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We’re baaack with even more glorious fashion inspiration for y’all to fall in love with!

On Sunday afternoon, Marissa and I made our way over to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to see the Rivini collection. Marissa was seated right away, but when I tried to check in, they thought that I was a photographer! While I take a mean iPhone photo, that most certainly is not the case. Luckily, I convinced the lovely people at Rivini that I was not a photographer, proven by the fact that I did not have a camera with me, and I was seated right next to my partner in crime.

Everything about the Rivini collection reminded me of a watercolor painting. I adored the use of light silk organza and especially the punches of violet and plumb. Color was huge on the runway this year and I’ve come to love the colored sashes.

After Rivini, we hailed a cab back to the Piers for the Badgley Mischka show. We started off the weekend with no clue how to hail a cab (who knew it could be so difficult?) but by this point we were pros. Just check out Marissa and her newfound New York attitude below!

We were particularly excited for the Badgley Mischka show primarily because Marissa and I have a shared obsession with Badgley Mischka shoes and we knew that their wedding collection had to be spectacular. The show did not disappoint! We were fawning over the glamourous feather accents and unique cowl necklines. Best of all, we had the opportunity to meet the designers after the show! I swear, I’m still on cloud nine!

Onwards we went to the Vera Wang showroom where we ran into the lovely Marcy Blum! We’re huge fans of hers and it was nice to say howdy.

We were really in for a a surprise with Vera’s newest line. The collection, titled Witchcraft, is described as “both mysterious and sexy, frivolous and fun”. The biggest shocker? There wasn’t a white dress in sight! Half of the daring gowns were a fabulous black and the others were in nude!

One of my favorite parts of the entire trip was seeing these beauties up close. Each gown is hand-sewn and the intricacy is absolutely awe-inspiring. It was amazing just to be able to touch these magnificent gowns!

All images courtesy of the marvelous Trent Bailey.

Whew! And with that, we finished up day 2. I hope y’all have been enjoying hearing about our grand adventure. We’ve had a blast writing about it! Come back tomorrow for a final day of lace and tulle (and a few impromptu photoshoots)!

So, what do you think? Would you wear a colored wedding dress? Are you daring enough to wear one of those black Vera Wang gowns?

Written with love by Whitney
  1. avatar Natalia reply

    The lilac Rivini is like something out of a dream! The hair/makeup choices compliment the ethereal look perfectly.

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