Lights, Camera, Fashion! Recap of the Boulevard of Chic’s Fashion Show

What a great feeling it is when I can say that I’ve completed another task from my Bucket List. Last weekend, I participated in my first fashion show. Boulevard of Chic asked me if I was interested in participating in their 2nd fashion truck rally, which took place on the Rash Field in the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

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It was an honor to be apart of a fashion show that seemed better suited for the people and by the people. In a professional runway show, it’s apparent that the show isn’t for the people. The average person can’t be spotted at show like it. But at the Boulevard of Chic’s show, anyone can be seen there. The people spotted at last Saturday’s event most likely supported venues there by purchasing something from their tents. So to be wearing something that someone probably bought by the end of the day, I felt honored and pleased to know that the show was of good use to onlookers.

I worked my stuff in what I was provided. My make up for the fashion show was done by Candace Tingen of Metamorphose Industries LLC. She did a wonderful job. She also does professional makeup artistry for bridal, film, print, and any other special occasion a girl should look spazzy for. So if you’re seeking someone with professional work experience, check out Candace. The outfit I modeled, which is shown on the picture above, is from Hannah Mone’t, which is Maryland based fashion retailer that caters to women of all shapes and sizes, from small and petite to curvy and chic. So if you’re into that funky type of style, Hannah Mone’t is the place for you.

There were a lot of other nice clothing lines and small businesses that participated in Saturday’s show, check some of them out in the video below.

Do you like the song in this video? Make sure to download “Cruise Control” by Baltimore hip-hop artists Quinn Shabaz. Listen to Quinn Shabaz’s latest mixtape “Good Heart, Bad Habits” on Reverbnation.

Did you see all the goodies from the 1st Boulevard of Chic Fashion Truck Rally? Read Fun at Baltimore’s 1st Fashion Truck Rally on Doc’s Castle Media.

Time to DAFT Up Your Clothing!

Today, I want to highlight another clothing line that was started in Baltimore, MD by two young entrepreneurs named Ben Danklin and Speedy Thraxxton. While in their sophomore year of 2009, they’ve created a line called DAFT!, which is an acronym that stands for Dangerously Adventurous Fly Trendsetters. Sounds cool to me!

I ran across DAFT’s Instagram page one day while speaking to my sister as she told me about these boys who went to her high school who started this clothing line. So of course for the sake of the Doc’s Castle Media readers, I had to find out who these boy were. They were kind enough to let me write about them.

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Ben Danklin and Speedy Thraxxton and started off as a couple of teens who enjoyed doing things out of the norm, like skateboarding, and wearing different styles of fashion. They’re a little on edge, definitely adventurous, and never follow the in-crowd. This made them become trendsetters within their generation. So they established DAFT! and continued their movement with love, demand, and interest using their ideas and style.

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DAFT! sent their mission statement over for me to share, also. Read it Below.

DAFT! Clothing founded in 2010, in Baltimore, MD was created by owners, Osirus Babb, Chanc Baylor and Isaiah Wilson. DAFT! Clothing is a street wear clothing brand that was started during their high school career with the intent of making some extra money.

Self-influenced by our own ambition and drive to become successful in not only our venture, but in our lives as well, DAFT! Clothing provides creative and appealing designs to consumers, so they can enjoy their creative and adventurous experiences through fashion. All the designs of DAFT! Clothing are based on the lives of the DAFT! Team. The team that assembles each design and project are like no other, our connection to our customers is something you can not find in any store.

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These youngsters are determined to embed difference within their customers’ lives. They’re giving their consumers the ability to be creative and adventurous within themselves. What better can it be when someone is creating their own identity with the help of the DAFT! brand? Like Shante Franklin, also known as underground rapper Curren$y, said, “You only gonna get out of it, whatever you put into it….” If you put in the best to make something of yourself, you’ll only be the best. So everyone, let’s strive to be the best we can be.

Make sure you check out the DAFT! blog, follow DAFT! Clothing on Twitter at @DaftClothing and like DAFT! Clothing on Facebook.

If you know of another Fashion Forward that you’d like to share to Doc’s Castle Media, send me stuff. It could be the next highlight in the Doc’s Castle Media’s Fashion Forward column.

Have you read the last Fashion Forward blog? Read about the Free Minds Clothing Company.