Dressed: Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant

Thursday, March 20, the Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant runway show took place on the 11th floor of the Seagram Building glaring over Park Avenue. This was highlighted to be the first in plus-size retail’s history to showcase its’ new collection by Isabel Toledo. With gleaming lights, a crisp white runway and a one side audience provided a futuristic approach.

Backstage with Isabel Toledo, I was amazed to see how involved herself and husband were. As Ruben Toledo remained by his wife’s side and his artistic sketches paved the walls with the models portraits, this dynamic duo was welcoming and prepared to impress.

It was show time. Isabel Toledo was backstage ensuring the final touches herself and checked to see if all assisting stylists were managing just fine. Her presence was just impeccable, flawless, real, joyful and just – perfection. Her smile and hospitable charisma was, let’s face it, what nobody in the fashion industry would expect especially, minutes away from show time. I am still in awe and continue to be a huge fan of Isabel and Ruben Toledo.

I dressed Philomena Kwao, looks 8 and 26.


xo, Ariella

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