Gym Membership Needed For Monique Lhuillier
The normally whimsical and romantic Monique Lhuiller ran down an aerobic avenue for her spring 2012 collection. No need for your jogging shoes, because stiletto’s were the shoe of choice for her show. With a sporty and physically fit woman in mind, Lhuillier opted for an edgy approach to gowns with bold color blocking and leather accents. The pieces were meant to compliment a women’s physique and outline her body.
“Evening is all about sexy sihouettes, open backs, cut-outs with lace insets, and graphic prints infused with cadmium yellow and cobalt blue” Lhuillier said of the collection.
The garments were practically made for the front row, which included Mandy Moore, LeAnn Rimes (with her boo), Emily Current, and Meritt Elliott –all very fit ladies with trendy styles. Although, you (and I) may want to pick up some dumbbells before sliding into her slinky spring clothes. A few pieces which stood out in my mind were black and blue color blocked dresses which were very tight on the body. Before wearing them I think I’d need the gym to turn me black & blue first.
Model Erjona Ala opened the show in a cyan blue strapless corset seamed cocktail dress and I also took note of Nimue Smit and Daiane Conterato on the catwalk. All of the girls walking in the show had ponytail hair done by Odile Gilbert and dark lined eyes thanks to makeup artist Val Garland.
The collection was phenomenal, but too bad it doesn’t come with a gym membership.