What I Wore: Lace Blouse and Red Pants For Nigel Ramsay’s Event

October 29, 2012 · 9 comments

in Connecticut Life, Fashion Shows, What I Wore

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. 

XoXo, Natasha

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FranniePantz October 30, 2012 at 12:00 am

Oh Natasha! You look great in these! I love that lace blouse. What great photos you took! Please stay safe!
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Natasha October 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Thanks Robin. Most of the photo credit has to go to Ossie though. I only took two of the photos in the collection above.

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Practical Paralegalism
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October 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Gorgeous, Natasha, you look like one of the models. I am sorry about your heels, but lovin’ those plaid skirts :)
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Natasha October 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Actually, he used a range of models (height, body type, etc.) but I don’t know if I could be as calm and collected walking down that really long runway in front of all of those people as the models did. Maybe I’ll make that a future blogging goal. O-:

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Bonnie
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October 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Looks like great fun! The clothes are amazing!

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Natasha October 30, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Thanks Bonnie. He has another one coming up in April. I was supposed to invite local bloggers to the event but time (lack of) and stress (too much of) got the best of me. I am on the planning committee for the next event so I will push this again and hopefully get CT Bloggers on the “front row” for the next one.

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Bonnie
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October 31, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I’m in!
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Natasha November 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Great! I will let you all know.

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