The Fashion Feed Las Vegas Office Launches at First Friday March 7, 2014!

We couldn’t be more excited than we have been for the past few weeks.  Gearing up for the launch of an online magazine has been hard work.  But don’t worry, your Kindles, Ipads, and Nooks will thank us.

A few days ago, we put a real start on the journey by moving into Reclaimed and  getting our new space going.  The First Friday go-ers wondered what a blank white room with two well-dressed blondes had to offer, and they soon learned that we did indeed have something of interest that deserved a second glance. Some people even ventured in to play dress-up with us.

Our first issue comes out April 1st.

Check out some photos from last night’s event, we can’t wait to see you next month!

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Catherine & Steven

Recycle, Repurpose, Refashion

There were some amazing designs today at the Refashion Show today at Springs Preserve. Sponsored by the 20 Pearls Foundation, a group of talented young ladies were able to model the clothing pieces they created with three local designers who prefer to use recycled clothing. Cari Byers, of Green Tease, Jennifer Paquin of TORN Cutoure and Angel Gonzalez of Pantaleon worked with these young ladies to show them some of the techniques they use to create their clothing lines.  It was inspiring to see these three give back to the community, and share their passion with these budding fashionistas. Here are the pics from the show. Enjoy!IMG_5464 IMG_5465 IMG_5466 IMG_5467 IMG_5468 IMG_5469 IMG_5470 IMG_5471 IMG_5472 IMG_5473 IMG_5474 IMG_5475 IMG_5476 IMG_5477 IMG_5478 IMG_5479 IMG_5480 IMG_5481 IMG_5482 IMG_5483 IMG_5484 IMG_5485 IMG_5486 IMG_5487 IMG_5488 IMG_5489 IMG_5490 IMG_5491 IMG_5492 IMG_5493 IMG_5494 IMG_5495 IMG_5496 IMG_5497 IMG_5498 IMG_5499 IMG_5500 IMG_5501 IMG_5502 IMG_5503 IMG_5504 IMG_5505 IMG_5506 IMG_5507 IMG_5508 IMG_5509 IMG_5510 IMG_5511 IMG_5512 IMG_5513 IMG_5514 IMG_5515 IMG_5516 IMG_5517 IMG_5518 IMG_5519 IMG_5520 IMG_5521 IMG_5522 IMG_5523 IMG_5524 IMG_5525 IMG_5526 IMG_5527 IMG_5528 IMG_5529 IMG_5530 IMG_5531 IMG_5534 IMG_5535 IMG_5536 IMG_5537 IMG_5538 IMG_5539 IMG_5540 IMG_5541 IMG_5542 IMG_5543 IMG_5544 IMG_5545 IMG_5546 IMG_5547 IMG_5548 IMG_5549 IMG_5550 IMG_5551 IMG_5552 IMG_5553

A Visit From Mayor Goodman

Vegas Fashion Project had the special honor of a visit from Mayor Carolyn Goodman this morning. VFP aims to shed some light on emerging designers that create and produce right here in Vegas. With a prime location at the Clarion, only steps away from the convention center, and a top-notch fashion show, VFP has kicked off in style. What would be the perfect way to start day two? A visit from the Mayor. Done and done. It certainly looks like she had fun shopping and meeting the designers.

Project event spearheaded by the celebrity haute couture designer David TupazWanda Potter-MerrittLouisa VoisineDayana Rueda of Sifontes, Alyssa Blue of Blue Fit Clothing, Kristen Pock of Rhinestones & Razorblades, Catherine Trifilletti, Derek Smoot & Josh Dismond of Dapper Industries, Brenton Coon of B Darricks and Jeaune Roe.

Top photo curtesy of Julie Bearce Ray

The following photos curtesy of Derek De La Luz


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Photos curtesy of De La Luz Photography

Fashion Feed from FWLV Opening Night

Fashion Week is upon us. I had the privilege of viewing a runway show from Anna White Inclusive Designs last night at FWLV, and it took my breath away. A Trinidadian designer, Anna strives to support communities in Trinidad and Tobago and the southeastern US by providing job opportunities and education through her advanced schools of sewing and production houses. Bravo!

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Cat Footwear: MAGIC 2014

I am so excited! I get to attend a runway show featuring a live performance by Youngblood Hawke @ Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel to debut Cat Footwear’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection. There will be much more to add to this post after I attend, but here is an idea for what’s in store.
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Cat’s iconic work boots were actually just on the VFiles runway in New York during Fashion Week:
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Can’t wait to check this out and report back.
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Vegas Fashion Project

Vegas Fashion Project (VFP) is a local organization that is comprised of both emerging and established designers that deliver limited quantities that are manufactured in the USA. The mission of VFP is to create an opportunity for Las Vegas designers to show their lines to WWDMagic buyers who carry boutique and specialty lines such as these.

