Fashion Week Diary: Part 1
Many words can be used to describe fashion week, but the first that comes to mind for me is "hectic." Hectic in a fantastic way of course, but nonetheless, hectic! I am still digesting all of the incredible fashion, events, and conversations from the past week. My fashion week started off at an easier pace (minus the horrific allergic reaction I had to the eyelash extensions I just HAD to get) and then got a little crazy after the weekend. I work for a fashion PR company, so finding the balance between working, blogging, and fun (oh yeah, and motherhood) throughout the week was a new challenge, but I truly had the best time doing it all! Thank Gd for Grammy who came from Texas to help with my daughter and make sure I ate 3 square meals a day along with way too many homemade desserts.
I decided to break the week down into a 3 part diary to review what I saw, what I loved, and of course, what I wore. I am thrilled to report that I saw tons and tons of Excessories Expert approved designs on the fall/winter 2014 runway! Can we just skip spring/summer and go straight to fall 2014?! Just kidding...
Day 1, Thursday February 6th:
What I saw: Erin Fetherston's "Charmed, I'm sure." presentation at the W Hotel Union Square.
What I loved: The models looked like quirky Stepford Wives in feminine florals, A-line silhouettes, and cat-eye glasses. I couldn't help but fall in love with the dramatic oversized floral print of this dress. It feels so Betty Draper!
As for the accessories, I was blown away by a coordinating floral retro lunchbox, and GET THIS: a floral FLASK. Yup. Stepford Wives gone wild? I love!
What I wore: I forgot to get a proper photo of my outfit...silly me, so unfortunately below is the best I have! My newest accessory, my baby bump is starting to make an appearance!
Day 2, Friday February 7th:
What I saw: Carmen Marc Valvo
What I loved: A longtime fan of Carmen Marc Valvo, I never know what to expect from his designs. The fall collection channels the woman warrior...think modern day Joan of Arc in badass skinny leather pants, strong shoulders, and lots of heavy metal accents. Fierce.
What I wore: I had to figure out a way to work my reclaimed fuchsia fox coat (my high school graduation gift from my dad, in case you missed that) into at least one of my fashion week looks. Usually I dress it down with jeans and moto boots, but I've been seeing bright, floral prints everywhere so I was dying to wear this neoprene Zara dress for the 85th time. I just couldn't resist the vibrant combo. At the risk of pushing it way over the edge (excessive is the name of my game) I threw on MORE color and some sparkle with my clutch and necklace.
Day 4, Sunday February 9th
After a restful Shabbat on Day 3 (missing some fave designers, but enjoying family and sleep), I spent Sunday afternoon downtown catching up with fashion week friends and taking in some amazing street style...I swear sometimes the true show happens off the runway! I was supposed to see a couple more shows that night, but pregnancy fatigue won. Weak, I know.
What I Saw: Tracy Reese
What I Loved: Tracy Reese is known for embracing femininity, but what I loved about this collection was the laid-back, cool vibe filled with unexpected pairings from sequins and loafers to utility-coat-topped girly dresses and metallic fringed boots. The looks were dripping with personality and the fierce footwear had me on the edge of my seat!
Oh, and when these gold boots stepped onto the runway, I nearly passed out from excitement.
What I wore: I chose to freeze my tushy off just so I could wear my DVF studded leather jacket. Let's be real, a coat pretty much hides your outfit (fashion week "no, no"), unless it's part of the outfit, in which case you're smarter than I was on this particular 25 degree day. Once again, I wore floral and pink, which I now think I've officially OD'd on...until March.
Stay tuned for the second and third installments of my fashion week diary! xoxo