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the YDC Art Studio Reception.
The meeting of minds.

Every time I have an event to attend or simply find myself spending all day in the city, I just feel at home. This time next year, it will be my home.  So its needless to say how much I friggin' love enjoying fab days in the hussle bussle of my favorite city -I suppose it is simply the allure of a glimpse at my potential future life.

In New York, we are all trying to make it. Make it at something, catch the big break, work and commute so many hours, just to get a chance at a potential opportunity. The Young Designer's Collective is (obviously) a New York based company trying to make, making it a little less nerve-racking by adding a sweet support system. YDC is helping young fellow emerging designers develop their personal manifesto to polish their craft and vision, to ultimately attract the right recognition in the industry.  The Young Designer's Collective's mission is to focus the innovation of their pieces and put art back into industry, while focusing on pristine quality with sustainable practices and locally sourced materials. Check out their website here, also be on the look out for their shoe line next spring.         

So a few weeks ago, I got to meet two of the three fabulous ladies that made this unprecedented company all possible. YDC was a part of the Toast Art Walk where they hosted an open studio reception and showed pieces from their line "Notions", as well as a preview of their bridal line. This whimsical collection is super cool because it reflects a designer's very first introduction to sewing, while being seen through the eyes of children, it is envisioned as creations in a very fanciful doll-like vision.  I met the lovely Shilpa and her cool business partner Harmony, unfortunately I did not get to meet Hanh, because she was home sick- I blame this awful allergy season.  The ladies were great -humble, sweet, talented, and attentive. They were inspiring to anyone who strives to make it in the industry because they were real girls, simply driven and making their dreams happen.  

(below: Harmony, Shilpa, and myself.)

I met so many great people, besides the designers (Harmony and Shilpa), of course. 
 I met Max Klausner one of the Co-Founders of Brand Backer
 as well as a talented new Beauty Blogger, Ms. Maura of Led By the Moonlight (not pictured).

Shilpa and Harmony with their line.

Shilpa with Monica, an up and coming designer of Uye Surana.

I was also delighted to meet other fellow bloggers, Rhea of Sew Stylish Rhea and 
Francesca from As Told by Cesca

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Francesca - As told by Cesca

& What I Wore to the Event :

i'm wearing:

| H&M denim jacket | F21 Cobain Tank (exact) |
| CHIC WHISH neon midi skirt (exact) | TARGET belt | C WONDER bracelets |
| MICHAEL KORS Large Bedford Satchel (similar) | PRADA sunglasses (similar) |
| C WONDER Sandals |

{ This is a sponsored post with The Young Designers Collective, pictures are from a YDC powered event with Brand Backer }

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  1. Replies
    1. It was a great evening, I met some really cool people.

  2. Great post! Such lovely pictures!!!!
    Thanks for sharing dear))

  3. This looks so fun! Love your neon midi. Very fun and bright. Summer perfection :)

  4. great post and great look !

  5. Love your neon skirt!

  6. Wow, these hats are all so gorgeous! I love the pop of neon in your skirt too!

    1. Thanks, its my new favorite skirt. And I loved the hats, the whole whimsical collection was just very cool!!

  7. Ohmygosh you are just too cute:) I love that skirt, it looks fabulous on you!

  8. You are the sweetest! Thank you so much, I find inspiration in myself with the help of thoughtful comments like yours! <3


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