carmen marc valvo

love me, shoot me, leave me.

story of the fashionable life.

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camera bombardment outside lincoln center.

they: “what are you wearing?”
me: “oh, last night’s dress.”

super classy jokester. it was fun til a few did some close ups on my toes & shoes. “ok, thank you boys. that’ll be all for now.”

20140908-121907.jpgbackstage pass, viewing the team prep the runway & lights for a smooth show.

20140908-122050.jpgcarmen marc valvo.

20140908-122239.jpgpicture of you taking a picture of me.

20140908-122318.jpgphotographers taking their positions.

20140908-122412.jpgthe mastermind himself, carmen marc valvo & fam!

20140908-122428.jpgmodel boys just hanging.

20140908-122506.jpgthe look book board for the models of the show. hi skye!

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[not my best] selfie with mister carmen himself, we’ll sort of :D i should have said hi!

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show’s about to start!

20140908-160404.jpgsome of my favorite pieces but everything was so beautiful, so glam.

20140908-161018.jpgloved the show. bravo, bravissimo carmen!!!

and thank you to my dear friend who invited me to this glorious show with backstage access & festivities!

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les benjamins

love notes from paris,
drums on my heart…

20140709-104726.jpgparis fashion week is here. an up & coming turkish designer brand is making waves across the borders: les benjamins. the cocktail party in le marais hosted by the lovely paula was filled with special guests & fashionistas as the new collection was unveiled.20140709-195015.jpgwhen paula & i first met @ cannes film festival, all dolled up & glowing #tbt20140710-142315.jpg20140709-195028.jpgmy favorite piece in the collection: albert einstein + miley cyrus. e=m[iley]c[yrus] squared. brilliant. 20140709-195044.jpgsister loved it too.20140710-183340.jpgcute + hyperactive dog spotted. must pick up. he went for a kiss.20140709-195103.jpgmust take photos.20140709-195349.jpgsome help from his owner.
20140710-030655.jpgme: is he neutered? [random question]
he: what? [laughs hysterically]20140710-030802.jpgfinally got the shot [after 20 tries]. meet easy, the dog.20140710-030902.jpgthanks to victor malecot at ten days in paris for our sibling photo.20140710-031017.jpgcoolest kids in town selfie: L-R yours truly, myself [in creepy shadow]; benoit, a talented jazz musician [& natural charmer]; martin the attorney; baby co, the little sister & attorney in the making.20140710-031058.jpgbaby co had harassed chased down stalked pet every single dog in sight during our monthlong eurotrip. what is one more lovable italian greyhound?20140710-031114.jpgles benjamins has an effortless chic & feel to their designs. trendy streetwear full of attitude mixed with symbolic images allow one to ponder about pop culture and its influences. the understated cool factor is here to stay.

a great celebration it was with champagne & beer flowing since it was also a glorious win for france against nigeria that day. allez les bleus!20140710-175934.jpg
for a sexy chill hotspot in paris where the cool kids + hipsters + fashionistas dwell inbetween mtgs, castings, rendezvous, see le progr├Ęs.

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