Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nordstrom Nashville Gala

I had the wonderful advantage of attending the Nordstrom gala last night as a freelance make up artist for Laura Mercier! I arrived wearing goosebumps and a 1920s vintage dress at 5pm to prep for the event. After checking in, it was as if the pearly gates of fashion heaven had been open to me. Guys, I am a champion shopper, I have shopped all around the world in high and low end boutiques, but to know that Chanel, Gucci, Givenchy etc. resides in our fair city made me feel like a proud grandparent on graduation day. Yes Nashville; we have graduated to the big leagues of Fashion!!! My role for the night was to walk around the store, greet customers and model our fragrances, giving me the perfect opportunity to promote Laura Mercier as well as get the scoop for my loveroffashion lovelies!! My first stop, of course, was the Chanel Salon where I met the lovely, Ally, Personal stylist for Chanel. Ally gave me a concise tour of the salon, we even tried on the gorgeous Fall 2011 tassel earrings! I then headed over to the contemporary department that housed brands such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Rag and Bone and so many others. I was stunned by the Marc by Marc Jacobs fall collection, panther print lame' holds a special place in my heart!

The doors finally opened to the public at 7:00 and all of Nashville's fashionables arrived via red carpet. My favorite part of the evening was the live model sets. Every half hour, on two different levels, a group of models would freeze pose for 30 minute increments wearing the most amazing couture pieces. It felt like I had stepped into a 1960s movie set!! Dinner was served and the most exquisite cakes were on the dessert menu...I did manage to sneak a chocolate cake garnished with 24 karat edible gold, how could I possibly resist! After 3 hours of damage on credit cards, DJ sets, and cocktails, the party winded down . Feeling luxurious, I slipped into my most elegant Dior gown and dreamed of the Charlotte Olympia kitty cat wedges I was so tempted to buy!

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What I wore: Vintage 1920s deco dress, Lanvin belt, Diane Von Furstenberg flats given to me by the lovely Rachel Korine

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