The Max Azria show was directly after the Malandrino Spring 2010 uptown and I allowed myself only 15 mins to view the Malandrino collection.

After entering the Chelsea Art Museum Catherine Malandrino took me on a journey.

I traveled to see the Sudanese clans, Saharan nomads, Peruvian tribes and Polynesian natives.

I had to take in everything so I told myself to forget about the Max Azria show.

The Sudanese looks were black and ivory as worn by the statuesque Sessilee Lopez who looked like an African princess on her a throne.

The Saharan looks included a mustard fringed dress, harem pants, a crochet top and desert taupe pieces.

The Peruvians and Polynesians were much more colourfully and vibrant and drew me in like a moth to a flame.

Turbans, head wraps, woven shoes and statement necklaces all added more authenticity to each look.

I love the black bubble crochet bolero.

My favourite dress was a stunning draped dove grey dress adorned with embroidered floral details.

The dress had an open back and the details shimmered as you can see in the photo.

Catherine’s BFF Mary J Blige was there, plus Tyson Beckford who provided the much appreciated eye candy.

The pictures on Style.com don’t give you that same sense of adventure, so I’m privileged to have attended the show.

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