Dear 2017

Dear 2017,

Thank you for being so amazing and for giving me so many incredible opportunities and experiences.

This year has been THE absolute best year of my life so far. There were times when things got really hard and it was difficult to stay motivated but overall, I would not change anything that happened this year.

In 2017, I covered two seasons of Kansas City Fashion Week as official media and one of those seasons I worked as a stylist – pulling 18 looks for the runway and 2 looks for a window display at the Oak Park Mall in collaboration with the Kansas City Chiefs. I was invited on the first official KCFW cruise as media and a model. In February of this year, I covered a collaborative photoshoot for my blog and my article was published in Kansas City Fashion Collaboratives Magazine. Throughout the year I continued to work part time at Etiquette Boutique as a sales associate and started working part time at MOD On Trend. At Stephens College, I modeled in the 73rd annual fashion show. This Summer, Lee Jeans invited me to attend the music festival Boulevardia in KC as a blogger. Also this summer, I had an internship with Melanie Knopke, previous editor in chief of Simply KC Magazine, where I learned a lot about the industry and got a more up close look on how things really work. Throughout this year I collaborated with brands and designers such as Jord Watches, BootayBag, Rich Apparels, Lee Jeans, and L’Occitane. I also attended other various fashion shows and events such as Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week in Bentonville, AR, Flyover Fashion Fest in Iowa City, IA, Travis Kelce’s “Walk the Walk”, and the Kritiq in Kansas City.

2017 has been incredible and I am so grateful for everything that I have done and every opportunity that I have received. In 2018, my goal is to increase the quality and quantity  of my content, rebrand my entire website and aesthetic, work and collaborate with more photographers and brands, attend more fashion related events, and much MUCH more.

Thank you so much to every single person and company I have worked with this year and to everyone who follows me and reads this blog. This has taken over my life and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Happy New Year and stay tuned!

xx Bella

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KRITIQ Fashion Show 2017

I am so thankful to have been invited to the 2017 Kritiq Fashion Show as a blogger! This show was held at the College Basketball Experience part of the Sprint Center in Kansas City. It was such a cool atmosphere full of amazing people from Kansas City. This show was so inspiring to see just some of the talented creatives that Kansas City has to offer. From athletic streetwear to couture gowns there was a variety of it all.

I was invited to the Kritiq by designer, Roger Figeroua so my main focus on this post will be the collection that he presented. I have known Roger for a while and he never fails to amaze me. He is original, creative, and has so much talent. Roger brought a mix of ready to wear apparel and couture gowns to the show, while keeping a consistent color pallets of blacks, whites, and blues. I love everything he designs and can’t wait to see where life takes him. Thanks again Roger for inviting me, much love! Xx

Be sure to like Roger’s Facebook page here and follow him on Instagram here. Feel free to go back on my blog here to see what Roger brought to Kansas City Fashion Week’s F/W’17 season.


All of the other designers and brands that showed at Kritiq were great! The entire show was such a fun experience. I could tell that the models were having a blast as well as the emcee and guests. Below are some photos of my favorite looks!


MY OUTFIT

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coat : Etiquette Boutique (similar) | jeans : AFRM (similar)