Summer Soiree with Vestique
It's no secret that I'm love Vestique. Not just their clothes, but their brand and overall message of girl power (and looking super cute and confident!). So I was completely thrilled when Amanda, manager of their Charleston store and good friend, emailed me a few weeks ago and asked if I'd be interested in walking in their runway show. Obviously I said yes! This was my first runway show but I wasn't nervous at all like I thought I'd be. I felt very comfortable walking in front of so many strangers and would love to do this again! The Summer Soiree show took place at Charleston's hottest nightclub, Republic Garden and Lounge, and was filled with stylish people from all over the city. Inside Republic, various pop up shops like Hermosa Jewelry, Pure Smiles, and A Frock to Remember had their various wares for sale. I definitely wouldn't mind picking up a piece of two from Hermosa Jewelry!
The backstage where we got ready was a buzz with excitement. Everybody was positive and chatting with each other as hair stylist Mike Gusband and makeup artist Elina Mille got us looking fabulous! You could really feel the positive vibes between all of us. I definitely walked away with a few new friends!
But enough about what was happening backstage, here's all the fabulous models and clothes show in the show! I loved every piece and wouldn't mind picking up a dress or two before the summer ends.
Vacay Bay Romper, $38
Rhythm & Hues Maxi, $44; Panama Hat, $22
Sun-Sational Romper, $32.50; Captain Planet Sea Necklace, $21.50; Hear Me Roar Tote, $36
Freedom Kimono, $46; Seas the Day Dress, $52
Striped Two Piece Set - Top, $34.50; Bottom, $40
Off the Grid Playsuit, $38; Captain Planet Necklace, $21.50; Panama Hat, $22
Fit & Flare Dress, $34; 3 Little Beads Necklace, $40; Studdin is a Habit Clutch, $34
Best Buds Romper, $38.50
Meet Me Uptown Crop, $24.50; Comfortably Chic Shorts, $24.50; Panama Hat, $22
Gala Glamour Dress, $72.50; Thrill of the Chase Clutch, $48
Teal & Tranquil Maxi, $48
Portrait of an Artist Maxi, $72.50; Nomad Crossbody, $44; Stud Lover Sandals, $24.50
All photography by Mark Matheny & Adrienne Evans
I loved all the looks for the show and every one of them is perfect for summer! Stop by your local Vestique store to pick up a dress today, or order online. I found hilarious that my photo was the only one doing something flirty. Vestique is all about fun and positivity and wanted my pose to be a reflection of that. I wish they had uploaded more pictures of us from that night because I know many of the girls had more fun poses that reflected Vestique's brand.
All in all, I loved walking the show! It's definitely something that I'd love to pursue in the future for Vestique and other brands here in Charleston. It's a great way to work closely with designers, meet new friends, and of course, wear some fabulous clothing.
Let me know your thoughts! Did you like their new summer collection? Would you wear any of the new collection? Let me know in the comments below!