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Last night was really fun! Day 3 for Oklahoma Fashion Week included an event at Polished Nail Salon in Oklahoma City.
They went all out – red carpet, photo backdrop, and lots of great food and drinks.
I spoke to the salon owners, Samantha Hamby and David Lu and they seemed really excited to be involved. I’ve never been to Polished Nail Salon before, but I’ve been following them for a long time on social media. They do some AMAZING nail art. Samantha told me they can pretty much do any design a client requests. You can bring in a photo of something you want and they’ll recreate it. I pulled a few pics off their FB page:
I’m definitely headed to Polished Nail for my next manicure. Plus, they also have a location in Yukon which is actually closer to where I live!
One of the things I’m enjoying the most about attending these events is that I keep seeing the same people every night. And while many of them are ones involved with event organization, a lot of them are people who just really love fashion. I spoke to Evin DeShawn, a stylist from Edmond who spoke to me about finding his community among the fashion crowd in Oklahoma. While many people think of fashion as just something fun to look at or they enjoy dressing up occasionally, for a lot of people (myself included), it’s about so much more. Fashion is such a form of expression of who you are, and the message you want conveyed to the world. Evin spoke about putting on his clothes everyday, and he described them as his “armor”. Bill Cunningham (famed street style photographer for the NY Times) once said:
Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of every day life.
I love that.
Believe it or not, fashion gets me through a lot of tough days. Finding the “armor” to face whatever life brings your way – insecurity, confidence, ambition, heartbreak, etc.; what you put on really says a lot about both who you are and who you want to be. If you don’t get that- the importance of fashion to some of us, that’s OK. But it’s definitely real, and definitely not going away. In fact, the older I get, the more important it becomes to me. And while that could be considered pure vanity, I assure you it’s not. It’s expressing your soul for the world to see, and that is a vulnerable place to go.
So be vulnerable, be real, and be you.