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Along with a surprising number of diehard fashionistas, we braved the Great Blizzard of 2010 to head down to Soho for the pre-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Eryn Brinié presentation. The narrow Soho boutique was transformed into a sleek showroom with models posing and showing off Autumn and Winter looks on the elevated level along the narrow boutique.
The trendy, effortless (and affordable), Paris-to-New York City girl looks, were a palette of dark shades - black, greys, and military greens, with a splash of stripes, cranberries and cream. The looks included sexy, yet feminine and wearable layering pieces and jackets. Outerwear included girly puffies (some with bow accents), a cocoon shape, a fur trimmed swing jacket and a unique take on the classic trench with 3/4 length butterfly sleeves. The very versatile Marseilles grey knit vest with cable-lined edging was shown a couple times layered under fitted blazers with skinny trousers. The presentation line ended with four evening looks, all in black - one long and pleated throwback to 30's Hollywood dress, two LBDs and a rosette covered vest and cropped pant number screaming for a shirt to layer underneath. The models sported either the soon to be ubiquitous low side plaits or intentionally messy updos.
As usual with presentations, the models were troupers, standing and posing in towering heels under hot lights. There was almost a Kell on Earth “model down!” moment, as one of the girls began teetering and wobbling on the stage. She then climbed down and hastily retreated to the back, hopefully for some water and sustenance. Guests coming in from the snow made a beeline to the handsome waiters serving weather appropriate warm spiked cider and grooved to a Chuck Bass-esque DJ spinning party tunes.
·Eryn Brinié [Official Site]