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Fling into KCFW with Cosmopolitan Views, Brunch Bites

‘More is More’ at Rooftop Garden Party

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Article by Mindy Hargesheimer

Photography by Mindy Hargesheimer

"More is more and less is a bore." 

In the words of Iris Apfel: "When you don't dress like everybody else, you don't have to think like everybody else." This sentiment excitedly resonated as Kansas City's most fashionable fall week kicked off with the semi-annual Garden Party!

What better way to enter into the sweet, sweet year of 16 than with a sophisticated rooftop featuring all around jaw dropping surroundings? Held at the picturesque Floating Sundeck at Two Light Luxury Apartments, it was a metropolitan soiree packed with hard-working visionaries, beautiful souls, and all-around inspiring individuals. 

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As we soaked up stunning views of urban Kansas City, we were treated to sweet and savory bites from Sheridan’s and Unforked, along with mimosas, bloodys, wine and vodka cocktails from Mike’s Wine & Spirits. Chatter was wafting throughout the eighth floor social commons as fashionistas shared their style inspiration, and designers offered up teasers for what was to hit the runway in a few short days.

Models, fashion designers, fashion week staff, influencers, media, photographers, and the most beloved local supporters navigated their way downtown to enjoy three hours of a unique experience otherwise available only to Two Light residents. As ticketed guests, we were beautifully greeted by Bubble Tap KC with free-flowing Prosecco from the always gorgeous floral-adorned mobile tap trailer. From there, we found our way to Two Light’s elevated party room that opened to the lush natural green space paired with cabanas, lounge seating, and the infinity edge pool with its one-of-a-kind city skyline view. 

The Garden Party was only the beginning of what was about to be one of Kansas City Fashion Week’s best on record. And carrying on with the ever-so-bold Iris Apfel: "More is more and less is a bore." 

 And that’s exactly what was delivered to the week’s captivated attendees!

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