Friends and family (and really, who else reads this?!) know that the only other passion I've stuck to as long as fashion has been classical music. I started playing the violin in the 5th grade, switched to bass in 7th, and have played ever since. While in the end, it turns out it's not the best career path for me (too stressful, not much one-on-one interaction in the orchestral setting, and oh yeah, I never won a job), it's still been a huge part of my life. Music has taken me all over the world, from Japan to Italy, and is how I met mr. mindful closet.
I haven't found too many ways to combine my two passions. I've written about what to wear to a classical music concert. I have this big idea to have local boutiques dress St. Louis Symphony musicians and soloists. But until I find the extra hours in the day to work on that one, it'll have to hold. Luckily, Miran Halen (above), the wife of St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen and local fashionista, actually put her great ideas to work and created an amazing event called Four Seasons of Fashion, happening on April 4th at Powell Hall. Cameron Silver (below), the iconic vintage fashion expert and owner of Decades vintage boutique in L.A., is bringing an array of fabulous gowns from his collection and members of the St. Louis Symphony led by David Halen will provide musical accompaniment from Vivaldi's Four Seasons while the looks walk the runway.
Of course when I heard about this, I had to get involved somehow. I mean, it's my husband's employer celebrating my new industry. Oh yeah, and the proceeds go to support the education programs of the St. Louis Symphony and the great work my former colleagues are doing. Miran's organized an entire weekend of fashion events from trunk shows to lectures, all involving Cameron. Since I volunteered to be an extra set of hands, I get to be Cameron's St. Louis guide (i.e. chauffeur) and help whenever needed with trunk shows, model fittings, and production details. The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a champagne reception, dessert and fashion viewing. I can't freaking wait. Buy tickets here and I'll see you there!