Wendy Newman Designs creates for the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM

It was a first for WND to attend the largest Balloon Festival  in the world. For nine days in October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta creates an enchanted world of special-shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies. Brisk autumn mornings in the Rio Grande Valley create an otherworldly backdrop for the breathtaking majesty of their most popular event, Mass Ascension of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The much in demand and appropriately named Sunshade Umbrella was a hit as the skies were clear sailing and the sun shone too bright. The Balloon scarf and leggings as well as the kimono were all in demand.