Yesterday we had the amazing opportunity to work backstage with Michigan-designer Cynthia LaMaide as she styled the 2012 Village Fashion Show at the beautiful Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester. Put on by The Village of Rochester Hills the show featured clothing from an assortment of village retailers like Francesca’s Collection, Parisian, Moosejaw, Chico’s, GAP, as well as Cynthia LaMaide originals (see them on Jennifer Aniston in Wanderlust).
A fashionable crowd of over 300 attended the event whose proceeds benefit the Women’s Fund of Rochester. Our good friend Shannon Lazovski, of Glamorous Moms and Detroit Fashion News, was the surprise emcee of the event looking her trademark glamorous in a pretty pink dress from Parisian and gorgeous aquamarine jewelry from Francesca’s Collection. Shannon was also announced as the new Fashion & Beauty expert for The Village of Rochester Hills. Congratulations Shannon, the Village is lucky to have you!
A favorite of ours, metro Detroit photographer, J Singleton shot the great photos above of Cynthia LaMaide (left & middle) and White House / Black Market (right). For more professional photos of the show visit J Singleton Photography.
We were armed with only an iphone so you’ll have to accept our apologies on the stellar photos below!
Shannon Lazovski & Cynthia LaMaide backstage before the Spring Fashion Show, models wearing Cynthia’s handmade designs.
Models wearing Cynthia LaMaide designs pose backstage before the show, intricate detailing on LaMaide designs.
Francesca’s Collection models ready to roll, Cynthia putting the final touches on the Eddie Bauer models.
The Village of Rochester Hills retailers also displayed Spring trends in the lobby of the Royal Park Hotel. Left, Francesca’s Collection dresses (deal alert: the one on the right is 20% off this week! Spend $100 at Francesca’s and get 20% off your order!), Ann Taylor’s sophisticated Spring.
Everyone enjoyed the chocolate fountain, singer Olivia Millerschin serenaded the Champange & Chocolate Reception and then modeled for The Buckle.
The Deals! We love the Royal Park Hotel’s Retail Therapy Package – how fun does that sound?! And Goodwill Industries hooks you up with their Million Acts of Goodwill Sale – 20% off a single regular or sale price apparel, footwear, fine jewelry or accessory item at Bon Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder Beerman, Herberger’s, Yonkers, and Parisian. Good in-store or online use code “GOODWILLM12” through 3.22.12.