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.
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.
FALL 2011 TRENDS:
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!
Behind-the-Scenes – 10:00 am PST.
Presentation/Fashion Show – 12:30 pm PST.
Offline – Neiman Marcus at Fashion Valley, San Diego CA.
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.
10:10 am PST: I enter Neiman Marcus through the Employee Entrance and am now officially behind the scenes.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
11:20 am PST: Spotted Roopal’s Celine bag relaxing in the store.
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!
12:00 pm PST: Its pretty calm now and I take an Instagram break!
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.
12:42pm PST: 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.
1:45 pm PST: