NYFW: What I Wore, Day Two

September 9th, 2013 · 4 Comments


This has been a crazy fashion week, but all in all a really excellent one.  It seems like every season, something is a little different — whether it’s new friends, new designers, or just me changing a little from the person I was six months before. Now that I don’t have the start of the school year every fall, I think in some ways that September Fashion Week has started to fill that same role.  It’s funny to think about how different things were last year at this time, or two years ago, or three — it’s nice to have this week as a constant that I always come back to!

And this year, the week isn’t over yet!  I was planning to fly back to Texas today, but I got an amazing invitation and decided to stay another night!  So tomorrow, I’m heading to a dinner for the second season of The Face, an amazing modeling reality show on Oxygen (I’m sure it’s already a guilty pleasure for some of you guys)!  Season Two is coming in early 2014, only on Oxygen Network, and I’m bananas excited for it!

It’s going to be a small, thirty person dinner with me, Nigel Barker (!!!), Lydia Hearst and Anne V, the new model mentors on the show!  I’m insanely excited — I’ve met Nigel once before during fashion week, and I got so starstruck I could barely talk!  (He is seriously even cuter than he looks on tv!) This is going to be such a blast, and I’m so excited to end this fashion week with such an insanely cool experience.  I already know it will be a huge highlight of the whole week!

So later today, Carly and I will be heading out for some pre-dinner primping (blowouts at Dry Bar!) and then to dinner!  I’ll be taking tons of pictures and can’t wait to share them with you guys!  (Eek!  I’m already nervous!)

First photo be Joe Amodei, others by Carly Cristman.



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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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