It’s officially the end of the world as we know it! According to Fashionista.com, Fashion’s Night Out will not be returning to NYC this year. No more free cupcakes, champagne, and gift bags on the eve of Fashion Week. I’m absolutely devastated seeing that this was favorite night of year.
If the awful news about Fashion’s Night Out wasn’t enough, according to Refinery29, some crazy televangelist claims that our vintage clothes may be possessed by demons. Personally, I think he just doesn’t want 90s grunge and goth fashions to come back, but they totally are.
In happier news that doesn’t make you feel like you just fell face first on the runway at Fashion Week, Derek Lam is doing a spring collaboration with Kohl’s and this is my favorite piece! See the entire collection on The Budget Babe.
Dolce & Gabbana showed their Fall 2013 collection inspired by an ancient church at Milan Fashion Week. Like everyone else, I’m absolutely obsessed and secretly hoping the medieval style gold crowns catch on. See all the looks on Style.com.
The entrance in the evening
They don’t call it Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for nothing
My Nicole Miller iPhone case at the Nicole Miller FW13 runway show
The Daily Front Row‘s 10th Anniversary Cover
The moment before a show begins
I love to explore the darker sides of both life and fashion. This Fashion Week, I was invited to the KAELEN Fall 2013 Presentation and regrettably couldn’t make it. After being sent the pictures of Kaelen Haworth’s Fall 2013 namesake collection, I was even more saddened that I wasn’t there. For Fall 2013, the designer was inspired by the idea of a traditional school uniform infused with stylings from the 90s teen horror flick, The Craft, a Halloween movie must of mine.
By elevating the uniform and creating sophisticated, sporty silhouettes, softened through the use of peony printed organza fabrics she created a collection of classy looks with a grunge edge. I seriously wish I could have been there to photograph this amazing collection in person created with cool girls and their cliques in mind.
With New York Fashion Week in full swing, it’s important to always be prepared for every show, presentation, and party. As a Fashion Blogger, being prepared means so much more than wearing the perfect outfit. It means packing all the right stuff to not only look the part, but cover every stylish moment like a pro.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Technology: Nowadays every great fashion icon must constantly be plugged into the latest technology so it’s super important to bring along your phone, tablet, or any other device to live tweet and share fab photos. Whatever you do, don’t forget to bring along all chargers. With the volume of tweeting, instagraming, and sharing, your phone will probably run out of batteries in 1-2 hours. Luckily, most lounges have charging stations and Sansung even sponsored a bunch of charging stations around Lincoln Center this season for a quick charge in between shows. Though you will be taking a lot of pictures with your phone or tablet, I highly recommend also bringing along a high res camera to capture better quality photos. Be sure to pack your camera charger too.
Uppers: Caffeine is a vital part of your survival at Fashion Week. Instead of survival of the fittest, it’s survival of the most caffeinated. Massive amounts of Diet Coke, Coffee, and Red Bull will allow you to stay at an after party until 4 a.m. and wake up to flawlessly cover a 9 a.m. show. Since I’m all about inspiration, I also like to carry around inspirational messages to myself.
Personal Care: When you’re running around the city to attend events with some of the most fashionable and beautiful people in the world, you’ll always want to look your best. Therefore, I never leave my apartment without a mirror and brush along with makeup and nail polish for any necessary touch ups throughout the day. Gum is also great to have with you.
Business Cards: Another thing never to forget is your business cards. I’m already out and need to order more ASAP.
Over the weekend, the Duro Olowu for jcp Collection Launch Party at the Stone Rose Lounge was the place to be for anyone who’s anyone in fashion. Even icons such as Nina Garcia and Iris Apfel stopped in to see the Nigerian-born ‘Prince of Prints’ collection in all its glory. Of course I was there too. I even snagged a few pieces from the collection which is set to hit JCPenney stores in March. Scoring designer items before they hit stores is just one of the many benefits of being a fashion blogger. This bright and bold designer collaboration filled with beautiful African prints is perfect for spring and based off of Duro Olowa’s SS13 RTW collection. Since sundresses are a staple for spring, naturally, I want every single dress!