Two days ago I went to a Nordstrom’s special event where they invited Jason Wu to promote his contemporary collection, Miss Wu, for Fall 2013. The event was held in a cocktail reception at the Nordstrom store in Bellevue, WA.
My friends and I actually had the chance to meet Jason Wu in person in the back dressing room and chat briefly. He was very friendly. Since both he and I come from Taiwan, we talked about local Taiwanese restaurants. He wanted to try the famous Taiwanese chain restaurant right across street from Nordstrom. He said that the reason he chose to have the event in Bellevue city versus Seattle is so he could try the restaurant before he had to catch his flight to leave Seattle.
Compared to Jason Wu (which is Wu’s high-end designer line), Miss Wu is more playful and younger looking apparel. (Price-wise, it’s also more affordable.) There is a lot of emphasis on lively graphic prints, knits, and dresses in Miss Wu. I like all the dresses in this Fall collection. They look cute and comfy, and yet are still suitable for office settings. I fell in love with the very first dress I tried on (Geo Tile Print Silk Dress) and I had to buy it. Thanks to our lovely saleswoman, she had Jason Wu sign the tags on the items my friends and I bought.
Overall, the event was great. After all, what can go wrong with unlimited cocktail/wine, hors d’œuvre, and music? But I have to say events like this wouldn’t be as fun without the lovely friends I went with. Thank you, girls!!