Sorry again for the M.I.A. but, my computer situation aside, this was my first Fashion Week (I'm a beauty girl by nature) so I've been on the run since last Wednesday.
After engaging in an extended session of The Subway Beauty Routine (details to come!), I reached the tents at Bryant Park. Lesley's brand new husband Joe (They got married last Tuesday! In Vermont!) and my new favorite Venezualan, Jonathan from FashMatch, whisked me in the tents and we made our way into the Rosa Cha show where Lesley was valiantly fighting off fashionistas to save our seats.
Rosa Cha is by Amir Slama and it is one of my favorite swimwear lines - definitely not sit at the beach and read a book swimwear. Here are some of my favorite looks from the show and also, check out Lesley's coverage on Fashion Tribes.
After Rosa Cha, I got a great surprise - I met nearly all of my beauty blogger pals! Lianne of The Makeup Girl, Julia of All About The Pretty, Erika of The Makeup Bag, Kristen of The Beauty Addict and Ellen of Lipstick, Powder 'n Paint. I also had a chance to meet Elke Von Freudenberg, Shannon of A Girl's Gotta Spa, Rachel of Stylebites, Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search and Marina of Makeup Loves Me.
They invited us to dinner later that evening and then Lesley and I caught an (air-conditioned!) M4 bus down Fifth Avenue to East 27th street to catch the THREEAsFOUR show (see below). Actually, I caught the show, but Lesley had work to do. She had hair and makeup interviews to do backstage with the film crew she was working with from Moli.com (Hi Candace and Carlos!)
Next, we were back up at Bryant Park for The Academy of Art University show by several talented new designers who attend the school. I watched backstage at THREEAsFOUR, but this time, Lesley put me to work. There were several designers to interview in a short time, so we picked our favorites. Lesley interviewed the team of James Yoest and Sharon Chia-yu Yeh about their parachute jackets, silk tops and pants made with organic and reused fabrics and natural dyes. Tina from Bag Snob interviewed MinSun Lee about her Russian Matryoshka doll-inspired polka dot dresses and the helmets on the models that caught everyone's eye. And I quizzed Kyung Min Kim about her textile work on the dresses and tops that were inspired by the fairytales of her childhood. I wish I had pictures for you, but I could not find them online! Not to worry though, I am certain that you will be hearing from many of these designers in the very near future.
A raucous Italian dinner followed at Arno Ristorante with our beauty pals and believe me when I tell you, a good time was had by all. Lianne wrote about our dinner and her trip to New York for the shows, Julia has her coverage up and Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search gave us all a nice shout out with a great (illustrated!) picture.
I had fun at our beauty dinner, but I missed a really hot party!
Lauren of Stereohyped celebrated the first anniversary of The Fashion Bomb blog at Katra and her sister Tia helped her celebrate and even gave Lauren some serious false eyelashes for the occasion.