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Rain storm at fashion week

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Wearing: hat (old, also love this one) / Chanel spring lipstick / ivory fringe earrings / Alexander McQueen scarf (the street style photogs loved this!)  / cozy black faux shearling jacket (on major sale!) / black tee / Gucci belt (current obsession) / destroyed boyfriend jeans (sold out, also love this pair) / Givenchy handbag / Chanel spring nail polish / black socks / silver street sneakers (under $150!!)

The forth day of New York Fashion Week, there was a crazy rain storm. I had planned to wear this beautiful floral maxi skirt with this jacket pictured above, and a black turtleneck. Alas, there was so much salt on the ground from the recent snow storm, and the puddles were so brown with dirt, I was too chicken to wear my beautiful new skirt in those conditions. I decided I would wear clothing which was machine washable, comfortable, and OK to get wet or dirty.

Surprisingly, many people wear casual clothing at fashion week. Not everyone is wearing the latest, greatest outfit. Not everyone is peacocking for the photographers, and not everyone is trying to be a runway show themselves. Therefore, when I wore this outfit, I blended into the crowd and even had my scarf snapped by photographers. Throughout the week the street style photogs were snapping pictures of my scarf. I didn’t see the photos appear anywhere, but hey, it’s fun anyway; especially since I love this scarf and have been wearing it non-stop since I purchased it in early fall 2016. Love that!

The temperatures were actually not cold on the fourth day of fashion week. They hovered in the 40’s, and the heat was cranked up inside the show venue, so wearing a short sleeve tee under my jacket was key for my overall comfort. This outfit turned out to be extremely practical for the conditions of the day, and it is also a fabulous casual look for transitioning from winter into spring as temperatures warm up. Love!

This was not a planned outfit, it was a bunch of pieces from my suitcase thrown together. Thankfully, it worked out! Since the rain was so strong, and the lighting was horrible, Kali’s hubby from In-Spades.com snapped these photos in the patio of our hotel. He did a great job compensating for the horrible lighting! I think the photos capture the essence of the weather that day.

Day four was another jam-packed day! My schedule included Marcel Ostertag, Elizabeth Kennedy, Verdad, Custo Barcelona, Leanne Marshall, Vivienne Hu, and Namilia. Normally Sunday at fashion week is on the calm side; a time to rest a little and see fewer shows than on other days-but not this season! Whew! These were great collections, I am so glad it was not a quiet day!

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you are loving fall 2017 from New York Fashion Week!

*photos by Matt/In-Spades.com


Vivienne Hu fall 2017 NYFW

Photo by Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2017©

Vivienne Hu showed her fall/winter 2017/2018 collection at New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2017 at the Skylight Clarkson in New York.

Vivienne Hu is always one of my favorite shows of fashion week. She mixes texture and prints in chic, fresh way which are both eye-catching and wearable. I am always coveting everything on her runway!

One of the new, up-and-coming trends we saw during fashion week was bi-color plaid. Vivienne Hu had her own take on the trend which was stunning. This was my favorite look from her runway.

Photo courtesy of Vivienne Hu PR

Vivienne Hu also played with stripes, texture, all-black looks (another hot trend for fall), and pops of red.

Photos courtesy of Vivienne Hu PR

While Vivienne Hu’s collection has a timeless element to it, the pieces are also on the cutting edge of the hottest trends, making the collection a fabulous investment in both fashion and wardrobe. Love!

You can learn more about Vivienne Hu by visiting her website at VivienneHu.com

Photos courtesy of Vivienne Hu PR


NYFW fall 2017 photo journal

New York Fashion Week for fall/winter 2017/2018 went by fast for me this year. I only attended four days due to my children’s schedules. I would have loved to stay in New York longer and have been able to attend more shows, but my family comes first. That being said, I was thrilled to be able to go for four days and see all of the shows that I attended.

Here is a journal, or recap, of my four days at New York Fashion Week for the fall/winter 2017/2018 collections. These photos feature my favorite look from each runway, or a final walk video from my iPhone. (apologies for iPhone video quality-the lighting from my seat wasn’t always optimal for me to captures still photos) If I wasn’t able to capture a photo, or a video, I have provided professional photos for you.

