Last night, the former Real Housewives of New York cast member hosted a mini runway show in order to promote her new jewelry line for the “Find Your Magic” event at Macy’s Center City.
Part of her job was to educate Philadelphians on how to integrate the latest and greatest trends into our wardrobes and yet, the only trends discussed were bold colors and chunky heels.
Don’t get me wrong, I love this season’s bright new look, but aren’t bright colors a trend for almost every spring? I was hoping to see something new, but she only showed trends that are in every other store on Walnut Street.
That being said, some of the outfits the modeled on the runway were simply spectacular. Part of the event involved two members of the audience designing an outfit for their model to wear, and the crowd was left to decide which was the better of the two outfits. My favorite was an all white shirt paired with an all white skirt, black over-sized clutch and black and white shoes. The outfit was simple, yet sophisticated.
Unfortunately the show fell short when Zarin couldn’t name what designer created each article of clothing. Several times throughout the show Zarin mentioned that she loved a piece, yet had no idea who made it. Rather than be professional and ask a Macy’s representative who it was, she just moved right on with the show….Maybe she was paid by the hour?
But The Real Housewives star really showed everyone her true colors before the meet and greet. After demanding a makeup touch-up, she noticed a bracelet the Macy’s team forced her to wear on her wrist. She immediately ripped it off her wrist and threw it onto the floor saying she wasn’t going to wear it because it wasn’t part of her jewelry line. I understand you have to use all of the free press you can get especially after Bravo kicked you off the show, but really? You couldn’t hand it to someone?
Normally, I’m incredibly supportive of any fashion events coming to Philly, but Zarin’s indifferent, ‘just give me my check’ attitude made it pretty hard to find the magic.