"Welcome to TEEN VOGUE Fashion University, an exclusive weekend-long event for the fashion-focused leaders of tomorrow.  As a student of the Fashion U. class of 2013, you and your classmates are part of a very selective group for whom we've lined up the best in the business of fashion, beauty, and more.  Have your smartphones out and your (fashionable) thinking caps on, and get ready to take notes as you hear firsthand from the top names in the industry" - Teen Vogue
This past weekend was filled with fantastic learning, growth, and networking opportunities.  There is so much that I want to share with you all, so I've decided to do this post in two parts.  Today, I will focus on the Launch Party hosted by Express!
Sketch artist sketching Fashion U studentsCutest Hors D'OeuvresLovely Light Fixtures inside the Express Store
 mock-tail bar
spectacular nail art by a fellow blogger and Fashion U student Emily Griffith - visit her Flickr here!
Teen Vogue's Andrew Bevan!  He's so funny and kind! 
My Outfit Choice:
By now, you all know that I will wear my leather paneled jacket with literally anything because I love it so dearly.  The baroque midi dress definitely has a more elegant feel to it, so by bringing in the leather paneled jacket I was able to tone things down a bit for a much edgier look - perfect for a night-time event.  On my feet I wore a pair of black leather pumps. 
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 Stay tuned for an in-depth post discussing the classes I took and my major takeaways!