The Holstein woman is a Williamsburg hipster in Paris, or maybe its the other way around, either way admire the louche chicsters in our video.
They say you shouldn't count on happy endings but Coutorture favorite Ashleigh Verrier's clothing is made for women who write their own stories. The always informed Verrier drewn on inspiration from fairy tales this season an interesting continuation if we may say so from Fall's Russian romanticism. But if there is one thing we appreciate it is Verrier's very personal narrative. She drawn's own her own inner convictions and personal preferences to shape inspirations into something unique in her design process.
The collection was decidely less serious than her Fall collection and we mean that in the best possible way. Verrier told us it was an emphasis on whimsy. In particular this played out in the detail work with a few friendly animals making their way onto pieces. With sponsor Swarovski providing crystals there many options for those in need of a little something extra. And we even saw a hood on the catwalk, and no it wasn't red, it was blue!
If there is anyone you can count on to throw a party its MAO Public Relations and Patricia Fied. Its a little before 10pm and we are rocking with a crowd at the Edison Ballroom waiting for her collection. After a hectic day nothing quite takes th edge off like club kids and drag queens. We hate to use the term fabulous since so many seem to prefer to apply it to aspirational blighted urban women but you so know that Patricia Field is fabulous. Sure we wish she hadn't given so much ammunition to all "those" women but you can't deny that this woman is a force of stylistic nature. We can't wait to see what she turns out for us tonight at Destination Style but until then we leave you with her smiling face. And no we can't believe we climbed on the catwalk to get it either. And you now how we feel about that sort of behavior.
Even with the rain coming down outside on day two of Fashion Week, the Rosa Cha Spring 2009 Runway Show set the tone of what was to come with Caribbean steel drums. As the lights dimmed we were transported from rainy NYC to the shores of Rio with Brazilian melodies wafting through the tents.
The show began with an Optical White Bikini with interlaced straps and we were presented with additional hues of Leaden Brown, Green, and Reds that were perfect reflections of gemstones.
Rosa Cha’s swimwear collection showed how diverse one and two piece looks could be with monochromatic and duotoned looks (love the use of chevron throughout the show). In addition, we enjoyed various styles including one shoulder, v-neck, cutaways, corselets and more. This collection began on the shores and transitioned to afternoon cabana parties with sheer kaftans, jumpers and dresses and finally for an upscale conclusion, Rosa Cha included bikinis that were encrusted with Swarovski Crystals which showed how it could be interpreted as evening wear or at the very least, luxurious loungewear. Finally, the perfect compliment to this show was the use of accessories. From cuffs, hoop earrings and rings that were encrusted with various gemstones.