Show: Tracy Reese
Where: Bryant Park Fashion Tent, Promenade
Garnier Fructis hair products topped off the goody bag. Edris Nicholls and Garnier Fructis created a headdress of tightly woven fishtail braids offset by a loose, billowing mane to adorn the models. Edris secured the models’ hair at the roots and prepped the tresses for braiding using Garnier Fructis Style XXL Volume Mousse. For additional volume and texture the loose locks were styled with Garnier Fructis Style Surf Paste and Garnier Fructis Style Full Control Hair Spray.
Celebs Spotted: A swarm of mainstream mayhem, including LC and Jason from Laguna Beach, Comedians Paul Mooney and David Alan Grier, American Idol sweetheart Carrie Underwood, and the lovely Irina Pantaeva (former model)
Thoughts: Leave it to Tracy Reese pull of yet another lovely and delightfully fun show with downhome ease. Her Fall 2006 line is inspired by 1940s modernism and architecture all the way down to the last rich texture, color and pin tuck. Inundated with aubergines, dark camels, gunmetals, mochas, toffees, antiqued bronzes, oatmeals and even a prick of ultramarine, Reese pulled together another delightfully girly and visually rich, vintage-inspired collection that brought together opposing textures such as studded knits and heathered greys with fur. And keeping in clip with her era’s look, of course, she introduced the “Hepburn Vest,” made in textured stretch wool with a patent leather belt and v-shape. In all, a hoot. Not to mention a show whose goods are actually wearable and are sold in a reasonable price range.
Find It: Bluefly has a good selection of Tracy Reese pieces and Sak’s is fully stocked with her line. If you’re looking for her famously feminine dresses, check out the deals at eDressMe.com.