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fashionSPARK to light up Raleigh!


It is almost here, it is almost here, it is almost HERE!  I feel like a kid on Christmas week awaiting the most anticipated fashion event to descend upon the triangle area – fashionSPARK!   Luckily, the wait is almost over – 8 o’clock Friday evening is just around the corner.  FashionSPARK is the largest event in the triangle area.  This year promises to be the biggest fashion show yet, marking the 5th anniversary for this blossoming event.

Complete with 25 local designers showcasing their pieces on the runway, I couldn’t be more excited!  With all the current buzz surrounding NY Fashion Week, this is a great way for triangle residents to enjoy our own dose of fashion up close and personal.  This year the 20 featured clothing designers will be accompanied by five jewelry designers, and if you know me or read this blog you know I LOVE fun jewelry.

Another cool thing about the fashionSPARK line-up this year is they are following trend and going green!  In fact, 10% of the designers participating in the show are considered “green” designers, meaning they construct their garments/jewelry from recycled, re-used and/or organic, sustainable materials.  Also, 100% of the designers are environmentally/socially responsible in some way – this is a definite win-win in my book!

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I read about the fashionSPARK shop – a first this year created based upon popular demand.  On Saturday, following the Friday night show, local fashionistas will have the opportunity to come back to Fayetteville Street and meet their favorite designers – oh yeah, and shop your favorite runway looks!

This year the featured designers include:


Crystal Pickard


DRC Clothing Co.

Emily Claire Designs


Gabrielle Marie Dugan

Good Girls Studio

Jaclyn Anthony Designs

Jess Pati

Kristen Danielle

Laura Dana Boynton

Lindsay Kay


Marie Cordella


Pamor Designs

Payton-Alexis Brown

Raleigh Denim

REDO REUSE / Peligrosa Knits

Rima L’Amir

Soulcialite Studios

Street Mode 22

Zac Shell Designs

Zass Design

Below are a few images from some of my favorite designers that will be present, I can’t wait to see how they are all paired with one another!

mollybeads fall 2010
Mollybeads Fall 2010 Collection Earrings
molly beads fall 2010 necklaces
Molly Beads Fall 2010 Collection Necklace

Images courtesy of Facebook

Raleigh Denim
Raleigh Denim

Image via blog.indienc.com


Lllavender Runway Look

Image via llavender.com

My good friend Marguerite (who just so happens to run one of the best public relations firms in Raleigh – Urban Pearl) is handling the PR for this fabulous event and was gracious enough to invite me.  I will be sure to take lots of photographs and share the fun finds with those of you that can’t make it.

For more information and to view the entire schedule of events visit the fashionSPARK website.



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