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M.I.S.S. NYFW: Tracy Reese Fall 2010


M.I.S.S. NYFW: Tracy Reese Fall 2010

I got to sneak into the Tracy Reese show via former employees Tina and Rachael, and the line was absolutely mind-blowing. The background of the stage was painted like a Monet, and it was seriously one of the most packed shows that I attended. Among the guests I spotted were Oprah’s stylist (according to friend Tina), Adrienne Bailon, Julia Stiles, Robert Verdi, who was sitting next to Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child, and some girl from reality tv that I think is a star from either The Hills or The City or one of those. She was wearing the cutest sequined Tracy Reese dress, either way.

Tracy is famous for her whimsical prints, and she is especially known for her printed dresses. Although this line contained some floral prints, the former Tracy employees noted that his line was much edgier than some of her previous offerings. The show followed in line with many of the other shows of fall 2010 fashion week, in that it featured furs heavily in the collection, both real and faux There were also some faux leather jackets featured, along with fingerless elbow-high gloves and scarves covering the whole face. Trends from the line include lots of powder blue and smoky blue (which by the way, look exceptional on all the models, especially on the red-haired model they chose) and layered looks. Some of the jewelry was outstanding (by Gerard Yosca), and I especially liked the stacked, chunky footwear featured with the outfits, which were done by Highline United for Tracy Reese.

My fave looks? The blue chiffon dresses. Simply beautiful. I liked the grey lace spliced jersey dress in the beginning of the show for everyday glamour, and the black lacquered jacquard and lace layered strapless gown for evening. I also really enjoyed one of the final dresses to grace the runway that evening, which was a Blush-colored embellished frock – the perfect party dress. Tracy came out at the end and hugged the editor of Ebony Magazine, but quickly absconded backstage without a true walk down the runway. Although she had on low-heeled mules for this appearance, I caught her backstage wearing some high-heeled Doc Martens. Also, many of her employees backstage were wearing a Tracy dress with the same yellow print – and now I know what I will be searching for when the collection hits stores. The show was great, and she worked with both of the sponsors of NYFW for the beauty, TRESemmé and Maybelline. And because of the show, I have a new favorite song – “Cutie Pie” by One Way. Check the video at the bottom of the post to see why!!


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