rooftop bikinis: a caitlin kelly preview

10:10 PM

My roomie and bestie, Abbey, and I were so excited to attend the Caitlin Kelly fashion show a couple weeks back - it was on the rooftop of a (very) tall building in the Financial District overlooking the New York City skyline and beyond. Sweeping views of Brooklyn took our breaths away as we turned to see storm clouds rolling over the Jersey hills threatening the city's stunning sunset. As city newbies, we couldn't help but to gawk at the incredible views and take multiple photos. Being all the way downtown has a very serious and pretentious feel, but the most intriguing part of the show's location was the uninterrupted view of the new Freedom Tower and 9/11 memorial. For a moment, I forgot that I was attending a fashion show... but the DJ took me out of that daze rather quickly. 

Abbey and I made our way to the right side of the runway, scooting by the DJ and photographers setting up their gear. Attendees slowly made their way over as well, many with cocktails in hand chatting with friends. Everybody was super excited to experience this swimwear collection's debut - and the collection was definitely not a let down.

Stunning models with bangin' bodies and fierce struts took over the runway until sprinkles of rain broke loose. Kelly, for a young FIT grad, did an exceptional job at focusing on the woman's body without being risque or gaudy. Not only were her designs innovative and creative, but they were also flattering and wearable. They were fashion show worthy and shopper friendly. There are very few fashion shows where I could say "Wait, I really want to buy this! Where's the lookbook?", but Caitlin Kelly's collection took the hammer to my reservations. 

Caitlin Kelly's line will show at Miami Fashion Week, and my hopes are I'll be able to purchase some of her sexy swimwear and lovely coverups in the near future. 

By the way, Miss Kelly herself? Such a doll. As the rain started to sprinkle, she adorably gave her thanks down the runway in her own design with umbrella in tow.

Oh, wait!!
Check out Abbey's adorable blog HERE. :)

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