Presented by Style360 and held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, the Bebe Black Fall 2012 fashion show attracted a packed house of editors, celebrities and fashionistas alike. The wonderful aspect to the Bebe brand is that these are well-made designs, that flatter the body, with attention to detail that many consumers can afford to purchase and enjoy. MTV's Snooki from "Jersey Shore" and Angela Simmons, daughter of rap mogul Russell Simmons (Rev Run) were spotted in the front row. I'll be the first to say, that the Bebe Black Collection had a very up-scale and mature vibe to it. As the playful, funky music began-- out came the first styles. Models featured a Gwen Stefani-type retro look with pin-curl rolled bangs, wavy hair, and a crimson red pout. My initial thought was "sexy secretary" as I noticed the demure hem-lines, but true to the Bebe sense of style -- I knew things were bound to heat up! After I was taken by the initial lady-like looks with a vampy twist, my next favorite was a leopard jacket paired with a skinny cropped pant and accented by a sassy red pointed-toe heel which was so chic! For a special occasion, party or event there were beautiful floor length dresses that hugged every curve of the body in a lush midnight blue velvet or sexy black lace with cut-out detailing.
A mixture of fine wool, angora, velvet, silk and lace were seen throughout their fall collection. Another trend that was seen along the Fall '12 runways are long leather gloves which add an edgy finishing touch to these chic stylized looks. Also spotted on the runway was the gorgeous redhead supermodel Cintia Dicker who I recognized from all of the captivating Bebe ad campaigns! Creative Director Manny Mashouf, Designer Charles Benton and Creative Consultant & Stylist Beth Fenton certainly put together an alluring fashion show that captured the audience and has women everywhere anticipating the Fall 2012 season. Femme fatale at its best!