The hustle and bustle is over, the shuffling of makeup cases, wardrobe racks, 6 foot models, backstage coordinators yelling into their headsets, the lights, the cameras, the action… the crowds…Scottsdale Fashion Week is over…
That adrenalin rush is done and there’s always a day of the blues that follows. I for one had a fantastic time…mainly because last year my crew and I did 11 shows both hair and makeup over two days, needless to say we were all on the verge of cracking… This year we scaled it back to four shows- makeup only…a much more manageable number. There is nothing quite like a backstage prep room that houses five teams of hair and makeup. The air is thick not only with bravado, but with a lovely gray cloud of hairspray that seems to linger in your brain longer than the worst itunes song you ever heard. May I also say there should be a camera doing a live feed from the holding rooms that is where the drama really happens… and where all my burning questions were answered as to why Panda’s? Or what is Nole’ Marin really like? The answer to the latter…delightfully nice!
As always there were some really wonderful shows that graced the runway. Though I had to skip out on my team for a few minutes, I caught a glimpse of the Kevan Hall show which was gorgeous. The pieces I saw were simply marvelous! Kate Spade and Banana Republic were comprised of the expected fare, cute clothes that we all want to buy…right now!
Bebe showed the perfect blend of Scottsdalisms, fun, funky day and evening wears for the girls that want to get noticed… good, bad or otherwise!
Escada and Carolina Herarra were the perfect combination of chic and elegance, again pieces that flatter for every kind of woman… the violet gown, white and salmon colored frock at Carolina or the brightly colored numbers at Escada including the green Miami mafia jumpsuits! There was just something about it I could take my eyes off of!
Of course my fav of both evenings was the Barneys show for wisely choosing Narciso. There are so few masters of construction these days when it comes to Ready to Wear and Mr Rodriguez stands in a category almost on his own.
The photos don’t even come close to giving the full experience…and when you see these within inches, you know exactly what I mean. I enjoyed them backstage, on the stage and wheeling out of the tent, plus as mentioned last week the shoes…Off the Charts!!!