So, I’ve been very excited watching Helen‘s progress unfold on project runway… you might have noticed, no? I was thrilled to hear from her a couple of weeks ago – she needed some small pairs of earrings for a ‘photo shoot’, she tells me… could I possibly make 11? Needless to say I cleared the table and made those pairs lickety-split with a big smile on my face. Some time passes and before long NYC gears up for fashion week (happening now! September 5-12)… and I’m hearing murmurs about Helen’s family being whisked away in a limo to Lincoln Center to see their girl present a collection! It’s true, the news is out! We’ve still a ways to go to see who takes home the prize, but Helen is among the talented designers who have made it far enough along in Season 12 to be seen on the runway for Mercedes-Benz NY Spring 2014 Fashion week this past Friday. I’m pinching myself. And another really big pinch… those earrings she needed? They walked down the runway to compliment her new collection! What a thrill!
I’d been planning to post about some of Helen’s great looks on the show, her amazing ‘moth dress’ (my personal favorite, you won’t be surprised), and her winning black dress with cape –
Not to mention her big win last week, where her winning sportswear look was selected to become a part of Heidi Klum’s line for New Balance… by the time I checked on Friday, that fabulous little jacket was already sold out!
So what’s next? Only the insiders know! But it doesn’t get much better than this… does it?
Many, many thanks to Helen for inviting me to play a small supporting role in your fabulous day. I will treasure it, always. ;) Can’t wait ’till Thursday!