While we’ve been chained to our desks all day, our friends have been hobnobbing with Tim Gunn of Project Runway, who’s in town to promote the new spring collection at Kate Spade. This afternoon he made an appearance at NorthPark; tomorrow he’ll be at Galleria Dallas from 6-8 pm. Those spending $100 or more are guaranteed a photograph and meet-and-greet. Here’s a report from today:
Tim addressed the question of how to be fashionable in a recession without feeling guilty or breaking the bank by saying that it’s “all about the accessories.” Stick with tried-and-true pieces in your wardrobe and splurge on less-expensive pieces such as jewelry, handbags, and shoes to take an outfit from day to night. He then gave a style show using outfits that “everyone has in her closet,” such as jeans and a white t-shirt and a little black dress to illustrate his style points—and to show off the Kate Spade collection, which is varied, bright, and fun! When asked about what colors would be hot for spring, he answered, “Look around the store! It’s all about oranges, yellows, fuschias—bright color!” When asked what about the biggest fashion mistake, he responded, “Wearing the wrong size. People tend to buy larger than they really are for comfort or because they’re afraid to show off their shape. Wearing something too big will make you look heavier than you really are. And who wants that?”
Stay with me after the jump for some more photos from the event.