I have yet to meet a twenty or thirtysomething girl who hasn't had a love affair with Charlotte Ronson and her to die for designs.
I Heart Ronson simply because Charlotte always knows how to put a unique spin on femininity, giving girls the flattering and hip pieces that they want to wear, executed in a totally unique way. I never felt comfortable pairing a flirty, frilly dress with a military jacket before Charlotte came along.
I must confess, this was one of the shows on my must sneak in if tent fills up list. More than packed to capacity, the pre-show scene was more chaotic than all of Lady Gaga's VMA outfits combined, but once the lights changed and the music kicked in, those who had seats relaxed to enjoy a breath of fresh fashion show air. Charlotte's girls were all dolled up with pretty buns, braided foreheadbands and natural, barely there makeup as they traipsed down the runway to Char's twin sis Samantha's pumpin' beats.
The theme was classical meets street and I adored the perfect street sense behind every one of the totally wearable pieces. Hard and soft at the same time, sweet but with a definite Ronson edge. It took minutes for me to mentally purchase a sleek off the shoulder top and a lovely print mini dress that stood out in a sea of solids. I loved it all, even though I didn't fully get the mesh scrunched up leggings look, I kind of wanted them too. The color palette consisted mostly of blacks and grays, but a few pops of pastel pink softened everything up for Spring.
As for all star celebs - 90210's Jessica Stroup was loving the looks along with Russell Simmons, Manhattan socialite Tinsley Mortimer and Nicky Hilton.
p.s. Lindsay Lo was a no show.