The night was filled with an intoxicating energy at the International Nightclub in Scottsdale, AZ that kept the entire club all a buzz. The music was hyped, lights were down low, and the runway was lit up with paparazzi waiting for the big moment. If the incredible team at Phoenix Fashion Week set out to "wow" the crowd they truly succeeded with that night’s festivities. I was feeling all giddy inside and couldn’t wait to check out the winning finalists.
After what I'm sure was a challenging yet in-depth search for this year's models, it was time for the top 40 finalists to show us what they will be bringing to the runway at the fall event. With the wait finally over, Executive Director Brian Hill got the party started by announcing each female and male model. As each model got to strut their way down the runway, we got to check out each individual headshots on the big screen. The crowd then voted by posting to Twitter their favorite model headshot selection. Once all the responses were in, a top female and top male finalists were named winners of the headshot challenge. Congratulations to both Sammy and Nico for scoring the top prize!
After the show, I had the opportunity to chat with a few of the models. It was crazy cool to have such an easygoing conversation with a person you just saw give the "fierce face" on the runway. I loved it! Many of the models were just so excited to be a part of the Phoenix Fashion Week event. Here are a few pics of some of the PFW Top models. Wanna talk about fierceness?
Check out Nick and Nico giving 110% piercing attitude. Their energy was just amazing! To see additional live interviews with the models, please check out our page at Talking The Five.
Several of the emerging designers were also in attendance. Hues of Ego, State Forty Eight, Kismit, Woman's Touch Apparel, Lillienne Lang, and Misha Mendicino Designs, I believe were in the house. Their eyes were all twinkly envisioning their masterpiece on the perfect model. Since the recent emerging designer announcement, these ambitious designers have been working very hard on bringing their A-game to fruition. With just a little more than two months till the big October event, the featured designers are halfway through their rigorous boot camp workshop. I asked a few of them how things are going and each responded with a resounding….great! It was a fantastic evening which proved to be well worth the wait.
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