Tuesday, November 10, 2009

caribbean shows

I had the great opportunity in the last few weeks to do two different fashion shows in the Caribbean, which meant that as soon as the shows were done, I got to enjoy the warm sun, swim and have two little vacations in both the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas, where I just returned from yesterday. 
The show in the Dominican Republic was impressive: gorgeous models and a Bryant Park-quality runway. After the show, my good friend and makeup artist, Nathan Johnson and I enjoyed one of the best meals we've ever had at Boca Marina, an amazing restaurant where we dined way out on an extended deck right over the crystal-clear water. If I had dropped my fork, I would have had to dive in to fetch it back!

The show in the Bahamas was a ton of fun, and the beaches were incredible. On the last day, Nathan and I hit the water slides and aquariums. I wish we had had more time there to cruise out to some of the many other islands that I saw from the plane. It's a pretty quick and painless flight from NY, and I'm sure I'll be back soon.
They were both amazing experiences, and much needed vacation. Now, it's back to work for me (and back to cold weather) and catching up on wedding dresses, production and Fall 2010!

16 comments:

Asil Designs said...

WOW... very lucky and well deserved!
Looks so beautiful...just like your designs

Math Hue said...

Sounds amazing! Something to muse about? Can we expect an oceanic color palette in future work? =-)

GraphXGrrl said...

That sounds amazingly fun! :)

Leanne said...

Yeah, Math Hue,
It was making me want to make another wave-inspired collection all over again. Those are my favorite colors for sure!

Feronia said...

i love these waves on your designs! It makes me flow with it too...

Colleen MacDonald said...

Gorgeous dress, and how fun to have a relaxation phase to your work. A well deserved break for you before the grind begins again!

pinkpeas said...

http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-one-of-a-kind-gifts-6050/

just to let you know... your wedding dress made etsy's one of a kind gift guide :] saw it and thought of you!

auggie rebelo said...

so happy to hear you had good times! those pictures are amazing!!! want more details...allan come back from new york and told me he stayed at your place, and monkeys a dick. Ha! love and miss you, call you soon.

KeepSmiling said...

I've been there! It's wonderful and inspiring ;)

glam.spoon said...

what a great combination of work and play - fashion and tropical sunshine.

S said...

sooo amazing, where can we see the rest of pictures from your show there?

Jesska said...

sounds totally amazing =) NY is glad to have you back though. Let's get together soon! I'll shoot you an email or something.

Anaka said...

Hey Leanne, I have loved your designs ever since I saw you on Project Runway. These photos are beautiful!

danielle said...

fun! time in the sun in the fall is much needed!
question for you? any chance you still have a sketch around that you are willing to sell? I have a friend who would LOVE.
you can email me at
DanielleNMerseles (at) gmail.com

{i know you are crazy busy, but i just had to ask, because it would be incredible if the answer was yes!}

bubbletoes said...

hey leanne..so happy to hear you had a good time. that dress is so beautiful. I havent checked out your blog in awhile, but seeing that picture brought me right back to remembering how beautifully you design. keep doin what you do girl. <3 erin

caitlin bellah photography said...

I love this dress!!!