We had a great class Thursday night: "A Fashionable Fall" taught by Michelle Fuller-Wigg at the W Hotel. Michelle recently moved to San Diego from New York, where she worked for Self Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and designer James Coviello.
Presented through a series of photos fresh from Fall 2008 runways, she led a class covering all aspects of fashion (from designer's inspiration to what can work in your closet today). And she also shared insight from her days on fashion shoots with people like Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet.
The W's Agave Lounge (formerly Magnet) was a perfect spot, allowing us to enjoy appetizers and drinks as we also enjoyed the class -- thank you Brent, our dedicated and very stylish server!
Also thank you to Sephora, who set us up with goodie bags that included their must-have lip glaze and bare minerals i.d. product. The take-home bags also included 20% off VIP cards from Cache, a VIP book from Carlsbad Outlet Malls, drink and app gift cards from Red Circle and other hip and high fashion treats...
We raffled off the best gift of all -- a two hour in-home consultation from Michelle, who is a stylist, personal shopper and closet consultant. The winner also gets free admission to the next "Shopping With a Stylist" class at Fashion Valley.
Click here to see more photos from the class. and stay tuned for the next one at the W: "A Fashionable Winter."
THE TIP: Michelle says "Accessories follow the rule of three -- don't go overboard."
And, "The most important thing in fashion is ALWAYS fit! Get to to know a tailor."