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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
The Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2012 Show
The name of the show: Town and Country. It was quintessential Tommy.
All-American, clean lines, classic, functional, tailored.
Lots of equestrian detailing including boots, boots and more boots.
Also tons of military inspired coats, modesty and burgundy.
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.
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
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?)
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.
(That's the two of them putting on their serious fashion faces during that show. Hilars!)
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.
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.
I imagine this means we should join forces...then world domination.
Brass Plum jeans
Marc by Marc Jacobs laptop case as clutch
Kenzie wedge booties
Louis Vuitton earrings
Forever 21 bracelets
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.
Was inspired by all the color at the presentations.
And by Taylor Tomasi Hill's wearing neon jeans TO the presentations.
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...
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.
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 ;)
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.
Not sure if it's genius or nerdy.
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...
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.
Like all of these things separately but not so much together. Gorg hair and makeup tho.
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?
Love the pops of color...but mostly that some monkey butler has her coat somewhere outside the shot.
The look on the right is head to toe from the collection.
Best dressed goes to Glamour's new editor. Love all the color. Very Cali. That's always an A+