Fashion Days Zurich - Opening Night, the VIP Tent

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Famous model..Uh..JK, it's just me. 
Upon my arrival to Puls 5 in the Industrial District of Zurich last Wednesday, I could definitely feel the buzz and anticipation in the air as we all gathered to witness Zurich's inauguration into the International Scene of "fashion weeks". For the past 10 years, Zurich has put on an annual Textile Awards show (last years winner was Alexander Wang) but until this year, had yet to host runway shows that could boast the designers that have been at home in Paris, Milan, NYC and other major International cities for years.


Marissa and I began the evening at the cocktail dinner provided in the VIP tent. I'm sure we were surrounded by important people, though - I definitely could not tell you who they were but I can tell you that the appetizers were delicious. In fact, I was much too preoccupied with eating the shrimp with mango pieces and exclaiming out-loud to Marissa "THIS IS SO COOL" to take many pictures. Surround me with free food and free drinks and basically everything else is just white noise...
So, I shall take advantage of my press pass and use some of their pictures that I missed taking because I was too busy eating..(I'm such a newb)(I hate that word but thats the only way to describe what I was)
Alesha Dixon & Alexander Wang
Irina Kulikova (model) & Monica Cruz
*Alesha performed at the show that night
*Monica is Penelope's sister and was there to present their clothing line, Biaggini Violett.


And thanks to Tilllate.com for snapping pictures of the crowd which was the most interesting to me! Observations below:

-You must go here to see the fashionable and non-fashionable line-up of attendees.
-And since I didn't make the not-so-good dressed list here, you can go check out Zurich streetstyle photographer Tina Weiss's sight for a pretty blunt opinion of the outfits of the evening.

Basically, I wish I could make you look at EVERY picture and talk about them with me, but we all have ADD attention spans so I will not. I had a really great time hanging out with Marissa and checking everyone out before the show. While I didn't know what to expect, I didn't see THAT many amazing outfits - which I guess is what I unconsciously expected.  We are in Switzerland - there is just not much choice for shopping when local malls are flooded with stores like Chicoree and Tally Weijl and H&M.  You really have to go out of your way to shop creatively and find boutiques with unique or different clothes.  Switzerland as a whole is just not known right now for fashion - but there are some people that do stand out on the streets. (You could actually probably describe most countries like this).  But, that being said, I really think that the new Zurich Fashion Days will help inspire people and based on the Up and Coming Designers show - I think that Zurich is on the right track to become noticed in the greater International Fashion Industry.

Tomorrow I'll post some pictures of the designs from the Opening Night Show then Tuesday I'll cover the Up&Coming Swiss Designers Show (and more about the shoe vending machine of course!)

AND, if you made it this far and still read everything - I'm impressed and thank you =)

50 comments:

Mumbles said...

Is that you on the first picture, right?
you look gorgeous, such a nice outfit
I'm sure you had an amazing night
great pictures and really nice post

Marley

ching said...

wow what an event!

ellie said...

This is so cool. What a great event. I loved what you wore.

ivy's closet said...

A beautiful show.

Gina said...

i am floored....... I can't take how much i am missing!!!!!! hehe xmas can't come soon enough! (my move date is dec 26th!)

p.s lucky,lucky girl YOU!!!! What an experience!!!!!

:)

Gina said...

somehow i forgot to mention your outfit!!?!??!

LOVELY!

& i really enjoy your new header ;)

Label of Addiction said...

oh cool. I bet you two had a lot of fun. I like the post :)

M said...

COOOL COOOOL COOOL!
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!!
Looks like a GREAT TIME! Thanks for sharing!!

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

KristiMcMurry said...

Looks like SO much fun! I would have been right there with you on the food thing...free food kind of trumps everything else :) ha!

Charlotte said...

Wow. You hung out with famous people. I am star-struck, really. (Though relieved to hear you were really all about the food... you know I would be too!)

Stacey said...

Wow! You're like a big timer now! On the red carpet and all!:-). You look great too btw! Can't wait to see the pics tomorrow. XX

Stacey said...

