Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chalkboard green

It's that time of the year again, the hubbub of New York is chanting "fashion week".

If you've ever had the honor of attending a show in the once upon a time Bryant Park or the new location Lincoln Center, you'll know how magical it is.  You forget where you are.  The music plays inside your head.  The white tent walls seem infinite.

You can also work for someone who shows during fashion week, which is the latter for me.  It's equally magical backstage but in an awesomely different way.

Yesterday I was blessed with Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2011 and the Alejandro Ingelmo Fall/Winter 2011 Presentation.  I'm loving the greens, a sea-foamy hue that they've called chalkboard green.  Here are some of my faves from the former:

Above, gift bag.  Each year Costello Tagliapietra bags their gifts in the same satchel but a different fabric.  Meanwhile, you also get to see the fabric on the runway in dress form (see upper right runway shot).  And the fabric is always eco-friendly yet oh so chique!

Above, shoes at the Ingelmo presentation.  Outer space hotness.

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