Refinery 29 x Brand Assembly Fashion Event

9:30 AM

I went to my first ever fashion event this past week! With fashion week in full swing, I was glad I got a little taste of it. Refinery 29 partnered with Brand Assembly to show a collection at the Lord & Taylor Flagship store in the heart of NYC (5th ave baby!). Though the location was no Bryant Park, there was certainly glamour and class.



The second floor was beautiful. There were racks upon racks of gorgeous fashion pieces from furs to wool to silk, they had it all. In the middle of the room, there was a small space blocked off for the show. There were dim lights, a DJ and, of course, a runway. Moha and I arrived half an hour early and no one was there yet. We had front row seats! Of course, the security guy told us if we signed up online, we needed to check in. We got up, only to find that the check-in line was like a mile long. We wait begrudgingly. After 10 minutes of about standing in line, they told everyone that they would check in with the rest of us after the show. Can you believe it! We rushed back to the runway and there was standing room only. Ugh. FML right??

My view of the runway. #fail
My Samsung S3 takes horrible photos.
As you can see, my view was horrendous and my camera didn't help either. I ended up catching a few of the outfits, but all the photos came out blurry. What I did see was fabulous though. The collection consisted of approx. 20 looks from various emerging designers. These artists are considered the "next big thing." Very cool to be one of the first ones to see their work! I can't find the photos from the show, but you can learn more about Brand Assembly on their Facebook page here and shop some of the pieces from Lord & Taylor here.

After the runway, we explored the racks on the 2nd floor while sipping some white wine. Funny story, so we found a server walking around with 2 glasses of champagne and 2 glasses of water. We asked him if we can take the champagne. He asked to see some ID. Moha already had her ID, ready in hand, and shows it to the guy, while I'm here digging into my purse to find my wallet. By the time I got it out, she was already sipping champagne. I showed my ID and right before I could take the glass, this old lady swipes it off of the tray and keeps walking by!! Damn Grannie, you got me this time...Luckily, there was another server walking around and I was able to get a glass.

What I Wore:
Dress: Tobi | Necklace: DIY (here's how) | Heels: BCBG Max Azria


They have beautiful chairs and a really cool mirror design.
Oh, did I mention there was also a photo booth? Everyone was waiting in line for it, even the models took photos too!


This is how our photo came out!
In the end, we still had an amazing time. Did you do anything fun this week? I'd love to hear about it below!

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12 comments

  1. Looks like a fab event! I really love your dress May...you look really pretty.

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks a lot Keisha! It was fun, but I wish I had a better view of the show!

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  2. That is so awesome that you got to go to a fashion show! I believe Boston Fashion Week is in October. I would love to go to that.

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    1. A lot of the smaller brands have free shows. I'd recommend looking around for that!

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  3. Going to a runway event must be so fun! And you looked great!!

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  4. Great event to go to! Congratulations!

    (I regret I did not do a lot of blogging in 2010, and did not even think of taking "behind the scene" pictures at the Vancouver Fashion Week!)

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    1. Thanks Natalia. And wow, lucky you! That must've been so much fun.

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  5. Wow, that looks like so much fun! My week definitely wasn't as much fun as yours. ;-)
    I can't even recall it, haha.
    ChicAndAlluring.com

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    1. Haha, we all have those weeks though! That's why you don't see a weekend recap every week :P

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  6. Looks like you had fun! I love your dress!
    xoxo Lauren | Will Sing For Makeup

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