Oh, love, love the new look of the blog!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow that event looks awesome!

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Krystal, what a great event!!!!
Have a wonderful new week,
Yvonne

Buckeroomama said...

That must have been one fab event to have been a part of! So cool that you were there. And by the way, you look great! :)

Jen said...

Now that's a party!! And that pantsuit? LOVE it!

Signe said...

Great post, sounds like you guys had loads of fun! How can one not when food and drinks is on the house? :)

I happened to be in Milan during fashion week this year and even though we didn't see any shows the city was one big buzz from it!

City Girl said...

How cool is this?!

Josie said...

I am SO JEALOUS. This looks like an amazing event... Of course I wish I could have been there; how cool!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

great work krystal :) Your photos still look quite pro :) Not noob, or newb. You definitely shouldn't use that word ;) haha.

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

This looks like a really cool event! I always seem to get excited over the food instead of mingling with people/see what's going on :)

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Glad you had a good time Krystal. :)Ha, and who said you weren't famous?! ;) Happy Sunday!

Kelly Leigh said...

looks like u had a fab time!

Jess said...

Never been to anything like this - very exciting! And you looked adorable!

Kellie Collis said...

The picture is just gorgeous! So fabulous you two! Enjoy the lovely day, Kellie xx

Heels lover said...

Great photos!

http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Looks like such a cool event to attend!

E said...

I'm always one to get distracted by good food as well. Sounds like a great time!

and flowers pick themselves said...

thanks so much for sharing this with us! looks + sounds incredible!

xo Alison

PinkOrchids said...

You are one gorgeous lady! The event looks amazing! So lucky! So many famous people!!! xXx

design traveller said...

I wish I could experience something like that!

Anna G said...

Great Photos, they look amazing!

Paislea Elyse said...

i haven't been on blogger in so long. life has thrown me some curve balls. but i'm in love with your new blog look. it's so pretty!!!

fashion blog allister bee

chaoskontrolowany said...

Lovely pics;)

Missy Cheeks said...

HI :)
I am happy that u are liking and enjoining a lot!!
nice lady fashion look :D
keep it going!!

Croatian_Latina said...

Wow! you look like one of the models! I love your description of the event. and you are so darn honest but honestly these photos are like a professional, you are no newb. can't wait to hear more.

Catita said...

I love the picture of you! It's nice to see you and all dressed up on top of that! And well i see yo enjoyed yourself a lot even if Switzerland is not THE fashion country!
xoxo
Catita

Megan said...

It looks like a wonderful night. I would definitely be distracted by yummy food too. I love the silver jumpsuit one girl is wearing in the photos.

Café Bellini said...

That's so exciting! Monica Cruz looks so glam, just like her sister.

Jude said...

I loved the crowd pictures, especially! Something about the excitement and buzz, captured so well with the folks who were there :) And I loved your outfit too!

Diana Mieczan said...

You look totally beautiful,sweetie
I love your outfit and you look like one of the models for sure!
So much fun:)
Hugs and kisses

Jamie said...

What an awesome experience! Love the shot of you on the red carpet.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

hahhaha, ok let me tell you - i'd be the exact same way (food? check! drinks? check and check!).

seriously though, how freaking cool is it that you went to this?!?

gretchenmist said...

wow!!!

Molly said...

I'm hanging on every word and VERY MUCH living vicariously through your fabulous experience.

Have I mentioned that you are a TOTAL rock star?

applepie said...

I like your header:) and cool event..

à la Modest said...

Hey famous model! I had to scroll through the posts that I missed because apparently you made a whole series of posts about this event! haha.

It looks like you had a ton of fun, though!! I am now about to jump to another post and look at the clothes :)

Nell said...

That is insanely cool! xx

Amy R. said...

Ok, I am so jealous! I have nothing like this to go to in KY. Thanks for letting me live through your stylish posts.

XO,
Amy R.

Oh, My Darling said...

Wow, this looks like a rather swanky event!

 

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