Thursday, September 15, 2011

And so it begins

Surprisingly my arrival in Canada, getting the swim season started and the first days of school have trumped my interest in my favorite four weeks of the year: New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. Woah... this must mean that the new and improved Shahira is here; the one that does all her readings, is superbly organized, gets amazing grades and goes to every swim practice. 

Anyway, the Spring 2012 shows kicked off on the 9th of September in New York after every fashionista/fashionisto's wet dream that took place the night before: FNO - Fashion's Night Out. This is the third year of the annual charitable event which takes place in over 20 cities in the US and 15 countries across the globe. It is a night in which hundreds of designer boutiques, high street shops and department stores are open after hours to encourage people to shop and all for a good cause. Designers host lavish parties to relieve pent up stress before their shows and the fashion elite come out in the thousands to participate. Seems like a great time, wish I was cool enough to have attended:

Models Natasha Poly and Coco Rocha in Paris and New York respectively

Some of my favorite models Anja Rubik, Natasha and Isabeli Fontana in the Gucci store with French Vogue Editor Emmanuelle Alt (second from the right)

SJP in a brilliant leather sheath by Prabal Gurung (secret dominatrix?) and Karolina Kurkova with Anna Della Russo in New York

The ladies hamming it up with Vogue's Hamish Bowles later

The two heavy hitters: Vogue's Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington. Yes that is DVF on the left

 You don't often see Anna smile, it's wonderful. Signing autographs too... who is this woman?

 My favorite America's Next Top Model judge ALT - editor at large for Vogue

 More Smiling from Anna... you can even see her teeth! What has the world come to?

 Michael Kors with some Radio City Rockettes, pays to be the King 

 Emmanuelle Alt and Peter Dundas in Paris celebrating at the Pucci store

 Alexander Wang with Donald Glover

 Queen of the Blogisphere Tavi Gevinson at Miu Miu

 Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez - the creative minds behind Proenza Schouler

 Om nom nom

 I want to be this cool with I'm her age

Voguing on the subway 

 This makes me want to be there... I love crowds

 Imagine if one of those girls stepped on you, gah

 And finally for a giraffe I know... the Delorean from Back to the Future at the Nike Store in NYC

This is all before the first model even walked down the runway. New York fashion week finished today but here are some of m favorite shows for next spring so far... I'm not done processing yet:

Altuzarra - tropical panels contrasted with black & white on sleek silhouettes
Donna Karan - tribal meets the ultimate in contemporary ladylike dressing
DVF - the name of her game is still prints prints prints and slinky wrap dresses
Marchesa - nudes and pale blue beaded, feathered and fringed gowns for all manner of ethereal occasions
Prabal Gurung - Araki, bondage and bleeding purple Roscharch prints
Proenza Schouler - the second season of the lady... grown up florals and knee length dresses
Rodarte - prom style dresses meets the master of modern art: Van Gogh and his sunflowers
Thakoon - Cowboys and Indians on acid
That's all for now folks... see you soon from London town. Can't wait for the Katrantzou show and Burberry. Night!

~ Images of FNO from NY Fashion Magazine and Fashionolgie. Runway from as usual

- Life is good

Listening to: The housemates giggling at Justin Timberlake's naked butt on Friends with Benefits
Observations: the view from the creeper window
Craving: my belly not to hurt from so much sushi

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