NYC Spring 08: Tibi

So the awesome thing about working at a cool designer store is that I got to go to the fashion show at the Tents. On Tuesday, September 11 I woke up at 7 in the morning like it was Christmas. I put on my outfit: white button down blouse with a white and red high-waist poufy skirt,both by Tibi, sheer black hose (purchased at Duane Reade for 2 dollars) and my vintage Gucci slingbacks. I was seriously ready for a Sartorialist portrait (which didn't happen, but it's ok, I felt great anyways. It was rainy, but I wasn't going to let it hold me back. I got on the F train and made it there in no time at all. At about 9:30ish, we were told to find a seat because they were sending in the standing room people. I found a seat on the third row, next to some Neiman Marcus people. The show was about to start.
Although I had seen these clothes many times throughout their incarnations, seeing them on the runway was still an entirely different experience. The girls really do bring a lot to them, plus the music and the energy really made it something else. I think this is my absolute favorite dress in the collection. The print is awesome and I love how it captures the upcoming safari trend without being a literal animal print. (Coco looks just as gorgeous in real life).
If there's something that Amy does really well, its a yellow, and that cardigan is just perfect. I love the print on this skirt and the delicate pleating. It's very lady-like and demure but still very cool.
The moment Behati put this on at the fittings we were all just ooh-ing and aah-ing. She gave it a definite dose of cool and sex appeal. And while we're on the subject of cool, that Behati is just the nicest. She came in for her fitting and she was so cool to everyone and had tons of cool energy. It was really fun, and a definite highlight of an otherwise boring Saturday at the store. But back to the outfit, I love the mix of fabric on this one, I know I can wear that skirt with tons of other things so I'll make sure to snag it as soon as it comes in.
I really want those short shorts. I have no idea where I'd wear them but I don't care.
The other thing that I think Amy does really well are great dresses that can truly be dressed up or dressed down. This has a cheeky print and vibrant colors, but it's classic shape can really make it go either way. You can wear this to a fancy affair or to brunch with some gold sandals.

I tried to take pictures but the models were walking too fast for my camera, which was kind of a bummer, but eh, what else could I do? When the show was over we headed back to the store, after all, it was still a regular workday for me. But it was so much fun and made me feel like I was a little part of something I've been dreaming about since I was little. Maybe next show, I won't be just a spectator.

The best part of it all? I got to keep a pair of the shoes.

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