Feb 16: I started out with hopes, after all I was headed for the Carolina Herrera's show. Unfortunately, one of the world's most elegant women turned out a disappointing collection. The colors were drab and the clothes overwrought. However, her ladies turned out in full force and no doubt will continue to spend. Personally, I would have preferred a bit more Jackie O inspiration, who was one of Herrera's best clients, to the "
Vittadini did the smart thing. Not only was the collection shown on stationary mannequins so we could actually get up close and personal to the goods, but the venue was ideal. It was held in the International Center of Photography just up the block from the Bryant Park tents. In between bites of some of the best brownies washed down with sparkling water, I checked out the clothes and fell in love with Vittadini's sophisticated knitwear pieces, such as the forest green double knit
I shlepped the bod back to the tents to catch the Tracy Reese runway show. Over the years this young designer has acquired quite a following among young girls about town for her take on flirty, feminine dressing. And judging by the overflowing hordes that crammed into the show, the cult-like adoration just keeps on growing. On a personal note, yours truly must thank James LaForce, head honcho of the hot pr firm, LaForce and Stevens who graciously allowed me in to the show at the last minute. He always exhibits grace under pressure (the man looked cool as a cucumber) in a very cutthroat business. Now about the clothes…Reese combines a mix of textures, patterns and rich colors on a neutral palette, all accessorized with some fun necklaces by Gerard Yosca. To me the mood evoked a 1920s American in
I ran off to a civilized fall mens and womens fashion in-store presentation at Brooks Brothers. Think classic with a twist Wasp apparel that will never look dated. Perfect for the North Shore/
I ended my day with a very sedate Luca Luca presentation at the Plaza Hotel's