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Rebecca Minkoff Resort Preview

While I am fully aware that resort season is MONTHS away (November is when the collections will be dropping) I’m still too giddy to not share what I saw at the Rebecca Minkoff Resort Preview. Granted, no picture taking was allowed, but I think this calls for me to finally WRITE something worthwhile for this blog and utilize my extensive education in English and writing.

I arrived at the exclusive preview event to a still-working-in-the-corner Rebecca (working on her collection of men’s accessories, Ben Minkoff) and a small group of mingling bloggers. Four mannequins lined the floor to ceiling windows dressed in the new collection, with a garment rack of more designs off to the side adorned with bloggers scoping it out and commenting on their favorite pieces.

The collection is said to be inspired by Rebecca’s favorite vacation destination of Saint Tropez, which was distinguishable in the collection. Bold turquoises, neutral militant greens, nautical themes, flowing hemlines, and minimal structure were all represented. Blogger favorites included femme moto jackets of either laser cut suede or white lace with contrasting zippers and asymmetrical hemmed maxi dresses. My personal favorites? A monochromatic teal ensemble of a lace top, lace shorts, and gorgeous tailored blazer that I cannot WAIT to get my hands on. I also quite enjoyed an abstract printed dress with a triangle cut out in the small of the back. What can I say, I love the subtle sexiness of random bare skin.

Next, on to what Rebecca Minkoff is known for, the handbags. The new collection held a piece for every trend and style; Navajo/native, nautical, classic leathers, vintage inspired muted tones, vintage inspired pastels, punk leopard and leathers, black rocker studs and bondage…you’ve got a style, they’ve got a bag for you! Of course, most of the bags come in the coveted Morning After Bag or Morning After Clutch, as well as wallets and strappy shoulder bags. Obviously, I’m craving everything black, leather, and studded.

The event also included Bethenny Frankel’s Skinny Girl margaritas and fresh fruit, as well as guided tours through the collection amongst the mingling.

Anyway, be sure to keep an eye out for when the collection drops, I know I’ll be sharing more with you!

Nathaniel Paul Holiday 2011

Last night I had the pleasure of being invited to the preview of the Nathaniel Paul Holiday line. It was great to run into friends I haven’t seen in awhile like Tomeka Munroe of Fashion Steele NYC and Avril Lemieux of Alicat Avril Lemieux and Stephanie Lacabra, who had also modeled in Avril’s show with me during NYFW.

Anyway, I finally went out to my first NY Fashion Blogger Meetup event and I must say it was a blast. Nathaniel Paul, who’s website boasts he’s been sewing since he was 5, designs for women of all sizes. His dresses are intricately detailed and flatter every body type, making them uniquely satisfying to a broad spectrum of customers.

As you can see, the gowns and dresses are gorgeous! My favorite is “The Edith” as I love it’s subtly sexy cutout and the draping. I also truly love the backless gowns shown.

Among the beautiful presentation, drinks were served courtsey of Ty-Ku in the forms of Sake and Sujo cocktails. Baked by Melissa cupcakes were passed around, and I completely fell in love with the peanut butter and jelly one!

As for personally, I had come straight from school, so I look like shiza standing next to stunning Tomeka and Janique of HerGoodyBag.com