Film Row in downtown Oklahoma City hosted the BlockParty OKC event on Friday night, highlighted by a fashion show. Funds raised from tickets sales and other means went to Oklahoma City Educare. Among the designers were Johnathan Kayne, Desmond Mason and Nicole Moan. Models included Lacey Lett and Liz Dueweke among others.
Thanks to PR ace Rob Crissinger for the prime time seats next to the runway, overall access leading up to this event and help throughout the event.
And thanks to fellow PR pro Sam Sims for the save of the night. I had stepped away from my camera to say hello to some friends. As I glanced back, Sims was fielding my camera as it headed for the hardwood floor, a door had opened nearby tipping over the tripod. Big appreciation to Sims for saving me!
Speaking of cameras, I can’t say enough about the Canon 7D. Friday’s event had pretty low light, but this camera’s sensor adapts to amazing low light shooting. It’s not the easiest one-man-band set up, especially with the separate audio requirements, but the resulting video is worth the effort.
Back to the event, it was awesome. To those who staged this event, I hope you stage more and congrats on the success of the event. To the designers and models, the above video does not do you justice, but it’s a quick 3 minute recap of the night.
By the way, Jonathan Fowler – whose Fowler VW is 6 months old and one of the presenting sponsors – mentioned he will have an announcement this next week on next year’s Norman Music Festival.