Breaking news last night: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds got married. I had forgot they were even an item, but I like Blake. I've always been taken with her fashion sense--she always seems to carry a sort of effortless, playful grace no matter what she's wearing, whether it's haute couture or baggy layers of cold weather clothes. Her wardrobe is half the reason why I love Gossip Girl. The other reason I watch that show is because I think Blair Waldorf is one of the most intriguing, funny, and well-written characters currently on television--her and Sheldon on "Big Bang Theory." I love Sheldon. But that's beside the point.
This week is NY Fashion Week, and last Thursday was Fashion Night Out. After moderating a music panel for the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel (www.theamec.com), I dragged a few darlings with me to galavant in the end of FNO. We were already in West Hollywood, so I figured we'd walk around Melrose and see what was happening. Unfortunately much of it had died down in that area by then; though the next day I found out Robertson and Rodeo were quite happening during the festivities. Nevertheless, the entire night was a blast--a night out in West Hollywood is never a dull night out!
I think Fashion Night Out is quite the remarkable thing. I mean, all over the world, cities and in particular, stores in those cities, participate in staying open later and holding events in the stores. It's a way of celebrating fashion. And the great thing about fashion, is that it is so transcendent and universal, no matter what your tastes are--quite like music, I think.
As Coco Chanel once said, "Fashion fades, only style remains the same." Fashion is a statement in time. It says something about society in a given time. One's own fashion sense, can say a plethora about a person. I think it's great. I could go out in a vintage dress and pretty shoes one day, and be all bon chic bon genre that day; then go out the next day in overalls and a pair of flats, and that says something else about me, my mood, my attitude.
I don't think everyone realizes how big a role fashion plays in our lives. I mean, what's one of the most nerve-wracking things about weddings? Finding the dress! Finding the PERFECT dress! What dress says "YOU?" What dress is going to make you feel like the prettiest princess in all the lands? What dress is going to make you Queen of the Night? What about back to school outfits, and prom?
I love watching fashion shows, because it's like watching a living art show. Even when I go shopping, sometimes I go into the stores like I go into museums, and marvel at the textures, the details, the whole, and the delicacies. The other night a friend said to me, "I don't understand high end fashion, because a normal person walking on the streets wouldn't wear a lot of what you see on the runway." Like I said, and I told her the same thing, it's like watching a living art show. Art isn't always meant to be understood, and I just love that. It's magnificent!
In other news, the Afghan Taliban has declared it's desire for Prince Harry's head. Lord have mercy on the spare.
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