Backstage At Brian Reyes’ Spring 2010 Presentation

I had often wondered what it would be like to be backstage pre-show at Fashion Week.  Yesterday I was luck enough to experience this first hand.

I expected shouting, screaming, models running everywhere, but it was a surprisingly calm environment showed the professionalism of the models, staff and PRs at the show.

Models were everywhere at different stages of dress.

Some were already wearing their first looks, some had just arrived from other shows, some were getting manicures or their hair and make up done.

As well as the models, photographers were everywhere capturing those model groups shots we all see in our glossy magazines.

Make-up artists and hairstylists were busy, but so were seamstresses putting the finishing touches to looks.

The designer Brian Reyes was also busily moving around putting finishing touches to models in between people wishing him good luck.

7 minutes before show time all the models were told to get into their first looks, which they were helped into by 2 dressers.

Make-up artists touched them up with Bobbi Brown cosmetics, whilst a hairstylist armed with a can of TRESemme hairspray and a brush backcomb their ponytails.

Also backstage were Becki Newton and Rachel Bilson, who were both dressed in Brian Reyes.

Becki wore a Fall 2009 dress with Jimmy Choos and a biker leather jacket, whilst Rachel wore a modified dress from the Resort 2010 collection.

Credit: All pictured taken by me

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Julie & Juila LA Premiere

Amy Adams looks stunning as always wearing a white RM by Roland Mouret Aphrodite dress with nude suede shoes.

I love the twist detail on the bodice, but unfortunately it exposes Amy’s nude bra.

Simple elegance is what we are used to seeing from Amy, and she doesn’t let us down.  Just a shame about that damn bra strap.

“Twilight” actress Ashley Greene shows off her curves wearing Brian Reyes sleeveless double stitch dress.

The figure-hugging white dress has contrast stitch and expose zippers on the front and back to give it a bit of an edge.

Ashley completed her look with a pop of colour via her red lips and orange clutch. Plus she wore what’s fast becoming her favorite heels – her Jimmy Choo Verity sandals.

Meryl Streep only really dresses up for the big occasions, but I love this look for her vibrant red dress – she normally wears dark colours.

I’m not a fan of large bags on the red carpet. It gives me a feeling that Maria Menounos just arrived from work or the mall.

But in saying that the nude bag looks fabulous with her sexy strapless belted jumpsuit with a ruffled bodice.

Very Jenny from the Block.

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06.01.09 In Her Closet

In Rachel Bilson’s Closet – Brian Reyes

If I could own the contents of any young actresses closet, it would be Rachel Bilson’s. It has the right mix of casual chic separates, gorgeous gowns and cute mini’s. She is not what I would call a “try hard”. Solange Knowles is a “try hard”.

The brunette actress arrived at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards held in the Gibson Amphitheater in August last year wearing a gorgeous Brian Reyes asymmetrical pleated dress which made nearly every Best Dressed List that night.

The asymmetrical dress is made of light, airy silk, with a matching tie-belt, spaghetti strap and a cap sleeve.

Apart from the asymmetrical detail, the other interesting thing about this dress, is that the squared neck can be worn at front or at back. Rachel opted for the front, the

You can buy this stunning creation at for $1,345.