At Taste of the South

Posted on May 25, 2007
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Taking a Chance on Some Plaid Pants

Posted on May 25, 2007
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I stopped this guy because he stood out among the rest of the guys he was with on a typical workday downtown. They were all wearing the typical button-down-with-khakis-or-black-pants, but he had pulled off plaid pants. I think more guys, especially younger men, should take more chances and have a little bit more fun with work clothes. Not everyone’s gonna like these, but it’s the idea I’m after here.

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Romance in the Air at Vera Wang Show

Posted on May 24, 2007
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Over the weekend I attended a brunch and fashion show for the Spring 2008 Vera Wang Bridal collection. The event was staged at the Ritz Carlton and was spectacular: the multi-course brunch was impressive (foie gras, croquembouche), the company was lively (I sat with my friend Sarah, the VP of Bridal Erica Griffin, Duty Lockhart from The Ritz Carlton & bloggerista Amanda McClements, who sold us all on Hollywood tape), and the flowers alone were probably more expensive than my wedding will ever be.

Someone asked me why I was even going to this since bridal isn’t really seen as “fashion.” But many would argue that Wang, who spent 16 years as an editor at Vogue, brought fashion to the industry and changed it completely. The collection was definitely fashion-forward and modern; the preview sheet noted ancient Greece as the inspiration for the collection, and described it as invoking “nature, spring, and fertility” (snickering immaturely).

I appreciate edginess and modernity in an industry often known for turning out brides who look like doilies. I’m having a hard time picking a favorite, but this one (above & keep reading to see the back view) is among them. I love the silhouette, the languid look of the silk & the genius draping that provides a structure without being stiff. Plus, you could actually eat on your wedding day and it wouldn’t really show!

If anyone’s interested this will all be available come September/October at Saks Jandel…

Check out the entire show below complete with descriptions…what are everyone’s favorites?! What don’t you like?

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At the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Opening – 14th Street

Posted on May 24, 2007
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Everyone was drooling over Lyndsay’s outfit (center), including me. Her pants and tunic were from Sherman Pickey in Georgetown, and the bag (Catherine Rapetti) and shoes were from Sassanova. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but Adam (on the right, obv) was wearing a great fitted jacket and the most fresh way to wear a pocket square right now: a simple white fold. Missy (left) is wearing Gigi Favela shoes!!

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I loved this woman! She was wearing the coolest pants from French Connection, a Target (!!) top, and Manolo Blahnik boots. When I grow up I want.to.be.her.

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Party dresses! The woman on the right is on the PR end of the company, managing the designers’ support of GLBT rights…very cool job.

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