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Zang Toi: A Party Atmosphere

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Another fabulous show that we were fortunate enough to attend during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was Zang Toi. As soon as we stepped into the Studio, the space it was being held in, we felt a different vibe from some of the other shows. Everyone seemed to be in an uber happy place. We noticed that Ramona Singer, from Real Housewives New York, and her daughter were in attendance as well as Jill Zarin’s daughter and her husband Bobby. We would learn why when the finale gown made its appearance. Jill Zarin was the model!

The instant the first model walked down the runway adorned with a sky high messy topknot, we knew this was going to be a drama filled show. From sumptuous fur collar trimmed capes, to extravagant gowns, each look oozed luxury. There were cheers and standing ovations galore as the crowd showed its appreciation for Zang’s designs over and over. It was pure pleasure to be there! And there was a Mr. B sighting as well. The beautiful Wendy Brandes and her hubs, Paul Steiger, glammed up the front row!

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  • Katy Mary

    omg I love that dress with the turqoise collar and the one below it. So gorgeous!

    February 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm Reply
  • betsy breuer

    Fun! That is funny Jill was a model! How did she do? Also, are you going to do a post on your looks for the fashion shows? Defintely would love to see what you two wore!

    February 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm Reply
  • Carly

    Jill Z looks beautiful….even though I was on team bethanny, she really does look incredible in that dress.
    what a “reality” star studded show..I bet it was fun!
    Super glam.

    February 18, 2011 at 3:38 pm Reply
  • Krystal/Village

    id’ love an occasion to wear one of those!

    February 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm Reply
  • Tamara Nicole

    Check out the hair!!! 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend!

    February 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm Reply
  • Josie

    What dramatic looks! I love.
    xo Josie

    February 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm Reply
  • ae

    It definitely looks dramatic!

    February 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • closet fashionista

    LOVE IT!!!
    (and yep….Elaine from Clothed Much was killing me by wearing them so much, so I bought them, hahahaha 🙂 )

    February 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm Reply
  • Collette Osuna

    LOVE the gowns….and the hair….wow, the hair….Ill try this tonight, I wont even get my bun 3″ up on my head, lol:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Enter my EL Vintage Giveaway!!♥

    February 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm Reply
  • twenty something

    I can’t get over those hairdos! They’re fantastic and go so well with the collection’s aura… if that makes any sense 🙂

    February 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    Oooh those dresses are gorgeous!

    February 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm Reply
  • Erika

    I am in love with these dresses! The girly lace and ruffles are totally up my alley. And I need more hair to re-invent those top-knots. Obsessed with big hair.

    Hows FL weather?! Jealous…. 😉


    February 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • Maddy

    I was excited to pass by Zarin Fabrics the other day and you got to see them up and personal…lucky you!

    February 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • Fanny

    lovely post, thanks for sharing x

    February 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm Reply
  • CailinMarie

    what fun! and so glam! though I find myself completely distracted by the bleached out asian man in the tribal print pants & red shoes. Who is he?

    February 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm Reply
  • WendyB

    I was so happy to see you that night!

    February 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm Reply
  • K-Line

    Needless to say, I love that cape! And it was great to meet you last weekend. xo

    February 18, 2011 at 5:39 pm Reply
  • Courtney

    Those gowns are so gorgeous!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    February 18, 2011 at 6:01 pm Reply
  • Kara

    I love how glamorous everything is.. even more so with those huge top knots.
    xx Sprinkles in Springs

    February 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    Your glimpse into NY fashion week has been fantastic! The first gown is breathtaking. What a treat to experience such a whirlwind of a week.

    February 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm Reply
  • jillian

    i really like the high bun! so much fun. and the draped back on the camel dress. v pretty. xoxo jcd

    February 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    Those messy top knots steal the show. Amazing.

    Write it in lipstick

    February 18, 2011 at 8:21 pm Reply
  • L.

    What a great show! Such a statement. I love the skirts!!!

    February 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm Reply
  • Imogen

    What great pictures, there are lots of pieces I like here. I am always amazed by the hair styles they have here.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm Reply
  • Jules

    So exciting and what a fabulous show! You ladies must have had the time of your lives. I am loving that 4th black dress with emerald top and fur.

    February 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm Reply
  • Rhiannon

    Ohhh that green gown is so darn pretty and perfect. I love 🙂 xo

    February 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm Reply
  • Holly

    I adore all the rich, dark colors!

    February 18, 2011 at 9:52 pm Reply
  • Liz

    I am loving that emerald color!

    February 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm Reply
  • Ellen

    Seeing these pictures reminds me of why I’ve always loved fashion – fun, creativity, beauty, drama…it’s all there. This is fantastic!

    February 18, 2011 at 11:35 pm Reply
  • Shannon

    Oh how I’d love to attend NYC fashion week…so much fun!

    What great looks!

    February 19, 2011 at 12:59 am Reply
  • Giselle

    Love the second to last dress. Now that you mentioned RHWofNY it reminds me of when Ramona walked the runway, how did Jill do?

    February 19, 2011 at 1:56 am Reply
  • Claire

    Looks like you had a pretty good seat from the pics!! x

    February 19, 2011 at 4:01 am Reply
  • Bree

    that first dress looks like a lot of fun to wear(:

    –> Bree

    February 19, 2011 at 6:09 am Reply
  • Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    So cool you got to attend his show! I bet the dresses look totally luxurous in person!

    February 19, 2011 at 7:39 am Reply
  • JTwisdom

    I love this collection. These are actually designs I could actually wear. Beautiful. I love the long cape with the fur collar.

    February 19, 2011 at 11:35 am Reply
  • Sherin

    These look so amazing. The dresses are so gorgeous and dramatic. Looks like such a great show.

    February 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm Reply
  • kristy

    wow! ok first of all, excellent runway shots. this makes me so happy to see. i’ve seen runway photos from other bloggers that are just terrible and i find it very frustrating because it really brings down the esteem of bloggers when they don’t deliver good quality work. you ladies really brought it, these shots are wonderful.

    second of all, i ADORE these designs. the third photo down is absolutely perfect. i would wear that in a heart beat and feel like a million dollars. the second to last gown is unbelievable. i’ve been staring at it for five minutes.

    third of all, your write up is awesome. not only do you give a wonderful insight into what attending the show was like, you sound so happy and grateful to have been in attendance. i love your attitude!

    and finally, i got your comment on my blog about how you were at the same shows i was at and i’m so sad we didn’t get a chance to meet up. we need to remedy this! will you be at Milan Fashion Week? if not, we should organize something when for when i get back. we can do a blogger meet up with several other bloggers as well. going to go tweet to you now!

    February 19, 2011 at 2:11 pm Reply
  • Alex Elizabeth

    I never heard of this designer before this fashion week but I’m glad to see these dresses here, they are divine!

    February 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm Reply
  • gigiofca

    So beautiful! I love the drama. Excellent posture on the models.

    February 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm Reply
  • Vanessa Elizabeth I Ruffled Rose

    Those are some seriously fabulous dresses! I’ve been craving lots of sheer layers lately.

    February 19, 2011 at 11:36 pm Reply
  • Ashley

    I like those messy top knots! And, Jill looks good!! Looks like such a fun show!

    February 20, 2011 at 9:36 am Reply
  • Cheryl

    beautiful runway show. the third dress is beautiful, and i love the cape!

    February 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm Reply
  • Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~

    i sorta been wearing my hair like these girls latley .. guess i’m kinda’ ‘with the runways’ and didn’t even know it ..

    February 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    OMG Jill is such a famewhore – lol! Gosh, you guys had such a great experience – I’m so jealous ;o) xoxo

    February 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm Reply

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