CFDA {Fashion Incubator} Designer Showcase at W Atlanta – Buckhead! (+ What I Wore!)

Happy Hump Day!!  Sorry for the lack of posting lately.  I’m still swamped at work, and I’ve been attending a lot of fun events lately, which always throws off my posting schedule.  Hopefully, things will get back to normal after the holidays.  For now, I’ve got recaps galore for you guys (and of course, what I wore to all these fab events.)

Last week, I was beyond honored to receive an invitation to attend the CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} Designer Showcase. It was a very special night for many reasons, but it’s worth noting that these types of soirees generally take place in New York (naturally), so having the CFDA bring all its fabulousness to Atlanta was a real treat (and we look forward to having them here more often!).  Our very own W Atlanta –Buckhead was proud to welcome four of CFDA’s newest rising star designers: Burkman Brothers, Emanuela Duca, Daniel Vosovic and WHIT. This event was the first in the country and was the official launch of the national partnership between W Hotels Worldwide + the Council of Fashion Designers of America.  Woot woot!!


It was a full day for Atlanta’s fashion community starting with an exclusive meet-and-mentor breakfast with CFDA representatives, designers and SCAD students. Next, the designers hosted a private luncheon and fashion show hosted by Atlanta’s fashion elite. And, when the sun set it was time to party —  the designers joined media (ME!) and local tastemakers (ME again!) for a meet-and-greet cocktail reception, followed by a swanky shindig on the rooftop at Whiskey Blue to celebrate and showcase their latest collections. SO. MUCH. FUN.

At the cocktail party, I bumped into some of my best Atlanta bloggy buds – Poor Little It Girl, one half of Asian CajunsMy Style Vita, and Savory Exposure.   Here’s a shot of Broderick and Cath!


My favorite dress of the night was this beauty by Daniel Vosovic, whose name you may recognize from Project Runway.  Lots of pictures of the dress on the model below…I need it!


And, here is designer Whit posing in front of a few pieces from her beautiful collection…


I have to say the cocktail reception was my favorite part of the evening because we actually got to touch, feel, and see the clothes up close and personal. It just made seeing them on the models later that evening that much better!

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So, after the cocktail reception, we headed up to the rooftop and the fashion show began!  You guys, I really NEED to stock my wardrobe with a few pieces from both WHIT and Daniel Vosovic…not want, but NEED.



Burkman Brothers

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Emanuela Duca Jewelry


Daniel Vosovic

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Oh! and before I go, here is a shot of what I wore.  About a month a go, I won a $100 gift card to Kohls from the Monday Mingle linkup! Yay!! I bought this Jennifer Lopez dress along with a few other things that I’ll be sharing later.  I was kinda freaking out about what I was going to wear to this event, and BOOM! My Kohl’s package arrived the night before and saved the day.  This dress was perfect, and I even got a compliment from Daniel Vosovic (eeeeeek!!!), so you know I felt special! :)


Many thanks to the team at W Hotels and CFDA for a fabulous night!!


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22 Responses to “CFDA {Fashion Incubator} Designer Showcase at W Atlanta – Buckhead! (+ What I Wore!)”

  1. Dea Win via Facebook says:

    I love your dress too!

  2. Sing says:

    That dress is the hotness!
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  3. Romancing the Stones says:

    Great Pictures!
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  4. Lisa says:

    Love Daniel Vosovic!

  5. You look GORG from head to toe! I love Whit I think her line is so chic!

  6. Maybe it's just me but all of the pictures aren't loading, I can't see your outfit =(.

  7. I love a dress that gives good back, lol. I love that Daniel Vosovic dress! And speaking of dresses, yours is totally hot. Perfect evening out kind of dress. I need to go to Kohls soon.
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  8. Loving your dress and shoes! To die for LOVE!
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  9. Eboni, what a fabulous event and thanks for sharing. In love with your dress and adoring the shoes. I am still beating myself in the head for not getting them. LOL

  10. Cramel says:

    This looks like it was a fabulous event! Wish I was invited!
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  11. Shanycole says:

    Where can you purchase the dress you wore?

    • Hey there!!! My dress is from Kohls, and it's from the Jennifer Lopez collection. I don't see it online anymore, but check in store!

    • says:

      Thank you! I got the dress today. Can you tell me about the shoes? Sorry to steal your style but I need the help. My blog has inspired me the last few months to stop dress so corporate. Happy Holidays and keep up the good work.

    • Yaaay! I am so glad you found it. The shoes are from ShoeMint and they are fairly new, so you should be able to find them. The style is "Zoe".

    • Shanycole says:

      Thanks again and I meant that your blog has inspired me!

  12. Melissa says:

    You look fabulous

  13. Melanie Smith says:


  14. MMM says:

    I love those thin strap black heels that the models are wearing. Do you happen to know the brand?

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