Sewing in the studio this past weekend was once again limited to alterations. I do believe I'm now done. At least until Thursday when I'll have a fitting for what I hope will be a simple hemming of a dress. A friend from church helped me with some work stuff and in return I offered her my sewing services.
Although I wasn't able to spend much time devoted to sewing, I did have a chance to attend a fun fashion show Saturday evening. The show, "Fashion in the Sky", was part of this year's MN Fashion Week fall 2009.
So much fun! I had forgotten how much I enjoy the atmosphere of a choreographed fashion show! The last fashion show I attended (other than the historical society's Retro Rama) was in the late 70s or early 80s. I don't recall too much about it except that it was put on by Ebony magazine with an elegant atmosphere and gorgeous fashions.
Last night's event was held on a rooftop terrace in St. Paul, which could be quite risky weather-wise the end of September in Minnesota. Fortunately it was a beautiful fall evening, perfect for a party under the stars. The atmosphere was festive, the music throbbing, the lighting artistic, and the hors d'oeuvres delicious. All in the company of a fashionista friend.
The fashions, from a number of St. Paul boutiques including Karma, Picky Girl, Stephanie's, Flirt, Ecotique, and Details Style Lab for Men, were interesting.
I gotta admit that I found the men's portion a bit silly. Every man came out barefoot, wearing jeans or casual pants and a button front shirt. As they walked the runway they removed the button front shirt, revealing a t-shirt, which was also removed revealing their bare chests. Some of the younger woman went wild, but I couldn't help thinking "is this a Chippendale show or a fashion show?" Although to be fair they did have woman modeling lingerie from Flirt.
With the runway not well light it was difficult to see the details but I was still able to come away with a few good ideas. This show was one of the last events for the fashion week and next year I'll need to remember to block my calendar a bit earlier so I can partake in more of the festivities.