While I await the passage of this “frankenstorm,” I just wanted to do a quick post to share a few photos from Saturday’s Nigel Ramsay fall 2012 presentation and Breast Cancer Benefit.
Along with answering millions of questions, I also helped back stage with ushering the models out during the show. These no iron, can’t ever wrinkle pants were the perfect selection for this. The shoes on the other hand… (outfit info below).
Nigel used the unused 4th floor space of an old manufacturing building (currently hosting artist studios) for the event. All of the draping of the fabric on the ceiling and the hanging of the lanterns wouldn’t have been possible without the kind assistance from Skip, (the guy in the picture above) my new best friend and who also introduced us to the music of the Dead Can Dance. This is the same music which was subsequently used during the runway show. It took a lot of work to get the space together, but I loved it. The rustic, warehouse like space and the location gave it a New York City vibe.
This is Sonia Baghdady, the Emmy award winning anchor of WTNH, News 8 and the host of the event. She also did a pass down the runway in a very revealing dress that made the audience blush. She is so freaking nice and beautiful inside and out. She is also a co-founder and style blogger on StyleConfessions.com. The really cute guy standing next to her is her camera guy. He also took a few passes down the runway. Yes, I am wearing Ryka’s. My feet were killing me.
The makeup from the event was done by Lancome, Dior and Chanel all courtesy of Macys. The eyes and cheeks were subdued but the lips were a bold red. The hair (including Sonia Baghdady’s) was done by Jamara Edwards and Rhonda Hurst from Image Beauty Couture Salon of Hartford. Below is a few of my favorite pieces from the runway show.
A few of the models bonding by hanging out together at the after party.
A few of the attendees including, guest of honor Maggie Gardner (two time breast cancer survivor) of Gardner’s House, Inc (in pink dress).
I really enjoyed this event. It was something different for Connecticut and I really loved the fashion (runway and street), the vibe and the assembly of people. It’s too bad that they are converting the space into loft apartments. I was so hoping to attend another party there.
What I Wore:
I wore my red columnist pants from Express and a lace delight janese top from Chicos. The lace top is new to my closet and even with the discount, this blouse was way expensive for my frugal sensibility. The shoes are Jessica Simpson pumps.
Photo credit: These pictures were taken by Ossie and yours truly.