Oh. And one minor detail. Toward the back of the venue was a stage that resembled some sort of retro-style burlesque parlor. I fell in love with what I saw. Model after model wearing quirky-glam confections of sparkles, lace, ruffles and feathers, mixed with the brightest of colors and boldest of prints. Picture last year’s bohemian-hippie obsession on crack with a sprinkle of ultra-feminine details. Carrie Bradshaw but way cooler. Handkerchief hems, high waists and big, oversized accessories. Oh. My.
The models resembled the cool girls from the 1970s (Milla Jovovich, Dazed & Confused, thankyouverymuch), but with a whisper of innocence clouding their strong presence. Soft hair and coral-colored pouts, courtesy of Ric Pipino for Revolution In Cut and MAC Cosmetics, respectively. At the end of the night, in her usual fashion, a+o designer Stacey Bendet left me wanting more.