We met the Porter Grey girls at GenArt in July. We loved them, but we loved their clothes even more, and have the purchases to prove it. And so, we're very excited to tell you that they're coming to a trunk show near you! Who: Porter Grey - two sisters, one great design duo What: A trunk show, as in, a chance to buy the best stuff Where: Bowery Hotel, 355 Bowery at 3rd St When: Only this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, noon- 7pm Why: Because their clothes are pretty, simple, and so you should wear them. --ALEXANDRA BEN-GURION
Porter Grey's Pretty Pop
Porter Grey’s spring 2011 collection is one for a girl’s girl. Feminine blouses, skirts, and frock--the muse seemed to be that perfect girl that everyone wants to be best friends with in high school. Presented in the High Line room at The Standard Hotel, guests were greeted by gentlemen divvying out free champagne. Indeed, the preview felt more like a party with friends than a serious fashion gathering, as the models on the platform swayed back and forth to a musical mix of girlish songs like The Tom Tom Club’s "Genius of Love" and Prince’s "Kiss." As for the clothes, there were loads of pleated skirts, both maxi and knee-length, in flowing chiffons and even one in gray leather, which seemed to have the whole crowd a-buzz. Easy and comfortable separates to accompany a handful of standout dresses--most with cutouts in the back--the collection is something you could stock your closet with and not ever have to worry about lacking something to wear. With flat leather sandals and not a single accessory in sight, each look was effortlessly cool and flattering to the figure. What’s more, the nail polish choice--a bright orange hue--really popped against the more neutral looks. It left me dying to know…where can I get that color?