Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week High Fashion Shoot

KC You There was behind the scenes at the kick off to Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week, a high-fashion photo shoot with a theme I am in love with- modern day fairy tales. Dresses designed by Jimmylee designs (you can see him Thursday at the main runway event), handbags by Vania & David, headpieces by Franci Jewelry, and the men wore Tuxedo Junction. Hair by Corto’s and the makeup team was lead by Chrystal Graham, Maria Redd, and Neisha Colon.

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Eric Winton Photography

Eric Winton photography

Eric Winton Photogaphy

Eric Winton Photography

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For more behind the scenes footage click here for a video.

For more info on Buffalo Fashion Week visit or the blog at



Fall Trends with Modern Nostalgia

We’ll see you at the Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week boutique show at The Mansion on Delaware,

Erin & Karina

Join Us at Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week

Didn’t score the illusive invite to New York Fashion Week? We’ve got you covered. We’re here to give you all the details on Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week, the fashion week across the state that brings you NYC looks for less. The Hotel Lafayette is offering a discounted rate to our guests and press.

Here’s some of the week’s highlights:

Main Runway Event featuring Dowry Designs, Elena V. Designs, Gwen Beloti Collection, Prajje 1983, Jimmylee, and Real Housewife Alexis Bellino. Get to know the designers here.

Designers will travel from NYC after New York Fashion Week to show their S/S 2013 collections for the VIP Golden Ballroom show. These VIP tickets are truly limited, and are available online.  VIP perks include; cocktails and hors d’ouevres on the upper Mezzanine level; access to the fur & diamond vault; VIP gifting suite; exclusive invite to the designer meet & greet at Hotel Lafayette. Jimmylee and Alexis Bellino will be showing in a separately ticketed event this night, which starts at $40 (VIP tickets also available). The official after party is located in the lower level at Rendezvous. KC You There will be hosting a blogger’s lounge, please email info(at) for more information.

Boutique Show featuring Anna Grace, Modern Nostalgia, and Leelee

Buffalo’s top boutiques will be showing their fall/winter pieces at the luxurious Mansion on Delaware Ave, featuring designs from lines like BCBG, Ella Moss, Nicole Miller, Velvet, and Alternative Apparel. Join stylist Kimberly Barker as she shows you how to wear the latest fall trends from the boutiques. Tickets are available online or at the boutiques for $25.

Visit to view the full schedule of events this week.

(all photos by Eric Winton Photography)

Bloggers & press please email info{at} for media credentials & backstage interviews.

See you at MBBFW,

Team KC

Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week Designers

KC You There is excited to be involved with Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week for the second year! Here’s an intro to the up and coming designers that will be showing their S/S 2013 collections at Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week.

Dowry Designs

Dowry Designs was founded in 2009, specializing in custom design for private clientele. The brand has since expanded to ready-to-wear, debuting its first Spring/Summer 2011 collection in luxury boutiques across the US. Designer Christy Holzer hopes to create a wardrobe designed for a woman who wants to be both a “CEO and a trendsetter.”

Elena V Designs

Elena Vasilevsky designs around the modern individual who is constantly moving from social activities to business and beyond. She makes it easy to transition your daytime look directly to your life after the office. Elena V Designs features three collections: Active Wear, Ready-To-Wear, and Couture. Each collection resonates with attention to fit and detail, artistic design, and luxurious style and quality.

Gwen Beloti Collection

Gwen Beloti Collection is built on the theory that today’s woman aspires to be classic but trendy, edgy yet tasteful, and distinctive while still collective. Gwen, an emerging women’s wear fashion designer born and based in NY, has produced a line that features a selection of boldly, subtle, innovative statements for its consumers and the fashionable elite.

Prajje 1983

Prajje Jean-Baptiste, creator of Prajje 1983, has become one of Boston’s most promising young designers. He was born in Haiti and he attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Fashion Design. Now residing in New York City, his designs are becoming known as the work of a “hip young designer with exquisite craftsmanship.” Although Prajje’s gowns are unique and instantly recognizable, any woman who wears one will be comfortable and feel her own individuality come out.

Alexis Bellino

Real Housewife of Orange County star Alexis Bellino will be showing Alexis Couture and Alexis by Tal Sheyn collections.  Alexis by Tal Sheyn consists of cocktail dresses and eveningwear, and has been show in the past at venues such as LA Fashion Week. To view more on Alexis’s collection visit the MBBFW blog.

Jimmylee made his debut on the runway at Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week 2011, and has been featured in the Niagara Square photo shoot since 2010. Jimmylee, designer behind the popular TT New York, will be showing his signature gowns for S/S 2013.

Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week takes place September 20-27th. To view the schedule of events and purchase tickets, please visit

See you on the runway,


Behind the Scenes: Fall Trends Video

Last Wednesday Erin & I filmed our Fall trends video for Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week. We highlighted Fall looks and trends from two of our favorite boutiques, Modern Nostalgia & Anna Grace. Both stores will be showing in the MBBFW boutique show at the Mansion on Delaware on September 25th.

Stay tuned for the first Fall trends video with Modern Nostalgia out this week. To purchase tickets for the boutique show at the Mansion on Delaware visit Modern Nostalgia, Anna Grace, Lee Lee or purchase online here.