People watching at NYFW


When Fashion Week was at Bryant Park, I always wanted to go to take in the sights and sounds, but never got the chance to because I was either working a show not at the tents, or unavailable.

So Wednesday after class, I took the train uptown to Lincoln Center, to do some people watching around the tents with my friend and fellow blogger Amanda. Despite the cold, it was really fun to just be there and observe everyone going to and from the shows ever so quickly. I was however, able to spot one of the fashion editors from the New York Times, as well as Chiara from The Blonde Salad!

Ok enough of my rambling. Since this post is extremely picture heavy (I took over 150 pictures in less than two hours), it will be a "read more". I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!!

NYFW F/W 2011 Roundup part II


And just like that its all over! This week really flew by, but not without leaving its mark. Here are my favorite collections from the last half of NY Fashion Week:

Tracey Reese
Tracey Reese never fails to disappoint. Her collection represents everything I wish to wear as a sophisticated 20-something career girl. I loved the usual neutral color palette of gray and black, but with pops of color like hot pink and turquoise. 

Carlos Miele
Where do I even begin?! From the colors, to the jumpsuits, to the fur, Mr. Miele, I adore you. I really do.  The lush fabrics ever so enhanced by the wonderful array of colors from cobalt blue, red, to orange. A headscarf is being added to my Fall shopping list (come, we are all about Spring). 

Alice + Olivia
The ultimate party girl collection. Everything about this collection was just fun and flirty. Sophisticated, with that subtle bit of sexiness. I love that lace is making an appearance for yet another season, and of course sequins. Stacey Bendit, you are a rock star.

Elie Tahari
Lets talk about DRAMA! I loved how the collection started out with these dramatic black pieces and then BAM! All white suit, with black leather gloves and fur, leopard print, and more fur. This collection was every bit the New York woman (or at least the one I envision in my head). 

Isaac Mizrahi
I LOVE ISAAC MIZRAHI! Seriously he can do no wrong in my eyes! This collection had a fresh, fun Spring feel to it, while still being very much fall appropriate. Only Isaac can pull of having matching puppies and cakes to the clothes in his collection. Fashion, puppies and cake? Yeah, this was definitely my favorite show of Fashion Week.

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NYFW F/W 2011 Roundup: Part I


I cant believe we are already halfway through New York Fashion Week! 

I'm glad that as the economy rebounds, designers feel less guilty about being a little extravagant. Their is definitely a shift from the minimalist designs of seasons past to more flair and fun. Because fashion should be FUN!

So here are my five favorite collections, that i am absolutely LOVING so far this Fashion Week. :
Tadashi Shoji
This collection had me absolutely speechless. I loved every, single, piece.  The cut, the colors, (so many beautiful colors in the Tadashi collection) the glamour! I absolutely NEED the last dress on the end. 

Doo. Ri
I was so drawn to the light fabric and the color scheme in Doo.Ri's collection. I have never been much of a fan of turtleneck, but of course my mind has been changed! However, my absolutely obsession was with the dark teal color she presented in a number of pieces. Definitely one of the hot colors for fall.

Jason Wu
Jason Wu *sigh*. I loved the range in the collection of casual, day wear, to sophisticated evening wear. And the gowns! I need more occasions in my life that permit me to wear gowns like those. 
I also really loved the pants, in the different cuts and rises. Looks like wide leg pant will be transitioning into fall as well!

Rebecca Minkoff
Love. Love. Love. Love. This collection is everything I could possibly ever want and dream of. I think I fell in love with it so much, because I could see myself wearing so many of the piece/it really represented my style. I mean leopard print and sequins?! You had me at hello.

Victoria Beckham
Design is truly Victoria Beckham's calling. She knows and understands the female form,  just what women want to wear, how they want their clothes to fit, as well as how they want to accessorize. This collection was fabulous, literally from head to Louboutined toe. 

Now its your turn! What collections are you absolutely loving from NYFW? 

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Lee Alexander McQueen


Alexander McQueen was amazing, talented, innovative, and incredibly remarkable. An absolute genius.

He is gone but not forgotten. May his memory and brilliance live on forever.

Looking to Spring: Wide leg pants


Since Phil and Chuck saw their shadows today, Groundhogs Day, (or "the hump day of winter" as the meteorologist on the local newscast called it), this means we are that much closer to spring! Even as storm system number eight reeks its havoc, and this whole groundhog prediction business has 39% accuracy, I can't help but be slightly optimistic for an early spring.

As I start looking ahead to my spring wardrobe, the number one item on my wishlist is a pair of wide leg  pants. Wide leg pants took the runways by storm during Spring 2011 Fashion Week and while I love my skinny pants and jeans, I absolutely LOVE the look of wide leg pants, especially in denim. I have a pair of chambray ones from Old Navy that I have worn religiously every summer for the past 3 years, and I am glad to see them make a comeback in a variety of fabrics and styles (mostly because the aforementioned pair need replacing).

My favorite thing about the wide leg pant is that they are so easy to wear, and are very versatile as they can work for every and any occasion. Whether casual or dressy, day or night, wide leg pants do it all, and stylishly. And fear not! No matter what your size or shape, retailers from Forever 21 to Nordstrom to my favorite ASOS are carrying the style for every body. Here is one way I would wear the look in my day to day life:
Wide leg jeans

Wide leg jeans by alyana 
Have you thought about your spring wardrobe yet? Or am I just crazy? Let me know your must haves for the upcoming season.