This was my first time attending a Lela Rose runway show and it did not disappoint. I had a hard time narrowing down my photographs for this post because I loved each look from start to finish. This season, the designer took her inspiration from the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. My husband and I were just in Spain a few months ago for our honeymoon and we were wowed by the Calatrava buildings we saw in Valencia, so I had those mental images in mind as models walked the runway. The show began with ladylike coats and geometric prints. I especially loved a zig zag print sweater paired with a mustard yellow pencil skirt. The show progressed from separates to chic cocktail dresses, culminating in some stunning red carpet-worthy gowns.
Lela Rose also debuted her fall/winter footwear collection for Payless, due out in September '12. Keep an eye on www.paylessontherunway.com where the collection should be posted any day now; styles include the Merida pump, Ponteverdra t-strap, Lucerne pump, Wholen ankle bootie, and Cascine cocktail heel. Watching the shoes walk the runway, you'd never guess they were Payless. They looked amazing!
Keep reading to see more photos including a few peeks of the shoes and my encounter with Lela Rose's pup, Stitch!
What do you think of the collection?
Celebrities in attendance included Brad Goreski from Bravo's It's a Brad, Brad World.
After the show, I crossed paths with the designer as she was exiting the backstage area along with her daughter and her pup, Stitch, who I patted on the head before snapping this quick photo. No words!
Photo credit: TheBudgetBabe.com