>NYFW – fall 2011: Impressions, So Far…the Weekend Report

13 Feb

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TEXT, VIVIAN KELLY

It’s Saturday night, and “I’m feeling alright” and prepping for round #2 which will kick-off Monday when I get to meet Woolrich’s new designer.

So far, I’ve sat something like half a dozen shows, the incredible Douglas Hannant – Piguet launch party at  the impossibly elegant French Embassy Uptown, dropped in at a few presentations and have eaten more tuna wraps at the Moonstruck Diner than I want to for the next six months, usually at the ill-advised hour of 11p.m. or so. Lucky for me,  my metabolism wakes-up about that time.

Taking it back to NYFW, what wowed me was the quilted Chanel case for the Coco Chanel books at the Assouline Plaza boutique, Duckie Brown‘s shrunken white suit, a very interesting arty architectural jacket in gray and cream, an emerald green velvet skirt at Nicholas K, handsome models who could body double for Rob Pattinson, the much improved AOL Media Lounge in the Media Pitt spearheaded by the fabulous Tara Shashaty, in the Lincoln Center Tent.

Thanks to Tara (who was photographed and whom you’ll see non-stop in any yellow cab you hop into], I got “a clue” about which eyebrow tool I should use. After the make-over, I bum-rushed the MAC Cosmetics store in Grand Central Station, and bought “brun”, to fill-in my frankly icky, over-plucked brows.

 This enlightenment took place in the posh  www.stylelist.com
trailer across the street from the Tents. A few hours later, I fell in love – with a black wool and duchesse satin long dress at the Academy of Art University Show.

The next day. I hauled everyone from TheFE team out of their Madison Ave. temporary home to go and see the Libertine Collection. I had “a feeling”. Happily for me, the Libertine collection was A-mazingno “ifs, and or buts”.

Offering a bit of pop culture and comic relief was the UNbelievable madness ANTM’s “Miss J’s” presence at the AAU show caused. I wasn’t around when the Beatles debuted, but honestly, the stampede of female tweens and teens who rushed Jay was….”beyond”.

Jay’s presence will certainly rank in the top three moments of paparazzi frenzy-dom for the fall2011 NYFW.
Enjoy the show!

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