Two words. Herve Leger. Like whoa. I’ve always been in awe of Max and Lubov Azria’s designs, but especially their label Herve Leger. It truly amazes me the way they can take a simple concept like the bandage dress and reinvent it every season. For spring, the waist is cinched again with a flattering leather belt or harness. And while many of the looks are the typical thigh-hugging skirts, I love the way the duo mixed things up with a swinging a-line this season. And, hello, did you see the python and leather ankle boots? Chic to the max.
I actually hung out for quite awhile backstage as I tried to have that “no big deal” attitude while I stood a few feet from Lubov and Max Azria (who seemed absolutely lovely, by the way), but holy high heels was I freaking out. As the stars arrived, I listened to Daisy Fuentes, Petra Nemcova and Byrdie Bell give interviews and work it for the photogs. Just next door, models sat in chairs having their hair and make-up done…showtime was in just 15 minutes! It truly was a magical experience I won’t forget.
P.S. I was invited to the exclusive after party for Herve Leger/BCBG at The Top of the Standard (the place to be, by the way) hosted by Max & Lubov, presented by Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, but became under the weather out of nowhere. Silly, silly, fashion week flu. Happens every season…
|The pattern on this dress mixed with black and white is truly a work of art.|
|Now this is geometry I actually enjoy.|
|Herve Leger with a swing to it.|
|Model Byrdie Bell’s skin, I mean…|
|Daisy Fuentes (who arrived in huge shades) and designer Lubov Azria|
Spring 2013 Hervé Léger by Max Azria depicts a story of the sultry South through handcrafted embroidery, patchwork and appliqué fused with signature couture techniques. Inspired by the remarkable women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, and their artful quilt making, the collection is a portrayal of feminine strength.
|Designer Max Azria and Model Petra Nemcova|
|Max Azria with my blogger friend Sydne Summer – in her metallic Herve Leger!|
|Style expert Louise Roe wearing shoes she designed|