Friday, February 15, 2013

Dallas Takes on New York Fashion Week

Fashion bloggers Lauren Scruggs, Shannon
Yoachum and Courtney Kerr
Like a Sirens song, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has an irresistible lure for those who are fashionably minded. Some go to discover trends and get ahead of the curve. Others go to voyeur into the world of the jet-set crowd, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite celebrities or meet the designers of the moment.  Whatever the reason, New York Fashion Week is always well represented by Dallas and even a massive snow storm couldn't stop our Texans from taking the Big Apple by storm!

Fashion blogger and Bravo TV star Courtney Kerr took in shows from Herve Leger, Rebecca Minkoff, Carmen Marc Valvo and Nicole Miller to name a few. She also took advantage of being in NYC to visit the Bravo studios, attending a taping of Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live" where she got to hang with Jenny McCarthy.

Fashionistas founder, Heidi Dillon, also headed East for the event spending time with reality villainess Pamela Martin-Duarte of Big Rich Texas. Dillon took in shows from Katya Leonovich and attended "The Reality of Fashion/The Reality of AIDS" benefiting Broadway Cares watching fellow Dallas reality actors Leslie Berkland and Nikki Walker of Big Rich Texas stomp the runway.

Style-setter Gregg Asher took in shows from Monique Lhuillier, Herve Leger, Jill Stuart, Libertine and Rubin Chapell - among others. He found time to fit in a performance of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof starring Scarlett Johansen and dinner at Pastis.  But the busiest of all, was Neiman Marcus' Ken Downing who took in more shows than you want to have me list out here. Let's just say he hit all the big ones and everything in-bewteen. Of course, he showed support for former-Dallas designer Lela Rose.

(Left) Former Dallas designer Lela Rose was captured backstage after her show.
(Right) Neiman Marcus' Ken Downing with fashion legend Iris Apfel.

The cast of Big Rich Texas was all over NYC. Pictured left is Austin and Nikki Walker in front of Radio City Music Hall.  On the right is Leslie Berkland, (ex-BRT cast member) Pamela Martin-Duarte and Heidi Dillon at The Reality of Fashion/The Reality of AIDS show.