Hanging out after the show with some blogging girlfriends!
“She’s a sexy tomboy with a bit of bon vivant”
Rebecca Minkoff’s words backstage to describe her girl she sent down the runway in her Spring/Summer 2013 show…. I have to say, I’m in. It was all very 70s bohemian cool with a bit of edge (think bandana prints, bell bottoms, head pieces and motorcycle vests), while also being in a feminine and light and airy color palette with girly accents and details such as floral prints and embroidery. But only RM could make all that crazy cool and tough. I love it. Doesn’t hurt that I consider myself something of a bon vivant. Since my photos really don’t do it all justice, I’ve included the youtube coverage of the show- you really must watch to get the whole cool girl feel and also hear the awesome mash-up music by duo indie group ‘Tennis’ and DJ Cassidy.
As for me, I wore Fall’s (and Spring 13 as this also went down several runways) black and white trend (love shopbop’s recent lookbook) to the show. I ended up making these racing/tuxedo stripe pants myself by sewing wide satin ribbon down a pair of black pants I owned that I never wore anymore. The pants needed some pizzazz and I love this sporty chic trend – it was a perfect project. I capped my look off with loads of rocker-y accessories, dark burgundy lipstick (this is a mix of CoverGirl Lip Perfection in ‘Euphoria’ and YSL ‘Noir Lacque’) and my black aviators for a cool-girl vibe I knew Rebecca would approve of.
Been having a great time jaunting around the city in between fashion shows. The other day stopped into the adorable french bistro ‘Buvette’ in the West Village with some girlfriends for cappuccinos and croissants and spent a couple of minutes chit chatting on a stoop while waiting for our table. It felt so New York.
This outfit is something I put together with a few of my favorite SF vintage scores of late. I just love trolling my 3 favorite stops on Haight Street for interesting pieces that I pull into outfits that feel more modern- like this bohemian-gothic (did I make that up? Potentially) look here that felt just right for fashion week.
Sadly, I am leaving New York tonight to head back to my real life. But I’ll be reliving it all week here on the blog for all of our enjoyment x.
I had the pleasure of attending the Richard Chai Love Women’s and Menswear Spring/Summer 2013 show yesterday afternoon. I loved the collection, which was so perfectly pretty and springy (pastels, lots of white and pretty florals), with infusions of seriously cool elements: minimalism, military, sporty fabrics and details (cutouts, neoprene, anoraks, colorblocking) and textured, sparkly glam (see the gold sequin and beaded embellished numbers at the end). The uniting theme was “light” (Chai’s word for his ultimate inspiration) and that underlying thread wove its was throughout the collection. Think: reflections of light, light color palette, light as in not a lot of material, light at in playful and fun – swingy skirts. I loved how Chai was able to coordinate a lot of elements together to make a show that felt so cohesive. brilliant.
Check back for more show coverage- Rebecca Minkoff and Mara Hoffman! I’m having the best time here in New York and I hope you’re enjoying following along xx.
p.s. did I not have the best seat ever? Serious score. And I got to sit next to a photographer for Interview Magazine who gave me some clutch tips. Also, if you look closely you will the Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist in the background of a couple of my pictures, he sat directly across from me. So many fun life moments at Fashion Week.
My two favorite Lucky Fabb speakers, Barneys’ Simon Doonan and designer Anna Sui, a longtime favorite of mine
Me and the Editor-In-Chief of Lucky Magazine, Brandon Holley, whom I love and think is one seriously smart lady
Day 1 of my New York Fashion Week, check and check!
I flew in on the red eye (efficiency, people) and arrived Wednesday morning here in NY and spent the majority of the day at my third Lucky Fabb conference (see coverage of the last 2 here and here), mingling with blogging friends and hearing great panel speakers. Two takeaways (of the many): must read DVF’s autobiography, and Gilt.com and Yoox.com are seriously impressive – watch for cool things coming up from them. As far as my outfit, I have decided to really embracemy favorite fall trend and went for some serious gothic glamour in head to toe black lace with a jeweled headband I made myself inspired by this look (it’s Chanel). More close-up pics to come!
I’m off to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out in Soho tonight – hope you have fun FNO plans! More fun #NYFW pics to come! xx
p.s. I made extras of these head pieces and will be selling them on etsy when I get back to SF next week. If you’d like to pre-order one, email me at email@example.com