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Cynthia Steffe Fashion Show

On Sunday, I had the amazing opportunity to go to the Cynthia Steffe fashion show at Lincoln Center.  This was my first time going to a show sponsored by Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.  And even though I have been to some pretty big shows (3.1 Phillip Lim, Y3 Yojhi Yamamoto, etc), I had never been to the “Tents” before.

It was definitely an experience.  There were photographers snapping pictures everywhere and famous faces on cell phones in the plaza of the arts center.  I saw Linda Fargo (Vice President of Visual Merchandising at Bergdorf Goodman) and Robert Verdi within my first few minutes there, followed by countless Reality TV “stars” (Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen) and models galore.

For Christmas, as I mentioned in a previous post, my Grandfather wanted to buy me vintage dresses because he knows how obsessed with them I am.  I had actually seen a black silk Yves Saint Laurent skirt and dress set about a year and a half ago at the vintage store I go to in Connecticut, Tova’s, and completely fell in love with it.  Do not ask me why but I didn’t buy it the first time I saw it but I actually thought about it frequently since then and wished I had.

Apparently it was fate because when I went in December, because it was there, and it fit, and it now hangs ceremoniously in my closet.  I consider it possibly the most beautiful item I own and I only wish I could wear it everyday.

I decided that Fashion Week would be the perfect time to introduce my vintage YSL to the world, and I chose to outfit myself like a modern day Audrey Hepburn circa Breakfast at Tiffanys.

I paired the dress with vintage YSL heels, sheer black tights, one of my roommate’s belts, my great-grandmothers jewelry and a rhinestone pin in my hair.

The show itself was actually really great!  The designer drew inspiration from modern royalty which could be seen in the jewel tones and incredible fur collars.  I really need one in every color, especially with the turn in the weather today.  The collection was very classic and looked like a beautiful Fall day, very warm and colorful with a bit of luxury mixed in.

It is surprisingly hard to take good pictures at a fashion show from the seats because of the lighting and pace of the models walk, so if you aren’t satisfied by my pictures go to style.com and check out their professional ones, the collection was definitely worth the second look.

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Take Five, Jason Wu

Jason Wu, adorable American designer famous for his quirky yet lady-like prints and gorgeous frocks, just premiered his resort collection.

It was very French, with obvious influences from Chanel and vintage YSL, yet Wu was still able to make it fresh and totally plausible in the new decade.

These are my Top Five favorite looks from the collection.  I wish this could be my summer wardrobe.

This is my picnic/outdoorsy outfit.

This is for my day on the boat sailing around the bay.

This is for a day trip into the city.

This fabulous ensemble is for lunch with the girls.

Summer wedding, anyone?

Jason Wu, keep up the excellent work. Oh and if you could send me one of those hats, that would be lovely!

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YSL at The MET Opera Gala Premiere Of “Armida”

First of all, I am obsessed with YSL.  I even named my now deceased goldfish Yves after him and I am fully prepared to name my son that if I should have one.  I also love the Metropolitan Opera House, it is one of the most gorgeous buildings I have ever been in and I had the pleasure of seeing an opera there this year which was a pretty extraordinary experience.

The premiere of the opera “Armida” was a complete star studded event and thankfully it was co-sponsored by Yves Saint Laurent.  Maggie Gyllenhaal is quite possibly the cutest person on Earth (besides Carey Mulligan of course) and this nude jumpsuit is to die for.  Next is Julianna Margulies, now star of The Good Wife but in my heart she will forever be Nurse Hathaway.  The black dress with the green earrings looks so great on her, though the fit is not excellent.  Now I love the top of Camilla Belle’s dress but the tiered bottom is not my favorite look.  (On that note, why is she even at the premiere?) Ginnifer Goodwin’s new haircut is so adorable! I love love love it and wish I could pull it off.  And the bustier with cropped satin pants with blue shoes and gold jewelry is styled so well it complements her new look amazingly.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Julianna Margulies

Camilla Belle

Giniffer Goodwin

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