My Goals from the VS Fashion Show 2015!!

The VS Fashion Show is the biggest fashion show of the year.  Primarily because of the marketing machine of the brand and it’s the only televised fashion show.  (Seriously, when else have you seen Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, or Michael Kors on tv??  NEVER!!)  The VS Fashion Show is an iconic staple in the fashion, pop culture, and entertainment world.

I have been a fan of the VS Fashion Show for years now.  I used to think people (mainly men) only watched it to see tall, “exotic”, women strut in skimpy lingerie and high heels.  But it’s so much more than that!!  I watch the show ritually every year for the production value, the musical performances that enhance the fashion itself, and the artistry and creativity of making a bra/underwear into wearable art.

Goal 1:  I want my boo to look at me, smile, and sing to me as I strut in my stuff 
Goal 2: I want a fireplace, a cuddle buddy, some fur boots and snow stat!!
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Goal 3:  I need this as my wedding dress… Just imagine a skirt attached to it.  (I wonder if my parents would be mad at this choice)
Goal 4:  The next time I enter a room

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Goal 5:  How I will walk into my high reunion next week.. remember me bishes??Goal 6:  My attire for when I go to Denver in January… Snow bunny on Fleek!!k!IMAG0371IMAG0376


Goal 7:
 My future reception dress or all white party dress.. whichever comes first

Goal 8:  My after the reception… or party…. well you can figure it out…..
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Goal 9: I want to look like this when I stand on beach…. Sun on my back
Goal 10:  To one day appear on a runway/stage with my wings spread wide, and a crowd cheering me with their love and support
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This is a pretty lofty list to get through… should hold me over til next year ya think 😉  Til next time, Keep it #PopStyle
~Ashlee Dawne
Twitter:  @PopStyleBlog
Instagram: @manifested55

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Project Runway Season 14 Premiere Episode- “Bitter Sweet Critiques”

PROJECT RUNWAY IS BACK!!!!! projectrunway I LOVE me all of the fashion making, Mood fabric buying, shady diva dressmaking, faux pas blundering, and runway wowing that comes with every season of Project Runway.  I have been watching the show every year it has aired (including PR AllStars and Project Accessory) and have definitely let it influence my own perspective of fashion and the aesthetic that I dress in.  I like to call my style “Comfy yet Collected”- meaning well put together outfits that allow me to move freely and keep me looking professional.  Im a dance teacher people- so I need my leggings and boots to look suitable in the studio as well as happy hour.

Anyways, after watching tonight’s season premiere of Project Runway Season 14, I have to say my excitement began to wane just a little bit. (not much just a little bit).  From the initial preview of the 16 chosen designers, nobody stood out as a favorite or “wow” factor.  Granted #DesignerEdmond is cute and has tried out for the show every single season, while #DesignerAshley has the purple hair and ambition to change the plus size clothing world.  Also #DesignerMerlin seemed todesignerashley sing her way through her work process (annoying both the other designers and myself through the television), and #DesignerBlake was just way to full of himself saying to the judges “Im always a high score” (when he was most definitely in the bottom- as he should be.”  In the end, #DesignerAshley won the first challenge making a solid separates outfit that fit her model well.

But the real winner of tonight’s episode is the one and only Tim Gunn.  Tim serves as the mentor to the designers on the show and delivers each week’s challenge.  His critiques before the model fittings were a mix of bitter and sweet.  He was serving #realtalk to the designers and proving that nothing shabby is going to slide through this season.  Some of his best lines were:

“It’s like going on a long camping trip and not bringing any toothpaste or shampoo!” (referring to the 3 designers who did not bring any of their sewing materials with them… smh)
“Everyone in this workshop should be nervous!”
“Finish this as beautifully as you possibly can, because that’s all that’s going to save you. Wow.”
“A lot of you have a lump of coal up your rear ends.  You either need to get that
lump of coal out, or turn it into a diamond.” 

I will still be tuning into episode 2 next Thursday at 9pm on Lifetime, but I hope thtimgunne designers bring home a real win, rather than getting shown up their long term mentor.  Make It Work!!! 

Til next time… Keep it #PopStyle

~Ashlee Dawne
@PopStyleBlog
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#ProjectRunway