Archive for the ‘Runway’ Category
This has been an amazing week, and I am so excited that I’ve been able to participate in the Fashion Week festivities. Each show that I’ve attended is great, each collection known for something different: be it color, dresses, patterns, etc. I ended my week of “fashionable events” by attending one final fashion show last night: Bebe.
Flirty dresses, bright colors, leggings, patterns, leather jackets, puffy skirts, and metallics are some of what you’ll see in the Bebe Fall 2011 collection. The show started off with the lights off, and two model-looking women playing the violin (modern, not classical, music): it was actually quite enjoyable. Then came on the fast techno/pop music, mostly remixes of popular songs on the iTunes charts. Models styled to perfection, with high pony tails and colorful ribbons going through, and bold red lipstick topped off the ultimate chic city-girl look.
I liked almost every look that came down the runway, with the exception of some puffy satin dresses that were cheap looking. Some of my favorite pieces from the collection are the blue metallic skirt, black leather coat, black cocktail dress, and pink and orange dress. The collection is fun, girly, and practical, perfect for the girl who wants to look chic in the office and sexy at night. The show ended with Bebe Founder, Manny Mashouf, coming out on the runway, being applauded by the large audience.
What was just as fun as watching the show was meeting and seeing the crowd. Attendees included Jersey Shore’s Sammi Giancola (who was so nice), The City’s Louise Roe, actress Adrienne Bailon, America’s Next Top Model contestant Jade, Editor in Chief of Elle Magazine, Robbie Myers, plus more.
The Bebe show was a great way for me to end this week, and I am already excited for Fashion Week in the Fall. Tomorrow I am going to Miami, a much needed break, and will be giving you fashion updates from there. The sunshine state awaits! P.S. Follow me on Bloglovin.com!
Taking a hipper approach during Fashion Week, the Boy Meets Girl fashion show was held last night in a cool building downtown. The show had amazing sponsors who provided stations to experience new products. Sponsors included Style 360, BMW, Polaroid Sunglasses, Seychelles, Make Up For Ever, Trident Vitality, plus more. Each station was fun and entertaining while waiting for the show to begin: The Real Housewives of New York City Star, Ramona Singer, and The Real Housewives of New Jersey Star, Danielle Staub, seemed to be enjoying the Trident Vitality station.
When everyone sat down for the show, there was a musical guest before the models came out and strut the ever-so-cool clothes. It was Natasha Bedingfield! Natasha, who fashioned leather-looking leggings (like me) with a mint-green tank, a black military-esq jacket, and high wedges, is an amazing singer and performer, and I am so fortunate to have spent some time with her throughout the evening (more details on a later post). Natasha was the perfect opening for the show, and she got everyone ready to have an evening of fun.
Who is just as cool as the Boy Meets Girl collection is the Designer, Founder, and Creative Director, Stacy Igel, who looked so chic in black leather shorts, a boy meets girl shirt with the signature logo, tights with the logo on it (that is what to me made her outfit) and high-wedged booties. Stacy’s clothes demonstrate easy, chic, and fun clothing. Perfect for a casual day on the weekend, you will find yourself feeling comfortable, casual, yet chic in her clothes. I have so many favorites, but the pieces that I love most are the shorts, tanks, and oversized sweaters which are all perfect for a Fall day.
The models were styled to perfection: hair wavy and relaxed and a pale pink lip made the ultimate “downtown-relaxed” type girl. I liked how the models weren’t styled to be over the topped, but to represent the every-day girl who would be wearing these clothes. I had an amazing time at the show, and check out two more posts regarding the fashion show: me getting ready and my experience with the incredible celebrities, the after party, and my favorite looks from the Boy Meets Girl Collection. This was my favorite fashion show of the week.
Heading out to the Bebe show in a bit: looking forward to ending Fashion Week in a big way!
Back at the tents in Lincoln Center again! (One of my favorite places to be, may I add). Since it is Valentine’s Day, I decided to wear a VDay inspired look: a crystal-belted red BCBG skirt, a boyfriend blazer, tights, black pumps, black jewelry, and my black Balenciaga purse: I didn’t need a jacket since it was shockingly warm out. After socializing in the different “stations”, where I bumped into the lovely Lyss Stern of Divalysscious Moms, and Editor In Chief of Observer Playground, I made my way to The Studio, where the Pamella Roland show took place.
