Mannequin Makeovers at MAGIC
I admit it, when I was a kid I was never a big fan of magic. I was always terrified that the rabbit might suffocate in the magician’s hat (yes, completely neurotic at age 6).
But this week – I got to go to an ah-mazing MAGIC show that was far more magical than any top hat, bunny or wand!
I’m talking about the MAGIC Tradeshow in Vegas and if you’re in the fashion industry, you gotta do it. Picture row after row of gorgeous dresses, sweaters, jeans, lingerie, purses, and shoes (soooooo many beautiful shoes) courtesy of some of the best designers in the country! And yes, it is completely ginormous and overwhelming but all that dizziness is worth the fashion fun.
The FN platform is total shoe porn. Filled with every wedge, stiletto, and boot that you could possibly imagine, it is a shoe fetish fantasy come to life! Loved seeing the new lines from designers like Jeffrey Campbell, Stuart Weitzman, Jessica Simpson, Cole Haan, House of Harlow and more.
Of course that’s just a tiny portion of the show. There were spring and fall collections from tons of major designers like BCBG, Max and Cleo, Free People, Betsey Johnson, Laundry, Black Halo, C & C, and Rebecca Minkoff. Loved seeing the heavy retro vibe! There were so many great mod-inspired ’20s-style dresses. Love!
I moderated a panel on fashion and technology with the fabulous and super adorable creators of Fashism.com, Brooke and Ashley, Buddy Media’s sales director David Klinghoffer, and Lizzie Parker aka the upcoming Fashion Star on NBC. I also spoke on panels that covered trend spotting, fashion forecasting and how to influence the influencer with great bloggers like Fashion Indie’s Samantha Lim, Buzznet’s Style Editor Audrey Kitching, Buzznet’s Fashion Director Yasi Salek, Fashion As Identity’s Wendy Bendoni, Style and Beauty Doctor’s Danielle Gray, and The Style Line’s Rachel Schwartzmann. It was a great group of writers and I was thrilled to be a part of it. And I’m also delighted that I didn’t make a complete fool of myself (yes, completely neurotic at age 32).
But the highlight was probably the totally ridiculous but equally entertaining blogger style off. We had to run around to different booths and borrow different pieces to create a complete look. Luckily my part time assistant (aka husband) was on hand to help take apart the tricky mannequins. I don’t know if I was inspired by the stark white ambiance, but I went with a minimalist springtime evening look. I found an amazing dress from Laundry that featured a flowy white tank and killer sequined mini. I paired the dress with a great Gunas clutch, a fab necklace from in2 design, a gorgeous silvery grey cut out scarf form JK Jean, and a must – have turquoise Dimacci bracelet to add a pop of color.
What do you think of the outfit?? If you like the look – let MAGIC know that @FabFitFun’s @KatieAnnRo should win the blogger style off challenge by tweeting them today – @MAGIClasvegas!! Seriously do it!!
Oh and check out this ah-mazing bracelet I made at the MAGIC D-I-Y Booth! It was simple, fast and looks totally sophisticated…and this is coming from the least crafty girl in the world! All credit for the bracelets total fabulosity goes to the super talented team of DIY bloggers: Jenni Radosevich @ISpyDIY, Alicia DiRago @aliciadirago and Kristen Turner @Glitter_N_Glue!
All in all, it was a great event! And a big thanks to Social Radius for hosting!
Posted on February 15, 2012 in Style