Getting ready for Fashion Week…Day One

It’s T- minus nothing until Fashion Week starts (today) and I have prepared for you exactly what I said I would. See? Never fail on a promise. Although yesterday was the official commencement of  New York Fashion Week, cut to a ribbon ceremony by Victor Cruz just a few hours ago, the fashion circus has officially come to town. For this bi-annual event, I am excited to report on the trends, share ideas, and hunt for new inspiration, as it is my second season as a blogger/writer. After last season of  running around in 4 inch heels all day and chasing taxis around town, I just hope to be smiling when its over, joining the fashion ranks, or joining the sprinting team in the Olympics in 2012.  If you’re wondering what this entails, consider it a marathon of sleep deprivation, increased caffeine intake, and a whirlwind of fashion analysis.

Here I am walking against this cool backdrop right across from Lincoln Center. My home away from home for the next two weeks.

I started at the Steven Alan presentation at Chelsea Piers Pier 59. Gladly, coffee was served at this ungodly hour to be sweating under the hot lights and taking photos of the models in this presentation. Steven Alan stayed true to his roots and did what he always does and churned out menswear for women. There was plaid, plaid, and more plaid.  He did full suits for men this season, a new departure for Alan, and added some evening wear looks to the collection. Let’s hear it for the boys.

Alan’s inspiration here came straight from the 1940’s viva La Mexico City. I’m loving the whole hat vibe, how about you?

I then headed over to the IFB conference where fashion bloggers converge to mingle, listen  to over 30 panelists and learn from the veterans in the social media business. I learned that there are so many things I have to learn! It was a very productive part of my day and I hope to take those skills away in the sincerest form of flattery. More on that another time.

Ultimately the point of my posts is to encourage you to experiment a little, create interesting outfit combinations, and throw yourself for a loop.

My favorite quote of the day: “What’s most innovative, modern & new in fashion isn’t clothes, it’s how we tell the story, how we humanize it.” Norma Kamali

Dress, Phillip Lim. Booties, VPL  Vest: Graham And Spencer. Coat, Topshop

And lastly I give you a sneak peek of what I will be wearing today, a little glimpse of Day 2. A little slice of Fall.

Socks, Opening Ceremony

All photos of me, Michael Crook

I’m a believer. Now, we take on the tents.




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