by the charismatic and lovely Angelica Gonzalez, who I had the pleasure of meeting during the Arizona Blogger Conference back in April, the shop is a dream for the stylish Phoenician’s looking for sophisticated, show stopping pieces. All designer collections featured in Friday’s showcase can be found at Nostra Style House, so you locals better not hesitate to stop by and take a peek!

                                                Phx Bloggers Angela and Aggie

I attended the show with local Phoenix bloggers Angela and Aggie. Dressed to impress, us local bloggers made sure to be noticed without losing that professional edge. It didn’t hurt that photos were taken of our ensembles as our entry into a style contest hosted by Nostra Style House. Facebook fans will have the power in deciding the chicest look and the winner will receive a dress by featured designer Keepsake! How awesome is that?! I’ll keep you posted on the details because I would love your help to win;)

All in all, the event was a total success for Nostra Style House and the featured designers. The atmosphere, the crowed and the venue had such an energetic and fashionable vibe that apparently I needed to see in my new city! A very special thank you to Angelica for the invitation and the great show. Congratulations on an amazing event!

Nostra Style House is located at 906 N. 6th Street, Phoenix, AZ 854004

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P.S. What I wore to the event later this week, so stay tuned!

Confidence and a Review

I really don’t want to write an offensive, negative post regarding the questionable fashion sense that is the Arizona fashion scene but I need to get this off my chest. And what is this blog if not a platform for me to express myself to you, my friends. To AZ fashion/personal style bloggers- if you find anything in this post offensive please prove me wrong. I might be mingling with the wrong circles (no circles really) and would love to see what my new place of residence has to offer.

With that being said, on Thursday night I attended the Blue Bird Denim trunk show in hopes of meeting new people who love fashion as much as I do and get a feel of my new city. Blue Bird Denim was the winner of the 2011 Phoenix Fashion Week emerging designer award so I was excited to see all the pops of color and the innovative concepts that won them that honor. No joke, I was there for a mere 10 minutes before I left. Other than the delicious pizza rolls and a beautiful statement necklace that wasn’t even part of the trunk show display, it was a total disappointment.

Mind you, I think I set my expectations too high. Coming from the East Coast, DC Metropolitan area to be exact,  my idea of fashion is different than the South Western state I now reside in. I frequently get strange looks for wearing something as simple as boots with shorts- and that’s not even pushing the envelope!?!

Now I am no authority on fashion but I would never characterize myself as boring, or for that matter fashion forward. I like to experiment with my style; try different trends and come to a conclusion of what works for me and what doesn’t. Jeans with rhinestones? Doesn’t work for me and never has. Those glittery Miu Miu booties everyone’s raving about, sorry not my style. I generally know what I like and will always stay true to that, whether on the West Coast, the East Coast or the Mid West. 

For my first Arizona fashion event I was sadly let down but that won’t stop me from attending future events. I can’t let one bad show ruin it for the rest of them. I want to be proven wrong and I have to give Arizona a chance to impress me, or at least a chance to make friends!

                          **These pictures were taken right before I left for the event.

Wearing [Button-Up] Converse via Target, [Vest] Old Navy, [Skirt] Target,  [Boots] Nordstrom, [Bag] Steve Madden, [Necklace] Forever21

For a another review on the Blue Bird Denim trunk show click here. Angela is a former New Yorker who has recently relocated to AZ. Found her through Twitter and think she’s pretty awesome already!

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