Sunday, February 22, 2009

Give Me Them Bright Lights, Long Nights..☆

I had the most awesome opportunity to work backstage at the Oscar de la Renta show. I have no words. To say that it was amazingly, mind-deadeningly beautiful would not be doing it justice.

I wish I had the balls to talk to Mr. de la Renta as he was hanging out backstage, but of course I was too awestruck and intimidated to do more than just stare at him. Nevertheless, it was the BEST. DAY. EVER.

I dressed Bruna, and she was spectacularly gorgeous (as we all know).

Photos from

There at the show, I met and fell inluv with my wedding dress. Nevermind that I don't plan to get married for at least 5 years. Nevermind that everyone around me is getting married -I don't care, I'm not ready (at all)!! Nevermind that the dress is not white. When I saw it, my mind just screamed "wedding dress!!" It was obviously a moment of lasting insanity. The wonderful handcrafted creation was maddeningly exquisitely magnificent. Yes, even all the big superlative words don't suffice.

It rained the whole day, and I found it was the perfect excuse to have a glass of red wine with my perfectly Italian Il Bastardo late lunch. My girlfriend and I hung out at the cozy resto, safe from the raindrops and winds, and had our delightful 4-course meal over talks about fashion and boys. Mmmm, it all equates to a wonderfully girly afternoon. For post-dessert dessert, we headed over to Urban Outfitters (happy place!) on the Upper East and shopped a bit before heading out to Richie Rich's show at the Waldorf Astoria.

Sketch from the show. Photo by: Courtesy Photo

That show was crazy wild! Lots of strong vibrant personalities and colorful energy backstage. The whole thing was electric. My favorite part was the ballet portion before the actual fashion show. I am such a sucker for ballets and musicals and always enter a trance-like, googly-eyed euphoric state when presented with such performances.

It was the happiest day of my too-short Fashion Week A/W 09 existence.

Cape, Rendezvous by Paul and Joe. Plaid tights, UO. Houndstooth dress, UO. Feather headpiece, F21.

The next day I woke up to an unexpected message that made my heart smile the whole week. soon as something is set in motion, it can't help but gain momentum.
-Newton's Law of Motion


legally stylish said...

how fun!!! you are so lucky. i like how the title is from the city's theme song hehe.

Dane said...

I DIE! Bruna is unbelievably gorgeous, was she nice too? Lucky, Rache! Living the life!

i devour fashion said...

Mr. OSCAR DELA RENTA, now I'm fainting.....
I love the way you looked, RAch, and that headpiece! Well, you never go wrong with just anything put on your head, do you, darlin'?
Ballets....hmmm I love ballet but ballet doesn't love I quit.

have a blessed week ahead!



tanya said...

wow, how incredible--i'm so jealous!! I LOVE oscar de la renta...ahhhh :-)

♥ fashion chalet said...

What a lovely day spent, backstage at Oscar!? Isn't he marvelous??

Thanks for the comment, my dear!! xx


*~The World is My Catwalk~* said...

OMG Rache! I can almost squeal with delight (even if I'm reading your post with half-open irritated, crusty eyes -- eww!). Wow BRUNA!! You're so LUCKY!!!!

I laughed at the Italian resto name... how funny!!

P.S. Oh yeah... I surely had a blast... though I love our own products...anything other than Manila shops every now and then is always a breath of fresh air for me! T

Merily said...

I love your hair piece so much!

DaisyChain said...

Wow, you lucky girl! Congratulations!

Frank & Rémy said...

Well isn't this a lovely blog! So you are a new yorker?

Mode Junkie said...

so jealous of you babe. let's switch lives for a day. i have a cute baby. hihi

Anonymous said...

I'm very jealous of your opportunity to work with such amazing people. Love your head apparal too btw.

Marian said...

Fabulous darling! loving all the images sweetie. glad you had an absoulute ball.

Song of Style said...

aw, ure so lucky!!
and u look super duper cute in the last pic

Couture Carrie said...

Lucky girl! So exciting! And what a beautiful collection - thanks for sharing your experience, darling!


Frank & Rémy said...

the black dress is beautiful!

yiqin; said...

I am so jealous!!!!! Ah I will love to work backstage at ANY shows.