Monday, September 10, 2012

Spring 2013 Collection

Hi everyone! I have just wrapped up another NY fashion week show this Saturday, and I think it was one of my most enjoyable shows to date.

Yes, there was certainly the rush at the end and days before, but not the minutes leading up to the show. This is despite the fact that 90% of this collection was made in the week before the show. Yes, truly! I put myself on a tight schedule, and made it happen!

I was inspired while on my vacation to France this summer. No, not on the typical things you might think such as the Eiffel Tower or Champs-Élysées, but in a garden in Southern France where I found a lovely leafy-cabbage/swiss chard-ish type plant growing with beautiful leaves and colors.

In the past year I have been indulging in eating all kinds of greens and juicing them as well, so this was something that just seemed like a natural fit. Something that is beautiful on the outside, and makes all us healthier within.

I also chose to show some of my bridal looks from my upcoming bridal collection because it is such a large part of my business now. The inspiration is the same and therefore they work together and I felt should be shown that way.

Lastly, I have to thank all my models from the show. I decided to re-book them all from my last season show because not only are they beautiful on the outside, each and every one of them has a sweet personality and kindness that I think shines through on the runway. No, it may not be the protocol of what is "expected" to be done for fashion week, but I think good relationships that don't end after the show are more important.

And of course, my biggest thanks of all to my dear friend Nathan Johnson who designed the hair and makeup looks and has always been standing by me cheering me on to try and accomplish what could otherwise seem impossible.

I hope you all enjoy! I look forward to creating the next one! You can view more images here. chourookie IMG_4771s IMG_4856s Screen shot 2012-09-10 at 11.53.22 AM