Empire State of Mind

The lovely Andreea Diaconu and Eniko Mihalik. Story Arianna Gross, photos Betty Sze for models.com

On a brisk fall day, a crowd of lucky New Yorkers gathered in the heart of the city to watch Express present their S/S 11 fashion show. The runway was set up right next to the iconic Flatiron building with televisions looping the current fall/winter campaign images. The audience cheered as Eniko opened the show in a perfect spring look. Florals, nautical stripes and sequined minis made their way down the runway worn by top models  Jessica Hart, Anne Vyalitsyna, Ataui Deng, Ryan Kennedy, David Agbodji and more. Erin Heatherton closed the show in a black skirt and motorcycle style jacket that flared dramatically on the windswept stage.

Post show, Anne V shared her love for the show saying “I think it’s such a wonderful idea to do it, first all of next to the Flatiron building which is actually my favorite building in New York and to do it on the streets of New York and free for the public. ” Anne said currently for fall/winter you will catch her in animal prints, “To be honest, I’m not a very trendy person. I just love kind of creating new ideas for myself and my style and whatever I feel like wearing at that moment. At this moment I’ve been kind of into leopard and I feel like that’s a very old trend but I think it’s perfect for me this winter.” Despite the breezy weather, the girls assured us that they weren’t freezing and found the show to be really exciting. Models raved about the beige knit top that Anne V wore for her first look. Jessica Hart told us “The show was so much fun, it was really great and a beautiful afternoon. We had the wind blowing in our hair, it was like our own little personal wind machine, it felt really cool.” Eniko shared “For the winter, I just don’t want it to be black and grey so I’m trying to put colors here and there and make it happy!”

One of the girls’ favorite looks on Anne V

Flavia de Oliveira is gorgeous Brazilian #1 here followed by..

Gorgeous Brazilian #2 Evandro Soldati in one of Express’ casual spring looks.

Erin’s fabulous dress dances in the wind.

Evandro smiles

Anne V interviewed by MDC’s Arianna

Jessica Hart is so fetching in curls.

David wears his agency shirt

Another landmark building looms in the distance.

  1. Grrrr (or should I say brrrr)…sadly I missed this :-(
    Looks like it was a great time. Fantastic images, they do a great job of capturing the atmosphere, both the excitment and the frigid wise.

    Luckily, today on Broome St, I was able to watch Karlie Kloss, Lais Ribeiro, Corey Baptiste and Max Motta shoot for a campaign.. not sure which brand but Karlie was wearing a lovely, pink-ballerina-esque tulle skirt and a steel silver denim jacket and Lais; a mocha-brown/olive dress, cannot recall if it was silken or cashmere. Fun sight! Then literally 2 minutes after I left, darting up W Bwy, I almost smashed right into ..Matthew Williamson – gush!

  2. Andreea’s and Eniko’s shot is drop dead GORGEOUS! Beauty campaign please? Maybe an editorial together?
    So is Anne’s and David’s.

  3. I was there and saw all the action. It was great, everyone had such a great time. And all the models were amazing.

  4. Flavia!! But i’m not going get my hopes up she’ll be at VS this year. It’s great to see her on the runway again. What a beautiful girl, that walk and of course her signature pose & turn!!

  5. I loooooove mr Evandro …
    he is looking amazing. the best brazilian model ever…..
    and he is back….

  6. I loooove mr Evandro…
    He is the best brazilian male model ever…
    and he is back…

  7. I was there and man,did they have the best walkers around!
    Great casting, Anne, Andreea, Flavia, Eniko and their signature, incredible walks rocked that runway, big time!

  8. Andreea is gorgeous but she looks better with darker hair.

    Love Eniko, with that face she should be an actress after she stops modeling.

    David is beautiful!!

  9. LOVE JESSICA HART. She should definitely be booked for VS’11. She combines the high fashion-ness of girls (like Lara Stone, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Anna Jagodzinska) and mixes it with the commercially perfect appeal of others (like Brooklyn Decker, Tori Praver and Candice Swanepoel) She’s perfection. And stylish as all get out if you check out her blog.


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