Live every week like it’s Fashion Week!

Zac Posen Fall 09 GownFashion Week is over and I am still reeling from the sheer fabulosity of it all. I can happily say “Au revoir BCBG”… I’ve graduated to bigger and better things. From finally becoming a headset girl, Janice Combs calling me, “the cutest little thing,” to Lynn Yaegers granddaughter? telling me I was “absolutely stunning and beautiful” to chatting it up with everyone from Santogold to Sandra Bernhardt, I’m still glowing. So much so that I’ve opted not to go out tonight because I’m utterly and completely exhausted.
I dreaded Fashion week because I felt everyone would take the recession literally. From Marc Jacobs downsizing his show to numerous designers forgoing their after parties all together I felt like Zelda Fitzgerald with a champagne glass snatched out of my hand and someone announcing the end of fabulous decadence. So I applaud the designers who, despite these tough times BROUGHT IT.

ag-at-anna1First is Anna Sui: Peaches Geldof perfectly stated that “a lot of designers either go with too safe or too over the top, and Anna does over the top in a wearable way.” Anna Sui is one of my go-to favorites. In a way she keeps me young. She’s a great price point and cute and young clothes. She does Boho chic in kind of a technicolour dream that never gets old.

neon-fur-coat1Michael Kors (M&W)Michael Kors (M&W)Michael Kors.

Oh at first you thought, “Another designer doing all black” and then BAM he gets you with not just colour but NEON. And the result is amazing. From neon green fur coats, to simple black suits with an electric blue tie, he reminded us, while it’s ok to play it safe, it’s even better to go a little crazy sometimes!
y-3-girly-3-guyI loved, loved, loved Yohji Yamamoto. While his colour palate was very simple, the clothes were wearable, chic and edgy. Look after look, I saw the clothes that when walking down the street and you saw someone in that outfit you just though, “Damn, s/he’s cool.” Just the floor of the space was dynamic enough. It kind of reminded me of a spiral coloured lollipop. We were in Yohji’s candyland! And the kids! “I die!”


Diane von Furstenberg’s collection seemed to go back to her disco roots. The theme of the season was Nomad and the collection produced this kind of boho disco opulence. The clothes themselves gave me a sense of wanderlust. As though if you asked her where she got that overcoat she’d say, “Oh, a market in Tunisia.”
56748425Matthew Williamson opened a new fabulous boutique in the Meatpacking district this week and it is apparently full of disco glamour. From mirrored dressing rooms to opulent chandeliers. It sounds like the kind of place you can go when you’re bummed out about being laid off and just be in fabulous paradise! I can’t wait!

FINALLY ZAC POSEN. not one, but 5 Steinway Pianos down the runway and sibling quintet The 5 Browns. Known for bringing Old Hollywood glamour back to the red carpet with his dresses, Posen did not dissappoint. He went over the top and produces this 1940s mixed with Victorian era sublime feeling of eternal class and elegance, which I think, we ALL need right now.

Also during the Zac Posen show, as Coco Rocha sasshayed down the runway, a photog screamed, “Now that’s a woman!” Coco cracked a gorgeously flirty smile and there was definitely my umph in her sashay back.

February 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Fashion.

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