Friday, September 10, 2010

fashion week: jen kao

Here are the highlights and lowlights from the Jen Kao show last night:

Runway: The whole thing was sand! I got so nervous they would be in heels (thank goodness it was all sandals). I overheard someone saying that the designs in the sand were done by a guy who shows his work in Union Square.

Music: Chris Isaak - Wicked Game. For any Friends lovers out there, this is the song that's played during Rachel and Ross's first date in the museum. I couldn't stop smiling! I found that the song affected the whole pace of the show: it gave it this eerie romantic feel, which totally worked.

Clothes: These pieces would make up my ideal wardrobe while vacationing on St. Barth's. The summer knits and loose neutral fabrics were definitely speaking to me. The models looked absolutely gorgeous coming down the runway with the clothes flowing in the wind.

Hair: The wind tossed, beachy hair seems to be a trend for this season. But this was done all wrong: the hair was more slicked back with grease than anything else. It looked like it hadn't been washed in days and was both knotted and teased. Rather than make a statement, it definitely detracted from the beauty of the clothes.

Models: Bambi! Bambi! Bambi! I couldn't have been more excited to see her in real runway life. The weirdest thing was that one of the models was au naturel, as in probably never shaved her legs before. Add 20 harsh spotlights to a hairy leg and there were some looks, some laughs, and some definite photo opts.

Best outfit: Bambi's second outfit -- a silk bustier dress with knee-high gladiator sandals. Okay okay, so she could pull off wearing a garbage bag with holes for arms and legs, you might say. Well then props to Jen Kao for snagging her because she certainly did those clothes the justice they deserved.

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xx TSS

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Nature Graffiti said...

You're so lucky that you had the chance to go!
Great review - Love your blog.



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