Fashion Week Blogger Style

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As you are all aware New York Fashion Week has come to an end. It feels too soon like it always does, but at least I’ll finally be able to get some sleep. Although it’s been super crazy with the all the excitement, I was lucky enough to have time in my schedule to meet the lovely blogger Maria Alia. It’s always such a thrill to meet someone with the same predisposition as you. It’s delightful how all fashion bloggers and people in the industry get to meet up and exchange ideas and thoughts during fashion week. It’s a fantastic hub for likeminded people who all love fashion. Maria and I were running from show to show and had the idea of doing a little shoot together on blogger style. So we decided it would be fun to put together two fashion week looks that we could wear on the go. When hopping from show to show it’s very important to remain comfortable while  at the same time appearing fashion forward especially when you don’t know how the unpredictable NYC weather will treat you. Rain or shine, looking your best during fashion week is imperative, you never know if you’ll be stopped for a photo or who you might run into. We thought to ourselves what better way to do a shoot than on a New York City rooftop, to really capture that urbane city street style. We were both feeling neutrals and all black, after all, you can never go wrong with black on black. Let us know what you think!

Big shout out to Matthew for the photos.

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NYFW Spring 2016 Top Designers

New York Fashion Week Spring 2016 Top Designers

As New York fashion week comes to a wrap and London fashion week kicks into full gear, the excitement and anticipation continues to advance on what’s coming down the runways next. This year I had such a pleasure going to some amazing shows. However, after thoroughly analyzing all the runway shows, with much difficulty I had to narrow it down to my top few designers. For those of you who missed out on some of the action, here is a recap of all my favorite noteworthy shows:

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Rodarte

This seasons Rodarte collection was inspired by the romantic interpretation of what being a poet could mean in Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s world. The runway gave way to retro seventies and eighties vibes with a romantic twist infused with ruffles, lace, paisley, disco beaded suits, and velvet blouse sleeves. Tons of vintage vibes were apparent throughout the show in addition to crystal earrings, metallic heels, neckties, and of course huge puffy Mongolian fur.

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Proenza Schouler

The Proenza Schouler boys pulled through once again this Spring, with a jaw-dropping runway show, consisting of intricately crafted designs that truly brought the runway to life. Proenza adopted a Spanish vibe this year with careful attention to specifics like ribbons, feathers, structural ruffles, mesh, asymmetrical cut outs, pom poms and off-the-shoulder details. To say the least, the show had a little of everything and really exuded hot modern Latin romance.

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Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci marked his tenth anniversary at Givenchy with the release of one of the most anticipated fashion shows this year. He delivered a sophisticated array of garments in a tuxedo color palette and softened it up with provocative, yet inviting, lingerie inspired details. Under the gaze of the Manhattan sky, and of almost every fashion conscious New Yorker, paraded tailored suits, silk robes, and lace details. These fragments all came together, showcasing movement first and foremost.

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Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein welcomed spring with a refined and polished approach, playing off of his contrasting tones of dark vs. light. His collection contained a harmonious balance of soft minimalism and dark grunge, themes helped along by his use of loose fitting garments, satin slip dresses, and elongated sleeves. Continuing the concept Francisco Costa added a saturated and unsaturated floral print across trenches, pants, and dresses.

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3.1 Phillip Lim

This season Phillip Lim did not disappoint  delivering a beautifully tailored runway show consisting of pale, organic neutrals derived from earthy elements. In honor of his 10th anniversary Lim took his romanticized garments and added an edgy twist with a hint of sporty flair, by making full use of pops of leather, stripes and floral prints.

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Altuzarra

Altuzarra channeled his Basque roots this season, parading the runway with a variety of culturally vibrant festival colors. He took a rather nonchalant direction with his clothing, which included relaxed and loose fitted garments such as shirt dresses and side-slit skirts, and he tied it all up by emphasizing the waist. He coupled his relaxed and easygoing fabrics with simple design details like pleating, buttons, ties, belts and dip dyes.

New York Fashion Week S/S 16: Street Style

New York Fashion Week has taken the whole city once again by storm. Every year we eagerly await for those titans we love to parade their way through the the streets in something amazing or something outrageous. It’s that time where no one wants to blink for the fear of missing out. Don’t worry that won’t happen to you, I’ve got all you covered. Here are some of the street style looks that attracted my attention over the whirlwind that was the last few days.

Street Style Looks:

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50’s Revival

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My whole look today is all about channeling every young woman’s latent inner 50’s spirit. It’s alluding to the rock and roll greaser days with an added touch of femininity, because you can never be satisfied with just one blanket style. As I’ve said before fashion is cyclical, always coming and going and being recycled by the world so that old meets new. I constantly find myself nostalgic for some era of fashion that I personally didn’t get to experience, and I channel that into my own style. When my mind gets saturated from a lot of the derivative fashion of the “now” I find myself combing the history books to hopefully be inspired by the past. The look itself is fairly versatile and can be adopted for a vast variety of circumstances, from casual to formal. I’m always in an upswing of my relationship with stripes so as you can see I’ve used them to add a modern twist to the look I was going for. The whole 50’s thing is really hard to pull off without evoking a stepford wives element, so to really achieve the greaser girl aesthetic I wore some extra high waisted black denim pants, and of course accessorized it with a woven belt and some red lips which really helped to pull the whole look together. After all when you’re mimicking the 50’s you have to go for the bad-ass, nonconformist look.

As for what I’m wearing in this look, my off the shoulder top is from Urban Outfitters, you can find my denim jeans at Acne Studios, the boots are from Zara, and the denim jacket is vintage. It’s super easy to achieve this look especially since almost everyone has a staple pair of denim pants and a denim jacket. All you have to do is find the perfect off the shoulder top, to get one similar to mine click here

Photography by: Matthew Pastula