MIM Rocks Fashion: A Tribute to Top Stylists

From top left to bottom right: Brian Swan, Fawn Cheng, Yeka Bruner, Amir Saebi, Rochelle York

No need to stress over spring style inspiration, the Valley’s top stylists have got you covered with some of the most compelling and wearable trends they’ve found to take from the runway to your closet!

Get to know the Valley’s top stylists, featured at the 4th annual MIM Rocks Fashion Friday, March 29th:

Brian Swan, Styling Bri Seeley

Brian J Swan is a seasoned, creative, reliable Professional Fashion Stylist. Brian has been styling for over 6 years & is the owner of Right Hand Man Image Consulting. He continues to work with both men & women of all ages, professions, sizes and backgrounds. Brian’s work includes celebrity styling, personal styling, photo/video shoots, TV, fashion shows, editorials, campaigns and more. Most recently, Brian has relocated to Las Vegas to join the Zappos.com team as a stylist. “Sometimes I have to pinch myself like, ‘I’m getting paid to do this?’ I am beyond thankful and humble,” Swan said. Styling Bri Seeley’s show for MIM Rocks Fashion this year, Brian is thrilled to have been invited back the third year in a row. “For the fashion community to think so highly of me to invite me back three years in a row is AMAZING. This so is beneficial because I’m able to network with other fashion professionals. Plus there’s nothing like it out there!” Expect the unexpected when it comes to Brian’s runway show styling this year for Bri Seeley. “My inspiration for this show came from Milan fashion shows and their entertainment value…ladies, you’ll see me include growing trends like fluid garments and the color Emerald Green.”

Fawn Cheng, Styling ENVY by Khanh

Styling for clients since 2007, Fawn’s philosophy stems from her affinity to capture and express what is artfully unique about her clients. “Beauty comes from within; how we dress and share our physical selves with the world is a powerful expression of that.” Fawn is a featured keynote speaker and fashion expert on Good Morning Arizona and is currently a Project Manager at JANI Model Management. Joining MIM Rocks Fashion as a top stylist for the second year in a row, working with designer ENVY by Khanh came as a natural fit for Fawn, whose feminine, sophisticated styling perfectly compliments Khanh’s form fitting garments. “The Spring collection of Envy by Khanh is graphic oriented. What I noted at first glance was his  affinity for angles, asymmetry, space, color blocking in triads of color and form fitting designs. This inspired me to style the runway show to also includes the juxtaposition of curves, sensuality, and mystique. Expect to see these elements included in this show, ” Cheng said.

Yekatherina Bruner, Styling Divaz Boutique 

A world citizen, Yekatherina’s global travels have shaped her culturally-diverse approach to fashion. In addition to her love for style, Yekatherina has a wide experience as a fashion show producer. Yekatherina Bruner has recently been named as a Glamour Magazine “Glambassador ” for 2013. Based out of Tucson, Yeka looks to bridge the fashion gap between Tucson and Phoenix through styling the Tucson-headquartered Divaz Boutique. “Branding is key to any business and us, as fashion stylists, have our own signature style. That’s what I am coming to the runway this March to let people know what I am all about as a stylist,” Bruner said. While pulling together the pieces for the Divaz Boutique fashion show, Yeka was inspired by “everything about spring in France, the colors, textures, even macaroons!” In fact, guests should expect a breath of fresh air in Yeka’s styling, featuring “lots of bright colors with a not so typical french flair.”

Rochelle York, Styling Clothes Minded

Rochelle is a native from Glendale, Arizona and has been a personal stylist since 2006. She has had over a decade of experience in retail and working with photographers, television personalities and women in the valley find the right style for them! Rochelle is also a featured fashion expert and stylist on 3TV’s ‘Your Life A-Z’. Bringing her bubbly personality to the MIM Rocks Fashion stage for the first time, Rochelle felt incredibly honored. “When I received my first call from Phoenix Fashion Week..it was a little bit of a blurred conversation because I could not believe I was getting a call from a organization that I have been following and blogging about for years! This experience is amazing to me because I want women to know that there are personal stylists out there; like me, that truly care about them,” York said. Styling for Clothes Minded, Rochelle’s inspirations for the shows styling are far-reaching, from the blogs she reads to the window displays at local boutiques. Guests should expect looks that are “bright and fun with a floral twist.”

Amir Saebi, Styling Amir’s La Voute

Originally from Tehran, Iran, Amir Saebi got a taste for European fashion at a young age. Fashion has always been a big part of his life and his family’s life, coming from a family of senators and industrialist, they always had to look their best to represent their family. As a new business owner of Amir’s La Voute, Saebi feels this MIM Rocks Fashion opportunity is the perfect fit. “We have just reached our one year anniversary and what better way to celebrate than to partner up with only the best of the best (Phoenix Fashion Week) to kick off the celebration with a one of a kind fashion show. This opportunity will not only help us grow but will give us a chance to showcase and share our talent with others in the Valley.” Naturally drawing inspiration from the 1940’s-60’s, fashion forward Amir will style his own unique vintage menswear line, showcasing the best mens spring trends. “Attendees can expect to see a timeless fashion mix with some unique edge, envision Frank Sinatra mixed with a little bit of Hendrix!”

Don’t miss these showstopping designer shows Friday, March 29th at MIM Rocks Fashion! For more details and to purchase standing room tickets, visit: http://mimrocksfashion2013.eventbrite.com/ 

Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week

“The Resource For All Things Fashionable”



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