On Friday night, since I am a big-time gentleman in the Pittsburgh Fashion/Social scene, I made an appearance at a fashion show in the Strip. This actually sounds cooler than it was. As it turns out, Scarpone(TM) Designs (Italian Made) is a local fashion house. Ms. Scarpone, seen here on the left wearing one of her own works, was there along with some of Pittsburgh's finest catwalk talent. The whole show ended up being much closer to strip-club than fashion show, for the following reasons:
- The models were much more, uh, voluptuous than your standard New York-style fashion waifs. This is neither a positive nor a negative, it was just something that I noticed.
- The MC would constantly be announcing the models' names ("Single men, get ready for Ashley!" is an almost verbatim line) without really talking about the outfits at all.
- Annoyingly throbbing techno beats, of the kind you might here at a european dance house.
But really I don't want to knock on the thing. The clothes were certainly at least decent. It was kind of a fun event. It wasn't even that crowded and the drinks were free during the show. Finally, the whole club (Pure) reverted back to a dance club with some decent music when the fashion segment was over. After getting a ride home from Emily, I was happy to have Zoie and Suzanne over for a while. They listened to me recount an rather awkward incident that had occurred back at the dance club, and helped convince me that it the awkwardness was mostly just in my head. After that, we went to the Village Pizza for cheese pizza and conversations with yuppies! I *heart* Shadyside.
This weekend is 'To Be Continued' in a later blog post, since I now have to run to a class...