When Brizo whisked us away after the Jason Wu fashion show to MPE Penthouse for the after party, I couldn’t help but think how lucky I was, to be part of this event. Just three short years ago, if anyone had told me, if I would be attending a fashion show of any sort, during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC this year, I would have thought they were crazy! Yet, here I was in a NYC penthouse after attending Jason Wu’s show, with a group nineteen other talented designers from across the country known as Blogger#19! This exciting day and all the other events of the week, were courtesy of my favorite luxury line for the home, Brizo! How amazing is that? How lucky am I?
While we were waiting for Wu to arrive, we chatted with one another and met a few Blogger #19 alumni we had returned for the party. The team from Brizo, had excelled at making it a night to remember. The views from the terrace were incredible, the food was delicious and the venue was amazing!
Everybody was intensely watching the show and watching Wu watch the show!
Judd Lord, Director of Industrial Design for Brizo continued the discussion with insights to how the collaboration between Brizo and Jason Wu began. They discussed Wu’s request of a “black faucet” and how Brizo answered his request. Yet another example of how Wu sets trends rather than follows them which is in line with Brizo’s way of thinking as well. It makes sense these two fashion forward thinking lines would merge to create fabulous products for the home. This union is proof that fashion is more then just what we see on the red carpet or the runway, it is a lifestyle. Brizo and Jason Wu share the same vision that good design is as important in your home as the clothes you wear. Their common goal is to bring innovative designs that are timeless and fresh to the marketplace.
At only 29 years of age, Wu is another example of how transition can make you grow. Although, Wu’s transition from doll designer, to fashion designer and then designer of home goods, doesn’t seem like the same journey of transition that I have experienced with grieving, I am sure along the way, he had times of doubt, anxiousness and apprehension, but relied on faith in himself, his goals and hard work to get to the successful place he is today! This amazing designer brings so much joy to so many people! Thank you Jason Wu for giving of yourself and your time to us. Thank you Brizo for an amazing trip! I will forever be grateful to the Brizo Team who invited me and for the many friendships I made with other designers throughout the country!
Jason Wu with the Brizo Team….
A special thank you to:
Brizo Marketing and Products Teams:
Richard O’Reagan, President, Delta Faucet Company,
Brian Nobbe, Marketing Director, Jai Massela Senior Channel Marketing Manager,
Laura Brooks, Senior Brand Manager,
and Judd Lord, Director of Industrial Design
Our group of Designers -Blogger #19 September 2012