Starstruck

Moustache Man and I (with trepidation) headed to Creatures of Comfort for the VPL Fall 2010 trunk show today.  It was amazing not only to see and touch the pieces, but try them on!  I was looking forward to seeing some key pieces: the glorious bandage gloves, the fake tan dissectional leggings and the bodysuits.  Ultimately, I tried on the protrusile tunic (heavily shouldered dress) and a bodysuit.  I am absolutely in love with this dress.  It had just the right cling, shapely shoulders and incredible asymmetrical seams.  It was the perfect VPL statement dress that you would secure in a garment bag, pull out every month, caress and sigh.

Alas, all the items that got me really excited probably won’t make it into production.  The buyers have so much goddamn power!  Fingerless gloves are on trend!! Leggings are on trend!! Bodysuits are on trend!!  I command you to buy them all now!!!  Wise Moustache Man pointed out that I should just be thankful.  He said I had the opportunity to see and try on pieces that the general public won’t be exposed to, which I guess is looking at the glass half full.  But I want those gloves . . .

Anyway, let’s get to the much more exciting part of the evening.  Guess who was there??  Victoria Bartlett of course, but also Tiffany Tuttle of LD Tuttle!!  The two designers have been collaborating for VPL footwear since Spring 2009, so Tiffany frequents the VPL trunk shows.  I was going to escape nameless like I did at the last trunk show, but Moustache Man held firm and we actually got to meet and chat with Tiffany!  I was pretty nervous, but she was incredibly nice and genuine so it was easy to talk to her.  She actually expressed interest in what I was doing (!) and she talked a bit about what attracted her to shoe design.  It was really the most inspirational, freaking awesome day.

credits: vpl fake tan dissectional leggings, vpl protrusile tunic, vpl varigated patchwork bodysuit

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11 Responses to “Starstruck”

  1. March 24th, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    tinja says:

    i love the tights :))

  2. March 24th, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Pennerad says:

    Wow sounds like quite the experience!
    Loving your army surplus belt thingy below. :-)

  3. March 24th, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    midori says:

    vpl is amazing. i love all of their neutrals, colorblocking and shapes/silhouettes

  4. March 24th, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Marisa says:

    OMG those leggings are amazing and I need them immediately!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. March 24th, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Valerie says:

    :)

  6. March 24th, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    Isy says:

    Soooo great !!
    I loved that collection, this ‘sick’ / thin feeling… so smart, powerful, moving.
    And also beautiful.

  7. March 25th, 2010 at 4:57 AM

    Brigadeiro says:

    Love the tunic dress…shame it won’t make it to production! :(
    xx

  8. March 25th, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Sandra says:

    Cool tights!

    Thank you for the comment, yeah, I love rings! ;)

    x

  9. March 26th, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    PRIMOEZA says:

    i like this post! i like wearing loose things, but some of the vpl pieces have caught my eye in the past.
    and i know what you mean about escaping nameless! i had a chance to meet the guys from refinery 29 the other day, but i had no one to pull me back, so i left nameless and feeling slightly annoyed with myself!

  10. March 26th, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    zoe says:

    Love the tights in the first shot!

  11. March 29th, 2010 at 12:39 AM

    Nadege says:

    the nude sectionalized dress is fantabulous!

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