Thursday, June 17, 2010

We all want a little Oscar in our lives...

I woke up bright and early on Monday, June 7th. I had already configured my outfit the night before- a turquoise and purple linen strapless dress, classic cotton cardigan, simple silver bracelet and wedge sandals. At 12:40 pm, I arrived at 583 Park Avenue by foot. 

I walked up to the left balcony as directed and then took a look around at the beautiful venue. It was familiar. Yes, of course - Oscar always presents his shows here. The seats started to fill up below. As the top fashion contenders began to arrive, all of us - Parsons and F.I.T. students alike - snapped photos and live tweeted: @ the ODLR show.. Spotted @mrjoezee, Anna, Amy Astley, Desirée Rogers, Stefano Tonchi..

I watched Oscar himself welcome Anna and walk her to her seat: first row, next to Desirée Rogers. The three of them sat and chatted for a bit. A little after 1 pm, the lights dimmed and music turned on. Ah, french music - light and breezy mood - perfect for the Resort collection. I've never been to St. Tropez but this is how I envision it!

I fell in love with nautical stripes and vivid reds. Oscar graced us with beautiful, modern sophisticated looks. And the gowns, breathless; some reminding me of southern Spain - a flamenco influence. The Kelly green basketweave silk gazar gown was my favorite. Not only was it a lovely color, but the soft draping created a gorgeous silhouette.  

my own photos.

The straw boater hats and the iPad leather cases were the perfect accessoires - a mix of classic and modern.

I didn't want it to end. Fortunately, I captured the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2011 Finale. I even tried to catch Oscar on video at the end!

I would definitely like to thank the entire team at Oscar de La Renta for inviting and welcoming Parsons and FIT students to the Resort show. It was a great and memorable experience...