Category Archives: Fashion Events

Great Gatsby Bachelorette Party

I was so thrilled when my girlfriend Nicki asked me to help her with a 1920’s bachelorette party for her future “sister-in-law.”  Nicki did such a nice job picking out the restaurant, menu and of course custom gold “Gatsby” inspired cupcakes. How gorgeous is this beautiful future bride in white! :) The head pieces were on point and of course in true AVC fashion I wore head to toe vintage! :)head piecesvintage lace dressgreat gatsby partygreat gatsby1013778_10202320713355796_569686484_n 

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xoxo,
AVC

Barrett Jackson Fashion Gala

Last week I was privileged to attend the 43rd Annual Barrett Jackson car show‘s Fashion Gala event.  It was an amazing experience that I was thrilled to be a part of via Phoenix Fashion Week who never disappoints.  The Fashion Gala is the official kickoff of the week full of events.  I have been to Barrett Jackson before, however I haven’t been to this Gala Event. The best part of it all was our behind the scene access!!!IMG_6057Arie Luyendyk barrett jacksonArie Luyendyk barrett jacksonArie Luyendyk barrett jacksonIMG_6086IMG_6083IMG_6090IMG_6099IMG_6089IMG_6100IMG_6105IMG_6118

photo 1 photo 2photo 3Brie and I had a blast snapping pics and taking it all in.  There was always something going on and the celebrity shots were seriously an added bonus. :) Frankie Muniz and Billy Baldwin were my personal favs!!!!We also had a blast hanging with the gorgeous Brittany Brannon, she was such a gem!!!

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The night ended with a rockin performance by Bret Michaels. I can’t wait until next year!brett michael's barrett jackson performancexoxo,
AVC

Fashions by: 
Elevee Lifestyle
Michelle Hebert
Doux Belle
Ted Baker
Marciano
Accessories by: Karla Media Designs (headpieces), Lana May (jewelry)
Styling by: PHXFW Style Team
Hair/Makeup by: ROLFS

Thank you to the following photographers for taking such fabulous runway photos:  Trudgephoto Photography, Steve Yap Photography, and Almanza Photography for taking such great photos throughout the event!

 

 

Happy New Year!

Wow, WHAT A FREAKING year!!!!  So many ups and of course a few downs.  Here  are a few of my fav 2013 highlights:

Dapper Fellow & I went to SF together.  We were able to attend the Heat vs Warriors game and witness Lebron James’ 20,000th point milestone.

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I attended my first LuckyFabb event in LA where I met some of my fav bloggers for the first time and was able to brush elbows with some of my fav fashionistas.

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I turned 30 years old and was able to have some of my best friends join me in Napa & Sonoma for a weekend I will never forget.

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I completed my first open water swim in La Jolla.  The best part about this experience was that I was able to share it with my sweet mama.

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I traveled to NYC to visit friends, shop, and attend my 1st Broadway show, Newsies!

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 My new restaurant, Jimmy and Joe’s Pizzeria.  This is our 3rd location and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see our booming business continue to grow.

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I am finally getting a REAL sister, Norma Jean.  My brother popped the question to his longtime girlfriend who I cannot wait to spend a year celebrating!!!

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Thank you for being a part of this awesome year, here’s to 2014!!!!

xoxo,
AVC 

7 FAM Private Holiday Trunk Show

seven for all mankind scottsdaleLast night I had the opportunity to attend a private Holiday Trunk Show at the 7 For All Mankind store in Scottsdale Mall.  Not only was most of the store on SALE, but they also made the cutest most DELICIOUS custom cookies in the shape of denim pockets. (I may have had 1.5) :) The Scottsdale 7FAM knows how to throw a shin dig, right down to the small details.

I ran into two of my fav blogging babes Latisha & Alyssa.  It was so much fun catching up with them, sipping champagne, and of course trying on some of the hottest holiday pants ever!!!!!!

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Have a great weekend!!!

xoxo,

AVC

 

Cyber Monday

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Good Morning! I hope you’re all feeling refreshed and rested after Thanksgiving weekend.  Nothing makes me happier than relaxing with family, eating good food and watching football.  Blogging has sadly taken the backseat with my chaotic work schedule, but I am so happy to be back at it this week. :) I am not a huge Black Friday fan…I would actually rather swallow a piece of glass.  However, I am a BIG fan of Cyber Monday.  I put together a list of some of my favorite sales for you. Unlike most fashion bloggers, you won’t find any big businesses on my lists. I love finding unique stores or sites that offer quality, yet affordable products. If you haven’t heard of some of these sites they’re worth delving into. :)

Danielle Stevens-Their ENTIRE SITE is 70% off. Use code: cyberdeal

Modify Watches: 30% off sitewide. Use Code:  EVERY10FABB. (Modify will also be giving every 10th order for FREE. Those are some good odds!)

