Noonday Collection on the Runway!

Happy Wednesday fair trade fashion fans!

A few weeks ago I was involved in a really fun, inspiring event in Annapolis and I just had to share it with you!  It was a fashion show that combined many of my favorite things in one place: local boutiques, fair trade accessories, and a charity event for a good cause!  My friend Michele of Fashion Karma produces this fashion show every year called Strut and Sip for Autism.  The mission is to raise funds for locally based organizations providing therapeutic services to children and adults with Autism.  She asked if she could feature some Noonday Collection accessories on the runway, and of course the answer was YES!

It was so incredible to work with her for about 2 hours one afternoon, styling all of the outfits that she pulled from local Annapolis boutiques!  I learned so much about current trends and what goes on behind-the-scenes at a fashion show.

On the night of the big event I joined one of my Noonday Collection hostesses and her friends on the red carpet:

10731147_355970411230583_4398571127514181206_nWhat I’m wearing: the new Silk Blush Headband, Clustered Charm Necklace, Helena Necklace, and carrying the Film Noir Clutch.  My little black dress is made in the USA!

We had the best time sitting in the front row, clapping and cheering as we recognized all of the Noonday Collection pieces on the runway!  I imagined the artisans sitting there right next to me, seeing their handmade work under the big lights!

Octagon Hoop Earrings  with pant suit from South Moon Under

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Dreamweaver Earrings with dress from Wrabyn

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Pagoda Necklace with outfit from W by Worth

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Angelica Infinity Scarf with outfit from W by Worth

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Dainty Paper Bead Necklace with top from Wrabyn

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Feathered Fringe Earrings with pants from South Moon Under

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Del Mar Necklace with top from Wrabyn

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Tagua Seed Bracelet in Seagreen with skirt from Lilac Bijoux

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At the end of the show, Michele walked down the runway with her daughter Lydia, who she says is her inspiration and encouragement.

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Such a beautiful moment!  I really was so honored to be a part of such an amazing night!

In style & love,

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(all photos by The Annapolis Photographer)

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