Last thursday night during Boston's fashion week, I had the pleasure of attending a Rising Design fashion show held at Mobius in Boston. The style for the show was a throw back to the Parisian Couture Fashion shows of the past . When collections were shown in intimate settings like bistro's, there were no exploding volcanoes or massive angel wings and rock and roll bands. They were up close and personal so that the Parisians could get a close up view of the designer's innovative designs, fabric and workmanship. On this night it was a small enough setting where there was a lot of networking, mingling and also opportunity to chat with the designers about their journey and what inspires them.
During my mingling I had the pleasure of meeting a Haute Mama Stylist and her beautiful 11 year old daughter Eliza. J. Sybylla Smith of Go To Design Studio. Sybylla has an amazing portfolio be sure to check out her beautiful website. What I noticed the most about her was the love and admiration that her daughter had for her. They seemed to be really enjoying each other. Sybylla it was a pleasure meeting you!
Most of these designers have full time jobs maybe even families to care for so they design and sew at night while marketing themselves on the side. They do this because it is their passion. So mamas the moral of this post is that you can live like the rich and famous, there are local fashion shows to attend where you can get to know your local designers and then support them through your local boutiques. As you can see I am all about the word "Local"!!