Fashion Week San Antonio

A week filled with fashion shows, glamour, fashion designers, after parties, models and all things fashion! Who wouldn’t love a whole week dedicated to all those amazing things? I wish the week could’ve lasted much longer but I am so happy to have experienced Fashion Week San Antonio 2015. Lucky for me, since I was an intern I was able to see all the behind the scenes preparation and able to take part in the planning and all the things that come into play when planning fashion week!

FWSA15 Designers:

Duquevelez by Jorge Duque Velez SS 2016
A’GACI SS 2016
Moda Next Showcase SS 2016
Anthony Ryan SS 2016
Samantha Plasencia SS 2016
Reuben Reuel Fall/Winter 2015
Celestino SS 2016

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Jorge Duque Velez had some of the most unique designs I’ve ever seen. He is a Colombia native and used a lot of mesh/jersey materials on his clothes and had a lot of unique colors, graphics, jewels, and accessories on his pieces. I didn’t get to take a picture of it, but he had tops made from wood as well and they were the coolest thing! He really knew what women were looking for when shopping and almost all of his dresses or skirts had built in pockets, which were my favorite! I worked behind the scenes with him steaming the clothes and getting to know him and he was the sweetest man ever and I was in love with all his pieces!

A’GACI

I’m not sure if many people know this, but San Antonio is where A’GACI’s headquarters are located. They’ve had fashion shows in our previous fashion weeks as well and who better to be in our fashion week than the top retail store that A’GACI is. I think its so cool that the corporate offices are here because it gives us fashionista’s a chance to work in the fashion industry by working for them and making our way up there. They had a lot of looks for the upcoming holidays and some casual wear.

Moda Next: Fashion’s Forthcoming

Moda Next featured 6 different designers from San Antonio: Joey Ramirez, Valerie Perez, Tessa Guerra, Christian Alonzo, Blanquita Sullivan, and Bruno Horwath. Instead of this event being a fashion show, it was a walk through showcase where they were all in the same room and people were able to walk around to see each of their designs. Bruno Horwath‘s (IG: @alaverbclothing) line was menswear and it included polo’s and button-up shirts with different colored pants. I liked his collection because it was colorful clothes for guys and they all looked so handsome! Christian Alonzo‘s (IG: @91authentic) collection was very Yeezy inspired and included all black colored clothes all paired with Adidas sneakers, I loved it! Tessa Guerra‘s (IG: @rueandme) collection was all clothes for little girls, she was inspired for her collection from her daughters. Blanquita Sullivan‘s (IG: @bonjourbiqui) collection was soo cute and included dresses and two piece sets. Her collection is perfect for a summer day at a park for a picnic. Valerie Perez‘s (IG: @boutiqueverseau)collection was very 80’s themed and was one of my favorite collections! All pieces included bright colored crochet garments with sunglasses paired with each and jellies for the shoes. I would honestly buy EVERYTHING from her collection! Lastly was Joey Ramirez‘s (IG: @jose_mariezsa) collection and his included clothing for women. His collection was AMAZING and included mostly wool pieces with fringe and one all white two piece outfit! This showcase made me so proud to be from San Antonio because all these designers were so amazing and talented!

Anthony Ryan

Anthony Ryan was from Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a designer from Project Runway winner from season 9. His collection was so unique and had some amazing designs for women and men. His boutique The Anthill is located in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio. His designs included jackets, ponchos, and lots of layering. Definitely be sure to check out his boutique!

Samantha Plasencia

Former project runway contestant Samantha Plasencia from season 13 and alumni of our very own Incarnate Word Fashion School. Her collection included street wear for women and men. The collection was a very comfortable but trendy feel, and the music during the fashion show was all hip hop and included music from Travis Scott and Kanye West.

Reuben Reuel

Reuben Reuel is a designer from Brooklyn, New York. His brand named Demestiks New York is all about colorful prints and different mix of African patterns from dresses and two piece sets. Beyoncé has been seen and photographed wearing his designs.

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Celestino

Celestino’s collection was all about evening gowns! The gowns were a little risque where they showed a tasteful amount of skin but also covered enough of the body to still be elegant. His designs were amazing and I would definitely wear some of the gowns to an award show or fancy event!

I love that San Antonio has been getting its name out there in terms of the fashion industry and is continuing to grow and put out city on the map.Throughout the years I’ve done some soul searching and learned more about myself and came to the conclusion that I want to have a career in something I’m passionate about – and what better career than a career in the fashion industry! This lead me to start blogging and sharing my style with other people in the world such as you all, my amazing followers! Getting this internship was an amazing opportunity for me because it was my first time working with people who were just as passionate about fashion as I was. I was a little nervous but it was such an amazing experience! I can’t wait to be part of the fashion week San Antonio team again next year and continue to get my name out there and network!

