I have a very one-track mind.
When I see something and I like it,
I harp on it.
Over and over and over again.
Which is why sometimes, fashion shows are a little bit overwhelming.
I love them, don't get me wrong. But as someone who gets distracted easily,
it's often hard to focus on everything.
That's what happened with the Rebecca Minkoff show
and these hats.
Ohh these hats.
In second place comes the fringe bags - which, to be honest, are a very close second.
I dig the separated fringe, and its piece-y nature.
But both are eye-catching and shallow,
and I'm trying to come up with a strategy for show-viewing that helps me take in everything.
I assume there's an art to it.
Aside from establishing the perfect show-going facial expression (attentive but unemotional seems to be the norm),
I'm now scheming ways to ensure that I take in the full look-
rather than just,
1. I force myself to take pictures of the details.
I segment off body parts and shoot them.
Which incidentally makes me sound like I'm Dexter.
2. I'm working on always doing a full body scan,
which again, sounds disconcertingly creepy and voyeuristic.
3. I notice the hair.
Over the last year, I've realized just how important the hair styling can be.
I don't take it for granted.
Having worked back stage,
I know that the stylists put a huge emphasis on the accessories- something I never appreciated until seeing the agonizing that takes place about the most seemingly tiny things.
5. The music.
Not just my visceral reaction to it,
but why the designer might have chosen it.
6. The Styling
Tucks n' rolls, mostly.
Half tucks? Sleeve scrunches?
7. The AUDIENCE
Literally the best part of the show.
Do you think it's important to focus on everything,
or is there something to be said for a visceral reaction?