Well, we’ve been back from NYFW for a few days now and I almost can’t believe that it really happened. I was there. Me, a little stay at home Mom from Tampa, FL who decided to start writing about her passion for fashion a little over a year ago went to New York Fashion Week.
From seeing countless celebs up close and personal, to sitting a few feet from the catwalk while one of my favorite designers of ALL time, Phillip Lim showed, it was all a dream come true! At that particular show I experienced my very favorite celebrity sighting…I was a mere foot away from Alexa Chung who, I must say, is BEYOND stunning in person. It’s insane how fabulous she is. I, of course, felt like an arse asking for a photo…Sorry folks. Maybe next time I won’t be such a wuss. Ah ha ha. Do you like how I assume there will be a next time? Dare to dream people! The hubs put it best when he called Fashion Week my World Series! Is it unrealistic to expect to go to the World Series more than once? Methinks not. Anyhoo, let’s get to the good stuff…the clothes!
For a girly girl like myself, this was definitely the year to go to NYFW! Milly by Michelle Smith’s runway was awash with punchy bright tights, gorgeous bow motifs and uber fun minis. That’s right girls, the mini is here and here to stay…so start busting out those lunges so your stems are mini ready!
Monique Lhuillier’s collection had an Asian warrior influence to it, yet her trademark femininity was not missing. I saw strong shoulders along with delicate floral textures. She really worked the contradictions!
Tadashi’s masterful use of draping, lace, liquid metal fabrics and ruffles had me swooning. The finale gown was a stunning nude fan pleated number paired with a black bow trimmed belt. Yup, more bows. You won’t hear me complaining. And now nude hued frocks are speedily becoming my new obsession of the moment!
While 3.1 Phillip Lim gave us gorgeous luxe outerwear, he didn’t disappoint with the sparkles. You know how I love my sequins. His shimmering golden blouse paired with a pair of buff trousers literally made me weak in the knees! I could so imagine Katharine Hepburn working that particular look.
Anna Sui’s models were styled so gorgeously it hurt. From their long flowing locks, to their smart specs that did nothing but enhance the intense boho chic prints, each look seemed to outdo the last. I really could go on and on, but don’t worry…I won’t. I realize you don’t want to read a book of a blog post!
If you’re thirsty for more you must check out Elle.com‘s NYFW exclusive coverage. It’s chock full of delicious eye candy! Meg and I were lucky enough to hear Elle.com’s Erika Miller speak at the Independent Fashion Bloggers Evolving Influence Conference and we basically want to be her new best friends. She is one sharp cookie! Hey Erika, if you’re reading this, hit us up! We’re always good for a laugh and a cocktail at the very least.
I can only hope that I am able to go back next year! I mean, I barely got to shop…What a tragedy! Ah ha ha. I jest. Lack of shopping is not so much a tragedy, but more of a BUMMER. Most of my spending money was tied up in cabfare. No joke. I did manage to score a few fabulous pieces. I bought a silk cobalt racerback tank from Scoop, a waist length tasseled necklace from Topshop and a winter white sash belt from American Apparel…all for…wait for it…less than a hundred backs. You can take the girl to New York, but you can’t take the bargain hunter outta the girl when she gets there!
Well, I hope you enjoyed my little recap of some of my favorite NYC times in the tent!