Strytllng

..:: String Theory @ Roberto Cavalli ::..

Posted in Fashion Week, Lookbook by strytllng on September 30, 2010

It was my last day in Milan and probably the most exciting…but let’s go back to my arrival for the whole picture.

I had thought about fashion show delays while standing in the tram on my very first day in Milan. While I was thinking about the trouble most designers go through waiting for Anna Wintour who is stuck in Milan’s traffic jam, a car door opens next to me and Anna herself jumps out of the car to avoid the traffic by WALKING to the Fendi show in her heels. My mind power sort of overcame me at that particular moment let alone the walk in killer heels to make the show is nothing you would expect her to do according to the myths surrounding her figure – but wait until you hear what my crazy mind did to me 3 days later.

It is the night before the big Cavalli show and dreaming that she kidnapped and now forced me to be her personal assistant to her children and herself, awoke me with cold sweat. I took a quick shower and an even quicker beauty routine to prepare my interviews to be made with the front row guests and the maestro himself at Roberto Cavalli’s 40th anniversary runway show in the Arco della Pace at Piazza Sempione. We had been very late for a press team and just as we took our stand with the camera, Anna runs right past my right shoulder, making herself one of the first front row guests. My camerawoman rushed me to grab the microphone and go over to America’s Vogue editor in chief and probably still one of the outstanding figueres in fashion but I refused still in shock from my dream. I finaly managed to go near but once again had to step away after receiving one cold look from her. I guess I wasn’t the only one for no reporter took her picture or dared to ask one single question that day. I must say it was probably out of respect of her position in fashion and her perfect looks that seemed to be so above everyone that I didn’t interview her that day but I would still like to meet her for tea some day and have private tour through her wardrobe.

Instead I started my series of interviews with InStyle’s Anette Weber (Germany), Anna Dello Russo, and style icon Anna Piaggi, among others.

The show itself was in the most beautiful locations I have seen so far. A light-flooded all white tent with a fantasyjungle in greens and golds at the beginning of the catwalk. The models wore sleek hair and the music was sensitive classical music supported by modern bass kicking in giving the impression of a strangely serene garden with strong creatures living in it. The clothes itself can be discribed as the Indian Hippie Chic. Innumerable strings hanging from long flowing dresses made of light fabrics or skintight leather were cmbined with boho bags. The cuts for Roberto Cavalli’s Spring Summer 11 season are hip-hugging and with back-baring cutouts held by bikinistrings. The Hippie Chic may not be entirely new but the smokey pastel coloring was a different approach to the known whites + brights one suspects for this type of style. A piece or two from this collection could give my summerwardrobe a new edge.

After the show I was the last reporter to ask one last question to Roberto, which I will show you as soon as the video will be finished. My personal highlight may have been interviewing his son, Daniele Cavalli, now designer for the men’s line who, may I add, almost had me forget my name when he elaborated his philosophy of a woman’s sparkling eyes being one of the most beautiful things she could wear. (Ok, so he is a very handsome, charming and flirty boy already, speaking with a velvet voice just a few inches away from my eyes. What can I say?)

And while I tried to remember my name and interview questions Anna was already on her way to Laura Biagiotti, Iceberg or Armani without ever knowing who I was. I promise: The next time I’ll see her, I will be a brave blogette, holding my microphone in my right hand and the recording device in my left while looking my most-confident self and ask her the sharpest questions one could ask.

Until we will meet again Anna, I will be drawn into your web of fashionable strings and continue to admire you for your poise and accomplishments.

What a beautiful day this was!

Gallery: front row pictures, Suzy Menkes, Carine Roitfeld, Anna dello Russo, James Goldstein and somewhere you can find myself in the purple vintage jumpsuit that I inherited from my mother.

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  1. bksellcoy said, on September 30, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    are you the sweet lady on the front row with the laptop? she is wearing Purple too :))
    sweet joke:)

    nice post I would have love to be there too!!!

  2. Milla said, on October 3, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    What a great post and excellent photographs. Was it everything you hoped it would be? How was Italy? I miss Italy so much!!

    • strytllng said, on October 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

      It was a nice trip but I wouldn’t need to go back to the city. Everyone kept telling me that Milan is not very representative for Italy. So I guess I will have to go back and see the real deal for myself another time.

  3. Milla said, on October 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I forgot to mention that your mum has the best taste – that jumpsuit is fabulous!!!

    • strytllng said, on October 4, 2010 at 3:52 pm

      At least she had it in the early 80s! She had such a creative wardrobe with lots of self-made clothing to get things you couldn’t buy. Unfortunately she thrwe a lot of things away before I developed my interest in fashion 😦


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