Thursday, March 8, 2012

How to Wear Colored Jeans

The Scene

Peaches has a close friend who works for Tommy Hilfiger. So when my bff found out I was making myself available for any and all shows, like the fashion slore I am, he made a call.

DSCN2829

Got me behind the velvet rope (or wrought iron fence, in this case) and into the Tommy Hilfiger Women's Fall 2012 show on February 12!!!


DSCN2600


The venue, The Armory on Park Avenue, was breath-taking. Couldn't have been more different than the minimalist presentations at Milk Studios the day before. The space was sprawling, done up to look like a park and there was enough lighting equipment to put on a Broadway production.

DSCN2575

Was thrilled when---just as the gates were closing---Mr. NBC raced in. Had put him on the list as my plus one. Adore his face...especially when it's sleepy.

IMG_2205


We'd hung out with a big group of his amazing friends until the wee hours the night before. While I'd had a lazy Sunday of eating and shopping, he'd had to go into the studio at 7 am (to pull together a special on Whitney Houston, who had died the night before.)  LOVE that Mr. NBC wasn't gonna let a little thing like exhaustion keep him from his first fashion show.

DSCN2619


The Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2012 Show

The name of the show: Town and Country. It was quintessential Tommy.

DSCN2613

All-American, clean lines, classic, functional, tailored.

DSCN2590

Lots of equestrian detailing including boots, boots and more boots.


Tommy+Hilfiger+Womens+Backstage+Fall+2012+ZFsdRSqaNebl

Also tons of military inspired coats, modesty and burgundy.

0-thburgundy


The Star Sightings

I got to the show early and trolled the room for celebs. Was there two minutes and had THE star sighting of all star sightings: Anna Wintour.  She was getting approached by several people to take pictures and graciously obliged every time. She even cracked an upturned lip!!!  I came THIS close to asking her for a photo and telling her about my awesome Halloween costume. Not really. I pretty much snapped this picture and ran away, hoping I wouldn't turn into stone.

DSCN2582

Also peeped a bunch of other fashion big wigs like Russell Simmons, Joe Zee, Suzy Menkes, Brandon Holly from Lucky, Louise Roe now from Glamour and Harper's Baazar's Joanna Hillman

DSCN2584


Joanna+Hillman+Mercedes+Benz+Fashion+Week+HZOK6Ta2yKvl



And that I attempt to emulate more and more as my hair gets longer and longer, more and more unruly (maybe that's why she does it?)  


DSCN2616



Also ran into Mr. Brad Goreski. I always worry he isn't going to remember me but upon seeing me on the way out, he lit up, grabbed me and kissed me. He is a LOVER-ly Canadian boy. He mentioned that earlier in the day he had run into Jean Bean at Lela Rose. They'd talked Trevor Project and my tweeting. Me gusta mucho.

Brad+Goreski+Lela+Rose+Front+Row+Fall+2012+7MFRyIaJffYl


(That's the two of them putting on their serious fashion faces during that show. Hilars!)  

Brad+Goreski+Lela+Rose+Front+Row+Fall+2012+OCALHmTFcAul

After the show, Mr. NBC and I had dinner with Jean Bean. We talked fashion for about a minute and then spent the rest of the night talking about technology...like the uber nerds we are.

DSCN2621

All three of us---despite being trained as journalists---are now managing social media for the brands we work for. It blows my mind that despite all our professional twists and turns, all our careers are converging in this way, at this moment.


DSCN2622

I imagine this means we should join forces...then world domination.


The Outfit
Tahari coat
Brass Plum jeans
Tucker top
Harrods sweater

The Accessories
H&M scarf
Marc by Marc Jacobs laptop case as clutch
Kenzie wedge booties
Louis Vuitton earrings
Forever 21 bracelets

The Grade
Pass


DSCN2620


The Commentary


After the Milk Studios debacle of a schlepy outfit, I wanted to redeem myself. Wanted to do more color, feel more California. Didn't so much work on a snowy day. Give myself a pass for effort.

DSCN2617

Was inspired by all the color at the presentations.

DSCN2550


DSCN2564


And by Taylor Tomasi Hill's wearing neon jeans TO the presentations.

6873756289_909b0b48b5_o

Adore these cobalt jeans normally. Been living in them for months.  Wearing thick tights underneath causes a whole lotta wrinkling tho. Horrific.  But I had to do it. Did I mention it snowed earlier in the day. Didn't stick but still...

DSCN2579


Tried to pretend the wedge booties were Isabel Marant sneaks (which I'm OBSESSED with like every other woman who hasn't worn high tops since the 80s). But it didn't work. Felt dowdy fugs.


Isabel-Marant-sneakers-hitop-wedge

Almost didn't say hello to Brad cuz I felt so busted.  Was recently comforted to see that one of his  clients has been rolling almost exclusively in colored jeans, black booties and black coats ;)

0305jessica-alba-colored-denim_fa


Added the pop of color with the Frauda scarf and the neon "clutch." Love this Marc by MJ laptop sleeve so much that I think it's a crime for it only to be seen at work.  Been using it as a clutch at night.

DSCN2618

Not sure if it's genius or nerdy.
Probably both.
C'est moi!




The Other Outfits at the Show


I just LOVE how the beautiful, rich and/or famous people get to dress like they are in LA when they are in NYC AND IT'S SNOWING! I need a car service...

395510_10150529970645686_106324770685_9553319_1411378763_n

These It Girl richies were a little more bundled up. Their outfits kinda reflect the weather confusion I was feeling. Like you want to look cute but F ME it's too cold.

Tommy+Hilfiger+Fall+2012+Fashion+Show+XINl_FwMX7Dl

Like all of these things separately but not so much together.  Gorg hair and makeup tho.

431077_10150529972545686_106324770685_9553338_742686167_n

Uma meet simple. Simple meet Uma. Saw her up close. Almost didn't recognize. Either having pregnancy face or too much filler face. Maybe both?

426574_10150529972160686_106324770685_9553333_1515696100_n

Um...

423203_10150529972025686_106324770685_9553332_1098049799_n

Love the pops of color...but mostly that some monkey butler has her coat somewhere outside the shot.

402045_10150529974550686_106324770685_9553355_2130516181_n

The look on the right is head to toe from the collection.

409520_10150529971415686_106324770685_9553325_917308233_n

Best dressed goes to Glamour's new editor.  Love all the color. Very Cali. That's always an A+

426062_10150529971535686_106324770685_9553326_1176958893_n




6 comments:

Ro said...

Can I just tell you how super duper happy I am that you're blogging again?? Now I'm off to catch up on your others posts!

Mad For Fashion...For Less said...

What a fabulous post and thank you for sharing some shoots of the collection. Love your outfit and also like the idea od how you use your laptop cover as a clutch :)

lookrichbitch said...

The way you feel about Brad is how I feel about you! Love to love you!

adeleno5 said...

Thank you for risking life and limb to get close enough to Anna Wintour to snap a pic for your humble readership.

Rachee said...

Loving the bright pink lip on you! great job on the Anna pic - if it was me, the pic would be totes blurry from my hands shaking ;)

Jean Bean said...

My face is busted in ALL those pics! Fashion week realness.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin