WhatIWore: The spring Oscar de la Renta collection was nothing short of gorgeous. There are so many things that jumped out at me about this show - the big hair and crocheted dresses, sweaters and skirts were like a flower child meets lady who lunches (in the absolutely best way possible). I loved the use of color, especially neon yellowish/green. I loved the painterly vertically striped silk made into day dresses. I loved the embroidered red and yellow flowers on a bright white ground.
And another thing that made the show special to me was the environment. After the show I found myself next to Mr. de la Renta, touched his arm and said “Beautiful.” A few minutes later I made eye contact with Valentino. A girl’s fashion dream doesn’t get much bigger than this. It was amazing. I’m so grateful to see such amazing clothing and witness such a marvelous event.
I’d love to hear what’s your favorite look of the collection as well!
WhatIWore: There’s something truly magical about an Oscar de la Renta show. I get a nervous excitement in the minutes leading up to it, get chills when I’m watching it and it takes me a good hour after to calm myself back down again. This. Is. Fashion.
But what made this show extra special was sneak peek we were able to have last Friday at Oscar’s studio. It’s been killing me to keep these photos secret, but now I can finally share. We happened to visit when Mr. de la Renta was fitting the first look of the show. The entire experience was amazing. A big thank you to Oscar, Erika and the entire OdlR team for welcoming us into the studio and for having us at the show.
And just a few snaps from the show…
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Sept. 21, 2010
Dress (pre-fall 2010), clutch and shoes: On loan from Oscar de la Renta
New Lipstick: NARS Funny Face
New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala
Yesterday was one of those New York days I’ll always remember. Adam and I were invited as guests of Mr. de la Renta to sit as his table (unfortunately he couldn’t be there) for the New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala. This organization helps foster kids in the NYC area, and does an amazing job of picking up where the system leaves off when the kids are 18. This event was to raise money to send these kids to college, send back to school care packages and provide the means for kids who really want to learn.
I don’t have a whole lot of black tie worthy cocktail dresses in my closet, so I was especially thrilled when @OscarPRgirl had me over to the atelier to pick out a dress to borrow. Let me tell you, never in my wildest imagination did I think I’d be in Oscar’s office trying on cocktail dresses in ball gowns. Never! The entire day was a fairy tale and I felt so special to be invited to the event, surrounded by a table of charming people, and in a room full of New Yorkers supporting such a good cause. Adam was a dashing date wearing a borrowed tux and his own shirt, tie and shoes. We must have been quite a sight taking the subway (keeping it real!) to and from Cipriani’s on 42nd.