SHUZZ Fashion Show with Zac Posen

1 The first time I came face to face with a Zac Posen was at my Allure shoot last year. The first time I came face to face with the Zac Posen was over the weekend.

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I pretty much fell in love both times.


The highly acclaimed designer and Project Runway judge was in Boca on Saturday to present his fall collection for a wonderful cause. The SHUZZ | ART | FASHION event raised over $175,000 – 100 percent of which will be given directly to relief efforts to donate shoes to children in impoverished communities internationally. So amazing.

Also amazing, was Zac Posen’s Fall 2014 Collection. Let’s talk about it.

The collection was dripping in all of the effortless draping and distinct structural silhouettes that make Zac Posen Zac Posen. If you’ve never experienced a Posen show before, it’s like watching a movie. Like a really badass, theatrically dramatic movie. With an epic soundtrack.

The show began with a series of fitted skirtsuits in rich fall appropriate fabrics like tweed and finished with some serious heavy hitters in the ball gown department. Interesting architectural sleeves and gorgeous floor length capes also made an appearance on some of the garments. As usual, the collection showcased his masterful skill for creating pieces that are both edgy and feminine. See for yourself (photos below by the super talented Simon Soong):

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The event fused fashion and philanthropy with art which made it a truly unique experience. An impressive roster of artists presented work to be auctioned for the charity. I already shared my favorite piece by Amanda Valdes, but she didn’t stop at that one. The artist drew inspiration from Zac’s fashions (and models!) and created a series of new runway inspired drawings. My favorite is this drawing inspired by the beautiful Marla Weaver:

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Obsessed.

To see more sights and sounds from this amazing event, search #ShuzzFashion2014 on your social channels and visit www.shuzz.org for more information on this amazing organization.

Save the Date: Zac Posen Fashion Show

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I need all of my South Florida readers to get out your calendars right now! Zac Posen will present his Fall 2014 Collection at the SHUZZ | ART | FASHION event in Boca Raton on March 22. The fabulous Mr. Posen will also be in attendance at this shindig.

The charity event is presented by SHUZZ, an awesome non-profit organization that donates shoes to underprivileged children in the United States, Haiti, Japan, Guatemala, Nepal, Jamaica and Venezuela. With support from Neiman Marcus, the 2014 event is on track to raise more than $250,000, 100 percent of which will be given directly to relief efforts to donate shoes to children in impoverished communities internationally.


The event, which fuses art, fashion, and philanthropy, kicks off at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by the fashion show at 8:30 p.m.

An impressive roster of partners and sponsors are united in their mission to better the lives of the less fortunate through their involvement with this SHUZZ event. In fact, one of my absolute favorite artists, Amanda Valdes, is donating art for the event. I got a sneak peek of what she will have on display:

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LOVE, right?! See the piece live in person along with Zac’s new collection at the event on March 22nd. Tickets are currently available for General, Premium and VIP seating and can be purchased by visiting http://shuzz.ticketleap.com/2014/. Ticket prices range from $100 to $250 and remember all of it will be donated to a worthy cause.

Expect to see lots of photos from me… I have a feeling I’ll be taking a few! And please let me know if you’re going. I’d love to see you there! :)

Fashion Friday: The Beyonce Boutique

Screen-Shot-2013-05-22-at-10.17.54-AM Happy Fashion Friday! I have some fun news to share about one of my favorite beauty icons and one of the most revolutionary fashion platforms out there.

In celebration of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Rent the Runway has partnered with Beyonce to offer her fans the ultimate Queen B experience. The partnership, which kicked off earlier this year, has been refreshed for the season. To recognize The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour’s return to the U.S. in December, Beyonce has updated the Beyonce Boutique with styles handpicked just for the holidays. Women everywhere will be able to access Beyoncé’s picks to attend the tour in style, or to simply channel Bey on any special night out.

“Making women feel confident and beautiful is something I’ve always been passionate about. That’s why joining forces with Rent the Runway was so organic. It’s more than just access to beautiful clothes; it’s about making women look and feel their best,” Beyonce said.


I am also very thrilled to announce that Beyonce’s Rent the Runway picks are almost identical to my Rent the Runway wish list. Since Mrs. Carter is like the queen of style, this makes me very happy.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the awesome service that RTR provides, they offer designer dresses for rent at reasonable rates, so you can get decked out for your special occasion at a fair price and still look like a million bucks. They even send you multiple sizes to ensure the best fit. Amazing! It’s wonderful for events like weddings and also a great service to keep in mind for the upcoming holiday party season.

Here are a few designer dresses that Bey and I both love:

Badgley Mischka Screen Siren Gown

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When I daydream about what I would wear to an awards show, this is the dress that I’m wearing. I have this glamorous golden gown bookmarked in my favorites because I adore it, but I haven’t quite found the event that I’d need it for yet. One day though, I’m renting this baby!

Zac Posen Love at First Sight Dress

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Zac Posen is the business. This crimson colored dress, from his Z Spoke line, is stunningly simple yet elegant in the best way.

Vera Wang Take the Throne Gown

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Ugh, I love the mermaid silhouette so much! I was sold on the flattering fit, but the stunning color combination on this navy damask dress makes it swoon-worthy too.

Nicole Miller Pretty Woman Dress

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This sexy lace dress could be worn to a high class event or even out on the town for date night. It’s stunning and versatile. It’s M&M and Beyonce approved!

For more info on the Beyonce Boutique and to book your designer rentals, visit www.renttherunway.com/beyonce.

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