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I really didn’t feel up for going out to fashion week this season. As many of you know, I lost my dad a few weeks ago so haven’t been much in the mood for socializing. BUT I have to say going to a fashion show can easily distract you. I spent my Sunday going to some of the best fashion shows – all in ONE day and now I am posting it all in ONE blog.  So here you have it…a glimpse of the Fall 2011 Collections of Max Azria, Diane von Furstenberg, & one of my favorite designers, Zang Toi.

It’s nice to have friends in fashion. Thank’s Niki Cheng for dragging me out!  Yes THE Niki Cheng that you see in the BoConcept commercials on tv and in the NYC cabs.


Billy Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray Joel (not the lady with the crazy hat and lipstick bleeding who I always see at fashion shows. I know she is an editor but don't know her name)

This is right up my alley. If you know me, you know how much I love animal prints. Crocodile pants rock!

I loved this look so much that I shot front & back.

Back View. Would never think to wear it like this.

I like the pony tail swinging in the background.

Red and white dresses really popped.

Max & Luba Azria


Actress, Maggie Q of "Nikita".

Black widow

Bella Blue

Glam Green


The Princess of "Wrap Dresses".


"Real Housewives of NYC's", Jill Zarin getting make-up done by Amazing Cosmetics for the Zang Toi Fashion Show.

Zang's team is so dedicated and incredible. Up to the very last minute working on Jill Zarin's dress.

"The Quest for "It"s, Tia Walker interviewing designer, Zang Toi backstage.

Jill Zarin checking out the dress she will be wearing during the finale of Zang Toi's Fall 2011 Runway Show. BTW - This dress ain't cheap! Costs a pretty penny. I will mention again, a lot of love & labor went into this dress.

Zang Toi & Jill Zarin during dress rehearsal.

Zang Toi with "Top Chef Masters", Kelly Choi. Kelly looking stunning in Zang's emerald and black dress.

Jewelry designer, Wendy Brandes in a breathtaking Zang Toi gown. Great combination of cowboy hat with gown. I would never in a million years think to do that.

Ramona Singer & daughter Avery came out to support fellow Real Housewife of NYC, Jill Zarin.

Ok so now on to some dazzling designs by Zang Toi.  Only a few.

Zang Toi Runway Show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Please disregard the bald security guard in photo. He really ruined my view.

He has some of the most magnificent pieces.

Model, Ling Tan wearing something I wish I could pull off. I love the color emerald. If only I was 6 feet tall and invited to some spectacular charity ball.

Now for the grand finale - Jill Zarin walking the runway wearing a $30,000 gown by Zang Toi.

A kiss to the crowd.

Jill Zarin and Zang Toi waltzing & waving to crowd.

First and foremost, Willkommen to my Blog.

Welcome to Oktoberfest, Munich 2010

This was and currently still is my first Oktoberfest ever. I got to experience many delightful things besides BEER!  Yes of course I’ve been hearing “Prost” (Cheers in German) a lot this week.  That being said I would like to open up your eyes to some other finer pleasures that can be found at the Oktoberfest in Munich.  It’s not just about the beer you know.

Ok here we go, other things you can see… like the funny looking hats with feathers.

The famous feather hats in Germany

Or how about the wonderful food?

The biggest pretzels I've ever seen. Better than NYC street pretzels.

White Sausage. It tasted like tofu sausage to me.

Pork Sausage and Sauerkraut

Beer enthusiasts can visit several different tents throughout the fest. For example,

Lowenbrau Tent

or the Ammer Tent

 That is if one can even get into a tent, especially when its raining outside.

People from all over trying to get into a tent during Oktoberfest. This was at 11 am waiting outside in pouring rain.

 Along the way you may meet some unsavory characters.

The devil in his Dirndl showed up.

Even the "Hoff" was there this year. Fresh off of "Dancing with the Stars".

What about the poor servers that have to deal with the 100’s of thousands of beer drinkers and professional boozers? Holding those huge mugs round after round and carrying food.

Woman doin her thang! Those are some heavy ass mugs

Men don't have it easy either.

 Or do they?

These guys have the less difficult job, they just pour the beer from kegs.

Obviously you will also get to see a guy in Lederhosen.

Authentic Lederhosen. This one was handmade by Grandma.

Hmm what else will you experience at Oktoberfest? Silly me how can I forget women and their jugs!

This is better than "Hooters"

I believe she has real jugs.

We mustn’t forget about the waltzing and dancing.

Couple waltzing

 BTW- Oktoberfest is for all ages.

Her heart reads "Oktoberfest Princess"

Young and old

Then there’s always MEN & THEIR BEER! God forbid you take their beer away.



Mine all mine!


 A word of caution you may actually have to walk by “Throw Up Hill” on your way to the bathrooms.

"Throw Up Hill" I think the guy in pic is bleeding on side of his head

 There you have it folks. All the great things about the Oktoberfest.  I might have left out a thing or two…. to be continued.