My apologies for being so late on this, I'm a pretty busy girl! I was invited by a lovely PR girl that was working with Plastic Makes it Possible and Becs of Style with Benefits to attend the Gen Art Fresh Faces of Fashion show last Thursday. Luckily it was in my neighborhood because I was only able to change my flats into heels and grabbed my camera after work, headed to my friend Maeva's and waited for her to get ready. Very last minute indeed, but was so glad I got to finally meet Becs and her equally stylish twin Melanie.

(backstage: Becs, Maeva, Me, Melanie)

Though you could barely see in the photo (credit to becs). I was wearing a vintage Escada tuxedo blazer, black sheer tee from Express, BCBG necklace, F21 jeans and LAMB 'Cho' heels.

It's a bit surreal meeting people who you've only been reading, commenting, and looking at photos behind the screen. Glad that Becs is as fun as her photos portray her to be. It felt like we've already met before. And of course, saying hi to other bloggers that attended like Neekoh of Live Love LA, Raych of That's Chic, and Krystal of What is Reality Anyways? Wished I knew the links of other bloggers that I met that night because they're all lovely people. Though I didn't stay after the show (the boyfriend was waiting for me to go to dinner), I still had a great time!

It's going to be a long post, so I've put some outfits I like from each designers and then the line up to keep it short and sweet.

the cat walk

amazing fur coat during the pre-reception

backstage line up

this girl, who ever this was had a pretty cool blazer on

she looked almost like a mixture of Greek meets Pocahontas

moments before the show

these 2 girls looked important, but not sure who they were.

Layendecker started the show and I really like the mixture of texture in their collection. Very cool cut out leggings that created an illusion it was part of the sandals.

I thought that the layering shapes they've introduced in this collection were fun, but nothing that we haven't seen before. Not saying that it's a bad thing, because majority of us go through our basics pretty fast. Overall, I say its a very complete collection.

Okay, so I couldn't decide on ONE photo to feature from Erik Hart's new menswear label. When designing menswear, detail is everything while keeping the tailored look as structured as possible and I think this one won my heart. Kept some photos just to show my boyfriend to give him some styling points and I also loved that 2 female models walked the runway (first shot) in this transgenderable collection. I could put a few of these in my closet for sure.

Honestly felt that this was true to what Rock Fashion Week should feel like. Something provoking, intense, and passionate. Probably something that you would see in our Avant Garde designers. Love the converse, bondage, kimono inspired, ink spills, and exaggerated shapes.

At the end of the runway, a dancer came out and gave such an emotionally charged performance. It told the story of her collection without a word.

Rory Beca brought us back to our sweet spot at the end of the show. These whimsical, flowy, and girly pieces were delicious. I was still eying for shape and movement from Pobega's collection and found a few here that I liked.


Jess said... @ 11/05/2009 12:47 AM

Going gaga over that blazer with the cutouts!

Ryan Htay Aung said... @ 11/05/2009 12:48 AM

i bet you would eat rory beca's collection like a fruit tart on a sunday afternoon.

i have noted erik hart's collection and filed the styling points in my head.


Jazzi McG said... @ 11/05/2009 1:35 AM

i was there too :) fantastic photos & you look super cute! i think we may have met suuuper briefly with neekoh and raych! xoxo

Chelsea Talks Smack said... @ 11/05/2009 8:56 AM

THESE are fabulous, I wish i was therE!

Valencia Lia said... @ 11/06/2009 12:06 AM

Woooo,you got to go to a fashion show which is so amazing :)

And always meeting such amazing and chic person must be so exciting!

I really love the 1st two collections,gorgeous <3

Maria Confer said... @ 11/06/2009 8:52 AM

These photos are amazing. So cool that you were there.


Neekoh said... @ 11/06/2009 12:21 PM

Fantastic post! Wish I could have hung out with you longer... maybe next time? I told Becs and Mel we should set up a shopping date. Wanna come??

Kevin Nguyen said... @ 11/06/2009 2:29 PM

Great photo and post too! Looks like you had a great time! BTW, love the shoes and your laced ears you wore for your halloween costume!! :)


Anonymous said... @ 11/06/2009 4:43 PM

Yay, you posted the pic of us! :) Amazing photos Nora! I know you took the ones backstage, but you also took these shots of the runway? Damn, you're a talented photographer!

xo, Becs

alixrose said... @ 11/07/2009 6:44 PM

I am loving some of these collections. You are so lucky to be able to see these in person. That fur coat and open back blazer is awesome as well.
Lovely pictures.

Shantee said... @ 11/08/2009 8:58 AM

love that cutout blazer and leggings! something new :)
and you're so lucky u got to attend a fashion show :D
great photos!

chery s. said... @ 11/09/2009 12:14 AM

Hey Nora! Yeah, I think I met you backstage! I didn't think you would remember me, there were so many people. But can I just say your photos are AMAZING, props girl! Especially love the photo of the back of the blazer. (: kit!


MizzJ said... @ 11/11/2009 3:24 PM

That mystery girl kinda looks like an Olsen twin from the back! Looks like a fun, cool event.

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