Thursday, February 25, 2010

Love Britney Fanatics!!!

Wow, Britney fans!!! Candie's Brand got an additional 1,000 followers on Twitter this past Friday. The agreement with @candiesbrand was if we reached 3,000 followers by the end of the day, we would release a behind the scenes photo from Britney's Terry Richardson shoot. Candie's DID get their 1,000 followers/fans, and released the picture from the Richardson shoot. A few days ago, a second picture was released due to another 1,000 people becoming @candiesbrand followers!!! Amazing. I'm so excited and super impressed! The new Candie's billboard with Brit is now up in Times Square!

Now that fashion week is over, it's back to requests and such. Yesterday I had a second meeting with CoCo and one of our newest members to Iconix, the Entertainment Coordinator, with a man from College Humor. The first meeting we had with him was more of a brainstorm. Yesterday, he came with good proposals for one of our brands. Obviously meeting with someone from College Humor means we laughed, which is always a plus in my book. I'm really looking forward to see what comes out of this collaboration.

Other than that, I got my hopes up about this east coast weather. We started reaching sunny days where the temp rose up to 40 degrees, and now we're getting hit with ANOTHER snow storm. I WANT TO START WEARING CUTE SPRING CLOTHES!!! Where are you, Spring?! Come to me.

XXO- Fashionieceta.

PS- Loving Wellison Matthews aka @welisonsuxx on Twitter! He's been promoting my blog all the way from BRAZIL! XXO.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Badgley Mischka Fall 2010 Show

About a week before the show, the 6 foot long seating chart starts to get filled with little sticky tabs that have peoples' names, company or association, and business title on them. This process would take much longer if Tara's freakish memory wasn't...well, freakish. This season Mark and James wanted a straight runway instead of a U-shaped runway, which pushed some people who used to have front row seats to the third and second row. You can imagine that some people were not pleased to hear that, however, what Mark and James want comes first and foremost.

Sunday, Tessa and I came to help email and call people with their seating assignments. Monday, I arrived at the office at 10a.m. and left at 10 p.m. In order to make the stress for the show day be at its bare minimum, that is the kind of effort it takes. Even though I was exhausted, I felt productive and the whole opportunity is always an honor.

Monday, I slept at Tessa's. Well, kind of. We went to bed at 2a.m. and my alarm was set for 6a.m. At 6a.m. I was kicking and yelling at Tessa to get her lazy ass up because we had a fashion show to go work for. By 7:20a.m., we were sleep walking out of the Fordham campus dressed to a T with every crazy student and security guard that was up at the crack of the snowing dawn looking at us like we were from outer space.

We arrived at the tents at 7:30a.m. Before actual work started, I took a glance at the models. Someone that I had hung out with several times with Model Jon was IN THE SHOW!!! I thought that was extremely cool. Just goes to show how small of a world it really is. Her name is Malene, and Malene look amazing in her Badgley Mischka Avatar-inspired make-up.

Once we started getting into the groove of things, it was time to really start to prepare. Every name for every seat needed to be evenly taped to the chairs. Luckily, there were student volunteers to help out, so it was done in an efficient amount of time. I was assigned to escort a celebrity for the show. I was assigned to escort Shantel Vansanten from One Tree Hill. Shantel called me when she was 10 minutes out, and I timed myself before I went out in the snow to get her from her car. I was escorted by Joe, the head security guard that every celebrity seems to recognize and say hello to. Joe held an umbrella over my head, and when we got Shantel, held it over hers. She was stopped a few times on the way to the tent for paparazzi pictures, and I actually found one picture where you can see a sliver of my arm on the left.

The show was phenomenal. Mark Badgley and James Mischka split the show in half. One part was Badgley Mischka, the other was the launching of their new line "Mark and James" which consists of cute contemporary clothing that I would absolutely rock if I had the mula. After the show, it was my job to snag Shantel, bring her backstage to take a photograph with Mark and James, and then escort her back to her car. In the little time that was spent with her, Shantel was very personable and a pleasure to escort for a few hours.

When my responsibility was over, I went back to the tents, backstage, and mingled for a few minutes. I ran into the very well-known celebrity stylist, Phillip Bloch, who recently had a meeting with Fashionaunta. If you remember my entry about that day, you should remember that I had missed my opportunity to do an interview with him for Fashionieceta. I decided to take the opportunity of him being in front of me, and use it wisely.

I introduced myself as Fashionaunta's niece, and he immediately knew who I was. "The one with the blog!" I told him that I would still love to have a chance to speak with him and interview him and he told me that after March 7th things should calm down and be perfect to plan a day to meet. I am stoked for this opportunity. Phillip is someone I have been watching on TV for 8 years.

The city was also shooting at our show, so be sure to look out for the Badgley Mischka Fall 2010 show on MTV's "The City"!



Photography by Tessa Abrahams

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fashion Fauxpology

After Tara was made aware of the nasty, entitled sounding e-mail from "GV" to GP, she contacted someone way above him, and the next work day had the following e-mail from the diva in her inbox:

This is G*****,

I would first like to apologize should my approach felt somehow harsh.

I must say that my intentions were to have you collaborate with MBUSA in dressing Lisa who happens to in front of the camera and does a lot of work just like you guys do to make this events happen ....

At no point I wanted to create a problem that needed to be brought out in so much proportion, however this is an apology email so please excuse me.



I just have a few things to say:

If this guy were representing me, I would be thoroughly embarrassed.
However, life is too short to hold grudges and the poor man tried from his entitled feeling heart.