It’s hard to believe Couture 2013 is over….it ended just a few days ago and in some ways it feels like it happened months ago. By all measures, Couture 2013 was a huge success. Retailers were excited about what they were seeing, designers were thrilled that the retailers were at their salons, writing orders, not afraid to take risks on new and fabulous designs, and the media were so excited with all of the editorial offerings on display. And everyone was so complimentary of the Couture team and the event that we produced. Our fearless leader, Gannon Brousseau, really blew the roof off, and the crowds that exploded with applause when he took the stage during Couture Design Awards are testament to that.
Personally speaking, I LOVED Neon Trees at our Opening Night Event, the Couture Design Awards were so exciting, Heather Moore’s Bridal Collection launch on Friday night was spectacular, the Brazilian dancers on Sunday were just the boost we all needed so late in the show, and my team was beyond amazing. Given that I officially have what they affectionately refer to as “Vegas Brain,” I’m going to stop blathering on and on and show you, in pictures, some of the highlights of MY trip. These do not include the moments that happened that, to protect the innocent, have to stay in Vegas….