Yesterday I had the dubious pleasure of hanging backstage as the key makeup artist for the Marchesa trunk show at Neiman Marcus. I have always been a Marchesa fan (I mean really who isn’t) and have featured some of the lines gorgeous gowns in the pages of AFM, but there is something about racks of silk chiffon, plumes and beading that just really have an dizzying effect on me…in a good way of course.
Two of my favorites were the pink plume strapless number with the silver and glass beaded bodice and the black chiffon swingy shift with the beaded cummerbund, if only I had snapped a good photo, darn my blurry crackberry! Sadly I have nowhere to wear these spectacles of fabulousness and no upcoming red carpet to walk…sigh.
Since I was the first one to arrive in the holding room I was able to peruse the collection without interruption and found a return to the brands Grecian roots but I confess I was also instantly transported back to the heyday of Las Vegas glamour circa 1968!
That was the high time of the Rat Pack era and my parents would often fly to Vegas with relatives from the Big Apple. Those were the days when everyone decked out in eveningwear complete with piles of jewels costume or otherwise. There was no shortage of color or beading and to me this collection embodies, modernizes and pairs down spirit of those times. But the absolute best part, these pieces are so flattering anyone can wear them from fashionable grandmother to young “It” girl! There are so few designers who can bridge the gap and make everyone look smashing… But Georgina and Keren do it sooo very well! Did I mention the Louboutins for Marchesa… Off the charts..come to mama you jaw dropping and ankle snapping ankle straps!
On another note, before I get too wrapped up to mention it.. Last Night AFM held the party of parties at the W Hotel to announce the Face of Foothills winner. In case you have been living under a boulder…. AFM has been conducting the mother of online contests to find the face that would grace our website for the next year. Thousands entered but only one person could take the prize. It was a high energy evening packed to the gills with spectators awaiting the results… The Winner was the lovely Stephanie pictured (coincidentally..no I mean it) front and center. So look for her on our website, and January AFM cover and fashion spread!