The 2015 North American International Auto Show Charity Preview was a fun-filled night of glitz and giving back. The gala, also known as “Car Prom” is a black-tie event where attendees rock their best threads.
I was excited to be representing Styleshack at the illustrious event. When searching for my ensemble, I knew that I wanted to shop local and support the amazing stores in Detroit. I was eager to check out a new boutique that opened in Royal Oak called Coco Kouture. Owner Klaudia Baayoun’s great eye for style is apparent in her well-curated selection.
I was instantly drawn to a beautiful black dress by Lebanese fashion designer, Nidal Zihar. With the intricate lace detailing mixed with sheer panels and a sweeping train, I knew the dress would be perfect for the event.
I then visited Marlee’s by Tapper’s in Twelve Oaks Mall to find jewelry to complement my dress.
I felt like a kid in a candy store as I perused the wide array of alluring accessories.
I opted for an opulent KMO Paris bracelet with the complementary earrings, and a stunning limited Marlee’s Elements Collection ring. They were just the right finishing touches to go with my dress.
Katrina Malota of Luigi Bruni salon in Birmingham did my hair and makeup. I went for a side-swept hairstyle and bronzy eyes with a bold lip. I rocked a fashion-forward pointy manicure in a rich bordeaux hue.
I couldn’t forget my favorite accessory, my fiancé, Jason.
Jason rocked an automotive leather necktie by Cyberoptix. The laser-cut tie was handmade in Detroit, and sourced from the off-cuts of Mercedes Benz AMG seating.
Here are some images of the fashions that caught my eye that evening:
Savanna Hinsperger wearing a Free People crop top and coordinating skirt.
Traci Ens wearing an open back Jovani dress.
Johnny Washington wearing Scott Custom Tailoring by Detroit native Milladge Scott.
Wedad Ibrahim wearing an Express dress and necklace from Macy’s.
Ekima White wearing a Stop Starring dress and Bebe necklace with
Will Hayggins IV wearing an INC International Concepts blazer, and Express pants, dress shirt and bowtie.
Michelle F. wearing a BCBGMaxazria dress and her great aunt’s vintage fur stole.
Miss Michigan USA 2015, Rashontae Wawrzyniak, wearing a Romona Keveza dress from Roma Notte Couture Evening Wear in Birmingham.
Karen Buscemi wearing a dress from Macy’s.
Cathy Kirk wearing a crop top and ball gown skirt from Caché.
Christina Dore wearing a Vera Wang dress.Julia Retherford wearing a BCBGMaxazria dress and handmade jewelry from India by Noonday Collection.
Check out these cool vehicles:
Amy Kruczek on a BMW motorcycle.
What are your favorite looks from this year's Charity Preview? We would love to hear from you! Comment below or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org! xo Hoda