Two weeks ago from today, I attended Phoenix Fashion Week.  I was super excited to attend because I had received a personal invitation by women’s wear designer, Laura Tanzer.

If you’re not familiar with Laura Tanzer, she is best known for creating modern and sophisticated women’s clothing by using luxurious fabrics, exquisite textures and even digital printing!  What I appreciate about Laura’s clothing is that her sizing is real sizing ~ easy to understand, just be honest about your measurements. #Refreshing

Once I arrived in Phoenix and freshened up a bit, it was then time to break out the infamous green suit and prepare for the step and repeat.

Oh ~ those paparazzi …

I had to quickly find my seat, as numerous designers show their SS’16 collections at Phoenix Fashion Week, and the shows were about to start.  ~ as a total side note; Phoenix Fashion Week really did an outstanding job with 3 nights of designer runway shows, a designer bootcamp and a huge section of booth vendors for attendees to shop.

I enjoyed every night of Fashion Week and viewing the other designers collections,  but I was specifically there to see Laura’s collection, titled Les Rayures des Fleurs (Lines of Flowers) and I could wait no more.

As the lights dimmed and the music started pumping …

Her show began.

(Photo credit: Dan Tabar)


Laura’s distinctive style certainly did not go unnoticed and social media was on fire! 🔥 It was wonderful to see the entire collection and I was so thrilled to be included in the mix.

Equally as thrilling, though ~ Laura, allowed me the opportunity to do this:

Wearing: Italian cotton asymmetric top & striped French cotton high waist pants w/flared leg.

Wearing: Italian cotton asymmetric skirt w/proprietary art digital print on silk chiffon

Laura designs for the woman who knows what she wants and where she is going.  The kind of woman who wears edgy-chic with confidence.

All of her garments are made in the USA and can be easily be purchased online.  If you think you might be interested in purchasing something from the Les Rayures des Fleurs Collection, simply click here  and contact Laura directly.

Meanwhile, I shall continue enjoying wearing this pairing …

as it is my personal fave ~ so it was only appropriate that I wore it to my fave place: Casa Esencia.


Thank you, Laura Tanzer, for including me in your special evening. I am very proud to know you and to call you my friend. 😊