I was lucky enough to be invited to the Monique Lhuillier NYFW show on Saturday, September 8th. I went with my friend Abby who’s mom is a designer and owns a small boutique, Groovy on Grand, in Croton on Hudson, NY.
The Monique Spring 2013 collection was very beach inspired with beautiful turquoises, light blues and coi inspired prints. Every single piece was extremely figure flattering. Monique used peplums, ruching and structured looks to create small waists and countless hourglass figures. The show began with flirty and fun ready to wear pieces with prints and coats. Then the collection transitioned into her impeccable evening wear pieces that were true show stoppers, ending with an flawless gold on gold dress.
Odette Annable, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, Brad Goreski and Jai Rodriguez from America’s Next Top Model were a few of the front-row attendees.
On the music side of things, Monique had an electronic bass-heavy mix that wasn’t too overpowering compared to the clothes.
Overall, the whole experience was one I will remember for the rest of my life. The crowds, the press, the clothes, the models, everything. It was a great show to be my first ever fashion week runway show!