Saturday, October 22, 2011

Look What You've Done To Me, Tim Gunn! (Part 1)

                                                                 My Kinda Town.. Chicago is!


Each year Chicago hosts "the art of FASHION" and each year I wait for the


 opportunity to purchase a VIP Pass.  It's so worth the money as it gets you a


 goodie bag that is AMAZING!.. gets you early entrance.... and gets you


 appetizers... drinks... and first dibs on seating. So, with precious ticket firmly


 clutched in hand, I hailed a cab to take me to this........






                                                  entrance of the fashion tent


The excitement and anticipation was palpable!  The weather? PERFECT for an


 October evening. As I waited in line to get my VIP wristband that assures early


 entrance PLUS ... did I mention, AMAZING goodie bag???!!!! ... I watched the


 newbies giddy with excitement and the rather calmer demeanor of those of us


 who have attended before.  Yeah, right! I was chatting with anyone who


 would listen... striking up conversations with newfound "friends". I couldn't


help myself!  I mean, seriously... years of being an avid fan of  Project


Runway has left me loving everything about the creative process of being a


fashion designer.  And like the finalists on the show, I pass out at the thought


of being anywhere near a runway!  The energy!!!








With wristband on, I now enter the tent.  Oh,my gosh..... music blaring... the


 vibration of many conversations going on at once... cameras being flashed,


 both professional and amateur... waiters struggling to get past the throng of


 people as they do their job of offering hors d'oeuvres to those anxious to


 nibble. And the people watching!  I had lots of time to mingle and politely


ask if I could take photographs of some of the most interesting people there.


Such as these great individuals...




                                          a stylist who was very concious of the position of her body when she posed


                                                                                    seriously... how adorable!!
                                check out the jewelry that she designed.. turns out she was one of the designers showing her line
                                                                                              I had no clue! 
                                                                                                 Love them!!!!!


And then time to be seated!  There weren't assigned seats.  A wise person knew


 to be at the front of the line and not feel any compunction about standing your


 ground.  After all, it's all about a great view and chance to see the designs up


 close!  Not embarrassed to say I was among them. But I did it with as much


 grace as I could muster!  And where did I sit?  Second row, aisle seat,middle of


 the runway.  Scored!!!!  I now had more opportunities to people watch such


as these people....


                                                    love the casual hair ...  check out the black gloves on her hands
                                                                                he's pretty amazing, too!


                                                   A woman of age who's stylin'.  She stood up and the necklace of chains
                                                   went down the front and around the back so it became an article of
                                                                             clothing!  All one piece!  Love the glasses!


                                                       A volunteer for the show.  Great haircut... great geek-chic
                                                       glasses and a piercing on her upper lip that did not look
                                                                   out of place on her.  Sorry that it doesn't show
                                                                                        in this photo


Then.... the lights dim... the roar of the crowd grows quiet.... 


and the show begins!!


Check back for Part II!!!
                                                 



4 comments:

  1. What a fun night you must have had...that is pretty incredible for this gal that lives in the middle of nowhere in OKie land. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

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  2. It was serious fun! Just wait until I post about the fashions and then show what was in the goodie bag!

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  3. Hey Kadee! Thanks so much for sharing. I love the pics of the different people at the show ... especially the lady in the leopard coat holding the vitamin water! so precious. I'll have to go for sure next year!

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  4. Wasn't she adorable? And just so sweet when I asked if I could take her picture! Yes, I will make sure you know when it is next year!

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