There is an audible gasp as everyone recognizes that the show is about to begin!
Music vibrates in the tent as the first designer's model starts walking down the runway.
DISCLAIMER: I will have to apologize for the quality of the photos. My little point
and shoot did it's best to capture the clothes and models. But I now understand why
so many bloggers progress to a "big girl" camera! And good grief! It sure is hard to
multi-task as I so desperately wanted to inhale the moment as each girl walked down
the runway. So, there is my humble apology.
Now... let's begin!!
Notice this designer's signature loose style with an edge. The shorts were darling!
Very short with rolled cuffs and grommets. Nice touch to the flowing, tunic top.
Love, love, love this one! The hard with the soft. The "edge" with the feminine. Love the armband!
This designer also created a lot of movement in her pieces with the embellishment of
simple, ruffled detailing. Think of a rippled shoreline where the water has created
patterns in the sand. That was the same feeling here. Again... love the armbands!!
A rocker's edge.
This was one of my better shots.. thank you very much!!
Same designer.... my favorite!
Great color combinations! This was the second designer. The model gave me a chuckle
as she reminded me of a stepford wife. So perfect! She maintained that blank model
stare the whole time.
Two models going down the runway at once makes such an impact. The luxurious red hair is to die for.
As you can tell, this designer was into soft fabrics that dictate a 70's ultra feminine feel.
of this top and knowing that I needed to snap her picture. What it is to show is a
casual, breezy summer top that could be dressed up or down. Nice combination with
The point of view strikes a resemblance to fashion in the 70's. I actually remember
sewing a dress similar to one shown back then. Love.. love... love!!!!
cock head to left. Step with right foot .... cock head to right. All with attitude!
And she's adorable! Hard to see the detailing in this photo but very luxurious
The long and short of it!
To die for!
GRAND FINALE: The designers walking down the runway
with one of their models ....
Forty minutes... 10 emerging designers.... over way to quickly. Push the "replay" button!
Ok... some real critiquing??? Michael Kors and Nina Garcia were each sitting on one of
my shoulders as some of the garments came down the runway.
"Look at those seams!!! Before you send that down the runway, press them. They're
puckering all over the place!"
"That skirt! No woman would be caught dead wearing something that had a tuck taken
in between her butt cheeks! What were you thinking?"
Seriously, even as I write this I can hear them speaking those very words. BUT those
were the few exceptions. There was some serious designing going on that night! And
they gave me an experience that will hold me for a while.
Another beautiful, inspiring evening in Chicago. Until next year.......