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Backstage and Front Seat at the BAPC Fashion Show

When Mario of the Bay Area Producers Conference reached out to invite me to their first annual fashion show, I was excited! When he was kind enough to put me on the VIP list and grant me access backstage, I was elated. Click below to see the experience through my eyes.

My favorite pieces came from designer Lia Larrea. She is a graduate of the Art Institute, and I absolutely love her work with leather! When her blue leather skirt walked down the runway, I gasped; I wanted it! I loved her use of fabric and the leather detailing. Here are some of her designs below:

The evening went great: there were several booths which showcased different local designers, make up artists, photographers, and local up and coming musical artists. The crowd was amazingly diverse: representing the entire Bay Area well. I ran into fashion show producer/actor Charleston Pierce while on my way out, and it was such a pleasant surprise! He had hosted a fashion show that I had attended a couple years ago, and had even remembered to wish me happy birthday. Such a pleasure.
Thank you Mario for having me! It was a pleasure to attend.


  1. Love these back stage scenes, they are even more interesting than the real show.
    Haley www.instyleforless.org

  2. You rarely see behind the scenes at these shows, all the prepping that goes into making everything spectacular, thanks for sharing & cheers to you for the VIP invite!



  3. Cool fashion show! Girl with the earphones in looks so lost!

  4. Fashion show equals amazing, back stage at a fashion show...well, that's the best day ever!

    It was awesome seeing the backstage through your eyes/lens :-) I love the funky pieces on the runway. Looks like it was a fun show to attend.


  5. awesome photos! Looks like a really cool show.

  6. This is amazing Amber! To attend a fashion show is already something many of us dream of but to go backstage? That's the ultimate wish!


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