By day six of Fashion Week, people — okay, we — are usually bleary-eyed and draggy and maybe a little frizzier than usual. That's why Selita Ebanks was so refreshing at Badgley Mischka on Tuesday morning: She was as garrulous and jolly as if it were 2 p.m. on day one, which we really hope turns out to be infectious. We first walked past her as she was regaling a reporter with the story of how she once won $1,500 (Vegas? Lotto? A bet with Miranda Kerr on who had the bigger Angel wings?). "I was like, 'Duh, of COURSE I'm rolling around on this," Ebanks said. "When am I going to win fifteen hundred dollars again? I even have pictures." We're guessing no matter how happy she was to have the money, that money was doubly grateful.
Selita also discussed her inability to put up with the Master Cleanse for more than three days ("I guess some people have more willpower than me"), her self-proclaimed obsession with house cleaning, and the fact that she is obsessed with Solange Knowles's personal style, which gives us something else in common besides being excited at the concept of $1,500. She said she frequently has moments of fashion regret, but mostly when she does her own hair and makeup. "This one time I had big hair, bright lips, the lashes, plus a colorful dress, the shoes had feathers on them ... Look it up, I'm sure I looked crazy," Ebanks said. "I have to remember to do less."
Petra Nemcova fell in that camp — not that she looked bad, because she is Petra Nemcova. But she had a minimum of makeup on and her hair in a messy topknot. Petra hung out with former ESPN reporter Michelle Beadle in the front row until event staffers moved Beadle across the runway, leaving vacant the seat next to Nemcova. We assumed this meant a grand entrance awaited, fondly remembering the time Joan Rivers swanned into the show with a camera crew at the last minute and got a standing ovation. But after all that relocation drama, the seat was still empty when the lights went down, and had to be filled. Unless Beadle filed a ten-foot restraining order against Petra in the ten minutes they were together, we are guessing someone stood them up. So cruel this close to Valentine's Day.
Singer Colbie Caillat snuck in through the media throng with relative ease, though it was more nerve-racking for some. "This runway is so slippery," Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman said as the PR girls led her toward the front row. As might have been expected of a gold medal winner, however, she kept her feet and made it safely to her seat. Given that it took her several tries to even get to Fashion Week — we overheard her complaining that she'd had multiple canceled flights, thanks to the storm — it would have been awfully embarrassing if she'd fought her way here only to faceplant. In that way, Fashion Week is much like the Olympics, really. We're all just trying to stay upright until it's over.
Most Viewed Stories
‘Weed Dick’ Is the New Way for Men to Sexually Disappoint You
Portraits of Privilege: A Teen Demands Mac ’n’ Cheese
How to Get Out of Any Party Conversation
The Big Secret of Every Dating App: Tech Doesn’t Matter
Amber Rose, Populist Slut Hero of Our Time
7 Alternatives to Those Sold-Out L.L. Bean Boots
Adriana Lima on Boxing, Brazilian Beauty Secrets
Cindy Crawford on Bagels, Instagirls, and Bringing the Supermodel Era to TV
You Think You’re Too Classy to Drink Champagne From a Bong?
From Our Partners
Thrillist: Things No Self-Respecting Adult Should Be Doing on Facebook
Demi Lovato's 'Vanity Fair' Photo Shoot Is Totally Nude, Totally Natural, And Totally Woah
15 Signs You're With A Good Man
7 Asian Beauty Trends You Need To Try Now
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesLibertine’s Designer Once Faked a Note From Cher
And other anecdotes from his new book.See All the Street Style From Paris Fashion Week
Rihanna, Salma Hayek, and Phoebe Philo were among the peacocks.Karl Lagerfeld Won’t Offer Himself Up to Science
He says researchers have approached him about testing his DNA.Staving Off Cynicism at Comme des Garçons, McQueen, and Céline
A counterpoint to luxury-mongering.Cate Blanchett Wore a Hot-Pink Suit
Barbie, is that you?All About Chanel’s Airport-Themed Show
Paging Mr. Lagerfeld!Watch the Valentino Livestream
Enjoy!5 Things I Want to Wear From Paris: Part 3
Stripes, embroidered separates, and Céline studded boots.Cindy Crawford on Bagels, Instagirls, and Bringing the Supermodel Era to TV
And how she's helping her daughter navigate the pressures of the modeling industry.Zendaya Floated Around Paris Like a Cloud
Another fashion month dispatch from photographer Tomasz Lazar.Coddington, Kawakubo Star in Interview Portfolio
They were photographed for a sweeping 60-page section by Fabien Baron.American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy
Current shareholders, including Dov Charney, will no longer control the company.The Retired Modeling Agent Who Loves Empire
“I started my own agency — we represented Twiggy — but went off to be assistant to the actor Yul Brynner, who was dating my roommate at the time.”Bright Coats for Cold Days
New York women in winter's least-boring outerwear, from bright-green alpaca fur to leopard-print mohair.Céline’s Woman-Friendly Triumph
Phoebe Philo remains in touch with what women want to wear.Watch the Alexander McQueen Livestream
Enjoy!Watch the Akris Livestream
Enjoy!From Up Close, Raf Simons’s Vision for Dior Is Clear
And don't count John Galliano out at Margiela yet.5 Things I Want to Wear From Paris: Part 2
Cropped sweaters, a spangled skirt, and more.