new york fashion week: day four

September 12th, 2011

HumpDay of Fashion Week!

This was the morning I’ve been looking forward to all week — I was invited by Estée Lauder to come backstage at Derek Lam, one of the coolest shows of the whole week, to see them create natural, glowing looks for the models in this show.  I loved seeing them use the Estée Lauder night (Advanced Night Repair)) and day (Idealist) creams that I love to use everyday, incorporated into the runway looks.   I hope the pictures capture it, because their skin was absolutely flawless.  Hardly a day goes by without me using an Estée Lauder makeup product, and I loved the glossy lips, soft blush and neutral eyes — so natural and gorgeous!

And then, as you guys know by now, I got to sit across from Anna Wintour at the show!  I love a celeb-packed front row, but there’s nothing like seeing Anna to make you feel like you’re in the coolest place in the tents (I just missed her at Pamela Love last year and was so bummed out)!  And the show itself was so gorgeous — each piece was just flawless, perfectly cut and full of effortless movement.

I also snapped this picture (above) with Kim, Dylana and Laura outside the tents!  I’ve said it before, but my favorite thing this week is running into friends going to and from the various shows, which often turn into impromptu lunches, coffees, or just sitting around talking.  I’ll miss my girls so much when I leave NYC!

Other highlights of the day: Lela Rose’s chic prints and breezy tailored dresses, over the top jewelry and punk rock separates at LAMB, and the bold colors, fabrics and shapes at Katya Leonovich!

I take so many more photos than I ever post on here, so make sure to check out my Facebook page for more detailed looks at each collection!

On me: Theyskens’ Theory blouse, shorts and wedges, borrowed Ippolita necklace, gifted Ralston handbag, gifted Chanel sunglasses.

{Estée Lauder creative director Tom Pecheux applying makeup before Derek Lam}

{the final Estée Lauder makeup look: natural and flawless}

{the lineup for the Derek Lam show, backstage beforehand}

{a line of models getting their hair done backstage at Derek Lam}

{bold prints at Katya Leonovich}

{awesome photographer Jorge Aguilera sent me this photo he snapped of me in the afternoon}

{relaxing for an hour in the Daily Style Sessions lounge}

{i need this necklace at LAMB — obsessed!}

{beautifully cute basics at derek lam — and anna!}

{black and white pantsuit at derek lam that i didn’t know i needed}

{derek lam finale — i love the moment when you see the whole collection together!}

{loved these ladylike patterns at lela rose}

Tags: new york fashion week · style

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kate // Sep 12, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I absolutely LOVE your outfit! You looked amazing! Love how you jazzed up the gorgeous basics with the necklace & shoes – which are both killllller! And the first photo is adorable, I love seeing photos of bloggers together! I’m always curious to see how tall bloggers are ‘in real life’ and seeing them side by side gives some perspective!

  • 2 closet fashionista // Sep 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

    You look sooo amazing!!! And I love those clothes, perfection! 😀

  • 3 laura // Sep 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Your outfit is so stunning! You manage to make simple pieces look so elegant all the time. And your photos really capture movement perfectly.

  • 4 Sarah H // Sep 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I love this outfit too! Katy, you’re just killing it with your outfits this week.

  • 5 Dzung // Sep 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I love your whole outfit, especially the blouse and shoes!

  • 6 Grace - stripes & sequins // Sep 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Katy you look fantastic!  Gorgeous outfit – wow – those shoes!!!  Great recap.

    So much fun meeting you at dinner on Saturday!

    xx Grace

  • 7 Michelle // Sep 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Love the outfit, that fabulous necklace makes it! Really enjoying living through NYFW vicariously through you 🙂


  • 8 Shasie // Sep 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Yay I love that picture of you with all the other bloggers who’s blog I read
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  • 9 Jillian // Sep 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I freeeeking love that necklace!  I can only imagine how much it weighs!

  • 10 Kristin // Sep 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Those wedges are crazy gorgeous!

  • 11 Carly // Sep 18, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Favorite outfit EVER alert..Love this look Katy…its awesome. I will tell you…black and white (ivory) is just SO damn simply can’t get it wrong in that combo and LOVE the fun necklace.

  • 12 Izzi89 // Oct 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Girl, you look stunning here!!! And I love the new haircolor, blonde really suits you 🙂

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