Side Note (before we get to the really good stuff) -
So I arrived at the Eventi Hotel in mid-town Manhattan, checked in to my 16th floor corner room with a view of the Empire State Building.
Side Note (what an amazing, talented group I was part of)
Our Brizo group, we like to refer to ourselves as “The Dream Team”- find us on twitter #dream11, is a diverse mix of amazingly talented, individuals, brought together by Brizo and held together by our common interests in all things Design.
We are The Dream Team - Raina Cox, Arne Salvesen, Eric Miller, Carmen Christensen, Richard Herb, Lori Gilder, Michelle Carangi, Tamara Stephenson, Michelle Jennings Wiebe, JB Bartkowiak, Nicole Dufour DuRocher, Jenny Rector, Leslie Seaton Fine, Jonathan Legate, Roberta Bauer Kravette, Sean Culman, Patricia Davis Brown, Nick Lovelady, and Kymberly Weiner. Brizo Fashion Week Event 2011 / Jason Wu
I know I know, ok moving on. So the first night we arrived and were welcomed by Brizo and brought together at an intimate cocktail meet and greet gathering in our hotel. It was interesting to meet everyone in person and hear their story. And I found it comforting to know that we were all brought together in very similar ways. There seemed to be this instant connection and we all meshed together in our own unique ways.
So after a late night of martini’s, an evening walk in the city it was time the next morning to see what this whole Brizo thing really was all about.
Brizo uses their inspirations to develop and produce their fashion forward faucet designs, much the same way designer Jason Wu draws from for his inspiration. Brizo began collaborating with Jason Wu in 2006, well before Wu was so widely recognized for designing the inaugural gown for Michelle Obama and their relationship with Wu’s has escalated as both have become more well known.
The individual diversity is what makes fashion and design, Fashion and Design - and is why I love what I do.
Fast-forward to Friday, Jason Wu Fashion show day. This was for me the pinnacle of the trip and everything I had hoped it would be and more. Words cannot even explain so instead please enjoy this video and pictures.
the following section photo credit Jayme Thornton
The after party and fireside chat with Jason Wu.
By the time we arrived at the after party I was overcome with the amazing city scape we overlooked from our after party penthouse location. The culmination of three amazing days with The Dream Team, meeting the wonderful people from Brizo, the Jason Wu runway show, and now an after party with Jason Wu and his entourage – a truly amazing emotion highpoint for me. I had to stop and take it all in and again found myself thinking, wow they picked me and I was able to share this experience with these amazing designers and create this lifelong bond with 18 people just like me.
the following section photo credit Carmen Christensen
Thank you Brizo for having the forward thinking to bring us together in a forum that was both inspirational and informative. Thank you for giving us the insight to step out of our everyday life and spend some time with you Dreaming.
Here’s to our Dreams! Bravo Brizo!!