I’m just going to start off by saying I had so much fun putting this look together and walking around downtown Houston feeling fabulous. I felt my inner Carrie Bradshaw really come out.
Today kicks off Fashion Week in New York and although I won’t be attending, I usually tune into a few live streaming on the web like Tory Burch and Marissa Webb. I remember watching the first Tory Burch live stream years ago on my lunch break when I had first started at Charming Charlie. I couldn’t believe how cool it was that I could watch a live stream and feel apart of the action. Not only did I love seeing her beautiful new designs, but also playing “I spy” to see who was sitting on the front row.
Last night, the oh-so-chic Tom Ford kicked off #NYFW with his spring 2019 collection with Gigi Hadid in a black croc printed bodice and Joan Smalls sporting a leopard top and matching jacket paired with a soft pink fringe skirt (oh-la-la!). Can’t wait to see the other shows and read the reviews.
Historically, designers present their collections, a season ahead of time exclusively to editors and buyers, but in the last couple of years (in this era of fast fashion, live streaming and instant gratification ) the topic of conversation has been whether or not designers will sway from tradition and start giving people what they want, the new and now. Some designers have. Take Rebecca Minkoff for example, last year she not only shared see-now-wear-now fall pieces but also had influencers walk in her show.
Fashion week has turned into fashion month, as we’re now able to view the presentations that happen in the following weeks after New York (London, Paris and Milan). Not only do I love seeing the shows and styles presented over seas, I almost love seeing the street style of the editors and influencers attending, more so.
What I find to be cool is a lot of what we see is meticulously planned outfits of some of the world’s most stylish. Most likely they received an A-List invite to an appointment where they got to select or had hand selected items gifted by the designer, adding in pieces of their own, creating a “street styled look”. Days later we get the final product presented to us on our Pinterest feeds (insert angels singing…”ahhhhh!”).
As my style has evolved and I feel more confident being myself (thank you influencers for doing your jobs well), I’ve come to love designers like Ulla Johnson, whose feminine frills and floral prints have me swooning, and Rag & Bone, beautifully constructed ready-to-wear classics, with a modern New York edge.
Is there something that you look forward to each year? I want to know what you enjoy and what inspires you! Let me know in the comments below.
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