OFW Recap Part 1

March 26, 2012

Omaha Fashion Week was Wed. – Sat. March 21st – March 24th; my show was set for the last night of shows Sat. March 24th at Kaneko in the Old Market of Omaha, NE.  This was a first time for me to show with Omaha Fashion Week and from day one after being selected to participate was looking forward to this show more than any other.  OFW and producers Nick and Brook Hudson have been putting this show on in Omaha for the past 5 years and OFW is by far the premier fashion show in the Mid-West, they are truly light years ahead of us in KC.  Our plan was to leave KC and drive up early Sat. morning, which I did with with only 3 hrs. of sleep as I was up til 3 am the night before finishing my final runway look, get into Omaha around 11:30 and check into our hotel room at the Magnolia Hotel.  We got the car all packed and hit the road by 8:15 am.  Omaha is about a 3 hrs. drive and went by fast as the day was beautiful and company in the car was great.  We got into Omaha right at 11:30 am and checked into the Magnolia Hotel, a recently renovated boutique hotel that was beautiful and comfortable in every way.  I can-not say enough about all the staff at the Magnolia from the valets to the fleet service people to the front desk and of course bar staff, if you ever go to Omaha stay at the Magnolia.  After checking into our room we headed over the Kaneko the show event space for a lunch and meet and greet / Q & A with Project Runway All Star Jerell Scott.  Was great to meet with Jerell in person as he and I both shared a moment chatting before the formal sit down Q & A outside smoking ( dirty smokers J ) Was great to hear him speak about the biz and fashion industry, his personal experiences, and advice.  I was a little surprised by how many designers kept asking questions about Project Runway “ is Kennly really a bitch, how much time do you really have to sew, etc. “ I mean with the opportunity to speak with someone like him my questions would be and were about the industry and advice rather than reality TV.  We had to leave Q & A early as it was time to round up my men and head to hair and make-up.  Let me say that my hair stylist bailed on me Tues of runway week, but I was able to find a replacement as one of my models manages Tru Salon and Spa in Omaha and all of the team at Tru did an amazing job.  They literally saved the day and I cannot say enough about the whole team from Tru Salon and Spa.  Along with hair was very talented and dear friend Allie of Grace Designs and Ascetics, she is a huge talent and wonderful to work with.  LOVE U GIRL !!!!!!!!!  I left all my men in the capable hands of Tru and Grace and headed off to DSW to meet with my official shoe provider for the event, which I also found week of after my first provider bailed.  What can I say about DSW aside from the literally saved my life, thank you so much to Charlotte and DSW Omaha NE.  From there we wrangled up all the men and headed over to the event space to get checked in with my team and get ready backstage at Kaneko.  Only a few hrs. from runway time and fittings to do, got everyone worked out and all things started falling into place. 


 

OFW Recap Part 2

March 26, 2012

Designers showing on Sat. night March 24th OFW 2012 Fall/Winter - Christian Shuster for ChristianMICHEAL, Just Because by Kate Walz, Terri Jen Bucker for NueVintage Apparel & Accessories,  Amanda Clark for  I Design with Love, and Bertiher De La Cruz Trinidad.  Doors opened to the public at 7pm and shows started at 8pm.  I was 4th to show of the 6 designers and around 7:15 pm we started getting the men dressed, thank you to all my backstage hands for all the help and putting up with me and my...


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OFW Recap Part 3

March 26, 2012

Official after party for OFW was held at House of Loom and from the second I walked into the door I was greeted and shown to my reserved table and complimentary bottle of champagne, don’t drink champagne but the service was great and they made me feel special.  My whole team was in the house for the party and we threw down hard, was a great end to an awesome show and awesome event.  Spend most of the night shaking hands and collecting compliments which honestly does feel great and makes one...


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Omaha Fashion Week here we come

March 21, 2012

Omaha Fashion Week has started and cM will be showing on the runway Sat. night March 24t @ Kaneko in the Old Market of downtown Omaha Nebraska.  Omaha Nebraska ????? You say, YES Omaha Nebraska!!!!!!!!!  Omaha Fashion Week has been happening for the past 5 years and is the Mid-West's premier Fashion Week Event.  I am so very excited to be a first time designer with this show and consider showing with Omaha Fashion Week to be my crowning achievement as of yet.  KC was great but truly just a dr...


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KC Fashion Week Recap

February 27, 2012

Well KC Fashion Week has come and gone, and what an event!!!!!!  My show was on the first night of shows Friday Nights Red Carpet Gala.  I showed my 2012 Fall/Winter Men's Wear collection with 10 looks on 10 models.  Friday night show also had collections by - BMDesigns, Haus Designs by Sierra Moses, Oblivion Clothing, OlaSTYLE, and Evil Pawn Jewelry with performances by Quixotic.  The day started with us checking into the Hotel at Harrah's Casino and going straight into rehearsal with my mod...


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cM and ALDO Shoes for Fashion Week

January 26, 2012
I am very excited to announce that ALDO Shoes on the Country Club Plaza will be partnering and supplying all boots and shoes for my models at KC and Omaha Fashion Week.  I could not be happier with this partnering and look forward to spending a evening with the ladies of ALDO picking out shoes and boots for my models !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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cM and Lora Ness Artistry

January 26, 2012
My make up team for KC Fashion Week is Lora Ness Artistry.  I'm very excited to be working with Lora for the first time and from the few converstations we have had our creative minds are both on the same page. 

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Look #6

January 26, 2012
Just finished look #6 last night for Fashion Week Collection, still lots to do but love how this turned out and started to get real excited about how the whole collection is looking.  Cheers.........cM


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cM & Evolve Hair

December 14, 2011
Kansas City Fashion Week has paired christianMICHEAL with the team of stylists from Evolve Hair Salon located in Blue Springs MO.  I am very excited to be working with owner: Justin Callahan and his talented team at Evolve Hair Salon for the KCFW 2012 runway show.  For more info on Evolve Hair Salon check them out at http://www.evolvehairkc.com/index.html
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Look # 3

December 8, 2011
Look # 3 is almost done, only a few more buttons to add.  This is a Men's Black Suede Double Breasted Shell Jacket !!!!!


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