On 11.11.11, Project Ethos made a stop at The Mint in Scottsdale. The touring event merges a fashion show, art and music under one roof, inviting local artist and designers to showcase their best pieces in front of buyers, media & fashion enthusiasts. Sponsors of this event included So Scottsdale!, VitaminWater, and Frederick’s of Hollywood Swim, to name a few.
Courtney and I arrived early(ish) for the media meet & greet, but sadly only had the opportunity to speak with one designer's publicist. The others were no where to be found, or were not doing a good job of identifying themselves! So we grabbed a few margaritas & ventured out to tour the art on the back patio.
My favorite were several mugshot style photographs scattered throughout the sponsor booths, which somehow I didn't get photos of! As we waited for the show to start, of course we managed to squeeze in a mini-fashion shoot of our own. Outfit of the evening:
jacket//Urban Outfitters, top//Nordstrom, skirt//Forever21
The four local designers for the event were Latonya Adkins of Hour Glass Apparel, Brianne Bridge, Monique Martinez-Sandoval of Ouma Clothing and Amelia Walsh.
They all did a fantastic job choosing dresses that are wearable, and the last two were especially swoon-worthy. My personal selection for a winner was Monique! Love romantic poofy designs, love ombre. I had no other choice.
The event was fun, but I do wish the designers had shown additional pieces in their collection! I think the actually fashion show lasted 15 minutes. I have to assume most people in the audience were itching for more. Looking forward to Project Ethos making its way back to Arizona! Until then, check out the designer's website a support a few local fashion entrepreneurs.