Monique Lhuillier‘s Spring/Summer 2012 collection got lots of oohs and ahhs at her runway show. This was my first time attending a Lhuillier show, and I was pleasantly surprised. Lhullier’s clothes are elegant and chic, but this season she took a successful dab at sex appeal by using materials like leather and lace.
There was one look that I especially loved: a blue skirt with black sequins down the middle and a leather waist trim, and a black tank top. Sophisticated enough for the office yet sexy enough for a date out on the town afterwards.
I had great seats (second row) looking out to the front row on the other side of the runway, which consisted of Julianne Hough (I met her, and will write a post on her later), Mandy Moore, LeAnn Rimes con hubby Eddie Cibian (so hot), Rose McGowan, and Jamie Lynn Sigler. The celebs were whispering about the pieces they adored to one another: girl talk! What was even more of a buzz was when one of the models (highlighted in the video clip- first model wearing yellow) fell two times. I felt so bad but I give her props for continuing to walk, and then walking the finale–successfully.
Going to multiple fashion shows requires an eclectic and chic mix of outfits. Each day I’ve been there, photographers have come up to me asking to take my picture. The outfit I wore to Lhuillier’s show was extremely popular with the photographers; they were obsessed with my necklace and suede jacket with maxi dress combo. I’ve worn this dress so many times, but each time I wear it I style it a different way. I bought it at Kitson in LA over the summer, and the necklace as well. It’s just as great for fall as it was for summer due to the dark color pallet. The necklace gave it a pop of color, my Tory Burch wedges complemented the color scheme of my dress, and my suede BCBG jacket made the look more fall and less summery.
My outfit was perfect for the show, and I can’t wait to fashion this combo again (just not at FW!). Overall, I enjoyed my time at Lhuillier’s show, and I have no doubt that her SS12 collection will be a go-to for Hollywood’s sexiest, most feminine, and of course beloved.