We hit up the iconic Bryant Park Tents to take in one of the most spectacular shows of the week, Isaac Mizrahi.
Of course, the wealth of the fashion week experience lies largely in the smaller details, so here is my fashion week diary, filled with all of the amazingly glamorous details.
Entering the tents is nothing short of a red carpet experience tailor made for the die-hard fashionista. There are paparazzi and street photographers lining the steps of the entrance tent. As I enter, random people snap pictures of my outfit, and shoes; ladies, i loved it!
I brave an impressive line manned by an uber-chic PR team, and make my way to the Mizrahi tent.
I am seated in the third row (which-fyi-puts me shoulder to shoulder with major players in the fashion game). I see Russel Simmons and supermodel Veronica Webb seated directly across from me. And, oh my, was that Countess D Lessepes from our favorite guilty pleasure “The Real Housewives Of NY”? I even see Yaya from ANTM, remember her?!
Just as I find myself fed up with people-watching, the lights dim…yes!
Mizrahi sent about 45 glamorous looks down the runway. The collection is a winter wonderland theme; luxe furs, colorful wools and heavy prints march by me. I am totally engaged with this line. It has a pretty, real-woman sensibility, though it is fabulously fashion forward in its execution. Elegant ball gowns float by, topped with full fox-trimmed hoods…perfection! Thick wool blazers balance short feminine dresses, and we are inundated with color which is so often omitted in fall collections. Mizrahi has managed to crank out another winter-wonderful collection that maintains his trademark understanding of what real women can, and want to wear.
Snow comes falling freely from the ceiling (covering the usually stoic and unnaturally chic front-row Vogue editors-Ha!) emphasizing the theme and ending the show with a bang. The models take their final walk, giving us one final view of the amazing Mizrahi looks and then the designer himself prances down the length of the runway. A job well done.
I exit the Mizrahi tent on a natural high, anxious to see the Fall 2010 collection hit stores.
In desperate need of a break from the high-energy, high-fashion Bryant park scene, I dip into the Frappucino Lounge.
I am greeted with an organically tranquil ambiance, and have a seat to mix and mingle with the other fashion week glamazons seeking refuge at the Starbucks lounge. I become acquainted with a brand new flavor of Strabucks’ bottled Frappucino, and it is decidedly a relationship that I want to continue! The Vanilla Light Frappucino combines the best of both worlds. The traditional taste of Starbucks’ rich coffee, but with 50% fewer calories and 60% less sugar than the classic Vanilla.
As my fashion week experience comes to an end, I have a new collection and a new drink to look forward to! Until next time fashionistas!
Check out some looks from the Mizrahi Fall 2010 collection below:
Thank you to the team at Starbucks for providing me with tickets to the show and some Frappuccino Light!