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Fashion Week Diary | Part Two

February 15, 2011
tags: anna wintour, blogger fashion week coverage, bregje heinen, callula lillibelle, carlos miele, cushnie et ochs, derek lam, dkny, fall/winter 2011, jenny packham, lincoln center, new york fashion week, photography, runway hippie, sigrid agren, sonia evers, timo weiland, Tracy Reese
by Sonia

Day four and five of Fashion Week have thankfully been a bit slower than the previous three days. Sunday started off with a big bang because not only was I seeing Derek Lam, one of my favorite designers, but I was seated right behind Anna Wintour. Gotta love that bob! As usual, I loved the collection which featured amazing smokey blue jackets and billowing gowns with leather bodices. Directly following Lam was Timo Weiland’s presentation which had the most amazing pair of trousers I think I’ve ever seen. Constructed out of thick wooly plaid, the pants had a sailor feel with buttons going all the way down the front. So far this season has really delivered some incredible trousers that I need to get my hands on as soon as possible. I was initially supposed to go to Lela Rose after Timo, but backstage beauty called at DKNY so I bid the tents adieu and headed downtown.

The backstage at DKNY was out of this world. Not only did I get a first hand view of the collection which had beautifully bright colors ranging in the corally reds and oranges, but I got to interview two of my favorite models, Bregje Heinen and Sigrid Agren both of whom are about fifty times more beautiful in person. I had some time to kill before my next show, so I went home to hang out with the Finn dog before making my way to Milk Studios for Cushnie et Ochs.

My eyes immediately lit up when I went backstage at Cushnie as I saw models walking around with tiger lily feathers in their hair. Had I been a dog at this moment, my tail would have been wagging profusely. My tail would have continued wagging during the collection as it featured heavily fringed dresses and lots of leather - two of my fashion favorites.

Monday began bright and early with the Jenny Packham show which I made just in the nick of time. I wasn’t wowed by the entire collection, but loved the heavily beaded dresses and pants! that had squiggly sequin embellishments all over them. Next up was the Callula Lillibelle presentation which showed a pair of black patent leather gloves and green sequin leggings that I need to get my hands on right away. Next up was Carlos Miele and Tracy Reese, both of which I enjoyed thoroughly but couldn’t swindle a good photograph of. I went goo-goo-ga-ga over a floor length lime green and royal blue dress at Carlos Miele and was drooling over the 70s overtoned dresses at Tracy Reese.

I was relieved to have the rest of the day off yesterday, but have about a zillion shows to go to today so fret not, more is to come!

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28 Comments leave one →
  1. Mikalee Byerman permalink
    February 16, 2011 11:28 am

    What a fun behind-the-scenes look…thank you for taking us there.

    (And btw: I’m LOVING that white dress on the runway…)

  2. notesfromrumbleycottage permalink
    February 16, 2011 11:39 am

    The tights are not my thing but I really wanted to looksy at the front of the brown dress. Did you overhear any conversation from Anna?

  3. J Roycroft permalink
    February 16, 2011 12:02 pm

    Not a fashion guy here, I leave that stuff to my beautiful wife. Congrats on FP

    • Terry permalink
      February 16, 2011 6:14 pm

      I have too agree that being a guy I am not much into the fashion world. I do want to congratulate you on being Pressed. Also to comment on the model getting some touch up word done. Either she is in the zone or just as worn out as you from the first three days. Which ever it is I think there is an awesome job being done here from a journalistic view point! -Ter

  4. I Made You A Mixtape permalink
    February 16, 2011 12:26 pm

    The last pisture- are those tights or boots? Either or… they are fabulous! How in awe am I that you were seated right behind Anna Wintour!?! Major kudos!

  5. pretemoiparis permalink
    February 16, 2011 1:42 pm

    Excellent recap! Love it. Love the shot of the shoes that is slightly blurred… fabulouuuuus!

  6. makingup3000 permalink
    February 16, 2011 3:00 pm

    Love the shoes and tights!!

  7. Brandie permalink
    February 16, 2011 3:17 pm

    I went to Timo Weiland’s Spring 2011 presentation which I also thought had some great pieces. Would have loved to have gone to Derek Lam! I’ve posted some on the shows I’ve gone to so far including Cynthia Rowley and Edun.

  8. ramshaali286 permalink
    February 16, 2011 4:00 pm

    Loving the pictures!

  9. FinallyFast permalink
    February 16, 2011 4:35 pm

    The bright green tights in the last picture are so amazing. I want them! although I have no idea where I would wear them.

  10. Kelli Nicole permalink
    February 16, 2011 4:52 pm


  11. getexperience permalink
    February 16, 2011 5:43 pm

    I recommend movie The September Issue!

  12. Madcy Lee permalink
    February 16, 2011 7:09 pm

    OMG! I envy you. I always want to go to fashion week.

  13. 2011 Model permalink
    February 16, 2011 8:16 pm

    nice pictures

  14. Ну погоди! permalink
    February 16, 2011 10:36 pm


  15. huffygirl permalink
    February 16, 2011 10:50 pm

    I must say that fashion generally eludes me, but I loved your behind the scenes scoop. I’m more of a “hoping my socks will match when I leave the house” kind of girl. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

  16. artfashionandhim permalink
    February 16, 2011 11:11 pm

    I adore the feathers, such a perfect touch!!! And I honestly envy you, being at fashion week, getting to go backstage… and sitting behind Anna Wintour! I wouldn’t be able to breath if I was that close to her!

  17. funkyfi64 permalink
    February 16, 2011 11:16 pm

    thanks for bringing to us the insight of fashion week. I would love to actually see a show one day. Most of all I love to see how designers co-ordinate their clothing. This is a critical part of my business that deals in new and used clothing. For now I will just have to settle on watching fashion tv.
    Have a great time and may many blessings come your way


  18. rtcrita permalink
    February 16, 2011 11:27 pm

    Don’t care for those sequined tights (because I think they would be uncomfortable to wear and you couldn’t cross your legs without breaking a few off), but like the ones behind her — and the shoes.

  19. Kai permalink
    February 16, 2011 11:37 pm

    awesome the looks!

  20. Isha The Jeweler permalink
    February 16, 2011 11:56 pm

    Your take on Fashion Week is really great, and the pics are awesome too. I also think the models with the tiger lily feathers in their hair are really cool.

  21. liferelinquished permalink
    February 17, 2011 12:19 am

    I had no idea models dressed up as Indians!

  22. learningabt permalink
    February 17, 2011 1:03 am

    I like the tights and the pumps! Way cool!

  23. vixter2010 permalink
    February 17, 2011 5:55 am

    Well done on FP!

  24. YouNxt permalink
    February 19, 2011 1:24 am

    Love the Anna Wintour photo at the top. The doc about her was fantastic. Always interesting to get these behind the scene glimpses.
    Keep up the great work!

  25. Brandis permalink
    February 21, 2011 11:38 am

    I see you were at Cushnie as well! What did you think of the caviar nails? :-)


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