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I was blown away by Abigail Lorick's Spring '09 Presentation "A Room Of One's Own" last night. Every detail was accounted for, and then some, making me feel like I was swept away into various worlds that only existed in dreams. There was the "Demolition Party" that looked much like an old construction site with bricks and mortar piled high; the "Overgrown Garden", with a fountain, park bench and angel pillars; "In Limbo" which held broken glass chandeliers, wine bottles and television sets piled high on top of each other; "Bedroom Disaster" looked like a proper old Victorian bedroom gone mad, with piles of mattresses that we were sure hid a pea beneath them (that's how details go with a lady like Lorick); there was "After the Storm" with its iron cast bathtub full of cattails and toads; and of course, "A Room of One's Own" with bookshelves, desks and old typewriters.
The nonsense continues below:
Each area had it's own set of models to call it's own, and every nook and cranny was taken care of in this large open showroom that today, no doubt feels like it just came out of a dream. "If I had a fashion presentation this is what I would want it to look like." I sang over and over. It's true, and my favorite room "Cake Coma" put me over the edge. I felt like I was at one of my childhood tea parties where we all got dressed up and put on our best dresses to discuss the sweater things in life (boys and shoes), except this time, there were no rules to adhere to. There were broken dishes and gorgeous cakes torn into messes. It was brilliant.
I'm not an expert at fashion but I do know this: every girl must develop her own style and have fun while doing it. Playing with our clothes like this is one of those things that we will always have over the boys. The fantasy that Lorick created was, like it or not, very much a "girl thing". And the next time I'm in the proper mood, I will use her presentation as my own inspiration to have some completely nonsensical fun with myself and my style. Mostly because I can. And why not? Why not?
From the show flyer:
Originally conceived by acclaimed art director Roanne Adams and without fail, the Lorick Lady herself...Abigail. Each world you are invited into has been constructed and decorated by a master of set design... Peter Klein, and there would be no show without the htousand helping hands of Sir Johnny Wahba and Anna Monroe."