ATL Housewife Introduces She By Sheree

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield debuts her new clothing line She By Sheree on the runway at the W Hotel. Go glam with our behind-the-scenes style and star coverage.
ESSENCE.COM May, 13, 2009

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Sheree Whitfield, center, reigned as queen bee on premiere season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and now she is (finally) debuting her She by Sheree fashion line. We head inside her Atlanta fashion show to check out her designer duds.

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Sheree arrives to her big debut in style. Doves were released once she stepped out the carriage.

“This was the reintroduction of my fashion line and everything was about class,” she says.

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The reality TV star arrives to her She by Sheree fashion showcase in a dress from the line. She describes her escort as “just a friend.”

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The former NFL wife joins the ranks of Cookie Johnson and Jackie Christie, both pro-baller wives turned fashion designers.

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Sheree welcomes Angie Stone and her fiancé to the event.

“It was so great to see Angie and she said she loved the show,” Sheree adds.

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Honorary “Atlanta” housewife Dwight Eubanks helped Sheree with getting models of all ages in the show, and works the red carpet in his head-turning suit.

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Sheree was excited to welcome some of ATL’s bigwigs, like music producer Jazze Pha.

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“Housewives” favorite NeNe Leakes makes her grand entrance and works the room, with husband Greg hot on her heels. She left her and Sheree’s fights in the past as she enjoyed the show.

“I appreciated all of them coming out. That means a lot for me,” Sheree says.

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“Housewives” cast members Lisa Wu Hartwell and Kandi Burruss join in the fun at Sheree’s show.

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“Housewives” star Kim Zolciak was always happy to toast to anything on the show, and helps good friend Sheree celebrate her fashion line.

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“Project Runway” finalist and fellow Atlantan Mychael Knight checks out Sheree’s fashion, after offering her his expertise on the first season.

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Sheree welcomes Lisa to her fashion event. Lisa, a fellow NFL wife, recently launched her own fashion line, Closet Freak.

“You have to be dedicated and put in the time if you want it to really be successful,” Sheree says of the fashion business.

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Kim and Kandi quickly connected on the show’s new season and chat as Sheree looks on.

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Cupcakes and the catwalk—who would have ever thought they could go hand-in-hand. Guests enjoyed yummy treats throughout the night at the W Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

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The fellas also were excited to see Sheree’s fashion designs, as her date welcomes Bobby Valentino to the event.

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After a fashion-less show for her line last season, Sheree feels triumphant with her new line and her successful showing.

“For the show, everyone said they felt like they were in Paris, and not Atlanta. I used to go to Fashion Week, so I knew how it should be done,” Sheree says.

Now on to the fashion . . .

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She By Sheree showcased 25 designs for the fall 2009 collection, which consisted of mostly muted tones of black, gray and blue. The show-stopping look of the night was this formal one-shoulder gown with tulle train.

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Black is one thing that will never go out of style, ladies. Take a cue from this runway look and invest in an embellished trench coat for fall. Belting everything is still a hot trend, so find the right size that works for the varying outfits in your wardrobe.

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The rumors are true−She By Sheree girls have tons of fun in their clothes. Step up your corporate attire with a flirty blouse in a bold color.

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First Lady Michelle Obama sure loves her sheath dresses, and Sheree highlights this classic silhouette in her fall collection. This style of dress will create a figure-flattering shape for both your hips and waist.

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We love this elegant, effortlessly styled look from the collection. The metallic silk silver top adds a light and feminine touch to this basic black trouser pant.

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If you love to show off your legs, then this short-sleeve dress with mock turtle neck is perfect for you. The wide black belt works great to show off the model’s waist.

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Most of the pieces in the collection had a classic feel to them—except for this overtly sexy and misplaced bustier with lace ruffled boy shorts. Would you wear this?

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Sheree shuts it down on the runway with this cream silk metallic jumper that is all the rage this season. Jumpers work best on women who have long legs and have thighs that are proportionate with the upper body. The layered necklaces step this look up a notch and is something you can easily replicate at home.

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It’s a return of big hoops and leggings; hello, 80’s! The only thing we love about this outfit is the black booties, which you should definitely invest in if you don’t already own a pair.

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Sheree certainly took a risk with this off-shoulder blouse; it’s a throwback to the 80’s. Would you rock this?

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After months of hard work in the design room, Sheree sends her models out to take their final walk at the close of the show.

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“This line is geared towards women who are identifying with their inner beauty and are empowered to express their freedom of style," says Sheree about her collection. "This is a new day and a new dawn for the expression of femininity.”

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Kandi congratulates Sheree following the show.

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Models embrace Sheree with a big group hug at the end of the show.

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