Posted on | October 15, 2008
Great show! The Miss Sixty show was one of my favorites. Not only did they show a bunch of great looks, they ended the show with a live performance by Lady Gaga. They gave a cute swag bag including energy bars and Boost energy mix, a limited edition Miss Sixty makeup palette from Too Faced and Julie K. L. Dam’s book “Some Like It Haute”…only downside, no run-of-show. Notice to anyone doing a fashion show…give a run-of-show and make sure anything modeled is for sale (yes this includes shoes, handbags and jewelry.) At the after party in the store I picked up a couple cute pairs of boots and ran into Lady Gaga herself. Fun night!
Posted on | October 14, 2008
Valerie Elizabeth, and fellow Junior Leaguer, Susan Byrnes Long at the Carolina Herrera show at Fashion at the Park.
Source: North Park Center FATP Carolina Herrera Highlights
Posted on | October 13, 2008
Valerie Elizabeth and Stefani Watters, owner of SmartHats, pictured at the Pinto Ranch Show at Fashion at the Park. Hats by SmartHats, get yours today at SmartHats.com
Source: North Park Center FATP Pinto Ranch Party Highlights
Posted on | October 12, 2008
So I was fortunate to be invited to the VOGUE VIP party. I was seated at Table 2 (props to whoever did seating assignments, by the way) with some people you may know…Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig plus their PR girl Jordan who was a doll…Peter Som, Thakoon, Ken Downing (the revered fashion director of Neiman Marcus), Tracy Achor Hayes and David Ninh of F!D Luxe, Terri Provencal and Stacy Girard of Modern Luxury, Clarice Tinsley of FOX and her charming husband Stephen Giles…just to name a few. The room was absolutely stunning and the food, as always, was fabulous.
Posted on | October 12, 2008
The VOGUE show was awesome. Each designer presented great looks and four of the designers were in attendance at the show. My all time favorite designer is Marchesa (pronounced Mar Kay Zuh) and both designers, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, were at the show. You will see pictures of every Marchesa dress in the show and they are all fabulous. Check back later for pictures from the VIP Vogue dinner at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.
Official FATP Show Description: A runway fashion show to celebrate five years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund – the fashion show will feature multiple designers who have been lauded as award finalists and featured in Vogue, including Doo.Ri, Phillip Lim, Michael Bastian, Marchesa, Thakoon and Peter Som. Personal appearances include Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Thakoon Panichgul and Peter Som.
Posted on | October 11, 2008
They had some good looks. The models showed the line off really well. Great looks for men. This is one of my favored men’s line. There was no listing of looks provided which was disappointing. No album for this show as my iPhone gave me the “low battery alert.” I think the guys at the AT&T store are tired of me standing by their display charging my phone. Though I think I have secured them at least three iPhone sales, including a transfered contract from Verizon. Thus far my only complaint about the iPhone is the lack of an option to add a battery. Too bad too because if there was a spare battery I could have gotten photos of all the cute stuff at the Ted Baker Show. The great offer they extended to guests was 20% of purchased from now thru November 2nd when you present your ticket to the show. A great idea not to pressure guests to run to the store that moment. I will be stopping by when I have more time to shop.
Posted on | October 11, 2008
Fashion at the Park opened, this evening, with the Roberto Cavalli show. If you’ve never been to Fashion Week it involves a lot of waiting around and a very quick show. We arrived at 7:30 to get through the valet line, which wrapped around North Park toward 75. By the time we all make it thru the door and grab a drink the announcement comes on that we should go to our seats. The announcer emphasizes that anyone not in their seat will not be allowed to sit down once the show has started.
The show was quick, upbeat and a great representation of the range in Cavalli’s collection. He showed a number of beautiful evening gowns, cocktail dresses, everyday dresses and even threw in some jeans and handbags. The Cavalli show featured about 20 local models and last about 20 minutes. Just enough time for each model to get in her minute on the runway.
Though there were a number of great pieces and some beautiful models, my favorite piece was worn by my favorite model. It was a long flowing evening gown in deep purple made of what appeared to be a crepe/chiffon. There truly is no way description could do it justice. Unfortunately, I believe it required a size negative 4 figure.
The show ended with a pale yellow 1950’s throw back complete with prom corsage. Cavalli came out to join the models for the finale and then made a walk down the runway himself to a standing ovation and cheering crowd.
When the show wrapped up we peeked in our swag bags to find a pale pink leather, zipped wallet that opened to reveal it was really a floral, silken tote bag. We then retired to the fabricated Trendue (definition: A trendy venue) that was developed to mimic a lounge atmosphere under the stars in Central Park (The park in the middle of NorthPark mall in Dallas.)
There was free flowing champagne and martinis but I have to say I never saw the hors d’oeuvres from the Mansion. The DJ was great as always and as we left she was still dancing the night away in the DJ booth.
***The above is written with those in mind who have never been to Fashion Week. If you know the drill, skip the details.
Posted on | October 8, 2008
The Macy’s show was a department store show thru and thru. Though some of the clothes were nice the looks were “department store” looks. This was an opportunity for Dillard’s to show how you can take basic department store clothes and accessorize them to look unique and show your individual style. The looks were just what you would see on a store mannequin. Why do we need a show for that? There was no Swag and to get the gift with purchase you had to buy $150 worth of INC brand items. Which proved to be nearly impossible to find that much in stylish pieces. The good news was if you met the minimum the clothes were all so discounted you likely walked away with a lot of stuff. The Swag bag was a throw away purse with a bottle of water in it. Oh it’s redeeming quality was the InStyle book that was included. Stop by Barnes and Noble they have the book, it’s great.
Official Show Description:
Macy’s presents a runway style celebration highlighting the hottest looks of the season for women from Macy’s exclusive I•N•C International Concepts® collection. Immediately following the show, join us in Macy’s I•N•C department for an exclusive after-party featuring personal shopping with the experts, live music and makeovers. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and a premium gift bag with a qualified purchase (one per customer, while supplies last).
Blog contributed by: Valerie Elizabeth
Posted on | October 1, 2008