new york fashion week: day five

September 14th, 2011 · 4 Comments

And you thought Kim Kardashian was my most amazing moment of yesterday!

That’s me!  (On the left, obviously!)

I was slotted in at the last minute to fill this seat at the Jenny Packham show, and to my incredible shock, once I’d gotten myself settled, I was two seats down from Mandy Moore!  She was so beautiful, and so, so sweet — a lot of the time, the front row celebs will book it out of a show the second that it’s over, but she stuck around (longer than I did!) to take pictures with fans, and was so giggly and sweet about it to everyone who asked her.

And the show: Unbelievable.  Now that Kate Middleton has been spotted in Jenny Packham a half dozen times, she’s become a household name in a way that she wasn’t back in February.  But there’s a reason hers was one of my favorite shows last season — these beautiful, impeccably detailed gowns are so wearable that you almost can’t believe they’re formalwear.  They’re the kind of dresses that the girl of the hour slips into to feel comfortable and incredibly elegant, and I’m dying to own one of my own someday!

It was actually an amazing day overall: the Rachel Roy presentation was just gorgeous (for some reason, I thought the presentation was for Rachel Rachel Roy, their lower priced line, and I couldn’t believe clothing that gorgeous was so affordable, sigh) — beautifully crafted, basic, and the kind of pieces you splurge on once and then wear two hundred times.

I had a blast hanging out with my favorite girls at the Walter presentation, which was on the roof of the Empire Hotel at sunset and couldn’t have been more stunning.  And I made it back to the tents for Perry Ellis, another menswear line with the ingenious idea of sending shirtless male models down the runway in large quantities.  (For some reason, there’s been a lot of male model abs this NYFW!) I also darted into a beauty lounge run by one of my sponsors, DDF, for a skincare touchup and a blowout!  Not a bad day, if I do say so myself.

On me: Zara dress (last seen here), Sophie Theallet for Nine West heels (last seen here), Dior bag, borrowed Ippolita bracelets, Hermes enamel bracelet.

{beautiful detail and movement at jenny packham}

{pretty sure we’ll be seeing kate in this one!}

{what i wore for the day!}

{my favorite look at rachel roy — can’t beat the loose shirt and shorts combo}

{the line of models at the rachel roy presentation — i love the accessories too!}

{preppy sportwear for men at perry ellis}

{and a line of models in swimsuits instead of a traditional finale}

{my favorite look at Walter — a gorgeous trench-inspired dress in neutral}

{another shorts combo i loved!}

{another photo of the stunning kim kardashian}

{with keiko and rebecca at the Walter presentation}

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September 13th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Sort of can’t believe I took this photo today!  I absolutely love Kim Kardashian — I gasped out loud when I saw her walking across Lincoln Center Plaza (swarmed by photographers, of course, but less so than I expected — the fashion crowd is apparently a little less celeb-crazed than Hollywood!) and I immediately waited by the entrance of the Rachel Roy presentation for them to escort her up.

It paid off — Kim posed for me and one or two photographers before being whisked away to see the collection, and I was standing about three feet away from her when I took this picture.  I was totally tongue tied — all I wanted to say to her was, “you’re so pretty,” but I couldn’t even form words.  She probably gets that a lot!

I haven’t gotten a full night of sleep in about a week, so I’ll be back with a full photo diary of day five tomorrow.  I’m an eight-hours-a-night girl, minimum, and with the late nights and early mornings, this week has wiped me out!

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new york fashion week: day three (video diary)

September 10th, 2011 · 6 Comments

I did a little something different today — instead of doing still photos all day, I brought my video camera! 

I figure the idea is for you guys to get a sense of what it’s really like to be at the tents, and what better way to do that than to see everything as it happens?  (But let me know what you like better, and I’m happy to adapt on future days!) The video is in HD, so you’ll be able to see the details better if you watch it full-screen.

My highlight of the day was definitely Jill Stuart, which is one of my favorites every year.  I love spring clothes — especially since I’m about to launch into three more months of summer weather in Texas — and her pinks, yellows and blues were so fun and fresh.  And it was so cute to see Emma Roberts in the front row taking cell phone pics with her friends — kind of the same way the rest of us do when we’re psyched to be at a fashion show. 🙂

It was a really full day, most of which I captured in here: Farah Angsana’s gorgeous and ethereal eveningwear, Pink Tartan’s modern classic pieces, and a stop in to the John Barrett braid bar at the It Gets Better beauty lounge.  I love the whole It Gets Better campaign — and I think it’s a great message for anyone and everyone struggling through those tough teenage years (mine were, and I wish I’d known for sure then how great it would be to finally grow up)! 

I have another awesome day planned for tomorrow — backstage at Derek Lam thanks to Estee Lauder, and a bunch of other shows that I’m really looking forward to!  It’s almost midnight and I’ve got to get some rest, so I’ll see you guys in the morning!

PS — Here’s a quick Instagram shot of my outfit today!  I’m obsessed with this Theyskens’ Theory dress and wedges (six-inch-tall wedges… which I accidentally wore for seven hours straight, so my feet are killing me now!), borrowed Ippolita bangles, and, of course, my Chanel bag.  I’d be lying if I wasn’t imagining carrying it at NYFW when I bought it, and today was no disappointment.  Now if only it could fit a pair of flats (although, I don’t think I’d want to put anything that’s touched a NYC sidewalk into this bag)!

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