November 02, 2013

Cleveland's Got Style: Great Lakes Fashion Week Kicks Off With Accessory Show

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Models getting their hair done backstage by Mona Lisa Salon and Spa. Owner Mona Hirst and her team of stylists worked with designers to create concepts that matched the vision behind the work. Hirst laughs when asked if any of the styles will be crazy. “Yes, it’s going to be crazy. The show will be more of a New York Runway,” with creativity and artistry to spare.
Photo via Cecily Rus
Models getting their hair done backstage by Mona Lisa Salon and Spa. Owner Mona Hirst and her team of stylists worked with designers to create concepts that matched the vision behind the work. Hirst laughs when asked if any of the styles will be crazy. “Yes, it’s going to be crazy. The show will be more of a New York Runway,” with creativity and artistry to spare.
The LaChaé Cosmetics make-up station.
Photo via Cecily Rus
The LaChaé Cosmetics make-up station.
Tashawna Jackson, owner and designer of Tashawna J. Couture. 
Jackson has been designing for two years. She attended design school for a while, and then returned to Cleveland to work towards opening a store. Last night was her first show.
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Tashawna Jackson, owner and designer of Tashawna J. Couture. Jackson has been designing for two years. She attended design school for a while, and then returned to Cleveland to work towards opening a store. Last night was her first show.
One of the very stylish guests.
Photo via Cecily Rus
One of the very stylish guests.
Model backstage wearing a scarf by Tashawna.
Photo via Cecily Rus
Model backstage wearing a scarf by Tashawna.
Designer Mark Mathews with models backstage.
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Designer Mark Mathews with models backstage.
Model backstage wearing a scarf by Tashawna.
Photo via Cecily Rus
Model backstage wearing a scarf by Tashawna.
Guests waiting for the show to start.
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Guests waiting for the show to start.
Guests.
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Guests.
Models hanging out before the show.
Photo via Cecily Rus
Models hanging out before the show.