Day three of New York fashion week was my favorite so far. We skipped Lincoln Center — our shows were mostly no more than a subway ride away from the glorious New Yorker hotel.
First was Samantha Pleet (check out my interview with her from last year on BoingBoing). That’s where I am in the photos here. Having my photo taken with models is pretty much my least favorite thing, hence the torso only shot! But the collection was lovely; more images coming soon!
Next we had a leisurely lunch (on Shadin of course since I Iost my bank card and am destitute) at a French cafe while we waiting until it was time Kaelen. I think we were in the Chelsea neighborhood? It was also very pretty and pastel-y. Shadin and I were swooning over the woven satiny shawl with fringe to the floor, and its full-on sister dress. Photos soon!
Shadin then made her way to the tents for Monique L’huillier (she just got engaged, so she was excited for this one!) while I strolled down the street to Eyebeam Atelier for Christian Siriano, the former Project Runway champ. Last season his show was a bit of a cluster you-know-what at Lincoln Center. One model fell in her Payless shoes and when Mr. Siriano came out for his bow, he didn’t look terribly psyched. This time around the production was low key, at a smaller venue, and started only 20 minutes late (which is really ON TIME for a fashion show). The looks were vibrant and joyful, full of corals and electric yellow. And Mr. Siriano looked ecstatic and triumphant when he came out for his bow. I’m starting to believe my favorite shows are the ones away from the tents.
As for my outfit, Facebook friends have probably seen this Sass & Bide dress (gifted by Net-a-Porter last year) before. I threw it in my suitcase as an afterthought and didn’t intend to wear it to shows, but it was hot that day and I wanted to be comfortable since we’d be walking all over. This is the kind of thing that makes me continue to over pack!