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The Designers

These are a few of the designers we managed to photograph as they left their shows.

Marc by Marc Jacobs chose ’70s silhouettes in bright stripes.

With rocker husband Gavin Rossdale and son Kingston sitting front-row, Gwen Stefani for L.A.M.B. delivered an African-inspired collection.  And wow, does this lady have a following!  A large crowd gathered in the drizzling rain waiting for the designer/singer/songwriter to exit the building.

“For spring 2011, we were inspired by the stylish film, ‘White Mischief’. We were fascinated by the idea of a woman with a very languid, proper veneer with a smoldering sensuality just beneath the surface.” Mark Badgley and James Mischka

Carolina Herrera’s line was inspired by two things:  the traditional clothes of Korea and botanical plates collected in the eighteenth century.

Michael Kors ‘naturaluxe’ style was relaxed sophistication.

Isaac Mizrahi’s spring collection was called IM Xerox, his take on photocopy-like prints.

Tracey Reese’s muse was a traveler of both time and space.

Herve Leger by Max Azria, well-known for his bandage dress, presented a corseted Marie Antoinette of the future.  His wife, Lubov Azria, is of course in one of his latest creations.

Cah razy colorful Betsey Johnson used a bike ride through New York City as her runway setting.  La Tour de Betsey stopped in Brooklyn, Central Park and ended at Times Square.  She then finished her show with her signature cartwheel…we also need to mention she’s 68 years old!?!

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The Fashion Show

I was super stoked when I got a call saying that I was invited to the filming of the season finale of ‘ The Fashion Show, Season 2′. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show, it is a series Bravo started to replace its former hit Project Runway. The show is about fashion designers competing to become the next big name in fashion. The contestants compete against each other to create the best garments and are usually restricted in time, materials, and theme.

This year the judges were fashion designer Isaac Mizrahisupermodel Iman, as well as Mary J. Blige, Glenda Bailey (Harper’s Bazaar) and Laura Brown (Harper’s Bazaar).

There were 3 designers that competed to the end…but for show security they didn’t allow audience to see all 3 shows. Wayne and I were lucky (it helps to have a hot husband!) and got front row seats for both shows.  Sorry, but I wasn’t allowed to take in my camera…or my phone-so I don’t have any pictures:(

It was mentioned that for the designer’s final collections they had 7 days to create 10 looks! I’m not a designer or a seamstress… but I do know that is not a lot of time! This resulted in a few unfinished looks…a few strings hanging off the ends of the skirts…and a lot of unfinished hems. I can’t say a lot about the show….but the second show was far better than the first-the colors, the cohesiveness and the overall ideas for the garments.

The families of the designers were from Ohio, Seattle and California. At least that is what the family members were saying-so maybe that gives us some hints;) After one of the shows, some of the family of the designers were crying and hugging each other. It was kinda cute to see the support and that this isn’t just a TV show…its a designer’s chance at breaking into the business.

It was a fantastic day…not only was I at a fashion show, but I was sitting directly across from the gorgeous Iman.  And to top it all off I got to spend this dream day with my hunky husband! Luvs!

Some of the crew relaxing before the show

Where the show was held.

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