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LIVEBLOG: Roopal Patel At Neiman Marcus With Spring 2012 Trends

This afternoon Roopal Patel, former Senior Women’s Accessories Editor of Neiman Marcus, will be presenting the fashion trends for Resort/Spring 2011 at Neiman Marcus San Diego.

Roopal Patel Fall Trends 2011 Fashion Presentation At Neiman Marcus

We will be liveblogging the entire event from behind-the-scenes model prepping to Roopal’s presentation and show.

It will be especially exciting to see how Roopal has dressed the models for the runway show, and although we will be astonished by the gorgeous looks that walk down the red carpet today, we have insider information as to what key trends we can expect to see.

RELATED POST: Fall 2011 Trends: Python, Gold, Metallics, & Fur



1. Bordeaux – rich vino hue is the color of the season.  A must!

2. Fur (real or faux) – this luxurious way of accessorizing pulls your outfit together.

3. Bold Gold – this classic color adds pop to your fall/winter wardrobe, especially when metallic!

4. Lady Chic – a head to toe polished, modern way of dressing.  Don’t be afraid to match your handbag to your pumps!

RELATED POST: “Lady Chic” – Ken Downing Recommends It


Behind-the-Scenes – 10:00 am PST.

Presentation/Fashion Show – 12:30 pm PST.


Offline – Neiman Marcus at Fashion Valley, San Diego CA.

Online – Right here on nubry.  You can also follow our tweets @nubry, our live instagram updates, tumblr pics, and Poses.

See you soon!


8:15 am PST: Using hashtag #RoopalPatelNM for the event on all networks!

8:30 am PST: Already getting ready to meet Roopal. Blowdry! Cant talk

10:00am PST: I am one of the first to arrive at Fashion Valley hence the empty parking lot.

I am one of the first to arrive at Fashion Valley

10:10 am PST: I enter Neiman Marcus through the Employee Entrance and am now officially behind the scenes.


Entering Neiman Marcus through the Employee Entrance

10:20 am PST: Roopal is chatting across the room with Neiman Marcus Event Coordinator, Ida Sandico-Whitaker, the models are walking in armed with Starbucks, and ready to be done up! I am checking out the pieces Roopal has already picked out to present.

Spotted this YSL Muse bag in Coral & Fendi Neon Colorblock pumps in staging room.

Models arriving in the room filled with Spring 2012 Trends


10:30 am: Update: I meet Roopal Patel and she says we are so past fall.  She will be presenting the Spring 2012 trends. She explains we have lived in bordeaux all fall and are ready for resort. Key Trend: Neon not Pastels

She also says colorblocking is huge and I do see alot of python bags and shoes in the dressing room.  The jewelry is arriving exclusively for the Spring Resort Presentation. I’m going to try on a few pieces.

Discussing how to wear the Spring 2012 trends with Roopal


10:45 am: A look into the staging room and you can see what we will be expecting to see in the Resort 2012 presentation

Preparing the Spring 2012 looks


Roopal must have this Fendi Python bag in mind for Spring 2012

11:00 am PST: Models are trying on their looks and here is a quick peak.  Roopal helps finesse the looks once on the model by pushing a sleeve or draping a fabric differently.


Model gets dressed for Spring 2012 Trends Presentation


Roopal dresses the model for the Spring 2012 presentation

Peak: Model are in Metallic for Spring 2012


11:15 am PST: The rest of the store is busy getting ready with just one hour left to go.   One last model is getting her make up done.

Listening to Rihanna at Neiman Marcus

Last model getting her makeup done

11:20 am PST: Spotted Roopal’s Celine bag relaxing in the store.


Roopal's Celine bag ~ You know its the bag to own when she carries it to a trend event!

11:30 am PST: I run into the manager! We are both on trend for Fall, but hello! we are on to Resort 2012 now!


We dressed the same! Who wore it best?! LOL

12:00 pm PST: Its pretty calm now and I take an Instagram break!

Taking an Instagram break before the event begins

12:30 pm PST: Neimans Partygoers are arriving and heading down to greet everyone. Had to take a picture of this gorgeous metallic chunk jewelry thats on the menu for Spring 2012.

Chunk Jewelry is on trend for Spring 2012

Party favors are ready to go! ~ The advantage of attending the store event offline!


Roopal Patel is Ready to Meet and Greet! How excited is she to kick Fall and Cruise into Resort?


12:42pm PST: Neiman Marcus makes their official Twitter Announcement

Neiman Marcus makes their official Twitter Announcement


1:00pm PST: Have not started yet! Everyone is enjoying the hors d’ouerves especially the fresh mozzerella skewers.

1:05 pm PST: And she starts to talk! Roopal agrees with Ken Downing’s philosophy.

Less is less and more is more!

The trends begin to get into motion with the runway show.


Roopal says "Mix and match your bangles"

Neiman Marcus Presentation of Spring 2012 Trends


Roopal Patel says "Ippolita is amazing! The jewelry is like a sculpture"


Last run through from Roopal's Spring 2012 picks


1:45 pm PST:

Roopal Patel with the models in her selected Spring 2012


Sending a final tweet leaving after saying goodbye to Roopal



About The Author

Gretchen is a plant-based, laid-back, spontaneous gal who loves discovering new cool things. Her mission is helping her fellow readers to improve their lifestyle through fashion, beauty, and health. Gretchen is the Editor In Chief and always loves to hear your thoughts. Follow her on Twitter: @nubry and Instagram: @nubry.

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