He designed the caution tape look for Lady Gaga's “Telephone” video and now he’s bringing his avant-garde aesthetic to Forever 21 with the first ever designer/F21 collaboration.
Last Thursday LA-based Forever 21 threw a red carpet launch party. The designer himself attended and even judged a DIY customized tee contest.
I snagged an invite thanks to my lover-ly Fashion Intel who was consulting with Forever 21 for the launch. SO AMAZING. So incredibly proud of her!
Great excuse to meet up with some of L.A.'s hottest bloggers who I crush on
Like Love Angeles
Inny Vinny and The Mop Top Maven
and the Racked LA ladies
But bestie of the night award goes to my fellow thirtysomething Fashion Intel's sweetheart, Asael. We giggled all night, gabbing like old yentas about our advanced age, skinny jeans, trick questions, the power of blogging and what we would do if Fashion Toast walked into the party (number two in our pants is involved.) I also may have grilled him about his intentions with my dear Fashion Intel. And he may have consulted with me on a name for HIS upcoming fashion blog. AAAAdore!
Dressing for the par-tay was a challenge - not gonna lie. First of all, I was up the entire previous night with a sick Mr. Diabolina, poor baby. So I did NOT feel my cutest.
PLUS, I knew the event would be teeming with pretty YOUNG things. They would be the kind of fashionable that is more about experimenting and personal style than labels and trends. A tough prospect when you are feeling anything but fabulous and fit. F!
Finally, the party was happening on the roof of the Bev Cen. Which was the site of last fall's Sartorialist book signing. Where I had to stand in line. In a food court. Under flourscent lighting.
So even though I wanted to wear over-the-top Gaga sequins, I decided to wear a pretty, simple Hera dress with Dolce and Gabbana leopard heels.
Also resolved to take myself MUCH less seriously than I did when I was 21 ;)
Bought the dress resale last month for less than $80 at The Address Boutique in Santa Monica. Love the peek-a-boo black with the flesh tone. And the fact that tulle creates a lace-y look. Sweetly sexy. Will work well into fall with a blazer, boots and tights.
It ended up being very Teen Choice Awards. Which was appropriate. Since I felt like the average (taut) age of the attendees at the F21 was late teens.
I can guarantee none of the partygoers had worn the same outfit to celebrate her 33rd birthday a few weeks earlier. At Tavern for a mommy brunch in the morning.
And an AMAH-zing family dinner of lobster and peaches at Little Door in the evening.
Which actually made me excited for all the pretty twentysomething F21 kitties. So much for them to still learn and live and love.
So many more gift bags and rooftop parties and magical nights ahead!
More party coverage on The Skinny, Style Section LA, Mondette and Racked LA!