Hello world! So sorry I’ve been away for over a week from blogging. Thank goodness for Lar and all her wonderful posts. Last week I did nothing but study for my final every day after work and before that I was in Orlando for work. But now I’m back and have a whole month off before summer classes start and I’m going to blog every chance I get – woohoo!
About a month ago I was asked to be a judge at the Simon Fashion Bow Wow – a fashion show featuring designs by students at Bauder College, worn by local media folks, walking down the runway with adoptable dogs from the Atlanta Humane Society in the middle of Lenox Mall owned by Simon. Got all that? No worries if you didn’t, just scroll and look at the photos to get a better idea of what the event was about.
Simon Fashion Bow Wow has a special place in my heart since we got my parent’s dog, Boo Radley, at the Atlanta Human Society.
The following photos were taken by the talented Kate Awtrey.
I loved the red details on this color block dress:
Emily Foley looked so chic in this Marie Antoinette-inspired poof dress:
I’m a sucker for anything that’s cut on a bias – and purple!
Would you judge me if I told you that I would totally dress up my dog in this striped shirt and beret if I had this dress? You would? Well, I don’t blame you, but that wouldn’t stop me from doing it.
I’m really a horrible judge because I wanted every design to win (the winning student received a $250 Simon Mall giftcard).
Below is the winning dress with the designer carrying a dog in a matching ruffle collar:
Gah! So cute!
Needless to say, I had a wonderful time and will happily volunteer to judge any future shows featuring ridiculously cute dogs and incredibly talented students.
I realize now that I didn’t take any photos of my outfit that evening (fashion blogger fail). For those of you who are curious, I wore my cropped black pants from Ann Taylor, BB Dakota sleeveless white Reeder top, Mettle necklace, a long black cardi and my nude Vera Wang for Kohl’s pumps. You can kind of see my outfit better in one of the photos in the Tastemaker Magazine article.
I wish you could have seen all the dogs in the show. Most of them were too overwhelmed by the crowds so they had to be carried out instead of walked. One of the dogs was a puppy and he slept through the whole thing!
I wish you could have a dog in Scotland. You know how we were talking today about how cold you always are in your flat? Well, you would be so much warmer with a dog sitting by you. Toby is pressed up against me as I type this and my whole right side is overheated. Of course it helps that it’s like 80 degrees outside.
You and Matt should come back to Atlanta for a week just to get warm again (hint, hint). Are you guys still using your hot water bottles? It seems so wrong to ask that since it’s practically May.
I’ll be sending you warming, sunshine-y thoughts this week!