Here we are again Another season of skinny minny models sashaying down the runways wearing some of the most beautiful (sometimes not) clothing your closet would kill for. We begin with (still a bit unknown but soon to be known) menswear AND womenswear designer, Loris Diran.

I had the pleasure of attending Loris Diran’s first show after taking last season off due to his father’s ailing health. I also got a chance to attend his new boutique opening earlier but that will be in another post. This season, Loris’s show was held at the Altman Building, which has become a saving grace for designers who cannot afford the skyrocketing costs of showing at Bryant Park. The theme for this season collection was Armour, which you damn well need if you’re going to survive living in NYC. Loris explains his theme in a very eloquent quote at the top of his run of show:

We all choose a way in which we are viewed by those around us and we create a kind of protectie layer, allowing various levels of exposure of our true selves to show through, depending on our moods or needs. This is true in our careers, in our relationships, and is most evident in our style sense.


I couldnt agree more and he represented this Armor in luxe fabrics such as Silk, Silk Lame, Cashmere, Angora, etc and gorgeous of course shapes. I loved how he stayed true to the Armor theme with the dark and shimmery grays, golds and taupes. I got a chance to take some video of the first half of the show, click on the link to view

For the second half, I decided to change it up and took some photos.

I’ve been to a few of Loris Diran’s shows and he’s a great menswear designer, his precision silhouettes are wonderful but there’s just something in his womenswear that screams THIS IS ME!! THIS IS WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING!! I see his soul in his womenswear. The more shows I attend, the more I’m convinced of it. My favorite piece was a gorgeous Cashmere and Mink Coat

Loris has always designed well tailored suits that are chic without being stodgy

Bravo Mr Diran!

Here’s a last look at the models

and of course the designer

It’s Fashion Week

Here we are again, the time has come around to stand in line (for everything) and take a glimpse at what we will be wearing next season. First thing first, pick up your press pass – this line will be a mile long as everyone just wants to get it over with (this is done the day before fashion week). Second, pick up your two ton press bag

Which came in this amazing Barbie bag

And speaking of Barbie, they were the lobby display sponsor this season

the beauty of this is the detail. Each letter was filled with Barbies

To the right of the lobby was the McDonalds Cafe called McCafe which offers complimentary Lattes, Cappachinos, Iced Coffes, Hot Chocolate, etc. It was too crowded, so I couldn’t get a proper picture of it. Not too far from the Mccafe was the Havaianas booth. They usually gave out the Havaianas flip flops but not this season Im not sure if it’s because its winter or maybe just the economy. I doubt it is because it’s winter because they’re now now a spin the wheel to win game. If you land of the gold Havaianas, you win a pair for yourself but if you don’t you get a flipflop keychain and a small bag of candy

Another exciting booth is the Sony Vaio booth. As I’m writing this very post on my Sony Vaio desktop, I definitely have to mention this new product; Sony has introduced a new notebook which is the size of a clutch and fits in your clutch. It is called the Sony Vaio Lifestyle Notebook and it is beautiful; it is totally making me rethink the Acer Netbook I want. Sony had live mannequins displaying the Lifestyle Notebook

Now as the week goes on, I will try to update as fast as I can but I doubt this will happen, there are just too many shoes and most are off site (away from Bryant Park). I will most likely update my blog after Fashion Week. Pray for me that I survive.