Examiner.com had the opportunity to interview last year's "The Voice" runner up Jacquie Lee who attended Charlotte Ronson's Fall 2014 presentation at The Hub and The Hudson Hotel as a part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Lee was mentored by Christina Aguilera on the show. We are excited to share highlights from our chat today on Feb. 15.
What projects are you working on right now?
I'm working on an album and getting a hit single out there and then hopefully getting it onto radio. That would be pretty cool.
Tell me how being on a reality music show changed your life?
It made everything become real. I always dreamed of becoming a singer and that just gave me a lot of momentum going forward and a lot more confidence.
Who would you consider an important mentor?
Christina Aguilera, obviously, she was my coach. I love Ed Sheeran, and definitely the iconic, classic Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston.
What advice did Christina give you?
She told me to write down everything I'm feeling, and that's going to come back and to remember my chords.
Who are people you would like to collaborate with for your album?
Ed Sheeran, Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World.
We also spoke with actress and Jesse Metcalfe's fiancee Cara Santana at the presentation.
How is your fashion week going?
Well we just got here straight off the plane, and now here we are Charlotte Ronson!
What do love about Charlotte Ronson?
Her clothes are so hip, cool and also so wearable. I just think that this is a great beautiful collection as always. I was super happy to see it.
What other shows are you attending this week?
I'll be at Lacoste tomorrow, as well as Herve Leger and then we're ending the weekend off with Meskita.
Any other projects you are working on?
I just launched my blog caradisclothed.com. It's just a great way to have a conversation about fashion, and it's accessible, anyone can talk about it. So that's what I love about having a blog. And I'm reading scripts right now trying to find a great television project.
The collection consisted of leather pieces, velvet, paisley, poppy prints, and florals. Color highlights included crepe and black.
Other notables who attended Charlotte's presentation were Adrienne Bailon, Dani Stahl, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Jamie Chung, Zendaya, Julie Henderson, Mick Jones, Jesse Metcalfe, and Angela Simmons, to name a few. The presentation was sponsored by Maybelline who designed the make up looks for the models and gifted guests with their new "Vulum'Express" mascara, skyn ICELAND, which moisturized the models' faces, batiste Dry Shampoo, tuleste, Modern Vice and Hue. We also love the new Lindt chocolates that were handed out. The flavor I sampled was Caramel Brownie. Other goodies that guests were gifted with included Votivo candles and imPRESS nails. Samantha Ronson was on the turntables.
The after-party was held at Tender at the Sanctuary Hotel. ZING Vodka’s red and blue bottles illuminated the bar and VIP tables as designer, Charlotte Ronson, sipped on a ZING Vodka cocktail, while dancing to music played from her sister, DJ Samantha Ronson. On the other side of the room, actor Joe Jonas arrived to the party around 11:00PM with his girlfriend, Blanda Eggenschwiler. Siva Kaneswaran, of The Wanted, was also in attendance in addition to Mariska Hartigay and singer, Natalia Kills.