Fashion Week Palm Desert

Fashion Week Palm Desert Wednesday – March 20, 2013 and Thursday – March 21, 2013

Wed. March 20, 2013 – The Drama and Designs of Project Runway

This show was sponsored by Donna MacMillan and Marilyn Goldstein.

Local Project Runway all-star Michael Costello debuts his spring 2013 collection and shares the runway with 11 other Project Runway designers showing their latest collections.

A one-hour cocktail reception precedes and the Hors d’oeuvres were courtesy of Trio Restaurant and the wine served was courtesy of Le Grand Courtage.

At the reception there was so much to look at, the people, the fashion, some good some bad, but all were entertaining. The food was very creative, served in colorful Chinese take out containers, which provided very easy clean up I’m sure. The runway show had some very innovative fashions as well as some horrible fashions. I am not going to name names… lets just say you know who you are, and with Project Runways brand I can say no more. The after party was just lovely, under the stars at the glorious Viceroy in downtown Palm Springs. Nice tray passed horderves, my favorite was the mini BLT’s, so scrumptious. I sat down on a couch and got up for a moment to get another cocktail and when I came back Sue Wong was sitting along side of me. What a treat! Talking to her before her big night and she so graciously gave me a preview on her face book page, where she did the invites herself. There were other familiar face and all of the models from the show were there in there imaginative street clothes. All in all a very fun night.

Thursday March 21, 2013 – Sue Wong Runway Show

Sue Wong always astonishes with her revered, age-old couture techniques implemented by the finest couture houses in Europe, evoking the allure and glamour of eras such as Weimar Berlin, 1930s Shanghai, Precode Hollywood, and Manhattan’s gilded Jazz Age, and all things Great Gatsby. Now this show was worth all the money in the world, even though it was free for me. Sue Wong is an inspiration, she as a person is so Zen like. Her creations are exceptional, with every piece different and boldly unique. All of the models wore very severe feather headdresses, but somehow managed to match perfectly with their couture. The embroidery and tooling is unmatched anywhere. Sue’s line is elegant but whimsical, fairylike but royal. The colors were so marvelous; many jewel tones that you just can’t find.

She has 65 different looks, each one better then the next. Her designs are magical, mysterious and sexy. There is just no way to top this kind of talent. Later, I opted not to attend any other shows. Why would you drive a BMW when you can luxuriate in a Rolls Royce? My cup runnith over, it is just the best of the best as far as any runway show I have ever seen. I was so blessed to have spent time with Sue Wong the night before, and then to sit almost front row and be charmed forever. Sue Wong lives for one thing: to spread glamour and beauty


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