fashion + beauty + insider interviews + est 2006
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
london - blaynistas, this is the absolute LAST thing i thought would happen this evening. i just came back from celeb-studded fashion fringe party launch. manolo blahnik, roland mouret, agyness deyn, stuart rose and daphne guiness (interviewed her too) were all there i was covering the event for the ever wonderful paper magazine. it was held at the very posh claridge's hotel, off bond street in london. i got there around 6:30 pm and struck up a few conversatons here and there. early in the evening i got the opportunity to interview the founder of the event, fashion historian and writer, colin mcdowell. we talked fashion, this year's competition and his wardrobe (all ralph lauren, thank you.) about an hour or so later camera lights started going off at a rapid pace and guests began to crowd the door. no wonder- the donatella versace was entering. i was shocked to see her there. as per my earlier posting (see below), she is the new chair woman for fashion fringe - taking over for tom ford - but who knew she was this dedicated? after a few hellos i pulled her aside to ask a few questions about her new post. she was calm, gracious and very friendly. i wish with all my heart that i had a photo to share with you guys, but for once, i wanted to be modest. i didn't want to come off as a groupie. wish i'd swallowed my pride though. i'm kicking myself! i have other photos from the event which i will post later on today. but anyway, i say all that to say, that today i interviewed donatella versace. wow.