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The FACES Of Fashion Art and Fashion Gala

Hey fashionistas and culture enthusiasts, get ready to go on a ride with me as I walk through one of the most glamorous events Atlanta has ever witnessed - the Face of Fashion Gala! Last Saturday was nothing short of spectacular as the worlds of fashion, art, and government converged to create an unforgettable night that left me absolutely enchanted.

Now, let me start by confessing my lifelong love affair with fashion. It's a passion that's been simmering in me since childhood, and it seems like the universe conspired to reignite that flame last weekend. The Face of Fashion Gala, held at none other than the iconic High Museum of Art, was an electrifying testament to the fact that fashion isn't just about clothes; it's a vibrant art form, a cultural statement, and a powerful expression of self.

It has been a while since I've designed, but now I'm inspired to get back into my true passion!

I had the incredible privilege of interviewing the legendary Cynthia Bailey, and let me tell you, she exuded style and grace that was nothing short of breathtaking. Her presence was like a masterclass in elegance and sophistication. Her black sparkling suit was amazing, and let me tell you her make-up and hair were fabulous. Meeting her was a high I will never forget. Jasmine was excited too but we had to remain excited only in our heads!

And speaking of highs, let's talk about Eva Marcille. Although we didn't have the chance to chat with this powerhouse in person, simply being in her presence was awe-inspiring. I've been a fan of Eva since her America's Next Top Model days back in Season 3, and watching her career evolve has been nothing short of remarkable. She's proven that she's more than just a model; she's a force to be reckoned with in the world of fashion and beyond.

But the Face of Fashion Gala was about so much more than celebrity encounters. It was about celebrating the rich tapestry of Atlanta's fashion and arts scene, and it did so in grand style. Picture this: visual performances by groundbreaking fashion designers that left us all wanting more, a sumptuous seated dinner paired with delightful cocktails, and an exclusive VIP after-party at the High Museum Atrium, where you could rub shoulders with the crème de la crème of the city. If you were not there then you really missed out. We mingled with other media people and connected with women who we were amazing.

Jasmine stepped out her comfort zone and interviewed so many women whose stories were all impactful.

This extraordinary event was made possible through a partnership between F.A.C.E Fulton County Arts & Culture and The Luxe List Atlanta. It was a night where tantalizing fashion, exquisite dining, and meaningful connections seamlessly came together to create an experience that was nothing short of inspirational.

Witnessing my city's earnest effort to make Atlanta a fashion capital was profoundly inspiring. It ignited a spark within me, reminding me of my own love for design. The fashion show featured collections from trailblazing designers like Lisa Nicole and Tracey Nicole, among many others. Each runway walk was a statement, a work of art, and a testament to the boundless creativity that thrives in our vibrant city.

And let's not forget David, the creative genius behind this remarkable gala. His vision and execution were nothing short of amazing, turning the High Museum of Art into a glittering oasis of style and culture.

Fashion is Art! It's a language, a statement, and a form of self-expression that's instantaneously understood across the globe. Art, in all its vibrant forms, is the lifeblood of culture, and here in our beloved city of Atlanta, it thrives and pulses with unbridled energy. I am so proud to be from Atlanta, Ga! Forever, I love Atlanta!

The Faces of Fashion Art and Fashion Gala was meticulously crafted to be more than just an event; it was a living exhibit that elegantly celebrated the beautiful intersections of FASHION, ART, CULTURE, & EDUCATION. It wasn't just about clothes and runways; it was about the profound cultural statement that fashion makes and the transformative power of art.

The gala brought together luminaries from various walks of life, each contributing to Atlanta's thriving creative scene. The nominee list reads like a who's who of Atlanta's artistic elite, with luminaries such as Cynthia Bailey, Robert Ector, Eva Marcille, Dwight Eubanks, Rico Wade, Fonzworth Bentley, Devyne Stephens, Portia Burner from Fox 5 and Miss Lawrence gracing the event with their presence. These individuals are not just famous names; they are torchbearers of culture, pushing the boundaries of fashion in their respective fields.

And let's not forget the fashion designers who made this gala a visual feast for the senses. The Lisa Nicole Cloud Collection, Tracy Nicole, Miguel Wilson Collection, London Couture, House of Balenciaga and Alani Taylor showcased their creations on the runway, proving that fashion isn't just about trends, but an art form in itself. Their designs were a testament to the creativity that flows through the veins of my city.

To cap off this incredible night, the after-party was none other than Frank Ski, whose music is as synonymous with Atlanta as sweet tea and peach cobbler. His beats had everyone on their feet, dancing the night away, and celebrating the vibrant culture that makes Atlanta so unique. If you are from OLD ATLANTA, than you know who Frank Ski is!

In the end, the Face of Fashion Gala was more than just an event; it was a celebration of artistry, a showcase of talent, and a declaration that Atlanta has firmly established itself as a fashion and cultural powerhouse. It's an evening that will linger in my memory, a night that has rekindled my passion for fashion, and a reminder that when fashion, art, and culture collide, the result is nothing short of spectacular. Atlanta, you've outdone yourself, and I can't wait to see where the world of fashion takes us next. Oh, wait one day yall will see my designs as Crystal Jordan. God made it clear, fashion is not done with me, so stay tune for my fashion come back. You might see my pieces on me and my business partner, Jasmine Hawkins.


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