Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Envision Artopia Spring 2012


I have absolutely no problem with going to an event solo. But I absolutely have a problem driving and parking in downtown Minneapolis on a busy Saturday night alone. Luckily, for me, my boyfriend does the driving and parking and I get to tease my hair in the flip down mirror. Big hair, don’t care. 
This past weekend a few friends, my bf and I went to Envision Artopia Spring 2012 at the Graves Hotel. Peter and I had gone to the Fall show in ’11 and loved it! VIP for this event is definitely worth the $. We sat in third row near the end of the catwalk. 
First we made our rounds to all of the caterer tables, fashion and jewelry vendors, and art galleries. We claimed our seats, opened our swag bags and sipped on our drinks. I was so excited for the show to start and even more excited about the fabulous view. At this point it’s about 15 minutes till show time and an insanely drunk woman tries to walk through our aisle carrying a tray of many drinks. 
What do you think happens next? ...
She spills the entire tray on me.
Broken glass, captain ‘n coke and cosmo’s all over me. And my Cole Haans. 
Luckily I was too shocked to do/say anything to her at the time. She was escorted out I was handed towels and I dried off by intermission. Phew -_-’
But on a higher note, the show was so great! I preferred the first half and actually the first collection by CounterCouture. It was modern, wearable, and young. Everything in the line was appropriate for Spring/Summer. Light fabrics, bright colors and clean lines. 
A lot of the lines and looks were provided by local designers and boutiques. 
video
The overall theme of the collections were mostly resort wear with a good mix of separates, dresses, and even menswear. But, just as at any showing, there are always a few impractical looks. 
The event was hosted by Joan Erakit of TheBrownGirlFiles. A portion of all the proceeds went to Free Arts Minnesota !
I'm wearing Rare Summer 2011,
Cole Haan pumps & CatBirdNY rings
If you live near, or are visiting around these times, definitely take the time to check this event out. Just remember to wear your raincoat in third row ;)
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