Crunch time for STACY, KARA & ME.

And not crunch time like eating pop chips crunch but crunch in time is running out!

Meet my buddy, Stacy Igel from Boy Meets Girl she has awesome style and she is getting ready for the fashion show on the 14th… she is ahead of her time even her design office walls are eco – friendly – made out of recycled cardboard – so rad !!!

Check her out in these photos get ready —

Check out one of my favorite ladies in the world – Kara Lusardi – the designer behind bobi – she is a good pal and an awesome lady and an extremely talented designer – I freak every time the new season comes in to the showroom!! Here is Kara ( the blonde with blue tank) + some members of her team at work in her studio in Los Angeles.  She will be joining us in NYC on September 14th to be part of the fashion show for STYLE 360.  I think Boy Meets Girl + bobi + Caravan are going to be a really nice combo !!

I asked Kara how she is preparing for the show and this is what she said:

“Since the spring line that we are showing has been designed and sampled for a while (we just did two big trade shows Bread and Butter in Berlin and Project in Las Vegas, where we showed spring) The work this week has been finalizing hair, makeup, earrings, ect. I am a planner, and don’t like to rush last minute too much, so I try to prepare early -so the week before big events don’t seem as hectic. I am full of anxiety hoping that the collection will be well received and that the show will go off without a hitch, it is really about the details and last minute things right now.”

Me… I am getting ready for the fashion show on September 14th at 10:30 – part of STYLE 360 – I am honored Starbucks Frappuccino is presenting this show – I love them….

I am matching up some shoes with the looks – I am mainly working with VARDA to find some great choices – I love Varda – these are beautiful and comfortable  – you have a wonderful experience everytime you visit their store in SoHo. I am really trying to show you how much I love my little Caravan girl I am using her everywhere I made a dress with her and I am using her on the bags that will be put on all the front row seats at the show. Also inside the bag is a Boy Meets Girl tote, bobi tank, a neon trees single of ANIMAL (THE SONG I HAVE ON REPEAT – I literally dance around my apartment – I love dance parties) and a book by my buddy, Daniella Brodsky – called VIVIAN RISING !!! Check her out

DIARY OF A WORKING GIRL movie adaptation:
BEAUTY AND THE BRIEFCASE , starring Hilary Duff
April 18, 2010

Let me just say a HUGE THANK YOU TO NEON TREES & JOSH MADDEN – I am very excited about the fashion show but I am extremely excited about the music for the fashion show – they will be making up the SOUNDTRACK of this show and I am expecting EPICNESS !! Thank you so much for being a part of this — I love NEON TREES – I can listen to their album on repeat… holy moly + Josh, he is one of my besties and whenever he is involved in something I just feel like everything will be a – ok and COOL – he always tells me about my favorite bands before they are my favorite bands and he always knows what I will like music wise before I like it – he gets my musical interests…  I usually find myself at midnight staying up an extra half hour to enjoy some good music.

Also check out me fitting the EXPRESS YOUR LOVE dress – a special dress I made for Starbucks Frappuccino – it is one of their taglines… I love it !!

Check out the beautiful Afton Williamson – Broadway.TV wearing my feather dress from last season! She looks so rad in it !!! Thank you Afton and thank you Broadway.TV for filming us getting ready for fashion week — sooooo cool !!!

I am in love with HAT ATTACK hats and can’t wait to use them in my fashion show and I am super psyched about Ramona Singer letting me work with her and incorporate some of her jewelry into the fashion show – I love it because it feels like “estate jewelry” and the colors are so vibrant and I love color & pattern.

I also want to do a shout out to all my awesome models – I can’t wait to see them in the dresses next week – Dania Ramirez came in for a fitting today – she is so beautiful and so nice and I am so excited to have her modeling in the show.  She is also attending the Fashion Night Out party and I am so excited she is supporting this event and encouraging people to go out and go shopping!! She is a super cool girl with super cool style so it is great to have her a part of the event.

I am so excited to see Lenay and Shontelle and Wynter Gordon this week as well for fittings.

I am not sure if I mentioned this but my buddy, Danny Roberts, from igor+andre helped design two of the dresses and they are beautiful. I told him the inspiration behind the collection was LOVE and he immediately thought of ROSES … so we have these sweet dresses that look like rose petals they really are beautiful! He is an amazing person and such a talented one !!! I am so excited and proud to say I know him.

Talking about talented people – my two buddies Peter Lee & Hollywood Holt will be djing our Fashion Night Out party on Friday – super excited!!! These guys are great.

here are some more behind the scenes photos – the bag for the fashion show front row seats so exciting !!

A hat I am thinking about using …. its a little bright but a pop of color is good!

One of my dresses from last year being modeled for Broadway TV.

Shoe choices from Varda shoes I love this company –these shoes are modern 1920s.

Me trying to fit the Express Your Love dress – a special one for Starbucks Frappuccino

Making a special dress with caravan fabric …

Also during fashion week a friend of the house NIGEL BARKER is releasing his book… I think he is one of the coolest guys around….

Nigel Barker’s Beauty Equation: Revealing a Better and More Beautiful You.  In this much-anticipated book, Nigel guides the reader through a series of self-portrait and journaling challenges, which help the reader to discover their inner beauty by building confidence and self-esteem and in turn, enhance their outer beauty.

Check out this event :

Monday, September 13, 2010

7:30 PM


Lincoln Triangle (across the street from the Fashion Week tents)

1972 Broadway @ 66th Street

New York, NY 10023

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