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Model of the Month Club: Behati Prinsloo

Also be sure to check out November’s Model of the Month, Behati Prinsloo!

An editorial and Victoria’s Secret model from Namibia, and best friend of Coco Rocha.

I actually had the pleasure of meeting her on Fashion’s Night Out at an exhibition of her photography.  She is extremely sweet, very talkative, and quite talented.

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2010 FNO

Scene: Fashion’s Night Out, New York City, September 10, 2010.

I really (really) wanted to see (meet, talk with, ogle) Daphne Guinness and Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, now none of that happened, I didn’t even get to catch a glimpse of any of their infamous crops of hair, but I still had a worthwhile time.

Admittedly, last year was more exciting, it was brand new and not nearly as crowded or corporate, but it is still an amazing opportunity to meet famous fashion folk that you might not ever get to see.

I first went to Bergdorf Goodman, and after standing in line for a while (read: cutting the line of a few hundred people) I made it inside only to find out I missed all the food and drinks, and Sarah Jessica Parker was scared to come out of the elevator because there were so many people.   I did, however, get to be about a foot away from (and smile at) Linda Fargo and Robert Verdi.

Bergdorf Goodman window

Linda Fargo has one of the most amazing jobs on the planet and I am supremely jealous of her.  She is Vice President of Visual Merchandising and Women’s Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman.  Her taste level and creativity is like none other.  And Robert Verdi, is a lovely eccentric stylist.

Linda Fargo

Robert Verdi

Robert Verdi

After that I went over to Barney’s, with the hope of bumping in to Daphne, but as we know that didn’t happen.  However, I was able to meet Simon Doonan (Creative Director of Barney’s and one of my favorite people on the planet) again.  We had a cute little photo shoot and then I went on my way up to the 5th floor where Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were supposed to be, but it was so crazy and not worth it in my mind so I left.  And according to Twitter they didn’t show up for like an hour.  I did get a picture of the Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington dolls though. . .

Anna and Grace dolls

Simon Doonan and I

Simon Doonan and I

So, I started wandering around New York City without a plan, heading into stores I thought looked interesting, and I ended up having pretty good luck.  At Fratelli Rossetti, Behati Prinsloo (Victoria’s Secret model) was showing her photographs, which were actually really good.  I got a few pictures with her and a talked with a photographer for a while.

Behati Prinsloo and I

Then I went over to the Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store where a ping pong, air hockey, and foosball table were set up where you could challenge famous designers to a match.  When I was there Henry Holland was facing off against Georgina Bloomberg (Mayor Bloomberg’s youngest daughter).

Henry Holland

Then I went over to Prada, where I knew Grace Coddington was holding court, but of course she left right before I got there.  There was an amazing mannequin made up to look like her.  There were amazing mannequins everywhere, with wigs that must have been done by Julien d’Ys.  Oh yes, and the floor was fake grass, which was super fun to walk on in heels.  On the second floor Michael Urie (Mark on Ugly Betty) and Tessa Thompson were sitting on a bench completely undisturbed and deep in conversation.  Why no one swarmed them is beyond me.

Mannequins at Prada

Grace Coddington mannequin

Michael Urie and Tessa Thompson.

I popped over to a much too crowded Versace where I just took a picture of the models and then headed over to Saks Fifth Ave where as I was walking through the door Anthony Williams from Project Runway was leaving with a camera crew.

Versace Model

Anthony Williams

So all in all I would say a pretty successful night.

(All photos were taken on the newest addition to my family, the iPhone 4, my digital camera died this summer, but hopefully I will get a new one soon so that I can show better quality photos!)

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World’s Largest Fashion Show. Ever.

Last night I should have been one of the 1,500 guests at Lincoln Center watching 150 models walking in the world’s largest fashion show.  I should have been in the front row, sitting among the magazine editors and celebrities.  I should have seen the 9 act show, 171 looks in all.

But instead I was in a lecture on The Oresteia written by Aeschylus in 458 BCE.  I was in my Greek Mythology class instead of attending (or at least viewing the live stream online) this fabulous event.

This fashion show, hosted by Andre Leon Talley of Vogue and fashion blogger/model Hanneli Mustaparta, was supposed to kick start Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out.

The venue was pretty amazing, like a Shakespearian theater in the round.

Anna Wintour

Carolina Herrera and Lynn Wyatt

I love Carolina Herrera’s Fashion’s Night Out shirt, it is the perfect representation of both her and her sense of style.

Coco Rocha walking in the show.

Gisele Bundchen

Thankfully, CBS is airing a recap of the show Sept. 14.

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September Can’t Come Soon Enough

Fashion’s night out last year was incredible.  I got to see and meet so many amazing people from Rachel Zoe to Andre Leon Talley, even Coco Rocha doing Irish Step Dance for Donna Karen in her DKNY store.  

This year it is scheduled for Friday, September 10th but on September 7th NYC will host it’s largest fashion show ever, comprised of 200 top models and looks from designers Fall 2010 lines.  Oh and you can go.  It is open to the public, for a fee of course.  1,500 lucky fashionistas can purchase tickets this summer for what is sure to be one of the greatest fashion shows in existence.  And a portion of the proceeds will go New York City AIDS Foundation. 

VOGUE, who put’s on the whole event, promises to make this years FNO even bigger and better than last years which will be a hard act to follow.  

Last Year's FNO Shirt

 

This year's FNO shirt.

 

I’m sorry to say that I really really don’t like the FNO shirts this year! I loved the ones last year, they were super soft and comfy and I bought mine at Bendel’s so I got a much coveted Bendel’s bag to put it in.  But this year they are so graphic and boring.  I don’t think they represent fashion or NYC at all.  While I am disappointed, I will of course buy one, I hope to have a collection of all of the original shirts over the years.  I just hope next years shirts can live up to my expectations.

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