after spending an entire day in the airport on tuesday, i finally managed to catch a red eye flight into the city and arrived early wednesday morning. i got to the apartment where i’m staying, grabbed breakfast, and headed out for a very busy day. first stop, the lauren moffatt spring 2013 presentation where i wore this lovely new dress from her latest collection to take photos and film a fun video (which i will share tomorrow)! from there, i ran off to see whit, then met up with my modcloth coworkers to finish up yet another video shoot before heading out for the samantha pleet presentation. it was a very fun albeit very exhausting day. not sure exactly how i managed to make it through the day with only a couple of hours of sleep, but the fun and excitement of new york city, the shows, and the people seem to keep me going.
i know it’s been a month since new york fashion week, but due to a bit of a technical issue (in which my external hard drive died suddenly), i hadn’t been able to access the rest of the photos i took during fashion week! fortunately for me, i just realized that i managed to back-up my fashion week photos, so i hope you don’t mind this brief interlude back into fall fashion in the form of a few photos i took backstage and on the runway at the lela rose fall 2012 show. the moment i stepped into the backstage tent, i was floored by the hair and makeup! inspired by the gibson girls of early twentieth century, the romantic updos and dark, sultry eyes, took my breath away. i mean it! perhaps it has to do with the fact that i’ve always had short hair, but these types of intricate updos always leave me swooning.
another fun fact was that the hair was being done by none other than ted gibson. i have to admit that i may have been sucked into a few late night marathons watching old episodes of tlc’s what not to wear. and ted gibson is easily one of the most lovable characters on the show. so it was fun to see him in the flesh giving the girls his “modern gibson girl” look. the eye makeup was equally lovely, all done by stila (who happens to make my favorite eyeshadow). i loved the bold, dramatic brow.
please note that all of these photos were taken by me! please only repost with proper credit. to see the rest of my nyfw coverage, click here!
just wanted to share this adorable video from the polyvore live event last week. if you didn’t catch my coverage from the show, you can see my photos here. and if you somehow missed it after all of my posts (sorry, i’m excited!), then you can watch the runway show here.
i know that nyfw ended last week, but i still have a few posts that i’d like to share with you over the next couple of days to round out all of my coverage from the shows! so today i’d like to share some of the photos i snapped at the jill stuart fall 2012 show. her beautiful spring collection made me weak in the knees, so i had my hopes set high when the lights went out and the crowd hushed as we waited for the latest looks to walk down the runway. i have to say, i was a bit surprised to see such dark and edgy looks after so many very feminine collections, but as more looks emerged, i started to settle into the new direction. and when the final few looks with there intricate embroidery, pretty collars, and cut out details, i fell in love.
please note that these photos were taken by me and were originally posted on the modcloth blog. please only repost with proper credit!
i’ve been home from nyfw for a couple of days, mostly recovering from nearly two weeks with little to no sleep (yikes!), but also having tons of fun going back through the hundreds (ok, thousands) of photos i took during my trip. and of course, one of the most exciting experiences from nyfw was the opportunity to walk the runway for the polyvore live event!
we arrived at the venue at 12:30pm to start the process of transforming ourselves from fashion bloggers to “models” for the day. prior to the event, i had been taking photos backstage at several runway shows to get a peek at the hair and makeup before the shows, so it was quite a role reversal to find myself sitting in the chair getting primped and pampered by cover girl, sarah potempa, and tenoverten. and as you can see from the photos, i was barely recognizable after a full head of extensions and a very fancy updo with sultry makeup and a very glamorous dress designed by celestino. it was a surreal experience, to say the least, and i am so happy to have been a part of the event! it was tons of fun to play a model for the day and to try something completely new, though i definitely think i’ll be keeping my day job, haha! a big thank you to everyone who participated in the event!
if you missed the live stream, you can still watch the full video right here. (it’s a long video, so if you’re curious, i walk the runway at around the 23:36 mark!)
a couple of days back, i was lucky enough to attend the rachel antonoff fall 2012 presentation. i’ve said it before, but season after season she comes out with some of the most creative presentations during fashion week, and it’s always a treat to see what she comes up with next. this fall, she took us on a dreamy moonlit boat ride with another beautiful and wearable collection. the silk fern print was just lovely and the geometric florals were perfectly complimented by some stunning nail art. not only that, but we were treated to a musical performance by alia shawkat! so cool! once again, i can’t wait to get my hands on some of these pieces!
please note that all of these photos were taken by me and were originally posted on the modcloth blog. please only repost with proper credit!
just wanted to pause for a moment to talk to you guys a little bit about what i’ve been up to besides visiting shows here in new york for fashion week. i know i’ve mentioned it here and there, but i wanted to formally announce that i was asked to walk in the polyvore live runway show today! no, i am not a model, but i definitely jumped at the chance to support fit alumni and emerging designers! as a blogger, i feel like working with small and independent designers is a natural fit because we’re all newcomers breaking into the fashion world and starting out our careers in this exciting field. i’m so excited and honored to be able to model a lovely evening dress designed by fit grad sergio guadarrama of celestino. thank you so much to polyvore, fit, and cover girl for sponsoring the event!
so if you want to watch the show, it will be live streaming right here at 6:30pm e.s.t. (3:30pm california time). but if you aren’t able to catch it, no worries! i’ll have my camera in hand as much as possible to share my experience with you once it’s over!
the other night, i had the pleasure of attending the rachel comey fall 2012 show. i was allowed to take a look backstage to snap a few photos before the models got ready, so i was able to ooh and ahh at the epic shoes with very cool sheer socks designed in collaboration with hansel from basel. basically, it was a match made in heaven because rachel comey consistently makes the coolest shoes and hansel from basel always has the most creative socks! and well, i just can’t help but focus on those two details!
the collection was very sophisticated and minimalistic with a nod to the retro-futuristic ’60s with sleek beehives and cute vintage-inspired details like clear vinyl elements added to belts, dresses, and shoes!
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last night, i had the pleasure of attending the whit fall 2012 runway show along with a little sneak backstage to get a look at the hair, makeup, shoes, and accessories. one glance at the array of space age hair dos, and i knew i was in for a good show!
“the collection was inspired by the dreamy and romanticized portrayal of space in pre-moon landing pop culture…the resulting collection is a celebration of imagination and the night sky. the line feautures planetary prints on silks, structured metallics, retro jacquards, and brightly color wools.”
that and the excellent pairing of shoes by loeffler randall and orly genger by jaclyn mayer jewelry, and you’ve got one hell of a show. the mod mini dresses were perfectly retro fun, and i just can’t get enough of that planet print dress!
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