Posh Event: FashionEASTa Fashion Show

This past Saturday I attended the FashionEASTa Fashion event held in the Harbor East section of downtown Baltimore. The street was closed off at President and Aliceanna for this inaugural block party style event that included music, food and of course--a fashion show.

The runway presentation represented the best of what Harbor East’s stores have to offer, styled into an eye-catching mix of dress, casual wear and beachwear as well as several seasonal trends:

Tribal Prints and Pattern Mixing

These ladies showed off tribal prints and how fun it can be to confidently rock mixed and matched patterns.

Color Blocking

These dresses take the guess work out of color blocking with their alternating shades of neutrals and rich jewel tones.

Flirty Print and Floral Dresses

These flirty dresses in varying lengths would be the perfect addition to any girl’s summer wardrobe.

Great Accessories

The accessories—shoes and bags in particular—on the runway were standouts in snakeskin, pretty spring prints, bold neutrals and bright neon colors. Sadly, I was not able to capture the shoes from where I was positioned, but I was able to snap these covetable bags.

Sportswear and menswear were also featured. Many of the sportswear models (both male and female) showed off their skills and played to the audience, dropping down to demonstrate their impressive pushup form. And then there was this guy, who was man candy and he knew it!

Several of the shops in Harbor East participated in the runway portion of the event, having models styled by Bradshaw Styling in their clothing and accessories, including: Amaryllis Handcrafted Jewelry, City Sports, Handbags in the City, MAC Wellness, Sassanova, South Moon Under, Urban Chic and White House / Black Market. Hair and make-up for the runway models was provided by: DK Salon, Kobi DaySpa & Salon, and Spa Sante; and organic spray tanning was provided by Glam & Tan. Finally, local celebrity Sarah Caldwell of WBAL walked the runway as well in pretty pastels.

Post fashion-show, many of the stores were also offering discounts on the fashions that were featured on the runway. I slipped into South Moon Under and scooped up these fabulous neon and wood Steve Madden wedges and got 20% off my entire purchase (which included the flats for me, and tees for the kid that I mentioned in yesterday’s post).

The FashionEASTa event was a fabulous free event that I think would work just as well for fall as for spring/summer; perhaps the organizers will see fit to plan that. In the meantime, I look forward to attending (and shopping) next year!