today started out at the guli show, which was not to my liking, but the day got better and better from here. i attended the tadashi shoji presentation which displayed a myriad of dresses that were wonderfully earthy yet elegant. i continued onto BCBG, where flowy fabrics in every shade of neutral walked the runway. stunning. not to mention, one of my favorite parts about the shows is watching the highly interesting people walk into them, wondering what their stories are--some well known editors and bloggers, but what about the rest? the outfits are uber-creative, not one looks the same, which is so refreshing! from here, i took a break in the lincoln center courtyard outside of the karl lagerfeld luncheon, met some fellow photogs/reporters, and awed over the over-the-top fantastic chanel-esque ensembles. from bright red turbans to foot high flowered hats, this event was superfluous in a keen taste for style, each walking out the door full of character, life, and drama. from there, i took the subway down to the meatpacking district for the lorick presentation. i turned onto little west 12th, and on the quaint little brick road, i ran into a mini photo shoot that had formed to capture the models of jason wu. what a find! hanneli mustaparta was among the few people shooting some style-files for their blogs. it was fun to work next to them. i then made my way to lorick a few doors down, by which the only impression i had of this line was that it was mrs. waldorf's collection on gossip girl. who knew we would all be in for such a treat? this presentation was my favorite of the day--natural, feminine, and organic. i made my way uptown once more to cover whitney port at the tresemme lounge in the tents. so great getting to see her in person. ports1961 awaited me...such an anticipated show every season. it did not disappoint. the fabrics flowed so perfectly. not to mention, it was astounding to watch lindsay ellington, freja beha, amongst many others walk. also, i had the chance to meet olivia palermo, and she was so shockingly sweet. i guess that's how reality tv mutates reputations! after the show, i went to the backstage entrance, and on my way back bumped into erin wasson. i could not imagine this day getting much better.
fashion night out was a mad house. the city was packed out. i first went to the soho victoria's secret store where i had the privilege of meeting adriana lima, doutzen kroes, and chanel iman. they are all such wonderful people, and the event was a success--proven by the line stringing a block long to get autographs. i then went to the phillip lim 3.1/rag and bone block party where the tunes were blarring and the crowds were swarming. spotted: halle berry! finally, i headed back uptown and finished the night with a tasti-d-lite and some writing. cheers to fashion!
go here to see my exclusive interview with adriana lima and chanel iman: http://bit.ly/9ZYz8K