Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Local Color: The Happy Hour

"Color has got me. I no longer need to chase after it. It has got me for ever. I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour" -Paul Klee

The Hooded Cape Fashion Show at Bows + Arrows last Friday was more than okay- it was a FANTASTIC time. I can't remember when I've enjoyed a crowd so much. Many of my favorite Sacramentans were there, from the alluring Ann Tindall, Kerry Dolan, + Arielle Madrone, to the folks from Martin Mattox, Kris Laskey and her sunshine of a sister, Barbara; there were so many lovelies who came out to see the show. Even more enjoyable was seeing a large number of folks show up in hooded capes of their own,  with many of the capes worn were from the beloved Sac-town label, BUTT UGLY.  Oh, I wish I had pictures to share with you! There were so many people there snapping snaps that night, but not a whisper to the whereabouts of any images from the event. If I can find some, I'll post them; the show and the attendees really were a sight to behold.

Local Color: The very colorful Lindsay Rickman and I met for coffee at the Java Lounge
 As you may or may not know, that was my first ever runway modelling, and I did it for Lindsay Rickman. She made two incredible patchwork capes for the show, both of them standouts. It was fun to be in the show with some of the gamest girls, like Kerry and Ann who modeled capes for the ladies at Crimson & Clover.  Both were last minutes additions to the line-up,  but you wouldn't know it as they were both mesmerizing on the runway- Ann even boogied her way up the stairs of the mini-stage! For the record, I didn't trip or fall, but aside from not falling on my ass, I wasn't particularly remarkable, so don't think Ford Models is going to be calling me anytime soon; best I keep my day-job as a fashion blogger.   

And a fashion blogger I shall be. Let me just say, that the crowd and the events that you'll find at Bows + Arrows are more than enough to keep me busy. Bows has such a relevant charm to it, that it's a definite must see on any visiting Sacramento itinerary. The Sacramento fashion scene has really been booming lately, and there's some great culture watering holes to soak up all of its local color. A great spot for spotting said local color is the coffee-cultured all-ages show venue, the Java Lounge off Broadway. This is where the pictures you see here were taken, in front of a colorful mural painted on the side of the building. A simple menu, coffee and bevvies are served up at the Java Lounge while Lob Instagon books great national and local talent for their all-ages shows. You can see who's playing and when on their Facebook page, so click HERE for details.

So, local color has got me,  but who knows what brightens our horizons? All I know is that life is saturated full of possibilities right about now, so it's time to meet-up with some friends and celebrate. 

                                                                                              Cheers, mates.    -Bella Q


Anupriya DG said...

Aaah! Two crazy gorgeous ladies togther.......& that splash of color! Am in heaven!! <3

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Oh true. Colors definitely make me happy.

Unknown said...

A little splash of color makes all the difference. I can only imagine how much fun you had. I hope you get some pics of the cool capes so we can all revel in their creativity/beauty.


Vix said...

What a fabulously colourful post, Bella! I'm glad the cape show went well. Better to have a great time than worry about capturing images, although if you do find some I'd love to see!
You and Lindsay are a sight for sore eyes. The vibrant colours and outrageous print mixing have made my Wednesday! Cheers! xxx

Susan B said...

sounds like a gloriously fun time! I love the Paul Klee quote. You both look fantastic, and the backdrop is perfection.

Melanie said...

BAM! Your photo slapped me hard with colour! I loooove that. You look great in that crazy here, there, everywhere patterning with the giant beads. Makes me want to paint! Glad your runway debut was such a blast - but glad to hear that you'll still be blogging.

PS Jean was right - fantastic brows

Helga said...

That quote is awesome! I LOVE colour,and yay,there is lots to behold here!Sounds like exciting times,baby!!! I love your huge smile,you and Lindsay together are dazzling me!
I bet you were hawt on the runway,would love to see you and Ann working it!


The Closet Shopper said...

You are truly the queen of pattern mixing. I love how you kept it all black and white. So cool.


Glee said...

cute outfits. I love how you mixed together different prints but sticked with the same family of colors, which what actually pulls all together. gorgeous.

Would you like to exchange links with Creative Fashion?

Enjoy the rest of the week. :)

Please may I? said...

You both look fantastic in your colourful outfits. I adore Lindsays purple books.

X x

Stacey said...

I love your dress! You two ladies are absolutely gorgeous.

doradadama said...

Your colorful pretty ladies!
I amor your crazy pattern mixing amor.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh how I WISH I could have been there to witness you doin' your thang!!!!!! Your outfit in this post is utterly breath-taking - you have me over a barrel - totally gobsmackingly gorgeous Bella!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Stephanie Loudmouth said...

I love your friend's layers! So awesome!!! Sounds like a wonderful event.

Equine Bovine said...

Oh the cape show. It was fun, and such a blur! I like the pictures taken with Skinners art work..NICE!

Comtesse de ferveur said...

How exciting to walk the runway! You two have fabulous outfits, I'm loving the monochrome pattern on you x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

You both look great - I knew the cape show sounded like it would be a blast. You're so lucky to have all this vibrant scene on your doorstep and to be a part of it.

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A BRIT GREEK said...

As you know i'm all about colour, you look fab girl... the back drop screams crazy happy fierceness!
Sounds like you guys had a good time, hope all is rocking in your world beautiful Bella.


Unknown said...

The navy is so awesome on you!
You are looking so pretty and such grace. I love you!

Anonymous said...

I love Lindsay pairing of pink & grey patterns, but YOU in all of your black & white glory in front of that colorful wall...the photo is a stroke of genius. Glad to hear that the cape-walk went well.