Monday, October 21, 2013

What were we doing last Thursday morning?

Normally, I would be at the gym and Lisa would be at work.  But not last Thursday!  Last Thursday, we got up early, showered, texted at least 6 times about what we were wearing (including photos of outfits) and headed into Boston with a good friend to hit the Saks Fifth Avenue "Key to the Cure" Fashion Show, to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Nothing gets us more giddy than to put on heels at 8:30am and head out the door to mimosas, brunch, and clothing!  

This is how the morning started - lovely seats, mimosas, and yogurt parfaits:
At 10:00am, we took our seats and prepared to be inspired.  And inspired we were! 

The first look was so cool - Seven for All Mankind printed jeans (and you know how we love those) with a Joie leather top, Yigal Azrouel leather jacket, and AH-MAZ-ING Reed Krakoff cuff and necklace.  (PS - Our friend purchased the necklace after the show.  She practically ran downstairs to the Reed Krakoff salon.)
The second look, featuring a Lanvin sweater, Brunello Cucinelli pant, Eugenia Kim hat and Tod's shoes, was billed as an outfit for running around with the kids - 'won't the kids think your sweater is super fun with the bugs?!'  One of us said, and I quote, "Just hanging out with the kids in my Lanvin."  Yeah, right.  In case the $1,500 beetle sweater doesn't work for 'hanging with the kids', Tory Burch has a 'scarab' sweater for $295.
I REALLY loved look 3, which included a 3.1 Philip Lim sweater and blouse, J Brand leather leggings, and Prada shoes.  I think I love it because it looks exactly like something I'd wear.  Adore.
And then there was look 4 - Missoni dress with Jimmy Choo boots and Marc Jacobs jacket.  Holy cow.  We loved it.  The entire audience loved it.  Ahhh....
Look number 7 made me go nuts!  The Carven coat had me running to the Carven section after the show.  And trying it on.  And drooling.
Look 11 was this INSANE Etro black gown.  Simple and elegant, all at once.  Jewelry at your hip.  
Look 12 featured an Aquilano Rimondi red dress.  Think of and use this red dress as your new LBD.  Loved the jeweled Dolce & Gabbana clutch they paired with it.
Lisa and our friend oh-ed and ah-ed over look 13, this Helmut Lang gown paired with Gucci studded pumps.  Saks promised that the gown was exceedingly comfortable.
The finale dress was a stunner - a Nina Ricci gown with a sheer back.  Talk about making an entrance...
...and an exit.
What a fun morning!  We hope you enjoyed our fashion show review and we hope you are equally inspired! ~ JH
All images from Lisa Bida and Jennifer Houston.

1 comment:

  1. a faithful reader from MontanaOctober 22, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    LOVED this post!! That Etro gown - stunning! Looks like a fun morning.