February is an awesome month! You have Black History Month, a three day weekend to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday and one of my personal favorites: FASHION WEEK! Fashion Week is any fashionista’s dream come true, multiple fashion shows, everyday, all day long for a week or two. No city in America does Fashion Week like New York City!! In New York, there are entire newspapers, TV shows, bloggers, websites and endless accounts of various fashion shows for at least two weeks.

The city is all abuzz with super models, celebrities, athletes, massive billboards, new product launches, after parties, etc.

Fashion Week is an annual event that occurs typically in February and September. Traditionally February’s Fashion Week is not as “hyped” as September’s Fashion Week. September’s Fashion Week features “Fashion Night Out” a vision of Vogue Magazine’s supreme empress Anna Wintour. She’s so fierce that one of her former assistants penned “The Devil Wears Prada” loosely based on her own experiences working with her.

Fashion Night Out is a global initiative, sponsored by Vogue and the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), as a means to encourage consumers to shop and support the fashion industry during the tough economic climate. The first event, in 2009, was held in New York. In 2010 the event was continued around the world in places such as Australia, Brazil, China, London, Paris, Berlin, Greece, and Milan, just to name a few.

You might be wondering why I’m not in NYC right now attending as many shows as I can but I had jury duty this week! It was initially suppose to be for several weeks but I was officially released after only two days!! Last minute ticket prices to NYC aren’t exactly in my budget right now so I guess I’ll be watching all the various shows online, but I’ll definitely be there in September!

During Fashion Week last fall in NYC, I had an awesome opportunity to attend several shows. One such designer was Donna Karan or DKNY at Lincoln Center. I wanted to impress one of my clients who had never gone to an official show during fashion week before so I took her with me. We were both impressed and it was a wonderful experience.

I have two clients doing shows for Fashion Week, one such client is the teenage designer that I wrote about previously, her line is called Grafetti Couture. The other designer is Korto Momolu, a Project Runway runner-up from season five. She’s had a successful accessories line in various Dillards department stories across the country, her line is featured in the Smithsonian Museum in DC, has appeared in the daily CBS soap opera Y&R multiple times and a plethora of reality shows on BET, VH1 and TVOne, just to name a few.

Her fashion show will be included in an upcoming episode of America’s Next Top Model Germany hosted by Heidi Klum. The show is taping Monday, February 13, 2012 in NYC. I will definitely be posting lots of pictures so you make sure to stay tuned in via future articles. Until the next time my Veteran Fashionistas, as always, stay fashionable!!



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About the Author

Jackie Tacke

Jacquelyn Tacke is a proud Navy veteran. She has represented designers from “Project Runway,” “Project Runway All Stars,” “All On The Line,” etc. Some of those designers’ lines were sold in Dillard’s, Lane Bryant, the Smithsonian museum, as well as a variety of boutiques across the U.S. She has produced celebrity fashion shows all across the country and abroad. She was also a guest speaker for FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) in San Diego and is a member of Fashion Group International.

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