A-Team Member Mona Lisa attends the Fashion Week Kick-Off Party!
On first arriving at the Austin Fashion Week Kickoff I tossed my keys to the nearest valet and made a beeline for the Fashion Festivities at GSD&M. I got there right at 6pm, with plenty of time to figure out where the food, beverages, bathroom and runway and the best routes to get to and from each without missing too much of the action. It wasn’t long before the crowds began to form. Swarms of long legs, glitter, lipstick, fake eyelashes, big colorful hair, lots of hair accessories, very tall heels and gorgeous tattoos slowly began to fill the white chairs along the runway.
There was just so much to see and do. So I dabbled here and there sampling the food. Sushi, cupcakes, brownies and popcorn. Those all made me very thirsty so I headed for the beverage booth and had my pick of Smartwater, green tea, champagne, and Titos Vodka drinks. Feeling full and refreshed I wondered over to the silent auction to check out the fancy merchandise but became totally distracted by New Lotus, now that’s luxury sports car that anyone would feel fashionable in.
I thoroughly enjoyed walking the grounds of GSD&M I was delighted by all the finely coiffed fashionistas who could have been models on the runway or designers in their own right.Big moment of the evening: Tiffany’s arrival! She looked totally fabulous and her show was really fun. She of course sang her hits but also some of her new stuff, which takes her back to her roots in Tennessee Country. The part that put the biggest smile on my face was when she kicked off her heels after her first number. I like a practical woman like that.
The runway show began at last after Tiffany’s final number, kicking off with Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent and other designs by Robert Stock for Robert Graham. There were some really wonderful pieces, see pics below.