Zac Posen is literally the American dream. There is so much I can say about my love and admiration for Zac Posen as a fashion designer. He has become a huge part of my career and he doesn’t even know. Ha! I sat my first fashion week show, front row at the Zac Posen show in September of 2016. After attending the show I becamse obsessed with the world of Zac Posen and even more obsessed with gowns.
I recently sat business class with Air Canada and watched the Zac Posen documentary, House of Z. It chronicled Zac's rise, fall , pivot and overwhelming success. Zac Posen shared his emotional rollercoaster of building a fashion house with his family.
Last week, Neiman Marcus’ Ken Downing ( If you don’t know who he is, please google) brought Zac Posen to San Francisco. They both hosted an afternoon of fashion featuring Zac Posen’s beautiful collection. Together, they welcomed a grand list of guests and commentated the show. Every detail from the fabric selection, colors and prints were described. The show reminded me of fashion shows in the past. It was nostalgic and so intimate.
Neiman Marcus is my fav luxury store in San Francisco. They have welcomed me with open arms and when I shop there I feel like I am at home with all of my favorite fashion collections. I have attended Neiman Marcus events and shows before but they went all out for Zac Posen.
The room was spectacular with pink, purple and golden chairs, flower arrangements and the classic Zac Posen signage. Throughout the room there were displays of Zac Posen’s gorgeous gowns in red, purple and pink tones. There was a red carpet for the models and sparkling water, mimosas and lovely canapes for the guests.
I sat front row and experienced the movement of each gown. I loved listening to the commentary from Ken Downing and Zac Posen. They even discussed who Zac Posen would be will be taking to the Met Gala. We all wanted to know what he would be dressing them in. Wow! We got the exclusive info. You had to be there. Sorry. Ha!
What I can tell you are some of the trends Zac told us to look out for. Here are the top 10 fashion trends as per Zac Posen:
It was a show I will never forget. Don’t tell anyone but in my opinion, the show was better than some of the shows I have attended in New York. Simply because it was smaller, more interactive and much longer than traditional NYFW shows.
At the end of the show I spoke with some of San Francisco’s fashion starlets. I looked to my right and there was Zac Posen. “ Wow, you look amazing” said Zac Posen… to me. My response “Why Thank you and welcome to San Francisco”.
My life was made.
What I wore:
Jacket- H &M
Shoes- Manolo Blahnik
Skirt- I made
Bag- Saint Laurent
Thank you Neiman Marcus for having me.
Zac Posen you are the king of gowns.
Spring is here and that means we can bring out some of the shorter dresses. I like wearing shorter dresses but if you don’t, instead wear more color. During the holiday season I wore a fancy cocktail dress. I loved it but this time I wanted to try a new casual dress from XeharCurvy.com
Xehar Curvy sent me this dress and I was happy to add more color to my wardrobe. I love the fun colorful print and the knit material is great for San Francisco’ wonky weather. It gathers at the waist and has a batwing style sleeve. The dress was super comfy and fit well.
I paired the dress with fun accessories to match the colorful print of the dress. The belt was a gift from Toni Clark Fashion, a women’s clothing boutique in Toronto. I think it added some dimension to the look and who doesn’t love fringe. My shoes were from Charlotte Olympia and by far a pair of my favorite shoes.
Xehar Curvy has been my go to website for great party dresses but after receiving this casual dress I am excited to try more casual looks for Spring and Summer.
Shop the entire Xehar Curvy collection here.
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Happy Monday. I spent my Sunday with Erica Dias and her hand selected Table of 20 guests at the Rotunda at Neiman Marcus. Erica hast hosted 27 power business lunches in various cities. As a successful PR maven and author of Faith It Till You Make It, Erica has made it her mission to continue the conversation amongst people of color in business. For her notable Table of 20 event, Erica selects 20 people to dine, brainstorm and inspire each other at some of the most prestigious restaurants in the country.
I was proud to be one of the 20 people at her luncheon in San Francisco. The room was filled with positive people ready to share their knowledge on business, balancing family life and living their purpose. The lunch menu was delicious but my main focus was listening to everyone’s personal story of victory. I shared my Biochemist to Blogger story and some of the tips that have made me stand out from rest in the world of blogging and fashion.
My SIKA Collection Dress
Another highlight was my dress. This SIKA Collection dress was the perfect choice for an afternoon of dining and networking. I met the designer while in New York for fashion week and they gifted me this dress. I wore a size 12 and it fit perfectly. The flowing design provides comfort while letting you command the room with a fitted bodice. You can get this stunning dress at 30% off here.
SIKA collection runs from size 10-26 and has numerous styles of dresses to choose from. I was really impressed with all of the details of this dress… from the stretch lining to the delicate lace and the adjustable straps, this dress exceeded my expectations and made me feel confident.
The weekend was perfect. I am so ready to kill it this week.
Thank you Erica Dias for a memorable afternoon.
SIKA Collection, I love this dress.
Thank you for making me feel like an angel.