"Fighting Fancy"

I had so much fun helping out with the 2014 Rock the Runway fashion show in Little Rock this past week.  It was an honor to even get to play a small, small part in such an important cause. 
 The show benefits the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS and the Little Rock-based non-profit Fighting Fancy.  All profits raised from the show are split equally between the two organizations.
  { To read more about the organizations click here}

I assisted my friend and co-worker, Tara, with styling and organizing the Dillard's models for the show.  I was so excited that Tara asked me to help, as I got the opportunity to express some extra creativity at work.  {Thanks again, Tara for letting me help out!}  It was nice to mix things up and do something I don't get to do on a daily basis.  There were over sixteen businesses that were involved with the show, and I have to say everyone looked amazing, as did the venue.  
Great job to everyone that was involved!

Each store had six models, along with a breast cancer survivor who rocked the runway.  Our survivor, Maeghan was so sweet, and she looked absolutely beautiful strutting her stuff.  Maeghan shared her journey with us while we were backstage getting ready for the show.  It was such a pleasure to meet her and hear her story.  I greatly admired her confidence, strength, and kindness, not only that she showed that night, but that she must carry with her everyday as someone who has battled this diesease. 
 {Thank you for walking for us Maeghan, you were a rock star!}

For our look, we went for a mixture of soft and hard colors, mostly inspired by the Ted Baker Spring/Summer 2014 collection, which is the main designer we showcased.  We kept it fresh by mixing floral prints with splashes of black and white, while adding chunky gold jewelry to keep the sophisticated dresses young and fun.  As for hair and make-up, Tara and I agreed to also keep it simple to let the clothes speak for themselves.  Two of our fabulous Chanel make-up artist made our vision come to life with a bare eye, pop of white eyeliner, and a bold brow and orange lip. We were so pleased with how it turned out. 
{Thank you Lucero, Charolette, and Constance for hair and make-up!}

I took my camera along for the ride to document the action backstage.  
  I don't use my DSLR quite enough, and snapping pics before the show had me asking the question "Why don't I use this thing more???"
I got to play fashion photographer, and I have to say it was 

*{All clothing from Dillard's Park Plaza, if you are interested in a piece you can contact me via email for more details.  I tried my best to find all items online for you shop below, but some pieces are only available in store, including the powder blue "Ibbie" dress from Ted Baker seen above.  Don't hesitate to ask incase I missed something you may have a question about. :)}

I'd love to hear what look was your favorite!

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