Sunday, August 8, 2010

Designing Dreams

Last Saturday, on August 7th, the Designing Dreams fashion show took place at the Memorial Auditorium. It was a fund-raising benefit for the Sweet Dreams foundation,  According to the event announcement, Designing Dreams was the second fashion show since the 1950’s to be held at the Memorial Auditorium, where the last collection seen was that of Coco Chanel. It showcased 7 local designers, and was the result of a collaboration with headlining designer Tiana Vega, the Sweet Dreams Foundation and the fashion PR firm, Couture Connections. Over 2000 people were expected to attend this event. 

I was lucky enough to be one of the attendees, courtesy of Midtown Monthly and Couture Connections. It was thrilling to be seated in the front row and  view up close the details of their summer collections. All were women designers and included Jules Thor, Yennie Zhou, Nelli Rosh, Shamini ShnMugam, Lindsay & Rachel Smith of Linzel Couture, Melissa Kay, and Tiana Vega. 

The show went smoothly and seemed to be enjoyed by many, Through-out the show, clapping and cheering spontaneously erupted, aimed at certain dresses and models that walked the runway. However it wasn't mere fashion that got the crowd going. The part that received the loudest applause was the speech made by Virginia Quintel, mother of Braysen, a child who is a beneficiary of the Sweet Dreams Foundation. For more information on Sweet Dreams, go to

Photo credits: Ernst Leyva 

You can view the complete photo album here.

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minnja said...

LOOOOOOVE it:)))))))

mispapelicos said...

Hi guapa, así es que hablas español, qué bueno y qué pequeño el mundo.
Al fin he conseguido seguirte desde el ordenador de mi hija que se resistia.
Te abrazo fuerte.
Adoro tu blogggggggggg y ahora a tí.
¿De dónde esres exactamente?

luciana said...

I love this :)

mispapelicos said...

Hi guapa, yesssss we got lost in translation all right. I am not from sacramento, my name is Sacramento. I am Spanish, south of Spain- Andalucía-
At the moment in Berlín for a month.
Do not worry about translating into spanish, my husband is English and England is our second home. English is the official language in our home, so all is well.
Love your blog

jemina said...

Hello Love, what a FUN and FABULOUS event, fashion for a wonderful cause, LOVE it!!! thanks for sharing darling, and those dresses are amazing!!!

Sara said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I have to say the second photo is my fave, the dress & the girl are beautiful :)

T said...

That looks like a blast and that first dress is just gorgeous!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I fear my point and shoot didn't do the models or the dresses justice. There was so much gorgeousness up on that runway!

@ Sacramenot: nice to meet you! Even though you are NOT from Sacramento, you ARE Sacramento! Thank you for your kind words, and your support! xo.

Isquisofrenia said...

yeah its hard to get it all in photos but i bet they were gorgeous!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Looks like a lovely evening for an even lovelier cause! I hope you caught your mention on our blog today. : )

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Kristen you made my day!
Peeps take a gander over to the Rosebud Girl's blog and see a whole bunch of gorgeous pumps, AND my little tootsies sporting some Payless wedges!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Kristen you made my day. It was a treat seeing my feet with such a stylish crowd.