October 8, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: BRINK Fashion Show

How I planned it vs. How I wore it

Last Friday I got to participate in a really cool event - BRINK magazine and vitaminwater's uncapped Fashion Show. They picked four local designers to compete in a runway show, and assigned each designer a mentor (a la Tim Gunn). I played mentor to designer Eliza Torres, who totally blew me away with her finished product and ultimately took home the grand prize (woo hoo!). It was a really fun night and I loved seeing the hours of preparation that went into the show beforehand (I was literally dressing models in a bathroom!). For the event I wore this Moda dress from MJR Sales that I've had for awhile but is comfy and felt right for the occasion. I originally considered doing something different and pairing the dress with brown, but at the last minute I switched to black shoes, purse and belt and kept it simple. It was a great night! :-)

Occasion: BRINK vitaminwater uncapped Fashion Show
Dress: Moda c/o MJR Sales, $27 (also seen here)
Belt (left): Joe's Jeans c/o Marshall's, $10
Shoes (left): Restricted via Endless, $40
Purse (left): c/o It's in the Bag, $79 (up for sale here)
Belt (right): Came with another dress
Earrings (right): Boston boutique
Shoes (right): Steve Madden via Ross, $20
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift

Kicking off the show
Eliza's models walking the runway

Eliza won!

Photo credits and to see more photos: Central Florida Top 5 and Jim White Photography


  1. The purse is currently sold out. :( great outfit though. I love zebra print.

  2. Great dress and what a fun event! Definitely think you made the right decision leaving the belt, it gives a longer and leaner look :)


  3. J, you look great as usual! I was wondering (and this is probably too personal) but where has your wedding ring gone?

  4. I love that dress and I love it with the brown! I would have never thought to pair the 2.


  5. J, I followed your (Above) links until I reached the (11 min., 45 sec.) "VIDEO Recap" of Friday, September 30th's Fashion Show ............ i.e., BRINK &
    vitaminwater zero™ uncapped "ReCap"  or  http://vimeo.com/29996520.   

    Eliza Torres ............ (who is just SO incredibly talented in this little 03:18 video Eliza Torres - Uncapped  or  http://vimeo.com/29787853!!) ............ did a wonderful job of INTERPRETING vitaminwater ZERO Squeeze Lemonade's *colors* of metallic gold and silver;  off-white;  and light gray IN her Fashion Collection!!    You also did an equally-wonderful job in your mentoring of Eliza ............ and in your very thoughtful/insightful On-Air Fashion Commentary, too ............ (i.e., at approximately the 02:40;  04:35;  and 10:40 points in the VIDEO Recap of the Fashion Show)!! 

    The outfit you styled and wore yourself, for the evening, was really classy-and-polished:  and I also think you'd *ROCK* Eliza's charcoal cuffed shorts, (with the metallic gold pinstripes), from the show:  I'd genuinely love to see all of the different ways, J, that ............ you'd be able to style them, too!!

  6. *NOTE*:  To access Eliza Torres' video, please remove the "!!)"----at the end of the previous link I typed----to click (correctly) on this link instead:  http://vimeo.com/29787853    (*Sorry*!!) 

  7. great outfits she all wears. such contest really explores something new for me to think about it and purchase.

  8. Thanks for posting this video of the runway show Rosanna! Totally should have included a link to that in my post! :-)

  9. Ahhh, I'm so glad I stumbled across this post. This outfit is exactly what I was looking for... perfect for a date night! <3 your blog! :)