Louisville experienced its first-ever fashion week this past week, and although I only covered the final two days of Waterfront Fashion Week — and mainly for Louisville.com — I did at least want to save something special for all of you.
I’ve always wanted to take my fabulous mascot Rarity (of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” fame) to a fashion week ever since becoming a fan of the show. After all, she is a fashion designer, and to have a collection shown at any fashion week, let alone the Big Four (New York, London, Milan and Paris), is a dream come true for many an artist such as Rarity.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the tale of Rarity’s night out under the tent at Waterfront Park. Buy the ticket, take the ride.
This particular night was definitely meant for a refined mare of style and taste, with high-end luxury designs from the likes of Formé Millinery, Heather French Henry Collection and L’Amour Ameer, among others.
While waiting for the shows to begin, I caught up with Melissa Willis of Les Filles Boutique, who not only had a display under the tent that evening, but also was speaking with Jennifer and Bart Pfanenstiel of Formé Millinery. Willis and Ms. Pfanenstiel had these words of advice for Ponyville’s fashion designer:
“You don’t necessarily have to always be on-trend. I think, for a designer, it’s good to step out of the box, and become a leader and a trend-starter.” — Melissa Willis
“My advice is to always stay true to yourself, no matter what people think. Design what you believe in, and you’ll always be a success in your own heart.” — Jennifer Pfanenstiel
Rarity was by my side for the entire evening, meeting a few of my fellow fashion bloggers, including:
Lauren Rambo of SOUTH x STYLE, who — like Rarity — was in her element this evening, Rambo being a fan of the high-end;
And Miranda Rogers McDonald of The Chic Sheet, who recently became a columnist for The Voice-Tribune, writing the society newspaper’s “Fashion View” section each week.
And what fashions dazzled Rarity? Here are a few stunning examples:
Rarity caught up with Louisville, Ky. designer and Miss America title holder Heather French Henry of Heather French Henry Collection, who informed us that she was a huge fan of “My Little Pony” ever since she was a young girl. Here are her words of wisdom for the fashionista:
“Definitely, as a designer, to stay true to yourself, and not let people tell you what you should be designing; design what’s in your heart.” — Heather French Henry
Photos: Cameron Miquelon.
Vector: Hasbro/The Hub.