Posts Written OnSeptember 2016

New York Fashion Week

New York fashion week just ended and what a week it’s been. I tried to attend or follow online all the runway shows, but the real fashion happened not on the runway, but on the streets of New York.

Long gone the days where all fashion shows were held at Bryant Park and attended only by celebrities and people in the fashion industry – buyers and magazine editors. Now the shows are held all over the city – Tommy Hilfiger closed down the Pier and had carnival type show, Rebecca Minkoff closed out the Green Street and had not just models but fashion bloggers parade right on the street. The role of  “new media”, aka fashion bloggers and influencers was taking to a whole new level, as they were occupying front rows of every show and were the most popular with street photographers.

I had fun attending two Fashion blogger events held by Shop Style and Rewards Style. Getting dressed up and going to mingle with beautiful people, all while sipping champagne, taking pictures, getting makeup and cloths to borrow – what not to like. Style wise, I have not seen a single blogger carrying an obvious brand name bag like Hermes or Chanel. Everyone went for originality by carrying unique small clutches or embellished bucket bags or mini top handles bags. Ruffles were seen everywhere- on pastel color dresses and off the shoulder tops. Bold jewelry such as a statement necklace or long bold earrings reminded me of Samantha from Sex and the City. Although it was super hot in NY during fashion week, bloggers were transitioning into the fall with block heel ankle boots in black or metallic colors or burgundy velvet shoes (or these shoes named after my favorite Russian fashionista Mira Duma). Jacket of choice remains bomber jacket, some are embellished with flowers. Flower embroidered outwear is also very popular, I scored my yellow flower cape by N21 brand from Century21 at amazing price, but Zara and Forever 21 have flower and bird embroidered jackets at reasonable prices.  Wide leg pants with side buttons and metallic pleated skirts are another street style favorites. And of course layering – that’s what stylists and bloggers do best – cami silk dresses or pinstripe bustiers over white button down shirt, accessorized with black velvet chokers and show stopper shoes were most popular.

To Shop my other looks from Fashion week, click on these links:

Fur patent vest by Giamba / Red textured dress by Milly (similar here)

All my shoes and bags are not available online unfortunately so I can’t link them.

New York Fashion week is over, but the street style lives on 🙂