Today marked the second day of fashion week filled with discounts, trunk shows, discounts, discussions, runway shows, discounts, discounts, and did I mention the discounts? I was fortunate to attend two panel discussions this afternoon. The first panel, “The Fashion Ad,” discussed creating fashion editorials and elicited commentary from a photographer, stylist, and model.
The second, “Retail Reality,” featured owners and managers from local boutiques in the Greater Nashville area. This discussion showcased ‘What’s-In-Store’ owner Dana Ferrell Nance who is without a doubt one of the most compelling speakers I’ve ever heard on a panel. To me, panel discussions are best compared to airplane food- bland and just enough substance so you don’t complain. But she was certainly a portion of prime rib steak to say the least. Passionate, specific, and full of vibrant, relevant, and useful ideas, I caught myself pondering how to finagle additional time to bask in her wisdom. Dana was truly a delight.
Today, I learned from my mistakes on yesterday and was able to attend cocktail hour at the Rymer Gallery prior to the runway series. The space is spectacular. I would recommend you visit at your earliest convenience. It’s an ideal space for rainy days and first-date type nights.
I went for a little blue dress. Nude pumps. Camel and chocolate hounds-tooth bow wrap. Nude and pink jeweled and floral necklace. Floral accents of color in my hair.
She had the most cohesive and finished line of the night. Great fabric choices. All of her pieces had dimension and exceptional tailoring. Such an amazing collection! Yes, the drop cloth came out early because I was drooling immensely.
The Gado Gado stylist backstage needs to become fluent in my favorite language: Spanx. I saw more muffin tops and awkward bottoms than mine eyes can take. And that’s nothing against the models because rayon polyester without a little added assistance has never done anyone in the world any bit of justice. Let’s assume the clothes were great. The undergarments- not so much.
Hello! It’s Betsey Johnson! When is she NOT fabulous? Bold. Vibrant. Fun. Great mixture of pieces and occasions. She was superb all around!
Two words: Male. Models. [‘nough said.]
Now this is where the theatrics really kicked into high gear. Everyone who participated in this show has my most utmost respect because some of the models came down the runway baring more than I’m sure they bargained for. Bold accessories and head pieces made the collection more than over-the-top. Let’s just say, I almost ignored the fact I could no longer feel my feet because I was too enthralled in the show.