Yosi Samra: So many styles are up to 50% off. You will LOVE these flats! I ordered these bad boys. :)

The Shine Project: Buy 3 get 1 FREE while supplies last. No code needed.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo,

AVC

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful Bollare

Good Morning lovelies,

Last month on my NYC trip I was lucky enough to stop into the GORGEOUS Bollare offices! I felt so NYC getting buzzed up and making my way through their amaaaazing showroom!

IMG_5992 IMG_5990 Lovely collection of La Mer watches. Everyone needs one of these if you haven’t gotten on board already.

IMG_6000 Rachel Pally is one of my favorite contemporary dress designers. Her line is full of flirty casual dresses that last so long. No cheap cotton used here. Pally’s threads are quality and movable on your body.

IMG_6002 I discovered Quay Eyeware over the summer and somehow accumulated 3 pairs of these awesome shades. Sunglasses are mandatory in AZ so I really can’t ever have too many.

IMG_5998 Reformation was by far my favorite line at Bollare.  Reformation is an environmentally sustainable fashion brand that repurposes vintage and surplus
materials to create a chic, limited edition collection. The collection is made locally in New York and Los Angeles studios, and sold directly to our own stores at reasonable prices. I can’t wait to make my first purchase.

IMG_5999 We can’t forget about the boys. Galet is so hot for Spring right now.

Have a great Friday!!!

xoxo,

AVC

Heaven Has Heels

A few weeks back the lovely Angela from Heaven Has Heels interviewed me for her “Well Heeled Hot Seat” section of her online, interactive, digital fashion magazine.  Thanks HHH for including me!!! Hope you are all having a great day! heaven has heels, amy's vintage closetxoxo,

AVC

 

Tres-Chic Fashion

Hey guys! I have a very special post for you today…I am teaming up with the fab Agi from Vodka Infused Lemonade & co-hosting her weekly Tres-chic Thursday!!!! :) Every Thursday Agi hosts a “link up” to encourage other bloggers to network and get to know each other better.  I always look forward to it and I am sure you will to!!!

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Here are AGI’S favorite looks from last week:

Vicky from The Mummy Chronicles

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Kileen from Cute & Little

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Lindsey from High Heels & Training Wheels

High Heels & Training Wheels

Rules

1. Must be a new post, or fairly recent one. Please link the post not the blog.

2. Please follow Agi via Facebook, Bloglovin, Pinterest or Twitter.

3. Please follow Amy from Amy’s Vintage Closet via Twitter.

4. Please stop by the other blogs and say hi. The idea is to get to know other bloggers .

5. Please link back to my blog or post this button on your blog.


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xoxo,

AVC

PHXFW-Recap

I had such a wonderful time attending PHXFW this year.  Last year was my first experience at any sort of fashion show and it did NOT disappoint.  One of my favorite things about events like this is meeting beautiful, kind women who share so many of the same passions. I met a ton of new friends and of course ran into some of my favs. <3

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securedownloadIMG_5933 It was so fun running into my friend Maile from Seattle!

My top two favs from the two nights that I attended were the Robert Black collection, a Phoenix local and the Brandon McDonald collection, a current Project Runway contestant. Both were flawless and I literally was gasping with excitement!

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IMG_5961Love these gals, Audree, Stesha and Brie

1381371_10153328310760402_376352265_n My gorgeous sista, Norma.

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It is always over so fast :( Thanks PHXFW for another great year of fashion!

xoxo,

AVC

Kendra Scott-Fall Collection

Do remember my post last month featuring the gorgeous Kendra Scott store?? I was thrilled when they welcomed me back to shoot their Fall Collection earlier this week and ladies, lemme tell you, it’s FABULOUS!!! Paying tribute to the Fall 2013 Collections of Balmain, Lanvin and Peter Som, Kendra’s latest line combines 1970s vintage flair and timeless heirlooms to create ornate, stately pieces for the modern globetrotter. The collection is full of rich hues like Dark Red Onyx, Azure Onyx and Cobalt Cats Eye. Seriously though? What is not to love?!img_5930 img_5929 img_5927 img_5926 img_5925 img_5924 img_5923 img_5922 img_5921

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img_5920 img_5918 img_5916 One of my favorite things about this store is how hands on everything is. The staff encourages you to try on, test out, and model the items in the display cases. This makes for such a fun shopping experience. Kendra Scott is a perfect spot to have a girls night and they LOVE hosting parties. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Holiday party ideas!!!img_5915 img_5914 img_5913 img_5912 img_5911 img_5910

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

xoxo,

AVC