Name: Mathilde Frachon
What is your current favorite song? Paris remix by Friendly Fires.
What is your favorite beauty product? Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream.
If you were to get a tattoo today, what would it be? An “M” on my ankle.
Name: Laura Jayne
Occupation: Furniture designer
How would you describe your style? It’s a mix of late ’40s with ’70s classics–I’m inspired by the Bond girls and Ava Gardner.
What is the most prominent color in your wardrobe? Red.
To use one of our new favorite phrases, Fashion Week is “many things.” Too many in fact, to capture in one blog post. But can we try? Day three is already here but we’re still poring over the hits and misses of day one. Here’s our take:
The Wigs at Gary Graham: We got his vision for the clothes. But the beauty notes lost us at hello. What were those wigs? No, seriously. What were they?
The Front Row at BCBG: Yet again, just as much to look at off the runway as a laundry list of “celebs” from Kelly Rowland to Jennifer Love Hewitt perched on the front row.
Wellies at Organic by John Patrick: Rainy days just got an upgrade with these to-die-for lace up rain boots.
Swimwear at Norma Kamali: We are too delighted that Kamali showed on the runway to complain about anything. But if we did, it would be to ask how those unforgiving cut-outs would translate on real women.
The tents were abuzz on this crisp first morning of New York Fashion Week. Guests filing into the BCBG show looked fresh faced and energized, flitting around the rows to greet friends and old co-workers during the show’s 30 minute delay.
The paps swarmed the front row of B-list celebs that included a very bronzed Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kelly Rowland in cute coral cocktail dress, and Katrina Bowden of 30 Rock.
On the runway, a parade of models in sleek ponytails donned delicate silk crepe dresses that were belted and layered over white turtleneck body suits for an overall ’70s vibe. Overall, the collection was clean and simple with a neutral palette and structured silhouettes, but sheer fabric, splashes of color, and varying neck lines kept the collection interesting.