Neiman Marcus Fall 2014 Trend Fashion Show

Neiman Marcus Fall 2014 Trend Fashion Show

NM Fashion Director Ken Downing and NM Troy Fashion Director Ken Dewey

You know I love to get all dressed up for a fun night out on the town, so I was so excited to have the opportunity to go to a fun Fall 2014 Trend Fashion Show at my local Neiman Marcus! To make things even better, NM fashion director Ken Downing presented the show. I was unable to meet Ken on his last few visits to NM Troy 🙁 so I could barely contain my enthusiasm to be heading to this show.

Mom and I put on some fun, bright colored dresses and headed across town. The store was serving cocktails and appetizers to the invitation only crowd. It was nice to chat with my favorite sales associates, as well as Dolores Baran, who also happens to be my dentist. She’s an awesome dentist – seriously, if you live in metro Detroit, go see her. Your teeth could not be in better hands.

NM Fashion Show

Karen Buscemi, Dolores Baran, and Me

She also introduced us to her friend Karen Buscemi, who also happens to be the editor of Styleline Magazine. I’m always excited when a new issue of Styleline comes in the mail, so it was cool to meet Karen. I’d actually love to be in the pages of Styleline. Perhaps one day they’ll do a feature on me, a young, female, entrepreneur, or even have me write a monthly recipe column. You never know!

Finally it was time for the show to start. Ken spoke throughout the presentation, describing the fashion and telling stories about his life, through a question and answer format with store fashion director Ken Dewey asking the questions.

NM Fashion Show

NM Fashion Show

I spotted my favorite fashions on the runway immediately, though Ken made everything look awesome and I pretty much wanted it all! I did have to limit myself, so I got a gorgeous fall dress and a pearl belt that I know I’ll have forever and wear with tons of things.

Ken’s stories about fashion were engrossing, but I most connected to his tales of hating high school. He didn’t fit in, just like me. He said now he doesn’t much care about or remember those days and his former classmates can Google him. That really inspired me. He made great things happen in his life, and that is what I must do in mine.

NM Fashion Show

NM Fashion Show

I told Ken this when we met, and he was so kind. He said he looks forward to seeing my films on the silver screen soon. He’s a fun guy who seems to have an endless amount of energy, an energy that is infectious. We were some of the last people to leave the store. Honestly, I only want to know when Ken’s coming back to do it again. I’ll RSVP now!

NM Fashion Show

Mom, Ken Downing, and Me

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  1. What a fun event to go to! I’ve never been to a fashion show before. Love the color of your dress. It looks great on you!

  2. Debbie Eccard says:

    How fun for you and your mom! Glad you got to go and you both looked marvelous!

  3. This is so incredible!!! What an amazing opportunity!!!

  4. Wow – what a fun event, Laura! I am obsessed with Ken’s fashion too and I hope you put up a photo of what your purchased. Also, royal blue is totally your color. You look gorgeous!

    • Thank you so much, Becky! Yes, I will for sure post pics – I’m contemplating a few different pieces, so I may need your advice 🙂

  5. Sounds like this event was inspirational for you in so many ways! That’s awesome!

  6. I think you should consider modeling for them, and be able to keep the clothes. Wouldn’t that be fun?

  7. What fun! I love fashion…and hearing the latest trends! And I’m glad Ken was such an inspiration.

  8. Jessica says:

    How fun! Great pictures and you ladies looked lovely!

  9. Oh my goodness!! What a cool experience to have had!!

  10. As you can imagine, this really isn’t my thing, but sounds like you had a wonderful time. This much have been a fun experience — thanks for sharing with us.

  11. So nice to see you! Great night filled with amazing fashion and friends! xo

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