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HFR Hand-Scupted Awards by Jordan Baker Caldwell. It’s almost that time again. 

HFR Hand-Scupted Awards by Jordan Baker Caldwell. It’s almost that time again. 

HFR 2013 designer Deidre Jefferies Espion collection.

HFR 2013 designer Deidre Jefferies Espion collection.

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Joan Smalls in Smooth Sailing photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue US April 2013. Styling by Tonne Goodman.

If you know me, then you know that I am a HUGE Stephen Burrows admirer.  I can remember running into him in the subway station at 135th street. I was almost shaking as I introduced myself and gave him my business card.  In 2009, before we started our official awards we honored Stephen Burrows.  After I interviewed him I was in tears. I could not believe that I had just sat down with a legend. 

Fast forward just 2 years and there I was sitting at Bryant Park Hotel having our first HFR Conversation with none other than Stephen Burrows. He was so gracious and kind. Over the years, he has become a friend offering help along this amazing journey I call the HFR movement. He has been willing to sit down with HFR designers and offer advice and guidance. He is truly one of a kind. 

With that said, you can imagine that I was over joyed at knowing Target had sponsored the Stephen Burrows exhibit “When Fashion Danced” at the City Museum of New York. I went to the opening Thursday night and it was nothing short of amazing. You must go and see this exhibit. If you are remotely interested in fashion from a historical point of view this is a MUST SEE!!  

Run, not walk to see it and take a friend. You will absolutely enjoy this and I hope that you leave knowing my friend, Mr. Burrows, who just happens to also be a legend a little better. 

Enjoy the pictures!

xo

Brandice

Designer Open Call meeting. Incredible pieces. Promising.

Designer Open Call meeting. Incredible pieces. Promising.