My friend, Genna, was kind enough to humor me through my breakdown. Yes. I had a mini-breakdown about fashion. Well, it was more about my pickyness than anything. We had some mango margaritas and Brian's bowls at Por Que No, and mapped out the Saturday game plan.
Saturday morning, I woke up to the sound of rain. Yuck! I didn't have time to think about how much I wanted to just stay in my bed and watch a movie. I had to find an outfit! I set out in the rain, bouncing from boutique to boutique. Sad, wet and with nothing to wear, I decided to visit my favorite neighborhood stop, Brooklyn Industries. I told the girls there about my situation, and they replied, "We just got this dress in, and you HAVE to try it." And what do you know. It was THE dress. I befriended them, and was on my way.
Queue to later that evening....Portland Fashion week.
The show itself was in a warehouse on Swan Island. It was a Project Runway Showcase of 4 designers:
First off was Goga by Gordana (Season 6). Her collection was delicate and feminine.
I really enjoyed the knitwear elements of her designs.
Jay Nicolas Sario (Season 7) was next.
His collection was a bit more casual.
I liked his use of denim, and this was hands down my favorite piece by him.
Jay was followed by Jonathan Joseph Peters (Season 7).
Jonathan's collection was super retro, and I enjoyed his choice of fabrics as well as the styling.
And the show ended with the winner of Project Runway Season 7, Seth Aaron.
His collection was solar-inspired (with a hint of Gaga.) While his designs aren't usually my taste, there were definitely pieces of this collection that I loved.
The whole experience was unreal. I got to sit in the front row and watch amazing collections go down the runway. I'm hoping that the next runway show I go to is in New York, London or Paris. A girl can dream, right?
A cupcake and taco later, I found myself brainstorming ideas about Fresh Tangerine and how to make it successful. So that's it. I had the weekend of all weekends, and now I need to get to work!