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NYFW: shows, day one

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February 15th, 2013 · Print Print

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably got a little bit of a sense of how I spent my days at Fashion Week, but the fact is, I lugged my good camera to New York for a reason, and I want to show you guys some real shots of the amazing shows that I saw!  So please bear with me as I spend a couple of days showing you guys the beautiful clothes we’ll all be wearing in about nine months. :-)

My first show of Fashion Week was Kimberly Ovitz, and OMG, what a way to begin!  First of all, I was coming from a meeting so I was about 20 minutes early (that’s five hours early in Fashion Week time), so I took my seat and concentrated on thawing my hands (it didn’t work, my teeth were still chattering by the time the show started).  I was trying to distract myself so I wouldn’t drain the battery on my phone, so I started people watching… and who walks in the side door but Anna Wintour?!  I didn’t think it was her at first but I had the girl next to me confirm — not a bad way to kick off the week!  I didn’t get a good picture of her because I didn’t want to be that girl, but trust me, she was there.

And the clothes!  I loved the downtown aesthetic of the show, and the way that the effortless layering of blacks and neutrals.  Leather is still huge this season, and it was fun to see it incorporated into vests and lighter pieces that we can actually pull out in the south. 

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Then it was off to Lincoln Center for one of my favorite shows every season, Tadashi Shoji!  I love these dresses so much — the amount of detail and care that’s put into each one is just stunning.  I fell in love with dress after dress, but my absolute favorite was the white feathery 20’s-inspired shift at the top of this post.  I can’t wait to get that baby in my closet!  The little bows down the back were the most amazing detail.  A few of my other favorites are below!

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Next it was off to Candela, which was also a top show for me last season!  I loved the low key, boho pieces that still managed to be completely glamorous — and this season was no exception.  One of the coolest details was the back of this beautiful beaded dress reflected in a mirror so you could see it from all angles.  Stunning!

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So after getting a little taste of fall fashion, I took a break from the tents and headed over to my amazing agents for a blow-your-socks-off amazing gifting lounge.  I basically have to throw out everything in my closet to make room for the amazing pieces I picked up — too many favorites to count, but I’m especially excited about the Brahmin purse I’ve carried every day since getting home, and the Herve Leger sandals and BCBG shades that are just screaming to be brought to Miami with me in a few weeks!  I couldn’t resist tweeting a photo from my hotel room that night:

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After that was done, it was time for a little more dress-up!  I stopped by the office at Bollare, where my friend Dara let me try on some beautiful Oscar De La Renta and Valentino pieces from Marissa Collections!  No one does mint like Oscar and Valentino — it was totally worth braving the cold to get a few shots!  (The necklace is from VSA — you’ll see it in more posts soon!)

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Then back up to the tents to quickly take in collections from Concept Korea (maybe it’s partly because Chad is a massive video gamer, but Korea is on the top of my to-travel list, and I love seeing what their incredibly talented designers are up to every season) and a little menswear from Timo Weiland.  A few snaps below!

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And I’m a little embarrassed about what happened at this point.  So, I’d been on my feet since about 8:30 a.m., and I was pretty wiped.  And I had this new pair of amazingly soft, incredibly comfy Eberjey pajamas.  And it was really cold outside. 

So… I decided to skip the parties that night and curled up in bed.  Perfect end to day one of fashion week. :-)

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