The first night was the student designer competition! There are tons of photos online, but if you'd like to see all the collections in their entireties, check out The Fat and Skinny on Fashion's videos:
I wore a few different looks for all the week's events!
The first night, Tuesday, I was lucky enough to be part of two student designers, James Matthew Teague and Jessica Argoe:
James Matthew Teague
It looks like I was a little tired, huh?! Jessica was being interviewed at this point--and my look was her featured design! Also, look at the fun decorations, they were whimsical and fun and I loved walking through it!
The second night, Thursday, we wore ensembles from local sponsors! I wore LaRoque and Bohemian, both local women's boutiques in Columbia.
This outfit was two pieces: a quintessentially LaRoque silk wrap top with a huge bow and long hostess skirt! (I'm trying to find some pictures without watermarks, but thanks to Cinhte Mag for snagging some photos!) Here's a better view of my awesome LaRoque skirt:
By nature of the name, this store had fun, trendy pieces in it! I couldn't believe how much of a departure from my normal style this outfit was! That sweater was like full length and I had this crazy cool pink leather wrap watch!
What was especially fun was being able to share this week with one of my closest friends, Aly, who was also in the show! Here's a cool behind-the-scenes photo of her getting ready! (RMS, right Miss Aly?)
All in all, USC Fashion Week 2012 was an absolute blast to be a part of and I'm already looking forward to next year! The organizers will have big shoes to fill and I can't thank Fashion Board at USC enough for including me in everything!!