Aaaanyways, I feel like I pretty much say the same thing every season, except this time it's extremely delayed* (confession below), but, fuck: Chris Benz, you're tugging at my heart strings so very, very firmly. I mean, a sequined fried egg? Do you have any idea how my need for protein and my magpie sensibilities are quarreling with the fact that such a bedazzled top exists? Any even so - the sequin fried egg was hardly the highlight. There were crazy geometric patterns and bright autumnal colors (for spring!) and all the vibrant, girly, whimsy that I've come to expect of Chris Benz. But he's no one trick pony, and many seasons into his career- I'm still struck with stars in my eyes and a deep seeded wish that someday a piece from his collection will be mine.
And, further, this highly belated run past the now very, very old news of fashion week was inspired by the CFDA x eBay luncheon that I attended yesterday, hosted by Chris Benz. I first blogged about Chris Benz in 2009 (something I only just remembered,) and then yesterday I was sitting in a room with him, having lunch, chatting with the pink-haired-ingenue himself about Pretty Woman halloween costumes and being a cat lady, after several seasons of attending his shows and just... whoa. Life changes in a whole list of ways that I absolutely never, ever could have anticipated. I think part of me always knew I'd work in fashion, in spite of everything in the world telling me not to, and even though I strayed from the path initially... here I am. This should probably be an entirely separate blog post, but I'm finally starting to feel a tiny sense of pride in getting to a place in my career where I'm self supported by doing something that I absolutely love and could not have dreamed of doing.
Unrelated item: I'll be on QVC's Inspired Style again tonight, 1 AM EST and 10 PM PST. Tune in to catch me talking about ladylike trends with QVC's Amy Stran!