Nope, there wasn't a magnificent chandelier (like there had been in the past) nor was there any liquor, but I'll tell you what I did like:
* The check-in area was more spacious than it had been in the past
* They had a "Blogger Bar!!" - love that! (basically the blogger bar was a small section - equipped with an electrical outlet - where bloggers could cover the shows while having a pretty great view)
* This venue was a lot brighter than than previous
* Loved that the venue was centrally located and parking was cheap (if not free)
At the end of the day, I think the event worked.
Now, it's been a while since I've been to a fashion show, so I was pretty excited to see the three shows scheduled that night - Ruby Ellen Designs, Crabapple Clothing Company & Lily Fashions.
Before I show you some of the amazing fashions of that night, I've got to comment on a pair of shoes that I saw someone wearing. I personally didn't take a photo, but I've been in touch with the woman that was fierce enough to wear them. Kim of Mommy Wear Daily you rock!
(you can get these "bad girls" @ Pumped in Fashion Central)
Now, here's a quick recap of the shows.
Ruby Ellen Designs
Inspired by colour and texture, this line takes wedding attire to a playful place by mixing the two.
Next was Crabapple Boutique which showcased a "classic" take on the casual & dressy look.
And lastly the Lily's Fashion Creations ended the night with an 80's (think "Dynasty") inspired collection.
I'm really looking forward to Wednesday night's show. A designer that's been interviewed on The Creative Mixx and who's participated in the "Take Off Your Clothes" clothing swap will be showcasing her line that night!