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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fashion Show (Part One)



This past weekend, I attended the West 18th Street Fashion Show with Kerrie and Meredith.

The show featured the work of local fashion designers, some still in school, others with their own boutiques and collections.

It was a fun!


Here were some pieces that stuck out to me.

Natalia Meyer

My terrible photo does not do this gown justice. The shimmering silk gray material flowed perfectly with the model's pearl necklaces. It was very glamorous.


This shiny material rippled like water. I wanted to reach out and touch it.


I could easily see this dress floating on a red carpet somewhere, draping a Hollywood star.


Maegan Stracy

So. Freaking. Adorable.


I loved this designer's use of colors.


Birdies

I was really struck by the swimsuit on the left.


The men's bathing suits were just as fabulous.


Peggy Noland

An outfit made out of trash.


Like something out of a bad dream.


This outfit was made out of nightmares. Or so I imagine.

Overall, the show was fabulous. Thousands of people showed up, so my friends and I were lucky to find good standing positions.

I'm sorry the photos are not very good. My camera was not designed to capture people walking at high speeds down a runway, unfortunately.

I highly suggest you all get to know the local designers in your city. There is so much talent, just waiting to be discovered right under your nose.

You never know--the next Alexander McQueen could have a boutique two blocks away from you!

41 comments:

My Republic of Fashion said...

The detail in those dresses are exquisite.:)SarahD

Robin said...

Oh, you went! I was asked to go but already had plans. Thanks for letting me feel like I was actually there!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

How fun! I would love to go to any fashion show....what creativity here!

Vintage Vixen said...

Oh my goodness, what gorgeous curvy models and fabulous creations! That looks like such fun.
Vix
xxx

Couture Carrie said...

How fun, darling!
Thanks for sharing your fab pics!

xoxox,
CC

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

So happy to hear you enjoyed yourself at this fashion show.
The models are all nice looking and curvy. I adore all the intricate details on the dresses above. Enjoy the day;-)

Sherin said...

The show looks like it was so much fun. The designs are all so creative.

The Natalia Meyer dresses all look so beautiful, and the Peggy Noland designs are remarkable!

Josie said...

I absolutely LOVE local designers! I think it's so important to support them. These looks are gorgeous and it sounds like you had a blast!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Bionica said...

I do like those pictures
it must have been so fun to be there
<3

-Bionica

Noble Beeyotch said...

Looks like a very colorful and fun show! Loved the silver gown in the first pic!

xoxo.
www.callmestylista.blogspot.com

Robin said...

Thanks for the enthusiasm!! I love the outfit too!

I actually scored the tulle skirt at Boomerang's in Westport- are you familiar? It's pretty easy to look up on Google. They only have one size and it's a bit tight on me, so I had to hike it up a bit closer to my natural waist. Boomerangs is a great place to score vintage and costumes.

Leia's Delights said...

It's really hard to get good pictures from a runway (and this one looks like it was dimly lit!) Sometimes the event publishes pictures and we usually steal those since they are much better than ours :P

Looks like some really inventive designers out there!

Imogen said...

Wow the fashion show that you went to looks like so much fun. I don't think I have ever actually been to a fashion show before but I would love to. There are some fabulous designs and a lot of variety. Also I saw your last post and it reminds me of myself, there are a lot of purchases that I really regret but I am trying to save more now except when I look back sometimes I always wonder what must I have been thinking at the time. Anyway, sorry for my lack of comments lately but I am back now. No more exams, so exciting! Thanks for your support this year, so happy it is finally all over.

beckyxoxo said...

Aww the gowns are truly beautiful ! I want to go to a fashion show so badly !

Curiouser and Curiouser said...

looks like it was a great night.
thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment! xx

Audrey Allure said...

Amazing pictures! Looked like a great show :)

Pop Champagne said...

wow those dresses are really detailed and love the fabric on them. lol at the stuffed bird outfit, those fashion designers can make anything look cool!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, I want to go to a fashion show now! So glad you had a good time! :)

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

the 2nd dress is great, and the swimsuit on the left is lovely.

i'm actually thinking about checking out a local fashion show too. great to see the talent!

http://cherylclarke.blogspot.com

Nadine2point0 said...

Looks like a great show. Loved that one bathing suit with the white strappage. Excellent!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice!

Tights Lover said...

I do need to check out a fashion show around here, I think. That first Maegan Stracy is incredible!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

What a great experience!!! I'm so glad you shared it with those of us in blogworld. I love supporting local designers. I like the dress that you said ripples like water; very nice.

Sydnie said...

This fashion show seemed so intense! I love everything ... the colors, the patterns, EVERYTHING. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm so jealous that you got to go! :)

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Joellen said...

These dresses are so out there and unique, I love it!

Kristin said...

I've had a serious desire to go local lately!

Heather Taylor said...

A dress made of nightmares...fascinating. Good food for thought!

Elaine said...

Looks like so much fun! These are amazing.

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The Trendy Fashionista said...

Lucky you! It looks like you had fun :)

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

It looks like it was a fun time! The dresses were gorgeous!

Keith said...

Great photos. It looks like it would have been so much fun.

Melanie's Randomness said...

That's so cool that you got to go!! The first few dresses look gorgeous! I could totally picture you being like a lil girl in a candy shop here! You must have loved it!!

Leah said...

Great that you were able to discover the works of your local designers... they are fabulous... love their creativity. xoxo

Kayla said...

So fun. I wish I could go to a fashion show. These pieces all look fabulous!

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Mina said...

I love that second dress. It looks very Victorian. These are some good pictures for them not to be professionally done though. I'm glad you had a good time. :)

Nina said...

How fun is that?!

Dallas Shaw said...

looks unique!
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

OceanDreams said...

Wow some of those dresses are outstanding, you did a great job at capturing photos!

kristiyana shinta said...

so interesting :)

Dina's Days said...

I agree!!! I went to Cleveland Fashion Week and saw some of the most beautiful designs. This looks like so much fun!

Hatchjogk said...

Oh, you went! I was asked to go but already had plans. Thanks for letting me feel like I was actually there!