VFP provides Vegas-based  designers with a platform to showcase their collections to local, national, and international buyers during WWDMagic. Lines vary from sportswear, casuals, formals and fashion accessories.


This event is to be considered a teaser for a larger show in August 2014, where there will be many more designers represented. The event will kick off Monday, February 17th with a fashion show and performances starting at 4 pm.

Emerging Designer Isabella Rose Taylor: WWDMAGIC 2014

I am pleased to introduce to you a very inspiring young designer, Isabella Rose Taylor. She is a fine artist and fashion designer from Austin, Texas who is attracting top national press attention for her art and hippie-grunge inspired original clothing for teen girls. Her 2014 line for girls ages 10-16 will be displayed this week here at MAGIC. Here is the kicker: she is only 12 years old!
At the age of 8, she attended a sewing camp and fell in love instantly. After learning to sew, she was able to follow her passion by first creating fashion illustrations and then original pieces based off of them. At age 9 she started high school, and was able to graduate at an accelerated pace by attending a mix of schools both online and private. She is currently attending college in Austin. (!!!)
In addition to fashion designing, Isabella is an established painter , with works available in Dallas galleries, and She doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t creating something. Her love for art and self-expression definitely spills over into her love for fashion.
Her 2014 junior’s line is flowing, fun, and inspired by nature. “I love going camping with my family”, says Isabella. “Being out in nature and the wild definitely helps to inspire me.”
My absolute favorite statement piece from this collection is her Elliot Kimono, made of lightweight silk georgette fringe. This is amazing!!! I want it yesterday! So luxurious and ethereal at the same time. Isabella said she fell in love with the material, and the rest was history.
Isabella’s favorite things to do when she visits Las Vegas are see Cirque and Broadway shows, and shop. “It’s fashion heaven here,” she says. Agreed.
Here is my favorite quote by this talented young soul:

“If art had legs it would be fashion.”

– Isabella Rose Taylor

Isabella Rose Taylor will be showing in the North Hall during MAGIC Week, Feb. 18-20th.

You can see more of her 2014 line here.

You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Beautiful Women in Beautiful Dresses: Debbie Carroll 2014

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There are women who are so beautiful it can be disruptive. Their entrances provoke stutters, missteps, spilled drinks, and sometimes a brief catatonic state that can be particularly embarrassing to those affected. After everyone rights themselves, things resume, except that everything else in the room is now a bit dimmer than the feminine creature that just took command of it.

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A woman in a beautiful dress can stop time, and designer Debbie Carroll has made this the inspiration for the dresses she custom makes for each client. “I think women are drawn to my pieces because they are the perfect dress to make any woman feel elegant and classy but still sexy at the same time. To me they are timeless. They can be worn on the red carpet, to a nice dinner, or any special occasion. Knowing that you have a custom made dress to fit you perfectly is very appealing.”

Debbie Carroll dresses are no stranger to the red carpet. To date she has designed for former Miss Nevada 2012, third runner up Miss USA, and Miss Nevada 2014 Nia Sanchez. International pop star Nayer and Shana Moakler of VH1 Hollywood Exes have also been clients. Ring girl Michelle Ulibarr was also recently seen wearing the signature backless lace Debbie Carroll at the MMA Awards here in Las Vegas.

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Her dresses are in high demand, and a lot has been happening for this talented young Vegas designer since our last interview, only a few short months ago. Email inquiries are flooding in, and she has much in store for 2014. “I did my first photoshoot for the upscale mens boutique Stitched at the Cosmopolitan hotel. My dress will be featured in the campaign in Seven magazine for a year,” says Debbie. She is also working on her first bridal collection, Debbie Carroll Bridal Couture, for a Las Vegas client. She will be custom-designing her wedding dress as well as the bridesmaids dresses.

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Future goals include creating a line of business attire. “I want to make women feel empowered and look the part,” says Debbie. “I’m also very excited be working on an exclusive men’s collection. I would like to focus on custom suit jackets and blazers, and possibly ties and cravats. I love a man that can dress. I would want to keep this kind of look exclusive and unique.”

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Debbie Carroll designs will be showcased in a fashion show this Wednesday February 12th at Lily Lounge at the Bellagio.

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You can see more of Debbie Carroll Designs on Facebook and Instagram.

Follow her @debbiecarrolldesigns.

For orders contact

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Photos curtesy of Debbie Carroll Designs and Lily Lounge Las Vegas.