Have you ever had those moments where you just love Los Angeles so much that you take it in your arms and squeeze it so hard that you don’t realize until it’s too late that you’ve crushed all of its adorable little bones in your delirious, smothering embrace? I’m kinda having one right now after the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2008 Runway Show on Friday night at the Petersen Automobile Museum hosted by Mandy Moore. Rising talents who showcased their collections were Nanushka, Quail, Wayne Hadly, Peonie, Wayf, K.Z.O., Laeken, and Maxine Dillon.
My thoughts? Quail designer Michelle Nguyen Williams paired all her models with the Alice + Olivia for Payless Rivington Ankle boots, in a moment of high fashion meets the streets. Everyone in the crowd – including models walking for Laeken – wore nerdy (made cool by hipsters) glasses. And choice songs of the season include Lykke Li’s Little Bit and MGMT’s Time to Pretend. But, really, no fashion show could ever feature as much scandal, outrage, rumors, and shocking behavior as Eleanor Waldorf’s on Gossip Girl ;)