Monday, September 8, 2008

BGG Goes to Fashion Week!

Fashion Week is in full swing here in New York City. That means designers are showing their Spring 2009 line at the Bryant Park tents, as well as at various venues throughout the city. I had the privilege of covering my absolute favorite designer (who happens to be a BG); Tracy Reese’s show yesterday and what a show it was! My feet were sliding all day in those shoes! I really need to get some cushy shoe pads. :-)

Stunning models gracefully strolled the catwalk while donning pretty pastels and flowy silhouettes, which complemented her signature feminine style. As expected, she showcased several breathtakingly beautiful flirty frocks and elegant blouses. Overall, her fashion forecast for spring is simple chic with a girly edge. What’s not to love?


Photo by New York Post


Photo by New York Post

I came across this board backstage that showed all the looks of the collection.

I also had the privilege of chatting with actress Sanaa Lathan VERY briefly before the show started. Because I’m still a novice at videotaping, the audio isn’t that good and my hand wasn’t that steady! LOL!

video

In case you couldn't decipher what was said, here is the text:

BGG: What beauty products do you use to stay looking so beautiful?

Sanaa: I love Bobbi Brown! I also love MAC lipsticks, Stila lipglosses, and there are some Iman products that I use. I use a lot of different ones.

BGG: What shows have you seen so far?

Sanaa: This is my first show. When did it (Fashion Week) start?

BGG: It started on Friday.

Sanaa: Ok, well I’m going to see Diane Von Furstenberg and Reem Acra.

BGG: When will your new movie, The Family That Preys Together be in theaters?

Sanaa: It comes out this Friday!

Stay tuned for more Fashion Week coverage!

39 comments:

B said...

Wow @ meeting with Sanaa. I love her! Keep us updated with everythiiiing! Have fun,

Soul said...

I really appreciate Ms Sanaa Lathan, she's a hot BG that I will like to see more of!

Dominican Enigma said...

You look amazing BGG! I love sanaa and Tracey Reese

Kwana said...

Lucky you BG!! Always in the know and at the hot spots. Thanks!

12kyle said...

Sanaa Lathan aka the future Mrs12.

I love she (yeah...I said she.)

Have fun BGG

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

bgg, you're the hotness! WHOOPEEEE!!

antithesis said...

look at BGG, the NY 'IT' girl! be careful, you'll be all over the gossip blogs soon.

kitty vodka said...

love it!

mimieyes said...

whxuzouBGG! Your passion for fashion is contagious and I'm glad that I can live my life vicariouly thru you.

T said...

YAY Fashion week!!! BGG, you're such a super star. :)

K-Bear said...

BGG, You look so pretty! Unfortunately, I couldn't see the video but that's okay, I loved your brief interview with Sanaa! Don't you just love a real sistah! I hope you had a ball doing your thing all up in the world of fashion. Checking out spring fashions in the fall just blows my old mind! ahahahahhaa

Jo Ann said...

You always seem to be on the pulse! I love reading your blog, you make me feel more New York for it!

Bombshell said...

I wish I could have attended fashion week! I couldn't see the videos but I'm sure they were great! Godd job on the interview!

Aisha said...

Wow! Sanaa Lathan. I love her. You go BGG! You are doing big things. You always keep me coming back for more:-)

PBW said...

BGG, you are just too cool!

Neat on the Sanaa Lathan interview!

And by the way, you were looking like a model yourself!

Ms.Erika said...

What a great time! One of these days I will make it to a fashion week! Sanaa is so cool, my husband wants to marry her, what man doesn't though!

Shadd said...

Hey, it was brief, but you managed to get it.... kudos to you, Karla. As always, keep up the good work!

Ashley-Nicole said...

I just clicked on the videos you posted and none of them work, great brief interview with Sanna Lathan though.

P.S. love Tracy Reese

yummy411 said...

OMG awesome... totally NOT awesome? i missed you while i was there =( next time... i'm coming back in october!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I fixed the video problem. I still can't figure out how to post the actual show video. Oh well, still learning! :-) I'll post some pics instead.

kbl said...

I was able to see the interview! Great stuff! In the words of Martin Payne "You Go Girl"!!!

that guy said...

you look great!!! you also did a great job!!!

Ananda said...

bgg you look amazing. i love the dress. what an amazing line tracy reese has. thanks for sharing. also, how cool is it that you met sanaa and did an interview with her. enjoy the rest of fw.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Everyone - Thanks so much for the compliments!! :-)

seweasy said...

You look like you're a model. I liked the interview with Sanaa you kept it simple and flowing...great job!

Gotta Let it Out said...

BG you are such a superstar... I'm more and more impressed by you with each and every post. Sanaa is my girl, I ♥ her lots.

Product Junkie Diva said...

Sanaa looked stunning as usual.
Enjoy fashion week.
PJD

-Q. said...

Handle that ma- Sanaa is major! You look excited to be there, hope you had a good time.. I like that second pic- that outfit and the model is live.. -Q.

Anonymous said...

Great interview BG, Short, neat and sweet. Oh and video is fine. I see u doin it!

Miss B said...

How exciting!!! I love Sanaa Lathan. I was just looking at pics of her today and said how much I love her style.

Cute shoes btw!!

Wes said...

Great coverage and footage!!! You're really doing your 'thang'!

B-More BAP said...

Cute shot!

karmen said...

I love Sanaa. This was great. Thanks for working the tents. I like inside info...lol

Eb the Celeb said...

you look amazing... definitely a superstar


and I love sanaa but she looked really uncomfortable in that video

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Eb - That's probably because it was so much going on and too many ppl taking pics, trying to get her attention and then me in her face trying to ask questions. Plus, I was teetering in those shoes trying to hold my recorder and the video thingy, she probably thought i was about to fall, which I was on the verge of doing! LOL

SolShine7 said...

Awesome! Sanaa Lathan is looking fab as usual. Way to get the interview!!!

Calming Corners said...

Great interview!!! and....You look awesome!!! Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

u r soooooooo beautiful!!!!!! i really enjoyed u at family reunion. Karla keep up the good work...and please stay in touch. luv ya your cousin Cathy Faye

Brown Girl said...

@MissB - Thanks so much!! I got them from one of my favorite stores...Marshall's! LOL

@Cathy - Aww, thank you! It was so good seeing you and your 3 grandbabies!