No outfit is complete without accessories, and no competition is complete without cocktails! On Saturday, April 8, Accessories in the Nude (AIN) will be kicking off their sixth annual Cocktails and Competition at the African American Museum of Dallas in Fair Park.
Hosted by LeeAnne Locken from Real Housewives of Dallas and Leah Frazier from Inspire N Style, there will be seven fashion-forward judges to critique the accessories. One of which is our very own publisher, Amber LaFrance! Other fashion forward judges include Gianna Madrini from Global Fashion News, Princess Pope from Guns N Roses Boutique, Wendi Wilburn McGowan-Ellis from Wendistry, Jakilce Bowers from Traffic L.A., Bree Clarke from Lavender & Mint Designs, Courtney Walker from The Clutts Agency and Edify Style, last year’s AIN Winner Tina Peters and Tatyana Murphy from the event’s presenting sponsor Pacific North.
This exciting accessory contest will give up-and-coming jewelry designers an opportunity to showcase their craft and increase their exposure to the fashion industry. This year’s Design Competitors include Michael Williams (BowTie Mike), Terri Datcher (OMG Accessories & Apparel), Andrea Reich (Diadem Jewelry), LaMarcus Holloway (NeQ Bow Ties) and Thais Mills (Thais Flowers).
They say “if you aren’t wearing the right accessories, you might as well be in the nude.” We can’t wait to see all the sparkle and shine the competition will have to offer!
Join us on the runway this Saturday for the sixth annual event. Tickets include cocktails, light bites and entertainment and can be purchased here.
Image 1 courtesy of Diadem Jewelry. Image 2 courtesy of OMG Accessories. Image 3 courtesy of Thais Flowers.