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Getting Dressed, From BCBG to the Box

Fabiola Baracasa

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Socialite and CIRCA creative director Fabiola Beracasa will file daily reports on her experience of the front rows, backstages, showrooms, and Champagne lounges of Fashion Week.

11:30 a.m. I went to the BCBG/Max Azria showroom to pick out cute outfits to wear to the shows. Lubov Azria, BCBG’s creative director, was so wonderful — she gave me a sneak preview of the runway looks. It was exciting to get the inside scoop. What an honor!

When I told Patrick McGregor, BCBG’s publicist, that I had to go two parties tonight (the Glamour young-designers bash and the Mercedes-Benz kickoff party at the Box — which I looooove) and that I desperately needed a dress, he pulled out a drop-dead gorgeous Hervé Léger dress and said, “Didn’t you know that BCBG owned Hervé?”

12:30 p.m. I ran over to the Yigal Azrouel showroom which, thankfully, was just two blocks from BCBG. There were so many looks that I’d love to wear hanging in the showroom. Yigal came out, and even though I have a boyfriend (who lives in the same building as Yigal), I couldn’t help but think how handsome he was. One of those rare birds: straight, hot, and a fashion designer. Which one of my friends could I set him up with? We went through his look book, and I picked out a really sweet white dress with white embroidery detail. Yigal handed me the perfect black jacket to wear over it, and, as I was getting ready to leave, I vowed to wear it all with black tights.

6:00 p.m. I get home to meet my friend and makeup artist Alexa Rodulfo. I slipped on the Hervé Léger dress for inspiration. In an hour, my hair and makeup was done to perfection, and I was ready to rock!!

7:30 p.m. I went Milk Studios where the Glamour party was taking place. I saw the Rodarte girls, Vena Cava, Sari Gueron, and Rachel Roy. I also ran into Lydia Hearst who invited me to be part of Designers for Darfur on February 9. I left the party with Derek Blasberg, Lyle Maltz, and Ashley Javier, and headed to the Box for the Mercedes-Benz event. There were tons of fun people at the party, but I spent the rest of my night catching up with Tinsley Mortimer since we haven’t seen each other since the Paris couture shows!

1:45 a.m. Home, finally.

Getting Dressed, From BCBG to the Box