You knew this was coming.
Don't tell me you didn't know that the Sex and the City movie premiere (May 30) wouldn't tickle Portland's own chic and fabulous fashionistas. Fashion shows and cocktails ending with '-ini's are springing up everywhere—and the shoes! My god, the shoes! Stilettos and peep-toes gracing the streets of Portland. It could only be found at last night's Sex and the City Fashion Show at Pala Fashion Lounge in Northwest Portland.
But WW has been spoiled. We've been wow-ed with great shows such as last week's STRUT Fashion Show and the Ebony Traveling Fashion Show in April. So when the entrance of Pala sported a tiny outdoor runway gift-wrapped in pink paper and cocktails running up to $12, it was slightly heartbreaking. What would Carrie Bradshaw say? Samantha Jones would flat-out leave—as did some folks from PDXUltra after they realized it was going to be a small show with pricey drinks.
But there were some highlights: Single and fabulous ladies of Portland came in groups—their own quartet of Sex and the City characters strutting on fabulous shoes (check out the photos below to see some of the guest's beautiful shoes). And the fashions were amazing—of course. Clothes were modeled from Emily Katz, Sofada, Ella's Boutique, Imade Sukarna (co-owner of Pala) and Eclexion. Shoes were provided by The Shoe Club, and jewelry was provided by Alchemy Jewelers.The crowd went especially crazy for the tail-end of the show reserved for dog-wear by Furever Pets.
Organizers raffled off swag bags filled with premiere movie passes, Moonstruck chocolates and gift cards, as well as two gift certificates for $250 worth of cosmetic surgery at the VanderVeer Center (that got a few women jumping out of their seats), and there was a drawing for a trip to Hawaii that made everyone "boo" when the winner was called.
Those who didn't win gabbed with girlfriends and sipped on specialty cocktails named after each of the Sex and the City characters—nearly everyone was drinking 'The Carrie'.