Wednesday, April 13, 2011
How do we top a fabulous week of shows? Well there may have been a lack of performance and glitz, but the team, plus some, turned out to Sunday Funday brunch with an agenda to celebrate.
Bottomless mimosas and a smorgasbord of food at Café C erased the bags under our eyes and general “burnt-out stature” of the group. We mixed and mingled at the omelet station and loaded up on pancakes and crepes provided by the upbeat crew of Celebrations Catering staff.
A campaign toast that began with beaming smiles and venting about stress filled days that paid off, ended in tears as veteran team members reminisced about three dedicated years they had spent with their GFW family. Not a dry eye in sight to say the least. Big thanks went out from the designers to the intern team and lofty aspirations were made for future shows.
In fashion, quick recoveries are a MUST. The GFW group bounced right back into soaking up rays on the back porch of Café C and came to a mutual consensus to spend the rest of the day poolside. Because with all that show set-up who had serious time to devote to tanning? Off to the lap of luxury before the big brainstorming sesh for 2012…
This season began our venture into philanthropy. Tables were adorned with white feather centerpieces that seemed to reach the ceiling and a runway was drawn around the banquet area to showcase Jacquelyn Brook’s new collection.
Our black-tie clad guests arrived intermittently. They were ushered through tables displaying donated pieces from prominent artists of the community and given the chance to place silent bids on them, as well as numerous gift packages. They dined in low, glittering light as models gracefully strolled aside them.
Jacquelyn sent models out adorned like jewels. Her vision showcased feathers fluttering from eyelashes and glittered cheeks. Guests first saw her signature mixed-print causal wear. Then came a stunning collection of ball-gown-esque, floor sweeping dresses that fit right in with the crowd.
It was an intimate setting that GFW has never provided before. Socialites were wined and dined and very few went home empty handed after a successful silent auction. Some toted gigantic pieces out the front door over the pink carpet and others will await winners at Neutral 7.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
- Viscosity Vintage
- Emerging Designers Showcase featuring: Francine Elizabeth, Nikera Clothing & Jafari | Jahaghi
- Sui Generis
- Zella Machado Swimwear
DOORS Open at 6p.m. SHOW starts 7p.m.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Our GFW crew hit the streets of downtown Gainesville last night for our Pink Out promotion & bar crawl. Models, interns and directors danced their butts off as they passed out promo items to the crowd, some of our models made cameos and our photographers were there to capture the chaos.
Big thumbs up to Spannk for offering a special shot promotion in honor of our presence called the GFW Hot Shot! It definatly the finishing touch to our fantastic pink out promo.
Be sure to check out more photos from our PINK OUT on our Facebook page.
Our models and designers joined together last Wednesday for one last run through for Thursday and Saturday's runway shows. Models got to experience for the first time how quickly they will have to switch their outfits by practicing their quick-changes and then rushing back to their positions in lineups.
After a LONG rehearsal, models received their awesome swag bags full of goodies from all of our sponsors and their official model badge! We appreciate everyone that donated supplies to us.
Huge thanks to Cafe C for feeding our models and hardworking staff at our dress rehearsal. The food was the delicious.
It's not too late to grab a ticket, we are still selling them on our GFW website so be sure to grab one before time runs out! !