Monday, September 12, 2011
Lela Rose Spring 2012
Today was such an emotional day. As New Yorker's, there was a sense of stoicism about our manner and pride in our beautiful City. And hope...always hope.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center is a wonder. It's sleek spacious and seamlessly organized...the perfect venue for the shows. I had the great pleasure of spending the day as the guest of Peter and Linda Levy. In between shows, it is always a treat to be able to relax in the elegantly appointed IMG suite. We are seated above with our friend Courtney Dunavent. (Notice the divine hydrangeas, though the world now knows how Madonna would feel about them)!
I can't think of a more fitting way for Lela Rose to start her show, then in darkness, with John Lennon's Imagine, ringing in ouf ears. When the house lights came up and the first model came up, there was no melancholy, even though the inspiration in her press notes sited, "the neon graveyard". Lela may have wanted to channel something that "was", but it all looked new and fresh.
I loved the palette, which included, "faded lemon, periwinkle and neon tangerine". The fabrics included fantastic open woven Guipure "light bulb" lace, fringed organza,and Jacquards.
The shoes, adorable brightly colored sandals and wedges were designed by Lela Rose in her second collaboration for Payless!!! Yippee!!! They will be available in February 2012 online and in stores and I am predicting a stampede.
Ted Gibson created the hairstyles, which was slicked behind the ears but cascaded softly and a bit undone down the back. The gorgeous natural makeup was created by Tina Turnbow with bareMinerals makeup by Bare Escentuals.
Sweetly, Lela treated all of her guests to a goodie bag that included a primer, mascara and lip gloss from Bare Escentuals, a gift certificate to Beauty.com, and a Commando floral thong. Definitely the nicest swag bag of the week!!!
Front Row Sightings: Mariska Hargitay and Susan Sarandon with Susan's daughter actress Eva Amurri. Brad Goretsky.
Who can I see wearing Lela Rose this Spring? (In addition to the three beauties above) Leighton Meister, Reese Witherspoon, Marisa Tomei, Michelle Obama and Anna Wintour. (Bravo to Lela for creating a collection that could be worn on women whose ages span four decades).
Here are some of my favorite looks from the runway:
Pretty no? What do you think of Lela Rose's Spring 2012 collection?