Stay tuned! I have plenty of trend reports and runway recaps coming up soon!

Day One

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Nicholas K

Collection was a nod to the social struggles in the 1990s and how we are reliving them today.

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Ane Amour

Romantic collection filled with purples, fall florals, and easy to wear styles.

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Tadashi Shoji

Collection evoked a 1970s nightclub vibe. Full post online here.

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Noon by Noor

Beautiful collection filled with soft neutrals, soft fabrics, and modern takes on closet staples.

Berenik 

Photo credit: Luzena Adams Photography

Relaxed, layered collection fusing neutrals with soft prints. Love this dress!

Katie Gallagher

Photo credit: Shaun Punch Photography

There was a dark, 1990s vibe with all-black looks. Love this bomber jacket.

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Michael Costello

Take me to the disco! This was an amazing show which highlighted the girl who can walk into a room and command everyone’s attention. Full post online here.

Day Two

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Dan Liu

Feminine collection with a nod to the late 1960s

LANYU

Feminine and sophisticated collection. Love!

Hakan Akkaya

A nod to the politically charged, angry side of the 1990s. An all-black, slightly metallic collection.

Concept Korea

LOVED this show! Concept Korea included three designers, P.Y.H., Kimmy. J., and YOHANIX. They all showed a playful, colorful, fresh, and fabulous collection. Loved all three! This pink number was my favorite of the show.

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RtA

RtA showed an uber cool, urban casual collection. This coat was my favorite. Click here for full post.

Chromat

Photo courtesy of In-Spades.com

Day Three

Asia Fashion Collection

Showcase of new, up-and-coming designers from Asia. Loved this menswear look on the runway.

Taoray Wang

Beautiful and sophisticated collection. I could see it perfectly in person, but none of my photos came out. I was so sad! Thankfully Taoray Wang’s PR provided me with this shot of one of my favorite runway looks. Isn’t it fabulous!

Photo courtesy of Taoray Wang PR

Romeo Hunte

This jacket! That skirt! Urban cool at Romeo Hunte for fall 2017. I’m in love with this outfit!

Yuna Yang

Beautiful collection with romantic prints and flowing fabrications. This was my favorite runway look.

CG

None of my photos came out, so this is the final walk snapped on my iPhone.

This was one of the most beautiful collections I viewed at New York Fashion Week. Look for the floral midi dress-it was my favorite. Love!

A Detacher

Always a fabulous collection. A Detacher showed lace, plaid, and red! This red bag and the lace plaid in the background caught attention. Love!

Georgine

I wasn’t able to take pictures, but thankfully Georgine’s PR sent me some beautiful runway shots. This was my favorite look from the runway. I need this coat in my life. LOVE!

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Francesca Liberatore

This was my favorite look on the runway. Click here for full post on this stunning collection.

Day Four

Marcel Ostertag

Marcel Ostertag is one of my favorite NYFW designers. His collection was luxurious, soft, and something to covet for fall. This beautiful dress was my favorite look on the runway. Look at the sleeve details. Stunning.

Elizabeth Kennedy

This was a gorgeous collection of gala evening gowns. This dress in the middle is a dream.

 

Verdad

Verdad showed a beautiful collection which was feminine and wearable. This coat was my favorite piece on the runway. Love!

Photos courtesy of Verdad PR taken by Noam Galai

Custo Barcelona

Custo Barcelona showed a colorful collection with an ode to individuality and “shining the light.” It was built around iridescent lame, metallic fabrics, laminated fabrics, texture, glitter, Lurex thread, and sparkling precious stones. It was amazing!

Leann Marshall

Leanne Marshall showed a beautiful collection. It was a fun, lively collection, perfect for the girl who is young at heart, yet completely glam. Love!

Photo courtesy of In-Spades.com

Vivienne Hu

Always one of my favorite collections at fashion week. Hu played with texture; showing fabulous coats, stripes, and fabrications. Loved this look on the runway.

Namilia

Politically charged and avant-garde. Just. wow.

Stay tuned for my upcoming trend coverage from New York Fashion Week for the fall/winter 2017/2018 season!

Until next season . . .