Sadly, this year’s NYFW has officially come to a close. No worries, friends, because this DIY will fill your craving for all-things-designer (specifically Chanel) even after fashion week.
Discovering new labels is part of the thrill of any fashion week and this Spring 2013 season did not disappoint. These 5 up and comers were brilliant stars in my notebook:
Repeat offender? You betcha! If you watched last week’s vlog, you know my doc asked me to pack light, and even though I laughed in his very confounded face, I did take him seriously and decided to break some major, unspoken rules of fashion week: I wore something TWICE! But you know what? I did it to prove that somehow, some strange, unrealistic expectation of wearing different clothes every day in fashion week or all the time is a burden. Who was that cash? And if you do? Isn’t there something better you could do with it?
Thank heavens the weather cooled down and I was able to tolerate being outside. I bought these Club Monaco printed pants ($149) because of two main reasons: firstly, they felt very Isabel Marant and secondly, they have an ELASTIC WAISTBAND. My jeans have been such a burden on my hand! I think I needed a size down, but they’re adorbs!
Another day, another ensemble! I checked out a few shows and presentations today including Houghton (GORG!), Nonoo (Bright and chic!), Rebecca Minkoff (some super great pieces), and Billy Reid (Amazing men’s!) so of course I toted along my oxfords in my JET by John Eshaya tote bag (on sale! $190!) between shows! But photog Jorge Aguilera caught me still in my shiny silver Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti slingbacks! I paired my pointy toe perfections with Isabel Marant corduroys (which I flipped over in my latest vlog!), a vintage silver snakeskin belt, a white V-neck from J. Crew, Devora Libin and Isabel Marant bracelets, and Maje’s sequin sleeved blazer! Enjoy!
Every season, Jenny Packham shows in the 9am slot, forcing any party goers or night owls to roll as glamorously as possible out of bed to peek her sparkly stunners. And, it’s always worth it. This season had several stand out pieces, all paired with black criss cross front Louboutin’s and starburst smokey quartz costume earrings. Drama, glamour, alluring, memorable, and yet nothing frou frou or too girly. Just film noir amazing.
What an awesome debut. Designer Katherine Polk just showed off her very first Houghton collection and it was quite the clean start. A beautiful palette of cream, white, taupe, blush, and dove was visually stunning and entirely artsistic. She found contrast in fabrications and mixed strong tailoring with flowy organzas, defying any sort of Post-Labor Day rule. Take a peek at the full show on WWD.com.
New York Fashion Week is finally here! A solid, jam-packed week of 306 fashion shows from international designers is a whirlwind of fabulous fashion and fun, and of course, I’ll be going and sharing all the action with you.
Maybe it’s because I know what her stylist had to do to get her undergarments just perfect on the nude Rodarte dress Taylor Swift wore to the designers’ show last week, but I can’t believe there wasn’t a bigger fuss in the fashion industry over the pairing of the country princess with rebellious coutouriers from unlikely Pasadena (my hometown, btdubs!), CA.
As I was filming The Fashion Statement on location at Lincoln Center during NYFW, a New York Times photog, unbeknownst to me, snapped up some shots of me and my producer, Ryan Templeton leaving us with this gorgeous photo. So exciting, right?