I walked the runway with five other Toronto fashion personalities including Nicole (Dainty Girl), Elaine (Toronto Beauty Reviews), Brittany + Maleah (Sparks Twins) and Bianca. I won't lie, it was nerve-wracking being backstage waiting for my turn, especially since I kept having visions of falling and breaking an ankle, but I'm glad none of that happened and the whole fashion show and event was successful.
The Arta Gallery in the Distillery District was the perfect venue to host Minling Pan Studio's 1-Year Anniversary, and the runway looked great. They even had a photographer section, also famously known as the "Photo Pit".
I'd like to thank and give credit to Minling Pan (designer and host of the evening), Valerie Stachurski and Charming Media (event organizers and volunteers), Jiacong Huang + Peter Liang + Anthony Cheung + Ming Siu (photographers), the BlushPretty team and Tiffany Watson (makeup) and Spellbound Hair Design (hair). Jewelry was my own and the black patent pumps are from Nine West.
Back in January, Minling Pan Studio had a media party where we were able to preview and provide feedback on their latest and private label, MIN (handbags). Since then I've been trying to decide which gorgeous clutch to purchase, but the entire collection officially launched at the event. You can check it out and shop online as well.
The idea behind the fashion show was for Toronto fashion bloggers to style outfits using clothing from Minling Pan Studio that would complement a handbag or clutch from the MIN label. Check out the looks I created and modeled!
The first look was inspired by the Cologne Bottle Design Box Clutch, which comes in white and black with a detachable chain.
As soon as I saw this mustard-coloured Rectangle Tote (which also comes in blue), I wanted to create a look around it. I picked this zebra-print blue and white top from Minling Pan Studio's Spring/Summer 2013 collection with black pants and classic patent pumps.
My third and final look for Minling Pan Studio's Fashion Show was this incredible jumpsuit, which really didn't need any work.
The Colour-block Box Clutch (comes in red/navy or pink/coffee) is one of the most coveted pieces from the MIN collection. It's a statement in itself and can be paired well with any outfit, formal or casual, and will make you look super fashionable.
Check out some of the other looks my blogger friends styled and modeled!
Elaine Atkins from Toronto Beauty Reviews looked ravishing in a slightly messy, but classy updo. My favourite look was the black high-low dress! Click here to read her recap of the MIN Launch Party.
Nicole Wilson a.k.a. Dainty Girl changed it up a bit with a loose spiral curls. I loved how she styled the animal-print tunic dress! Don't forget to check out her recap of the event.
Group photo of all the models with the lovely designer Minling Pan!