Invite From: IVANAhelsinki
Oh! Could this be? Is it? Click.
Please take a moment to confirm your RSVP online by clicking here. Click. I went into full happy dance... which lately is The Jerk.
Then I remember, the curtains are open and I'm dancing in full view of the outside world. Let's take a seat and happily gaze at the twinkling Philadelphia skyline. A flicker of fresh type breaks the moment - RSVP Update Notification. Thank you for confirming your RSVP to IVANAHELSINKI. Your RSVP status is now YES. I'm confirmed for the Ivana Helsinki Show! Ohhh, and look at this:
The King Collective invites you
to attend the presentation of the Spring 2011 Collection -
WHERE THE F*CK IS MY SAILORWell now, we can all relate to that? Who hasn't asked, where the f*ck is my sailor at one time or another? No? Just me? I don't believe you... you're being shy. Wink.
Night of the show, Mother Nature flexes her muscles, shuts the Long Island Railroad down, and causes signal problems for Amtrack..... EVERYBODY is hunting a taxi! Took me 20 minutes, but I'm finally splashing down 8th Avenue towards Lincoln Center!
Front row, right next to Zelda Kaplan! All those sacrifices to the fashion Gods were worth it, this is going to be fun!
The lights dim..... an overwhelming recording of seagulls creates an anticipation I can't really explain... a little like Tippi Hedren in The Birds. In hindsight, .... more like the sounds you'd hear if you were stranded on a deserted island in the Pacific... looking for your missing sailor. The first look rounds the corner, and the model marches slow and deliberate in a rope printed pleated dress, and red rope necklace.
Designer Paola Suhonen has set the mood.
And this IS a new take on the nautical theme. The reoccurring rope print is intriguing because up close, its so literal. At a distance, it's an optical illusion creating flattering movement and 'waves' in the fabric.
Most of the silhouettes were very girly, almost baby doll, and the rope/knot accents and accessories gave the baby doll a little delinquent twist. There was another fantastic reappearing print that looked like a mish mosh of classic sailor tattoos. The kind of ink you would get, if you were a sailor in the 50's and had a reputation that the girls happily whispered about. It was a wonderful mix of mermaids, anchors, ships and seagulls..... perfectly modern, and perfectly vintage.
The accessories! Ropes, knots, and more ropes and knots. Thick twisted rope headbands, nautical knot necklaces, mesh hats, crocheted sleeves and..... twisted rope boots!
*Hats - Rike Feurstein
*Jewelry - Michelle Lane
*Shoes - Swedish Hasbeens
* To Watch the Show - Register at First Comes Fashion
*Below are more pics and great Nautical themed giveaway.
Another special Style Shepherd Giveaway!A beautiful Nautical Necklace from BROOKLYNrehab! Its 'Knot' your typical necklace. "Flat ship knot" interwoven bib on a light weight gold tone chain. 3" x 1-1/2" cotton cord knot on a 18" chain. To win, you must be a follower of the Style Shepherd of course, and leave a comment telling us about your favorite piece of BROOKLYNrehab jewelry and follow IVANAhelsinki on facebook. All comments must be posted by Sunday September 26th, 2010 11:59PM. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced Monday September 27th, 2010. Comment as many times as you like (no translation yet, comments must be in English). Good Luck!