Fabiola’s Front-Row Fashion Diary: Wednesday
Published February 19, 2009
So, I wake up and it’s freezing—later snowing and then finally raining. I have had enough of this weather it is now officially time for spring, but yet all I see is slush! I spend most of my day meeting with MAC and working on a job we are doing together. But afterward I head off to the Alexandre Herchcovitch show-which was packed, and yes, Kanye was there again. He must have a blog too… The show was beautiful with old world attention to detail incredible sequenced tights and the head pieces were to die! The only thing I didn’t like were the shoes. The heel was odd and projected out, making even the gazelle-like legs of the models look truncated. So I’m trying those on anytime soon. After the show I hop on the subway with Miss Sophia and Leigh Lezark, when I realize I don’t have my phone. I am in a mad panic can’t figure out where it is and worse, I know it’s not locked! So, I miss an appointment I had at Dior (now they think I’m a flake) and worst of all I miss my friends Georgina and Karen’s Marchesa presentation. As they say in the UK: “I AM GUTTED!” Three torturous hours later, Bryant Park has it in their lost and found. Phew! (Photo: Fabiola and Alexandre. All photos by Fabiola Beracasa)
Vivienne Tam and Fabiola. HP Clutch.
I walk into the Vivienne Tam presentation and I felt like I was in China! I mean, Vivienne Tam had a wood carved tea house imported and plopped in the room with a DJ on top of it!
It was traditional-China-meets-downtown New York collection, adorned with traditional Chinese characters the modern silhouettes were transformed yet it was very wearable and easy to mix…but what I was most impressed with was the Vivian Tam collaboration with HP computers where she designed a “clutch” computer for them. It really is as small as a clutch and it weighs even less than my computer-less clutch, as I usually jam my life in them. It’s red with a floral design and the screen and keyboard are surprisingly big.LATE NIGHT
Late that night I decided to go to the Proenza Schouler after-party at Pyramid. I didn’t actually go to the show, so I cant comment on the clothes-I hear it was their best one yet! I am often inspired by Kelly Bundy, and although I look nothing like her I like to channel her in my own way, so I wore one of my Kelly dresses to the party and decided to party like her too. It was a BLAST, but I will let the pictures speak for themselves. At around 3 AM Derek Blasberg and I left and hit up Mason Dixon on the Lower East Side, where Erin Wasson was having the after-party for her collaboration line with RvCA. I was drunk enough to think I could ride the bar’s mechanical bull, but after I saw what happened to the girl ahead of I realized that you don’t go up against the bull and win. I backed down.