It was such a joy to sit front row, and I’m so grateful to BJORN NASSETT for offering me the chance at the NYFW experience. This show was especially inspiring to me as her use of hard-to-sew yet ‘simple’ fabrics were a treat to view from a few feet away. While i personally never wear white, this garments reflected a timeless, feminine style that I think must can appreciate.
It felt a little like Katniss Everdeen standing there in Avery Hall with the fashion forward kind of fast-talking fashion journalists, blue-haired bloggers and yes Lil’ Kim herself, but awkwardness aside Nina Skarra was everything I hoped my first fashion show would be. Norwegian designer Nina Skarra, known for her intricate yet surprisingly eco-conscious designs made a stunning debut at Fashion Week yesterday showcasing a Spring/Summer 2013 collection inspired by the warm summers of San Tropez and the unforgettable literary classic “The Great Gatsby.” Soft pastels, dark blues and clean whites made their way down the runway accompanied by soft beauty looks including soft flowing waves, bold brows and minimal makeup.
We arrived on the scene in the back stage bunker of Avery Fischer hall in Lincoln Center and were immediately put to work. It takes about a million pairs of hands to put on a giant tier one event like NewFronts, and ours were valuable. Exhibit A: Toby packing Steve Aoki’s care package with green juices, power bars, smart water, and extra Calvin Kleins, all collected from various spots around Manhattan.
Exhibit B: Jerry and Dan working hard to update invite lists so that our clients would be met at the doors when they arrived by the appropriate Sales contacts. I captured a daylight picture even though they worked long into the night to finish. Look alive, Dan!
Exhibit C: Nate snacking.
Tuesday we had the opportunity to take a trip to the Tumblr office. (How meta to be writing on Tumblr about Tumblr #amiright?)
We were greeted by our new friend Ryan, who works at Tumblr part time in addition to getting his marketing degree from FIT. He was able to snag a coveted position at Tumblr because he is so good at it.
Summary: the Tumblr office is THA BOMB DOT COM. The exposed brick walls are decorated with artwork and books from members of the Tumblr community and they even have a screen-printing station for employees to creat their own original schwag.
SUGGESTION SUNDAY - The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
Avery West’s newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead. To unravel the mystery putting her life in danger, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul with two boys who work for the Circle—beautiful, volatile Stellan and mysterious, magnetic Jack. But as the clues expose a stunning conspiracy that might plunge the world into World War 3, she discovers that both boys are hiding secrets of their own. Now she will have to choose not only between freedom and family–but between the boy who might help her save the world, and the one she’s falling in love with.
A prophecy, a secret society, clues that lead us through the beauty of Paris and the fascinating history of Istanbul (!) - what more do we need. Maggie Hall’s debut novel sends us on a journey that is full of suspense, excitement, romance, humor, all while keeping us guessing what’s to come next. I dare you to feel bored during a single page.