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Photos: Best of Phoenix A'fare, First Friday, Tour de Fat, and Fashion Week

Best of Phoenix A'fare 2013 went down at the Arizona Biltmore.
Best of Phoenix A'fare 2013 went down at the Arizona Biltmore.
Andrew Pielage

Best of Phoenix A'fare 2013 at Arizona Biltmore Phoenix joined us last night in celebrating the very Best of Phoenix at our annual Best of Phoenix A'fare. This year, the Arizona Biltmore's Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom provided the perfect location to honor vintage Phoenix. Some 30 restaurants from all over the Valley, along with great entertainment offered partiers a night to remember.

See also: Best of Phoenix 2013: Explore Vintage Phoenix

Phoenix Fashion Week models unwind at the after-party.
Phoenix Fashion Week models unwind at the after-party.
Melissa Fossum

Phoenix Fashion Week 2013 After-Party Models and guests rubbed elbows at the official Phoenix Fashion Week after-party at Talking Stick Resort on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Denis Danicic was crowned the first male model of the year, alongside Sydney Rounsaville, who swept a bunch of the PFW model challenges.

Élevée showed superior menswear.
Élevée showed superior menswear.
Melissa Fossum

Phoenix Fashion Week 2013 at Talking Stick Resort: Day Three Katya Leoncio's swimwear brand Dolcessa was named emerging designer of the year Saturday night at Phoenix Fashion Week 2013 at Talking Stick Resort.

Leoncio accepted the award, which comes with a prize package valued at more than $10,000 in goods and services, before Fashion Week's finale from avant garde Filipino designer Rocky Gathercole. Read more.

 

Bri Seeley showed her latest collection at Phoenix Fashion Week 2013.
Bri Seeley showed her latest collection at Phoenix Fashion Week 2013.
Melissa Fossum

Phoenix Fashion Week 2013 at Talking Stick Resort: Day Two Designer Bri Seeley stole the show Friday night at Phoenix Fashion Week 2013 at Talking Stick Resort.

Seeley, who was named emerging designer of the year in 2012, presented a refined, thoughtful collection that stood out among the evening's established and emerging designers. Read more.

Fashion by Robert Black opened Phoenix Fashion Week 2013.
Fashion by Robert Black opened Phoenix Fashion Week 2013.
Melissa Fossum

Phoenix Fashion Week 2013 at Talking Stick Resort: Day One A little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll, Fashion by Robert Black opened Phoenix Fashion Week 2013 at Talking Stick Resort.

Despite the strong opening, the annual fashion event didn't maintain its stylish momentum throughout the evening, which featured local and national designers, including current Project Runway contestant Bradon McDonald. Read more.

 

Tour de Fat 2013 rolled into Tempe.
Tour de Fat 2013 rolled into Tempe.
Jeremiah Toller

New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat 2013 in Tempe New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat wrapped up its 2013 season in Tempe with the blessing of the Mayor of Tempe himself, Mark Mitchell. The event started off with a massive parade of thousands of bicycles and continued with a festival featuring various types of performers, games, and activities for people of all ages. Last but not least came the beer.

First Friday in Downtown Phoenix: October 2013 We hit the streets of downtown Phoenix on Friday night for the first, First Friday of the fall. We headed to the "Hot Plate!" exhibit, which New Times co-sponsored, at R. Pela Contemporary Art , and Legend City Studios for "Chaos Theory."

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