Bloomingdale’s White Plains kicked of its “100 Percent Bloomindale’s” campaign, which features more than 200 exclusive items, with a “Hot Fall Fashion Show” Saturday, Sept. 8, co-hosted by Carole Radziwill, the down-to-earth, humorous star of “The Real Housewives of New York.” The emphasis was on fall trends, with velvet, florals, high-waisted jeans, white shoes – yes, white shoes in autumn – and red on red rocking the runway.
Radziwill herself – author of the poignant memoir “What Remains,’’ about her marriage to the late ABC News producer and filmmaker Anthony Radziwill and their relationship with John and Carolyn Kennedy, their cousins – was on trend in a gold paisley bomber jacket, form-fitting maroon velvet pants and pump booties, a variation on the new sock bootie.
“I couldn’t decide on a pump or a bootie so I wore a pump bootie,” Radziwill said, lifting one foot adorned in what looked like a T-strap heel and a sock.
Looks we loved included model Anna in the Ted Baker 100 Percent Rose Body Con Dress with rose gold embellishments (Radziwill said that as president of her Manhattan apartment board she redid the elevator in rose gold); Polina in the Rag & Bone Velvet Hi Rise Ankle Jean (“It’s all about the mom jeans,” Raziwill said. “Love it.”); Polina again in the Rebecca Taylor Floral Printed bomber jacket and Slip Dress with SJP velvet ballet pumps; Aleks in the Rebecca Taylor veg leather skirt in pecan (we heart vegan leather); Anna in Aqua’s Gold Bomber Jacket (a stylish steal at $88); and Aleks in Blank NYC’s 100 Percent Floral Embellished Moto Jacket (“You can never have enough moto jackets,” Radziwill said.)
But the ladies really loved sole male model Mikus, who pranced and preened in looks ranging from Moncler to Michael Bastian.
One lady behind me was snapping photos of him with her cell – for her granddaughter, she said.
For more on Bloomingdale’s “100 Percent” campaign, on through Sunday, Sept. 17, visit Bloomingdales.com. For more on fashion, check out WAG’s September issue at wagmag.com. For more on velvet and the sock bootie, look for Danielle Renda’s reports in WAG’s October “Exploring Technique” issue and for more on Carole Radziwill, look for WAG’s November “Exploring the Individual” issue.
– Georgette Gouveia