As a new blogger in the Houston fashion scene, I was delighted to attend an invite only event held last week presented by Houston Cadillac for Simon Fashion Now. A series of fashion shows held over several days took place in Houston at The Galleria from April 12 - 14. Unlike traditional fashion shows that leave us lusting for months ahead, Simon Fashion Now displays an array of gorgeous trends that are currently available in stores.
Much like the same rush of a brand new leather purse, I was so thrilled with excitement when the lovely Lynne Gabriel picked me up in her new Cadillac that Houston Cadillac had presented her for the week ensuring we arrived to the event in style, and as always looking très chic. The Cadillac has been an American car I had only dreamed of as a girl growing up in Australia. I finally got to experience my very own American dream Cadillac experience.
(Pictured with the lovely Houston Fashion Bloggers all looking extremely chic, from left to right: Imani Talib, myself, Valerie Andeson, Lynn Gabriel, Shalanda Turner, Nikiage Washington and Dominique McGee. )
On arrival we were treated to our VIP seats, which was one of those pinch worthy moments, placing us right at the very front row in the most prominent section. All I could think of is the gorgeous gowns that I would be able to preview right up close. I fell in love with their Tangerine Tango colour (yes the Pantone colour of the season) decor filling the room with coordinated touches. Perfectly matching the tangerine theme was also the wrapping of the gift bags each guest was given, the orange display of cocktails and of course an "orange" instead of a red carpet that we shall not forget, fashionably matching the gorgeous blogger Shalanda's (Live Life and Syle blog) attire (yes she came prepared).
And as for the models strutting the summers fashions during a high energy show to DIE for with many gorgeous ensembles of summer looks, floppy hats, tailored white pants, proving summer really is my favourite season of the year. And as usual colours so playful with coveted collections from Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Fendi, St. John, Max Mara, Jimmy Choo, Carolina Herrera, Armani and my absolute favourite gasp worthy bright display from Salvatore Ferragamo's collection showcasing amazonian princesses gracing the catwalks with printed silk play suites and asymmetric long flowy gowns *sigh*. Reminding me of far away coral beaches, tall palm trees and tropical turquoise waters.
I also got to meet with the fashion mastermind behind the styling of the show, the talented Jacquie Ellis from Simon Now fashion who proclaims printed floral, structured pleats, white on white, colourful tribal designs, bights and metallic’s are definitely the look of Now!
Here is my attempt of capturing the amazing looks straight from the runway. I'm extremely excited for summer 2012 and hope you enjoy previewing the trends as much as I did. With all the colours and feminine retro looks, what will be your favourite look for this season?