Designers, Fashion

NYC Fashion Week Spring 2008 – Temperley and the after party

The Temperley show brought me to Bryant Park. Finally I would get to experience the tents. It was madness. The tents are huge. I’m sitting in the forth row in this picture and there were a ton of people behind me.

I was stuck at the beginning of the runway which was at a really odd angle. The lighting was poor for my camera and I didn’t get many good shots. See my Temperly photos. I have video after the jump though.

I thought the collection was a little all over the place. I loved the black & white and prints. The more neutral stuff and the muted orange just didn’t do anything for me. I’m a big fan of these looks (pic 1, pic 2, pic 3, pic 4, pic 5). There were two dresses (pic 1, pic 2) that really threw me for a loop, they just didn’t fit in.


Agyness was amazing. I had seen her on the street but this was the first time I saw her working.

That night I attended the Temperley after party at their showroom in Soho. There wasn’t a freight elevator but the space itself was beautiful. Huge windows that allowed you to look out on to the street. People from the street were often looking up to see what was going on.

I met up with Truc from Deeply Superficial, who used to brunch with us Toronto bloggers, but now lives in New York. Rachel Zoe was at the party too; she scowled at me. πŸ™‚ We were both wearing white dresses. Her’s was pretty damn beautiful actually, but I looked better.

There was a girl at the party that was wearing a really pretty sequined dress, so I told her. Turns out she was Alice’s design assistant and lived in Ottawa at one point. Canadians are everywhere. Alice was wearing this dress from the collection and she looked better than Natasha did. It was refreshing.

I drank a lot of Moet and danced the night away. It was my last day of fashion week activities after all. Needless to say I was very hung over the next morning. My first few hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was a daze of Egyptian and early American art.

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Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog β€œI want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.