From Runway to Table Top

Monday, March 26, 2012

There is a famous movie scene from Devil Wears Prada that I tend to reference a lot at work. Here it is courtesy of IMDB:

Miranda Priestly: [Miranda and some assistants are deciding between two similar belts for an outfit. Andy sniggers because she thinks they look exactly the same] Something funny? 

Andy Sachs: No. No, no. Nothing's... You know, it's just that both those belts look exactly the same to me. You know, I'm still learning about all this stuff and, uh... 

Miranda Priestly: 'This... stuff'? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select... I don't know... that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise. It's not lapis. It's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent... wasn't it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff. 

Miranda has a point – runway fashion really does influence everything – even parties.
Lately I’ve been seeing a few, what I’ll call runway to tabletop fashions that I thought I would share for inspiration!

Note that I clearly know that some of these aren’t “runway” (i.e. GAP) but rather store ; ) Runway to Tabletop was just the a clever name!

·          Runway (or Met Ball 2011): Brooklyn Decker in neon pink
·         Tabletop via Brooklyn Bride
·         Neon DIY vases via Green Wedding Shoes
·         Cotton Candy on a Glow Stick? GENIUS!

·         Dress – Badgley Mischka via
·         Leave it to Martha (her peeps) to take ombre to another level with this party! Via Martha
·         Balloons via Little Green Notebook
·         Table via Ruffled
·         Cake via Glorious Treats

Polka Dots
·         Runway: Marc Jacobs via Harper’s BAZAAR
·         Wedding via Style Me Pretty
·         Balloon via Shop Sweet Lulu
·         Party via TomKat Studio
·         Invitation via Etsy

Black & White Stripes
·         Runway: Gap Dress
·         Chair covers from Wildflower Linen
·         Lanterns via Paloma’s Nest
·         Cupcakes wrappers via Tomkat Studios
·         Stripey Straws via Shop Sweet Lulu
·         Cake via here
·         Tabletop via 100 Layer Cake

·         Dress – Elie Saab
·         Silver sparkle table cloth
·         Table Runner
·         Sparkler Send Off
·         Black Sequin Table