Every now and then I step my sneaker-clad foot into a life that I don’t really live. This phenomenon happens about once a year when Fashion Week rolls into town. This year I had an official, sealed in an envelope invitation to the Max Azria for Herve Leger show, thanks to a friend of mine who is a friend of Max’s. Not an invitation that is to be turned down, no matter how little sleep you got the night before (thank you Atlantic City) . So on Valentines Day I donned my high heels and hopped into a cab to get to Bryant Park.
Once inside the lights go down, the music starts and the first dress to strut down the runway is covered in: studs.
Studs are obviously what have been missing in my life all this time. Where can I find my own, I thought as dress after dress paraded out, studded to perfection. How can I – I know! Maybe I can get some individual studs and put them on my clothes! Maybe a couple on my sneakers to make them less boring. Or I can put some on a jacket collar to make it more fun, I mean I obviously can’t cover an entire jacket in them that would just be weird. Maybe I can put them on little strips of fabric to make bracelets – oh, on strips of leather! Yes, that would look great but where can I – oh I know! I can use the straps of all those old purses I never touch anymore….
Later that night I attended another show. This one was back in Brooklyn at Glasslands. At this show, anyone could get in if you just paid the 7 dollar cover, no fancy sealed envelope necessary.
The band was good but what I really took notice of was the great background created for the stage. A pretty sky blue wall that had what looked to be white paper, origami-esque flowers stuck to the top to form an organic, cloud like structure. If you look close here…
I mean, how neat does that look! I can do the same thing in my room. Of course my walls are a mint green but it would look really pretty if I took white paper and made those flowers we learned how to make in elementary school and attach them to the wall in a similar design. All in white that would look nice. Oh, I bet I could even take my leftover white paint and paint some branch-like pictures on the walls. Or a tree, a big white tree, like the ones I learned to draw in my landscape design classes. Will it look weird? I don’t care, I’m doing it. I can start on it in the morning when I wake up. Oh but I also have to finish that scarf I started, that’s been on my mind too. And I keep meaning to spray paint those jars on my shelf with that white paint, maybe I can do that tomorrow as well. And I must remember to charge my camera so I can keep taking pictures and I really really don’t want to forget my studs idea. And am I ever going to get around to painting the rest of the apartment???
I can’t take it. I’m going to bed.