One of my favorite days at New York Fashion Week was full of some longtime favorites. In all of the newness and madness, there is something extra lovely about the hint of familiarity that comes from a longtime brand affection, and a day with styling by the Drybar, the BCBG Max Azria presentation, and the Sherri Hill runway show at Gotham Hall was just that.
I wore BCBG to formals and date parties in college, and I love that the aesthetic has grown and evolved as I have- I’m still totally obsessed with the looks they deliver. So many items I truly want to wear, and I always love when models take the room during a mannequin presentation.
We were right on time for BCBG, because then we needed to hail a cab to Herald Square for Sherri Hill. For the pageant girl in me (and in so many of my dear readers) this show is always a fave!
Sherri had been kind enough to dress me for the show, and I was and am all kinds of in love with this beaded silver cocktail dress. Sterling shoulders slayed me. I wore it with black patent brogues for most of the day, then switched to heels for the show proper.
As I arrived, I realized just how many sweet pageant girls had made the trip to New York to see the show, and it was a fun little reunion on the sidewalk. Keith Pittman has dressed all of us (and thousands of other queens over the years) in Sherri Hill through his Georgia shop, Lasting Impressions– including darling Julieanna, the blonde on the far right- she was crowned Miss Mississippi Teen USA last week!
And once we stopped socializing and finally made it inside for the show, it was just as fabulous as I expected. The pace was upbeat, the models were gorgeous, and I was totally here for the dresses.
I’m desperately trying to come up with an excuse or occasion for that fringy rosy two piece number. When I saw that gorgeousness round the corner to hit the runway, I gasped. And I loved the Cinderella ball gowns too!
And there’s even more of the runway magic in my NYFW video– click to watch! These dresses all moved like absolute magic- I totally understand needing to see it to believe it, but until next year, you’ll just have to trust me.