Well, the Portland Fashion & Style Awards just got that much more exciting this year! Can you guess why? Because I’ve been nominated as one of the four finalists for Best Fashion Wardrobe Stylist for the year AND selected as the People’s Choice! It was such an honor to both be nominated and to be publicly acknowledged at the Nomination Party this past Saturday at Mercedes-Benz of Portland.
This is the 5th annual award season and the 2016 event is dedicated to recognizing and honoring Portland’s top fashion and style talent. The PFSA believes that the city’s talented creatives have launched Portland into the national fashion limelight — earning a reputation for it’s hip and unique voice and one of the fastest growing fashion industries in the nation. The event strives to recognize exceptional local talent, support local businesses and showcase all of these on a uniquely Portland platform. I’m proud to be a voice and representative of this community.
I was nominated by so many folks who believe in me and my contributions to this community so I already feel like a winner!! However, the actual award ceremony will be held on November 6th at the Portland Art Museum where the selected winner of each category will be announced by this year’s panel of judges.
There are 24 different nominating categories that represent the fashion and style community and each category has 3-4 nominees. The criteria include a prescribed niche, social media engagement, community involvement, and a portfolio reflecting the work of the nominee. Considering the fact that I work with everyday business owners and executives and not in the mainstream media, it’s truly exceptional to be included among the other nominees. Here are the nominees for my category:
BEST FASHION WARDROBE STYLIST
Carol Parker-Walsh (People’s Choice)
Thanks again for all your support and encouragement! I love what I do and I’m glad it shows!
Live, laugh, shine!