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Nolcha Fashion Week – Luxe Runway Collection

After being inspired by the Fashion Business Panel, I headed up to the Accessories lounge where I found a photo booth waiting for me. A free photo booth! And a lovely lady telling me I could take as many pictures as I wanted! Thank you Classic Photo Booth!

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Well, feeling quite at home and volunteering myself for anyone going attending solo who wanted a photo booth friend (I am a fiend and met Holly Landau from the Fashion Business Panel this way - see above!) I decided to stick around for a bit and check out the 4 pm Luxe Collective Runway show. This show featured the following independent designers: Agnes Valentine | Dora Abodi | Elda De La Rosa Couture | KabukiU | MinnaK | Sodalicious.

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MinnaK Models

While waiting for the show to begin, I was able to meet up with a Twitter friend of mine Lisa Barr @Bridalease, who writes for New York Bridal Fashion Examiner, so it was great fun having someone to chat with before the show started, not to mention nabbing a second row seat! I have to say, after a week of spending over an hour to see a 10 minute collection, it was so nice to sit down for a bit and enjoy multiple designers at a single show. In addition, the whole vibe at Nolcha was very relaxed - after the show many models stuck around to take photos with people attending the shows and everyone seemed to be having a really good time.

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Unfortunately my camera battery was dead by this point, but I did snap a few photos with my cell phone camera that came out ok. Bright spots during the show for me were Sodalicious' Marie Antionette-inspired feathers and costume quality gowns as well as Elsa De La Rosa's choice of the Frieda soundtrack to accompany her designs! For me music is such a key component to truly telling the story of a collection. For more photos check out the NYFW photo album on the PR Couture Facebook Fan Page.

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Now, I don't think I have really ever done an outfit post, but what I put together for Nolcha just worked so well and carried me well into the wee hours of the morning in the East Village so I wanted to share it here. I basically wore a whole lot of black with a vintage lace dress over and my trusty Hayden Harnett Zipper boots and a patent leather belt (Target!) work umpire style. I paired the black and natural lace with a gorgeous green bracelet sent to me from Nancy Vaughn of Whitebook Agency from her client Cecelia Bythewood's new collection. I actually ended up wearing this bracelet again to the Twinkle by Wenlan after-party!

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Pictured on my left is Jordana Bruner of Clutch 22 and her friend and PR girl Jessika Goldstein. Jessika actually introduced Jordana to PR Couture, so I thought it was only fair she make her debut on the blog!

About the author: Crosby


Known as the "fashion publicist's most powerful accessory," (SD-UT) and the "West Coast 'It' girl of fashion PR," (YFS Magazine) Crosby Noricks is a brand strategist, author and founder of PR Couture. Crosby was included in the iMedia 25 Class of 2012 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, and enjoys helping fashion and lifestyle brands connect with their audiences in meaningful and creative ways.

4 Comments

  • Posted September 24, 2009 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    It was a pure pleasure to meet you finally! I agree that shows often take so long to get started, only to be finished in 5 min, that it was lovely to sit and enjoy multiple designers. I look forward to sharing next season and future seasons of fashion with you.
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Destination wedding – Curaçao Renaissance Resort & Casino pt. 4 =-.

  • Posted September 24, 2009 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    So bummed I didn’t make it to New York this time, but I will be there in Feb. Super excited. Anyway, I love your blog and seeing all the events and of course your tips for pr. I’m a fellow fashion blogger here in San Diego, so if you plan on throwing any events down here or in LA, let me know! I’d love to meet you and discuss the fashion blogosphere.
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..Coolest 90s Ad Campaigns =-.

  • Jessika
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Oh wow! I am so honored to be featured in a post of a blog I’ve been reading for such a long time and learned so much from. Thank you! It was an absolute joy to meet you and I look forward to continuing to stay in touch. Keep up all the fabulous work! xo

  • Posted September 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    I loved the show:) my fav was Dora Abodi…

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Meet Crosby Noricks

Hi. I'm Crosby, the founder of PR Couture and a fashion brand strategist. I care about supporting and celebrating fashion publicists as well as helping rad companies connect with their audiences in more meaningful ways. Recently, iMedia included me in their annual list of 25 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, along with people from Starbucks, Twitter and Volkswagon, which I think is pretty neat. Like Elle Woods, I am a Gemini-vegetarian (that's about where the similarities end). Let's connect: Check out my full bio, Brand Elixer sessions or shoot me an electronic communiqué.