You’re tired, your feet are sore, yet you’re excited because you’ve just done runway and the backstage buzz got to you. Nevertheless, home and comfort is still your main modus operandi. You wear flat boots because Gucci’s heels killed your feet, and keep it simple with jeans you can throw on, layering with sweaters for warmth and proper winter accessories. A nice big bag will carry all the things you needed to have with you during the day, including water and snacks. You aren’t phased by the cameras and the bloggers prancing around every where; you need to get home and soak in a hot bath and drink a nice wine.
Think expensive. Your major item of interest is your Burberry leather coat. It’s daring, it’s pricey, and you because you’re super confident you can rock it like no other. You’re pulling out all the stops because you’re at THE fashion event of the year and you need to show people that you (or your stylist) live at the brink of fashion heights. It also can be a little sexy, because all the attention is on you and you need to leave your mark. That’s where you wear the deep cut sweater that’s a little frayed (you’re probably from California), and a lacy camisole underneath because you can’t be that risqué and show the ladies. A simple pencil skirt and booties complete the look and bring a bit of a subtle glamour and style edge. Throw the fur collar over your shoulder and your accessories are good to go! Welcome to New York.
If you’re heavily invested into fashion and the industry, then you know that fashion week is at the top of the proverbial mountain in terms of fashion prediction and trends. The designers pull out all the stops and their shows are becoming more and more fabulous as the years roll by (Tommy Hilfiger’s foot ball field runway..). The cities buzz with models, stylists, buyers, bloggers and designers and the air is thick with creativity and preening peacocks, and we love it.
If, however, you are not into fashion week, and you don’t even know what fashion week is, then this is for you. The collective mass that actually don’t really mind or care and find that their silent addiction to H&M satiates all their fashion needs. If you are curious, however, then this will help you understand.
Here are my top ten collections, street style looks, moments, etc. to make you feel like you were/are at least a little in the know.
Style that includes a similar color scheme but plays with texture is always a win. And who thought that flared jeans would make such a comeback at this years NYFW?
Cool, calm and collected. Dark turqoise is the ultimate winter color, and paired with a fur collar? Luxe to the max.
I might be obsessing over amazing feminine dresses this year, but Dennis Bassos’ embellished dresses and luxe furs stole my heart.
Frame Denim showed that your favorite pair of jeans can also be a major fashion statement. Denim overalls? Yes please. I loved their high waisted, flared blue jeans. It feels like the 70’s are making a comeback, and I’m not mad.
The weather!! I can’t remember a fashion week that had to endure this much crazy-ness. Fashion week carried on as the city got whammied by icy temperatures and snowy weather. There were only minor “inappropriate clothing for the weather” infractions.
Zac Posens dresses were absolutely beautiful and by far one of my favorites. Did I mention I was on a bit of a dress kick?
How can you not be obsessed with something as fabulous as lace, fur, wool, leather, patterns, impeccable cut, fit and style. Altuzarra’s collection has it all. It feels like a 1920’s siren meets NYC chic and it couldn’t’ve been done any better. He smacked the norm core look in the face and took it out to lunch to teach it a lesson in the art of feminine allurement through refined style. That’s not actually a bad thing.
The epic meltdown of one North West and Anna Wintours face. She’s not having it, and neither are Jay and Bey. Definitely don’t bring a squirmy, antsy one something year old to the front row..that’s rough.
Oversized coats and sweaters. I was majorly impressed with people who chose to actually dress for the weather, unlike last years see-through-clothing in-minus-freezing-weather fiasco
Camille Charrières’ instagram. If you want to follow a style blogger that actually says great things, then she’s the girl! Witty, hilarious and her seemingly blasé approach to being a style blogger makes her a fav. She also has great shots of prancing around New York at the apocalyptic snow.
When fashion week rolls around all the fashionistas and style lovers around the world stand to attention. It’s the buzz; the models, the designers, the fabulous garments, the street style, it’s New York. It’s the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. I love seeing what the people of New York will dish out when it comes to outfits, remembering that the weather has been absolutely frigid and that sometimes you just really want to stay warm and cozy. Suffice to say, there were those few outfits you winced at (the white thread bare top with no bra situation? Um.. what.) and those that we drooled over. These are the ones we drooled over!
The trends I’m loving most are the short fur coat, thigh high boots and big hats. Total lux, but total comfort. I also loved Karlie Kloss’ cape, it’s a great garment to dress with and will class up any outfit. Pair it with a blouse and light skinny jeans and pointy toe pumps. You’ll have a killer look thats totally timeless and well put together.
Have fun experimenting with your closet and garments and don’t be afraid to take risks! Sometimes it takes that extra effort to glam it up but the effort is so worth it.
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