Monday, March 31, 2008
Behind the Scenes Scoop at Cynthia Rowley!
Talk about attention to detail -- I popped into the Cynthia Rowley boutique in Bucktown the other day and was chatting with the salesclerk about CR's fabulousness. A small TV screen was playing footage from her fall/winter show, and we started talking about that, how cool it was with the diorama door that dropped down to reveal a "pop-up-book"-like backdrop. That's when the clerk let me in on the drama that unfolded literally behind the scene. It seems that -- moments before the show opened -- Cynthia decided she didn't like one of the colors used in the backdrop. Rather than live with it, the pixie-sized designer grabbed a paint brush and went at it herself. Of course she got covered with paint! A mere moment before the music started, as the lights dimmed and the audience prepared to be wowed, Cynthia was scrambling to change into a completely different outfit -- lest she launch a paint-splattered look! Love it!