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Fashion Week San Diego 2016

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Allison Andrews (left) and Baby B wearing gowns by Pashn by Survi.  Aubree Lynn is wearing an Oseas Villatoro dress from the denim collection and jewelry (metal starfish and beaded necklace) by Artemisa Rivas. Photograph is by Diana Delzio Photography.

Allison Andrews (left) and Baby B wearing gowns by Pashn by Survi. Aubree Lynn is wearing an Oseas Villatoro dress from the denim collection and jewelry (metal starfish and beaded necklace) by Artemisa Rivas. Photograph is by Diana Delzio Photography.

by Stylishly Aubree Lynn, stylist, producer, writer

October crept up on me fast this year. Suddenly I realized we were closing in on Fashion Week San Diego 2016. I am in the fashion industry, which is a fast paced business, and I’m currently pursuing my own endeavors. Added to that, I am a new mother who just began physical therapy for a foot injury. What a wild end to the year, which included me needing to get ready for Fashion Week San Diego 2016.

Suddenly it hit me, I was in dire need of my friends Oseas Villatoro, clothes designer, and Artemisa Rivas, jewelry designer, to lend me their garments and jewels for this big event. As expected, they rose to the occasion to give me the clothing and jewels to compliment my crutches. Thankfully, oxfords and boots are back in-style this year. This allowed me to get away with a boot to cover my ankle and create support for my foot. Who says you can’t be stylish while slightly disabled?

One thing I have learned is that you can make anything work no matter your circumstances. I wasn’t going to let my physical disability ruin the only week the fashion industry does something big in San Diego.

Walking into Hotel La Jolla I approached the steps and met Allison Andrews looking stunning in a gown by Pashn by Survi. Even Andrews new daughter, I refer to as baby B, was head to toe in a matching outfit. She was adorable.

We exchanged greetings and discussed motherhood. It made me realize that Allison Andrews, this CEO, has embraced her new role as mother. That in itself is a big responsibility.

Making our way to the fashion show floor, we were wowed by the length of the runway. It was a beautiful sight. Palm trees and tropical plants adorned the surrounding areas and fire pits aligned the outskirts of the seating areas. The weather was well tempered and the crowd was ready for a spectacular show. Andrews opened the show by expressing her gratitude for everyone who participated. Emcees Jeff Krapf and Jodi Kodesh began the fashion show by introducing the contributing designers.

The clothing and styles were a unique combination of lace, fringe, velvet, prints and colors. Some of the designers showed great detail in simple silhouettes and very natural colors. I was very impressed with the pleating and lines on Territa Torres Designs. To me it seemed that they were Michael Jackson inspired fashions. Not surprisingly, they took first place.

Carlos Alberto Ramirez presented fashions with vibrant colors and designs that complemented the model’s bodies. He earned second place.

Jaded Marie introduced some beautiful gowns with hand burnt elements incorporated in to the designs, which made each garment unique. This is the designer who made Allison Andrews garment and and her daughter’s gown for runway night one. They were beautiful.

It was an exceptional fashion show and obvious that all the designers poured their hearts and souls into their collections. Bravo for an amazing presentation!

As I consider the fact that I have been able to be at home with my son while searching for what I want next for my life, I think of mothers like Allison Andrews who have kept up with their careers. Being a CEO is not an easy task and requires incredible involvement. That’s why I shout out a big congrats to her for yet another successful year of Fashion Week San Diego. She’s demonstrated that she’s a hands on mother and a woman of leadership in San Diego. Until next year…

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