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NYFW: What I Wore, Day One

September 7th, 2013 · 5 Comments


There’s something a little magical about September Fashion Week. Maybe it’s the way that everyone pulls out their very first fall outfits, maybe it’s the way that Manhattan is so crisp and vibrant and cool. Maybe it’s all the blood, sweat and tears that go into producing every collection, the hours and days and months of inspiration and execution and refining each piece until it’s exactly right.

Maybe it’s all the creativity bundled into one small place — designers, editors, buyers, bloggers, models, and all the others who make fashion week every year into a major creative force. I always think about that scene in The Devil Wears Prada where Meryl Streep traces the color cerulean from the runways down to Anne Hathaway’s sweater — it’s a funny scene, but I also love that reminder that what happens here this week shapes all our lives in some small way (whether we like it or not).

This is my eighth season, and I still remember my very first show like it was yesterday. I remember jumping up and down and screaming at the top of my lungs when my first invite popped up in my inbox. I remember spending days picking out my outfit, and how thrilled I was to put it on that morning. I’ve seen hundreds of shows since that very first one, but you know what? That feeling of magic and awe never really goes away.

I’m so very grateful to be back this year, because honestly? There’s nothing else in the world quite like it.

Sabo Skirt dress, Samantha Wills necklace, Prada clutch, Jimmy Choo heels.

First photo by He; Third by Liz Petrelli.



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nyfw: shows, day three

February 20th, 2013 · 6 Comments

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On Friday of NYFW, all anyone could talk about were predictions that all the shows might be cancelled because of Nemo! Everyone seemed to think that this fashion week was a lost cause, but I kept hoping that everything would keep going no matter what (let’s be serious, as great as my hotel was, it doesn’t really compare to a day of fashion shows).

But despite the crazy snowy downpour, everything on Saturday went forward after all! It takes more than a snowstorm to stop the New York fashion crowd, and Saturday proved to be such an amazing day of shows! From the incredible detailing and fierce-chic models at Herve Leger, to the always-stunning prints at Mara Hoffman, to the incredible couture pieces at Rafael Cennamo and Alexandre Herchcovitch, it was one of the most special day of shows I’ve ever seen.

And on an also-exciting side note, I was so excited to find out yesterday that Chad and I are now an aunt and uncle! His brother is a proud dad to a newborn baby boy — so I had to give a big congratulations! So excited to buy them all the cute baby clothes I can get my hands on!

{above: stunning detail in the dress and leggings at Herve Leger}

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{gorgeous tulle gown at Son Jung Wan}

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{prints and hair jewelry at mara hoffman}

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{maybe the most beautiful coat i’ve seen for fall at Son Jung Wan}

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{blindfolded models made an extra dramatic statement at Alexandre Herchcovitch}

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{the perfect furry hood at Herve Leger for a snowy winter, or just a ski trip!}

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{insanely creative detailing on Rafael Cennamo couture gowns}


{and the full head-to-toe of the Rafael Cennamo dress}

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{intensely beautiful proportions at Alexandre Herchcovitch}

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nyfw: fall 2013 beauty trends

February 18th, 2013 · 2 Comments


I spend so much time at Fashion Week paying attention to the clothes, sometimes I forget that hair and makeup is a crucial part of every show! And just like with clothes, there’s such a huge variety that it’s sometimes hard to pick out what’s an overarching trend and what’s specific to each designer’s aesthetic. But I wanted to give you guys a sense of what I saw in a little bit more detail, so I’ve tried to boil it down to a few trends!

Above: Piecey Beach Waves at Candela

I always like my hair best when I haven’t brushed it in a while, which is exactly this style. To get this at home, use a clampless curling iron and leave the bottom inch uncurled, then comb out with your fingers (not a brush!) and use a little bit of spray. To keep the waves subtle and natural, start the curl at your jawbone or lower, and only curl from that point down. This is one of the easiest looks to recreate at home, so you guys should definitely try it!


Natural Skin and a Bold Lip at Noon By Noor

I loved, loved, LOVED the hair and makeup for this show. The perfect red lip was timeless and so glam, as were the vintage Hollywood curls — they paired seamlessly with everything from 60′s preppy knits and scarves to lavish gowns.

To get this look at home, let your skin be the star by keeping it smooth and hydrated! See how her skin looks like it’s glowing? That’s the goal. Try a light moisturizer that won’t irritate your skin (I swear by Simple Skincare’s Vital Vitamin Day Cream!) to avoid any redness that could ruin this look! Keep your makeup simple and bare and choose a matte red for your lips — everyone’s favorite red is different, but the look for this show had slight orange undertones — perfect for winter-y glamour!


Bold Brows and a Wine-Colored Lip at Parkchoonmoo

Even more so than a red lip, you have to keep the rest of your makeup understated but balanced to match a wine-colored lip. Try a subtle smokey eye in shades of light brown, and swap your blush for a matte bronzer to achieve this pretty, polished look. And the sleek ponytail never goes out of style!


Oversized Eyelashes at Nina Skarra

Kids, don’t try this at home. Dramatic false lashes are huge parts of NYFW, but to adapt them for everyday life, you want to tone them down by about 95%. Instead of using these editorial-worthy lashes, dot a few individual falsies around the corners of your eyes and then line with jet black liquid eyeliner for an instant perk-up. One of the best parts about fashion week is taking the high-level trends and adapting them to use at home, and this one is perfectly suited to it! (And to take it all off at the end, try Simple Skincare’s makeup wipes!)


Hair Prints at CZAR

Ok, I have no idea how they did this — some form of spray paint/stencil maybe? So freaking cool.  Color definitely wasn’t limited to clothes this season, with models at Nicole Miller, Carmen Marc Valvo and CZAR sporting major pops of color. The orange and yellow ombre at Nicole Miller was the model’s own, but to steal their idea (temporarily), check out my video on using hair chalk here.

And when all else fails, stick a clock on your head and call it a day:


(I kid, I kid: the Raphael Cennamo show was stunning and I can’t wait to show you guys more pictures from it!)

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