Reem Acra’s Autumn 2015 Ready-To-Wear show changed EVERYTHING. Ever since I decided to launch Haute House Flower, attending New York Fashion Week has been a dream of mine.
When I initially decided to attend Fashion Week this season, I have to admit that I was a little nervous. I was a new blogger after all, would I get into any shows? As a fashion publicist, I’ve always been on the flip side of NYFW, I’ve been the one doing the inviting. Would I be seen as just another fashion publicist with a blog? Would New York, one of the fashion industry capitals of the world, (and hopefully one day my future home), take me seriously?
The Chagoury Couture cocktail dress that I wore to Reem Acra’s show will always have a special place in my heart. Not only was it one of the most beautiful, delicate, and elegant creations I’ve laid my eyes on, but the fit (sans any alterations!) was impeccable. Perhaps most importantly; the day I wore this dress, I finally felt like a like a REAL fashion blogger. This might sound silly, I’ve had a blog for a few months now, but I still hadn’t felt one hundred percent fully accepted into the blogging world yet.
However, as I sashayed through Lincoln Center in the 2 degree (no joke) weather; wearing a borrowed dress and fine jewelry, being photographed by street style photographers, on my way to see Reem Acra at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week… I finally felt like I belonged. Of course I’m light years away from the digital fashion superstars, the Nicole Warne’s, Blair Eadie’s, and Chiara Ferragni’s of the world…but each day I like to think that I get just a little closer to following in their well-heeled paths.
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THE BRAND: Reem Acra Ready-To-Wear, by Reem Acra
THE INSPIRATION: Stevie Nicks’ Polaroid self-portraits from the mid-’70s. My absolute favorite piece was a magical, high-neck silver-beaded number, worn under an embroidered blush pink mink coat. The collection was a fantasy world of baroque romanticism, featuring crystals, velvet, embroidery, and lace, all with a bohemian flair.
The collection was composed primarily of short dresses, mainly with long sleeves, or fur toppers, perfect for her “younger, cooler, rock ’n’ roll” clientele. The gowns were high necked, bejeweled gowns, and their body skimming, feminine silhouettes gave a mysterious, modern gypsy-like allure.
Still recovering from the beauty…
Jacket: Dylan Gray
Necklace: Amyn The Jeweler
Gloves: Fownes Brothers
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Scott White [Haute House Flower]. Runway shots courtesy of Vogue.com