Celebrities, stylists, and fashion guru’s were some of the show’s attendees: stylist June Ambrose, Ms. Jay from America’s Next Top Model, actress Brittany Snow, Ramona Singer from The Real Housewives of New York City, photographer Nigel Barker and his wife (who I also saw at the Jill Stuart show), costume designer Rosemary Ponzo (who I sat next to), plus more. After everyone got settled in their seats, the lights went dark, the music started to play, and the show began.
Roland’s Fall 2011 collection is full of sequins, patterns, colors, lace, and embellishments. The collection is dressy, and is the perfect line to shop for that glamourous and extravagant night on the town. There are long dresses, cocktail dresses, gowns, dressy pants with blouses, fur vests, dressy coats, plus more. I truly loved each and every look because each one had it’s own “wow” factor, and there was variety.
Models looked classy and cool with a poof-bun hair style and red lipstick, which was the perfect look for this collection. What I really like about Pamella’s collection is that it’s wearable, and it was presented on the runway in a way for the woman (customer) to envision herself in the clothes.
At the end of the show, when the models took their final walk, everyone clapped to the popular remix of The Time (Dirty Bit) by The Black Eyed Peas. Following the models came Pamella, who walked down the runway with her children: it was such a sweet moment. After the show, I went backstage and had the opportunity to meet Pamella and her children, which marked the ending of a great day. Now it’s time for me to go watch Gossip Girl: a relaxing way to end my evening.
Lights, music, strut. The feeling of watching a runway show is, more or less, not like any other. The cameras, people, music, models, and of course clothes and accessories are what make the ultimate runway show. Today I had the pleasure of attending Jill Stuart’s Fall 2011 runway show, where I was able to observe trends, take pics, talk to celebrities, and rank my favorite pieces .
Stuart’s collection (47 looks) had a tribal vibe, a noted trend for the coming season. Animal prints, belted sweaters, long patterned vests, polkadots, colorful leathers, long dresses, a mix of bright and dark colors, and metallics are some of what you will see in Stuarts collection. The most wearable pieces for your everyday wardrobe in Stuart’s collection would be the sweaters and the dresses: they are great for wearing in the day, and you will be able to dress them up at night, whether that means pairing the sweater with a cute skirt or spicing up the dress with a pair of platforms.
As you can see in my post next to this, I show pictures of my favorite looks. Yes those are all of my favorites, but I have my number one favorite that not I only “drooled” over, but Brad Goreski, stylist who used to work for Rachel Zoe, did too. It is a reddish-orange dress in which the top half is leather, and has a very city go-getter look.
One of my favorite parts of the show was the styling of the models. Each model looked stunning with their perfectly middle-parted hair, bronze eye shadow, and coral lip. I also loved how the majority of the models were wearing scrunched up socks in their platform pumps, a trend that I’ve seen mastered by celebs like Leighton Meester.
At the end of the show, when the classic showing of all of the models walking together on the runway were backstage, Stuart came out for a short minute on the runway fashioning a navy blue and pink/peach polkadot dress with red platforms and black tights. The collection is beautiful, and I had a great time watching the show. I can’t wait for more fashion shows this week!
Color, glam, chic, wild, dazzle, culture, elegance, and playful are some of the words that come to mind when seeing the Louis Vuitton (LV) 2011 Spring Women’s Collection. The runway show -led by Art Director of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs- took place in Paris in October with attendees such as Alexa Chung -who is very sweet in person: I met her at a Teen Vogue party last year- and Ali Hewson, the wife of Bono. Every year I get so excited to see the new handbag designs, but now I’m getting just as excited to see LV’s clothing line too. This year’s Spring collection -53 looks- is stunning. Metallics, bright colors, sparkles, suits, kimono-esq shirts and dresses, LV sheer leggings, rompers, sweaters, leather skirts, stripes, and animal prints are some of what you’ll see in this collection. It was hard for me to narrow down my favorites, but here are my top 5 favorite looks from the runway show. What do you think?
What a collection!