As with any first-time event, you can expect issues and problems to come up. I remember receiving an email saying that the event was going to be postponed until 2009, but then a week later received another email saying that the event was back on. However, regardless of all the drama, it turned out to be a decent event.
Being a Bi-National event - meaning that there were designers from both Mexico City and Southern California - there was a wide variety of distinct styles. One of my favorite pieces was this purple (of course!) evening dress by Jorge Corella. Ah, I can just picture me walking down the red carpet wearing that dress ;)
Of course everyone came fashionable dressed, but there was one person I gravitated to for some reason. Her name is Katie and she's a hairdresser at Salon Moselle in Temecula, California. She's pictured here on the left with another hairdresser named Christine. I really, really like her hairstyle and her outfit was very cute - especially her handbag and shoes. Those of you who've read this blog for sometime know how much I emphasize good accessories! And yes, stylish hair counts as an accessory...
I created this video montage with clips from some of the presentations...(Email subscribers can click here to watch the video at YouTube.)
On Saturday I went back to the Hyatt for a meet-and-greet with all the designers who presented on Friday night. I was able to interview a few of them and will share those interviews with you soon. Stay tuned!