On Friday, June 14th, I was invited to join Phoenix Fashion Week as they hosted their 5th Annual Emerging Designers competition. We got the chance to view an original piece by 12 different designers that were chosen from around the country and even one that was out of Dubai. Come to find out, they were actually battling for a chance to present their lines in Phoenix Fashion Weeks Main Event in October and a chance at Designer of the Year honors for 2013 as well.

Located at the Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy, the environment was electric as soon as we walked in. Surrounded by fashion professionals, PR professionals, and designers, I was definitely ready to network and bask in the ambiance of important fashion people from Phoenix.

I met some great people that have built a career off of hard work and persistence. Even when Brian Hill (The Head Organizer for Phoenix Fashion Week) spoke to the audience mentioned that he started as a volunteer for PHXFW and basically “out-worked” everybody for his position. Straight from the dragons mouth, he is a clear example of what every person should embody if they want something for themselves and want it more than anything else.


Make sure to check out the designers and their fashion lines to get a look at some people who are making their dreams come true, day by day.
Proverbs by Efua (@proverbsbyefua) – Fabulously making a difference

Jaire (@JaireIC) – Dare to be seen *Personal Favorite*

Dolcessa (@DolcessaSwim) – The Sweeter Side of Swimwear

Linden (@LindenCA) – Embracing the modern bombshell

Michele Hebert (@mhebertfashion) – Designs for those who stand out

Medium Apparel (@mediumapparel) – Life is Art, We are the Medium

d.p.c by Dora Yim (@shopdpc) – Clothes should be like a friend and last a lifetime

Loin Cloth (@LoinClothLA) – A Penny and a Plan *Personal Favorite*

Herbert Victoria (@hvictoria00) – Unique and sensible women’s apparel

Doux Bell (@douxbellestudio) – Vintage Elegance for the Modern Woman

Trang Nguyen (@designertrang) – Modern and luxurious design in an everyday lifestyle

Gentry (@thunderlilychic) – Retro-Modern, Urban-Chic, Romantic Women’s Wear