Turkish textile production dates back to the Ottoman period of the 16th and 17th centuries.  Today the textile industry is one of the most components of the Turkish economy with an annual export value of $5.4 billion.  On nearly every street and throughout the Grand Bazaar, beautiful Turkish textiles can be found from bolts of […]

Gretchen had a wonderful time walking for three designers in her first experience with Kansas City Fashion Week.  Here she is at the final show on Sunday, strutting her stuff in a beautiful, yellow dress designed by 16-year-old Elda Doamekpo of Elle Inspired. You Might Also Enjoy: Kansas City Fashion Week:  Andrea Marie Long Designs Other […]

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What sort of model doesn’t let you take photos of her?  The model whose mom is behind the camera! While Gigi posed like a pro for all the real photographers and strutted her stuff down the runway as part of Andrea Marie Long’s collection on the opening night of Kansas City Fashion Week, she wouldn’t let […]

Kansas City Fashion Week is less than two weeks away.  This weekend was packed full shuttling my daughter to fittings and rehearsals for the big event.  I love this shot I snuck as she sat sitting in the Grand Hall of Union Station, waiting for the final rehearsal to start.  This photo was taken with […]

Holy cow, I’m so, so far behind on posts from this summer.  My next photo to share was from the end of June.  My daughter the aspiring model walked in Haute Metropolis, the marquee fashion show capping off the end of the Urban Fashion Fest in Kansas City. The lighting was a challenge, and of […]

At the historic Hotel Phillips, where Harry S. Truman once ran the haberdashery, my daughter participated in model castings for the Fall 2013 Kansas City Fashion Week this afternoon.  I wanted to empower her to do this by herself, but needed to remain close since she is a minor.  From where I waited across the atrium, […]