For the loan of a spare hair iron, my friend, the immensely talented and fierce MIssy Lipps let me tag along behind the scenes of the Box Turtle Fall Fashion Show on Saturday night. The show has become a big event for our little town (helped by the addition of Project Runway finalist Korto Momolu to the program), with an actual runway and real models, yo. I had a blast following the girls with my little point-and-click, pretending to be a photographer. I worried they might find me a nuisance, but since I only come up to their waists, I don't think they noticed me.
It must be said that a large part of the appeal of Missy's presentation is in the amazing women she chooses to represent her style. They all happen to be stunning, but they are also wicked smart, funny and talented. My friend Emily, for example.
Here are some of my favorite snapshots from the night. Missy's clothes are available through the Box Turtle*.
*Hers are the smokey lavender dresses (with the exception of one fabulous black number, worn by raven-shooter and film/video producer Eva Fleischauer. There are a few shots of some of the other designer's creations that caught my magpie eye. If anyone can shout out the names, so I can give credit where credit is due, I'd be grateful.