It's evident when someone is comfortable in her own skin.
Rachel Comey scrapped her fashion show this year. Instead, she presented her spring/summer 2014 collection to a small group of friends, editors, artists, and celebrities during an intimate dinner party held at the Pioneer Works Center for Arts & Innovation all the way out in Red Hook, Brooklyn. "I just wanted to create an experience that was meaningful for me and my crew," Comey told us. "There's so much that gets drilled into you with a runway show, you have to do things a certain way, and I just wanted to fuck it all and do what I wanted to do."
Rachel Comey is not usually one of those shows that has a celeb packed front row. Or any celebs in the front row for that matter. Devoted editors, buyers and Brooklyn cool girls a plenty but celebs? Not so much. So imagine our delight when one of our favorite celebs, the Party Girl herself, Parker Posey, plunked herself down a few seats over from us at last night's show (runway pix and review to come shortly, don't worry). While waiting to interview Comey backstage after her show, Posey joined the line of fashion editors. "So, is this where we line up?" Posey asked me. I resisted my urge to yell "Air Raid!" and seized on the opportunity to turn my recorder on the incredibly down-to-earth actress first. "OK," she shrugged, jokingly. Only, somehow she ended up interviewing me instead.