Fashion Week Opening Night

Narces by Vikki Yassemi

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It’s always a pleasure to attend the opening night fashion show at Fashion Week El Paseo in Palm Desert.  All the nights are great but there’s something special about the first night.

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I was thrilled to get 1st row Diva tickets for “NARCES” by Nikki Yassemi from my friend Candy through her friend Bobbi Lampros; a giving sponsor for the five non-profit local charities benefitting each show.

Standing by a large cover of Palm Springs Life Magazine (a sponsor).  Wearing vintage satin cocktail dress with lace trim and a mohair ostrich feather wrap (bought in Capetown years ago).  Vintage Gucci kitten heels + matching clutch.

The show was excellent.  There were even a few pieces that I could actually see myself wearing given the right occasion.  And yes; these unique pieces are especially designed for a special occasion.

NARCES is a womenswear line creating luxury eveningwear, cocktail and bridal designs inspired by the romantic glamour and elegance of the mid 20th century with a distinctive modern twist.  The silhouettes are strong yet feminine.

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Designer, Creative Director and Founder Nikki Yassemi Wirthensohn brings her international background to her feminine aesthetic. She was born in Austria and grew up in Iran and the UK before moving to Toronto, where the brand is designed and made.

She was surrounded by design, art, and fashion all her life. Her mother worked with esteemed British tailor to the Royal Family, Victor Edelstein, who is renowned for having created some of Princess Diana’s most iconic gowns.

Photo: d. king
Photo: d. king

From her website: The pieces are meant to be worn and styled in different ways to show individuality. From a voluminous-sleeve organza gown, which could be worn as an overcoat, to a dress that can be disintegrated into four pieces, there are numerous creative combinations. The feel is ethereal-meets-supernatural, and bodies are textural with hand-embellished flowers that are both dainty and bold with metal and spark.

Photo: d. king
Photo: d. king
Friend Tammy in middle wearing a killer jumpsuit to go with her killer figure flanked by her friends Geri (L) and Valerie (R)
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Photo: d. king

The pre-show at PS Air Bar with David + Candy
with Candy on El Paseo
New friends

Yes; lots of fun had by all

the fun continued at the post show party at “Wildest”

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