Tiger of Sweden Spring Summer 2011 Final Walkthrough Video
Here’s the view from my seat at the Tiger of Sweden spring/summer 2011 show in Stockholm last week.
Because of a seating mishap before the show started, two high-profile fashion bloggers were bumped off away from their seat to accommodate VIP guest, Swedish professional ice hockey player for the New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist and his partner Therese. One blogger graciously moved to another spot while the second blogger spat vitriol and exchanged stern words with the famous hockey player for being on the wrong seat, without, of course, knowing how big of a deal he is (the sports star). In the end, show producers had to grab special chairs and sat the Olympic Gold medal player and his paramour in the opposite side of the front row. Hint: it’s not me and it’s not my gurl Rumi Neely!
Pre-Show Chat at Cheap Monday with FashionToast and StyleScrapbook
Here’s a funny video of me chatting to my gurl Rumi of Fashiontoast and Andy of StyleScrapbook at Cheap Monday. It’s kind of embarassing that Rumi and I missed the odd show here and there (oops) but we were early birds at most of the shows we attended.
If you ask me, I don’t mind being early at shows. In fact, being early is the way to go. When it comes to the big leagues, Anna Wintour, for the most part, is usually the first one to go in, first one to go out. Maybe someday I’ll have car service when I go to the shows in NY/Milan/Paris? One could only wish…
Cheap Monday Spring Summer 2011 Final Walkthrough Video
Thought I’d share this video I took of the Cheap Monday spring/summer 2011 fashion show finale here in Stockholm.
Keep an eye out for the legendary Kirsten Owen who walked the show. She’s iconic! She’s been modeling since the late 80s.
It’s intriguing to watch this Swedish denim company evolve over the years. Cheap Monday’s core DNA and foundation are their trademark skinny jeans, which, next season, comes in zebra stripes in gold glitter.
Back in Paris, me and my pals Sonny and Isaac thought it was a good idea to have (very) late lunch before the spectacular Damir Doma show. A few minutes after my order arrived, male model Linus Gustin rolled up beside me. He was on his way to the show venue but he was starving. He asked us how long it took for our food to arrive and I told him it wasn’t very long so he joined our table. I thought I was gonna die — hello, how often do you have lunch with male models? I’m talking about real, working models not “models“. Anyway, I found out he’s Swedish. Y’all know how I go weak in the knees when it comes to Swedish guys. There I was, in Paris, having a beautiful meal with friends, enjoying a nice glass of rose and I’ve got some eye candy beside me. It was icing on the cake!
While the rest of the fashion pack went to Moncler, I went to the Prada venue an hour before the indicated show time. I was early so I walked to a nearby cafe for a snack. When I walked in, two editors from a Chinese magazine recognized me and we had a quick chat. They wanted to take photos backstage. They invited me to join them but I didn’t have a backstage pass.
I decided to join them anyway. What the heck. I don’t normally sneak in, in fact, I don’t go anywhere unless I’m invited but Prada is Prada. It’s one of the biggest shows in Milan.