Last Friday I attended the Portland FashioNXT event and it was fabulous. There were creative outfits, beautiful people and a gorgeous runway. On one hand, with designs from Walter Mendez, Stephanie D Couture and Dream Dresses by P.M.N, formal gowns, cocktail dresses and stunning bridal outfits ruled the ramp. While on the other hand, Lenzanita's ready to wear fashions were totally practical yet gorgeous. Michelle Lesniak's fashions were really quirky, sharp and creative, all in shades of forest green and all revolving around "pins". Neutral colors like blacks, nudes and whites, along with the brighter purples, reds and hunter/apple greens, were the most noticeable, both on and off the ramp.
On the day of the event, I was in a dilemma about my outfit. I did not want to go with the regular black or black & white (although most of my wardrobe IS black and white). Surprisingly, I also did not feel like wearing a dress which usually make for my favorite outfits. I had to dig deep to find these tribal print pants (worn here before) but when I finally did, I thought it was worth it. Several compliments came my way at the event, all due to these pants!
Photographer - Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Pants - Banana Republic (here before)
Oversized Silk Shirt - Two by Vince Camuto (similar here)
Scarf - Old (similar here)
Bag - Coach (here before)
Phone Case - Coach (here before)
White Pumps - Michael Kors (similar here)
Golden SS Pearl Earrings - Pearl Paradise (here)
Watch - Fossil (similar here)