The Artisphere in Arlington was the appropo setting for Behind the Scenes of NOVA Fashion Week - a fashion, beauty and design experience presented by Luxe Lifestyle. A prelude to the main event, Northern Virginia (NOVA) Fashion Week, in October 2012, the evening featured model styling demonstrations, music by BraveNoise, a Fashion/Blogger and Technology discussion panel and numerous vendors, including, Cosmetiques Laudun, Honest Tea, Stella & Dot, Perfect Pink and A Peace of Design. First Impressions Salon conducted free makeovers and style techniques and The Capital Area Fashion & Beauty Bloggers (CapFABB) engaged attendees in a lively question and answer. But it was the runway show by New York-based designer, Dayanne Danier that proved to be the highlight of the evening! Danier presented her line, bien abye, a collection of women's ready-to-wear seperates that ranged from classic ensembles to delicate and feminine pieces to fun and flirty frocks and shorts. Photos by Janel St. John




Fashion designer, Dayanne Danier, left, poses between 2 models in looks from bien abye. The name means Well Dressed in French Creole. Danier's collection was inspired by her desire to unveil a women's sophistication and confidence with every step she takes while embracing her lifestyle.
"My focus is to create garments that make a woman look graceful by allowing her to project her inner beauty," she said. bien abye can be found online from this link.

Interior designer, Anastasia Peace, poses, in the bottom left hand corner, with a vignnette from her company, A Peace of Design. Peace does custom window treatments, complete room makeovers as well as corporate events, weddings and parties. A Peace of Design is online.












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