This past week during New York Fashion Week, I had the wonderful opportunity to step behind the camera to capture the boldest and brightest accessories on the street for People Stylewatch and TheOutfit.com. I have always taken inspiration from the creative accessories styling I see off the runway during fashion week, but actually documenting these statement pieces in the midst of the madness of fashion week was new territory. There is such an adrenaline rush in trying to chronicle fabulous moments that pass in the blink of an eye and shutter of the lens. I have a huge newfound respect for the street style photographers that have the talent to make these chaotically fleeting moments look so beautifully contrived. They are true artists.
It was an exciting, educating, inspiring, not to mention deliriously exhausting week filled with attending amazing shows, accessories street style photography, Rosh Hashanah, and my daughter's first week of preschool, and I wouldn't trade any of it for anything! I am, however, looking forward to a bit of a break...for at least an hour or two. Below are some of my favorite shots from the week. I am including some images of what I wore, as well. I am proud to say that every outfit was concocted of items I already owned. I didn't purchase anything new, but I had a great time repurposing some of my favorite pieces. For example, I personalized my denim Fendi baguette (a consignment score!) with 25-cent patches from eBay and I restyled my rainbow sequin dress with this season's must-have accessory: the obi belt. It was a very wallet-friendly way to do fashion week and I know my husband is extremely grateful!