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xoxo, Lori Allison

Saturday Outfit of the Day

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Hi Loves!

Today I finally was able to wear one of my favorite skirts that I bought from Posh Square. I bought this skirt a few months ago and I just haven’t worn it yet because I hadn’t found a perfect top to wear with it. However, I went to Charlotte Russe for their 40% off sale going on this weekend and found this off the shoulder black and white stripe crop top. I love how off the shoulder tops look with midi skirts so I went ahead and bought it to try it out. I ended up loving how it! Since the outfit was mostly black I decided to add a pop of color and wear my hot pink heels from Go Jane. For my accessories I wore a blingy necklace from Charlotte Russe and then a black hair bow in my hair from Forever 21.

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I got so many compliments today from my boss, coworkers and strangers saying I looked very Sex in the City which was a great compliment!

I hope you all enjoyed this outfit and it will bring you inspiration on how to pair midi skirts!

XOXO, Lori Allison

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Rainy Day Outfit

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Hey Loves!
I just quickly wanted to share with you my outfit of the day from today. When I woke up to start getting ready for work it was raining pretty hard. I always have trouble finding an outfit to wear on rainy days especially since I don’t own any rain boots at the moment. I’m in the process of trying to find some that are cute and that I actually like, if any of you have rain boots that are cute please let me know where you got them from! Of course on rainy days, nobody wants to get their feet wet because its such a weird, uncomfortable feeling. I am also always cold especially at my work and right now the Texas heat is on another level so all the air conditioners everywhere are on full blast so I’m much colder now lol. I decided to put this outfit together. I got the bodycon black dress from Charlotte Russe. I feel everybody needs a dress like this because you can literally wear it for any occasion, with any shoe and everyone needs a little black dress! I paired it with a black and cardigan that I got from Love Culture, this cardigan was amazing today because it acted as a little blanket of warmth to cover my legs with at work and its super comfy! I also loved that its over-sized because it really did feel like a blanket! Lastly, I completed the outfit with my black combat boots that I got from Target. Target was the only place that had combat boots that I really liked and during the fall season I wear them so much, I love them! For accessories, I wore my Kendra Scott jewelry set from the Mystic Bazaar collection and I styled my hair in a half up/half down bun. Lastly, to add a pop of color I wore my NYX purple lipstick!

Overall, I was able to complete that comfy trendy look for this rainy, chill day. I was so comfortable and I looked trendy at the same time!

Hope you all enjoyed my outfit of the day, follow me on instagram at itsxoxoloriallison to see more of them!

Hope yall had a great Saturday!

XOXO, Lori Allison

Life of a Fashion Blogger/Lifestyle Blogger

Since I’ve started blogging almost a year ago, my lifestyle has definitely changed from the way I was living before. I thought I would share this post with you all because I’m sure we can all relate and its pretty funny.

  1. You take your camera everywhere you go! – You never know if you’ll find the perfect spot to take your outfit picture
  2. Your family and friends are your photographers – its always so much better having someone close to you take your picture especially if they’re your family or friends because they are who you are most comfortable with
  3. When you go out to try a new restaurant or eatery you take pictures of your meal/drink/dessert so you can post it on social media to share with your followers – trying new trendy places is always fun but its also a way to connect with your local followers
  4. Being a fashion blogger, you never want to leave the house in a boring outfit! – I don’t know about you, but since I have become an aspiring fashion blogger, I always want to look my best! Even if it’s a lazy day, I always try to make my outfit look cute and trendy!
  5. Online shopping is your newest way to pass time – Being a fashion blogger, I receive a lot of emails from shops and boutiques that I’ve subscribed to and so many places always have really great sales that I just can’t seem to pass up!
  6. Pinterest is also a new way to pass up time – lets face it pinterest has every category you could ever be into such as crafts, outfit inspiration pictures, workout guides, basically anything that could ever catch your interest!
  7. You’re always thinking of new/different topics to blog about such as trends and celebrities
  8. You’ve gained so many new friends/followers through blogging that can relate to you on a different level than your friends or family sometimes
  9. A majority of your pictures in your phone are of places you’ve ate at or different places you went to
  10. You’re on social media ALL the time!

All these things that I currently do now, I never did before I became a blogger. But i wouldn’t have it any other way because I love inspiring people through my outfit of the days and I love connecting with people through blogging! Our families may think we are crazy but blogging is something we love to do!

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Thank you for reading!

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