Although I won’t be in New York for a while, there are still a few fashion events coming up before the huge rush of New York Fashion Week in Februrary. Check out the updated Calendar page for any events popping around the city.
Definitely check out Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s & Babeland’s free event, next Thursday at 7 PM at Babeland SoHo. First twenty-five attendeeswill receive gift bags filled with goodies!
’tis the season… for shopping! I definitely borrowed that from somewhere. That’s besides the point. Sample sales have been popping up everywhere and it’s insane. It’s so hard for me to try to avoid them because I know that the bargains are incredible.
As you may or may not know, I’ve been interning at Charlotte Ronson this semester and it’s time for a clean-up in our storage closet and in our warehouse. We’re having a sample sale in our office next week. Items are priced at $20, $60, $80, $100, $180, $200. The price category depends on the style and color of the product rather than if its a shirt or a jacket.
The sample sale is at 1071 Avenue of Americas, on the 3rd Floor. My friends and family get an extra 15% off so just mention me, Jenni, when you’re paying for your clothes.
Sorry that I fell off the face of the earth again… School’s been hectic with the Hurricane and midterms. Now it’s finally time to take a step back and relax.
This post features my favorite it-item right now for the fall: leather leggings! Can’t afford real leather? Check out Club Monaco’s Tasha Legging (also comes in a Sparkle and Snakeskin version). Loooove. Don’t forget to sign up for their 20% off student discount.
Today was all about simplicity and comfort. After passing out after taking a brutal three-hour midterm exam last night, I woke up this morning and just wanted to throw something effortless on.
I have a really hard time wearing skinny jeans because I can never find a pair tight enough for my tiny legs so I usually stick to leggings. They’re comfy but they can never keep me warm in this chilly fall weather. :/ As for my other go-tos, you can’t mess up a white t, a blazer, and a scarf. My favorite scarves are the pashminas they sell at the street fairs, especially when they’re only 5 for $20!
All fashionistas have their comfort days. What are your go to pieces?
I was lucky enough to cover Von Vonni’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection for Kristine Ayala of Beauty in New York City. However, the lighting was so dark, making it really tough to photograph. Forgive me.
After a long day of lounging around and procrastinating my homework, I headed down to the Baryshnikov Arts Center on 37th and 10th for the Long Tran Spring/Summer 2013 show. I was especially excited for this show because Long Tran is a Vietnamese fashion designer who’s trying to make it big in the Big Apple (who isn’t?).
There was a pianist playing classical music while people slowly filed in the room to their seats so I wasn’t expecting such avant garde designs. The show opened up with his men’s line of bright yellow pieces to more neutral ones. Though they were neutral, they were far from boring with the incredible construction of the fabrics to build the 3-D patterns on his menswear. Following the men’s collection were his women’s collection to continue the bold shapes. We’ve seen a lot of lace for the spring/summer season but it’s different to see it over bare skin or in the bright yellow color. The final look for the women and men collections were super heavy on structure which leaves me wondering how much time it takes to build the looks and to carefully keep in tact.
In both collections, Long’s clothes showed lots of skin (more so in the women’s clothing) which revealed many models’ tattoos. Usually in this industry, tattooed models have a harder time booking shows but Long embraced the tattoos if anything.
After his models made their final walk through, Long ran out to wave to the crowd and ran back into hiding. Why are designers so darn humble? (rhetorical question)
Watching his family get excited over his show was incredibly inspirational because of how supportive they are of his career since my family isn’t as enthusiastic about me going into fashion. Enough about me though. It was a sweet sentiment and it’s good to see real people in the front row rather than the usual uptight intimidating fashion editors.
I was absolutely ecstatic to head back to Lincoln Center, the heart of NYFW, but even more so when I met up with fellow bloggers, Tessa, Chris, Nicole, and Diana. It was craziness everywhere as we were standing in line just to check in at the ELLE FASHION | Next show, ready to flash the overly stressed out workers with our RSVPs on our phones. Naturally, we were standing at the VIP entrance, watching fabulously dressed people walk in like ELLE Magazine’s Joe Zee (I’m obsessed).
This show was different than any other show here on the island of Manhattan. Elle teamed up with the Fashion Institute of Technology to put on a show for eighteen super talented students to have their clothes walk the runway here at Lincoln Center. There were three awards: Elle|FIT Design Award ($25,000), Maybelline New York Fashion|Next Award ($25,000), and People’s Choice Award ($10,000). Lucky us, we were able to snag a great view from the front row across from Leigh Lezark (pictured above) and Patrick McDonald!