Sunday, October 5, 2014

Wearing A Custom Made Dress by K. L. Tyree to New York Fashion Week

This past Summer a budding and wildly talented designer named Kristin Tyree reached out to me and offered to dress me for September Fashion Week. It’s perhaps every girl’s dream to be dressed for one of the biggest fashion events in the world. I couldn’t have been more excited and honored for the opportunity to wear a custom made piece from Kristin’s couture line, K. L. Tyree.

Leading up to the big day Kristin emailed me a sketch of her idea of my look. I was instantly impressed with her eye for detail and keen attention to how a dress should compliment a women’s body.

Although a new designer, her concept and excecution of my dress was well beyond her years in the industry.

Kristin Tyree was born in a small, history-rich town in Pennsylvania, with dreams of succeeding in multiple fields of science. After encouragement from a special teacher, Kristin discovered her artistic talents. Her dreams of becoming a scientist quickly evolved into becoming a published author.

Once Kristin moved on to high school, a series of life-changing events altered her career goals, and she decided to move forth into the fashion industry. She is expected to graduate from undergrad school in March 2015, and is applying to Parsons for grad school for Fall 2015.

Her ultimate goal is to go into couture and ready-to-wear, assisting women in feeling beautiful and realizing the beauty that surrounds them.  

All eyes were on me as soon as I entered Lincoln Center's courtyard. It was a fairly windy day which turned out to be the perfect accent to presenting Kristin's beautiful dress to the Fashion Week crowd. As I walked down to the shows the wind lifted my train and created a predator meets peacock look. It was absolutely brilliant and I felt so empowered and sexy. 

Starting with the top, Kristin used creme fabric with strategically clustered black dots that transitioned into a mock black belt setting and a long flowing blue train. The front was completely open so Kristin created a custom made black silk shorts for me to wear. I paired my dress with vintage retro sunnies and my favorite heels by Michael Kor's. 

I saw American Academy of Art and Venexiana fashion shows that evening. Before the Venexiana show I met the most lovely model named Louisa Warwick. We became instant friends and I was fascinated to hear her stories of travels all over the world for her job. Originally from London, Louisa is a famous model, actress, and student and is most notably known for her work on Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model.

Thank you so much Kristin for making this Fashion Week that much more special. All the hard work you put into making my dress this Summer was so evident and everything turned out exceptionally beautiful. I can't wait to see what incredible things you will create next and look forward to watching your fashion career flourish in the years to come!

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