Whitney Eve Spring/Summer 2013

Here’s to my only show at Lincoln Center for Spring/Summer! Sorry for the delay of this one. I’ve been crazy busy with school and my internship at Charlotte Ronson.

Like I said in my post, I love Whitney Port as a person and I’m proud of her for landing such an incredible spot at New York Fashion Week. Read the rest of my post here: http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/2012/10/nyfw-whitney-eve-spring-2013-by.html

Thank you to Heather from Fashionista NY Girl or the opportunity!

xoxo

Long Tran SS 2013

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.

xoxo

ELLE FASHION | Next Presentation SS 2013

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!

Congratulations to winners, Jongsuk Park – Maybelline New York Fashion|Next Award, and Tae Kyung Kim – Elle|FIT Design Award! I don’t believe they announced the winner for the People’s Choice Award… Whoops.

xoxo

Yuna Yang SS 2013

Yuna Yang chose a very different location for this show located in Times Square, the NASDAQ Marketsite! Tourists walk by but not everyone gets a chance to get in let alone watch a fabulous show. I arrived to the show on time according to the invite but of course fashion runs later than expected.

The show opened up with a video called “The Thief” where a girl wakes up confused in an unfamiliar apartment and stumbles across a mysterious closet filled with Yuna Yang’s latest collection. Memorized by the soft fabrics and delicate laces, the model tosses the clothes in a briefcase and runs into the wild New York City in different outfits.

Yuna Yang’s inspiration for this collection were Wassily Kandinsky’s paintings and music’s influence on his artwork. Yuna Yang was touched by the classical but modern aspects of Civil Twilight’s music. Naturally, the band sat front row, only three feet away from me (as shown in the photos since their heads were in the way).

One word to sum up this collection: LACE. Lace was EVERYWHERE in this collection whether it was blue, red, white, you name it! My favorite look of the show was the white lace short cape dress. The structure of the look is so clean, the white color is just so pure, and the dainty details on the shoulders really adds onto the innocence.

Can’t wait to see how other designers use lace in their pieces as NYFW progresses!

xoxo

NYFW 02.15.12

Suzanne Rae

Milly

Farah Angsana

Nomia

Today was one crazy day! It was show after show after show as soon as I ran out of Lincoln Center station.

As soon as I got in line for the Suzanne Rae show, my camera started to malfunction and couldn’t focus or take pictures! D: Luckily, my iPhone has great quality photos so I still got to document a few looks before I had to run off. Although I was only able to spend fifteen minutes or so at the show (to run to the next), the way the show was laid out as a mini-runway + presentation . This collection was definitely different than the others that I saw where grays played a really heavy presence along with more neutrals such as muted pinks and butter creams. A lot of the clothes were flowy and sheer, just as we’ve all seen with other designers.

The next show was definitely a show I could not have missed, Milly! For those of you who don’t know, a lot of Blair’s clothes from the earlier seasons of Gossip Girl were by Milly. The colors, the prints, and the dresses and skirts! La-la-looooove! I know that this is a pretty narrow mindset but when I watch a show, I look for practicality to see if I would ever where anything from a simple skirt to a full out red carpet dress (because that’s realistic, right? haha). Milly’s show had so many pieces that I could see walk down the street and turn people’s heads.

After Milly, I went to the Farah Angsana show and my god, were her dresses BEAUUUUTIFUL. If I don’t see anyone on the red carpet with one of these dresses, I might flip out. She started the show with an Asian model (I had to get excited about that 😀 ) incredible black dress with shiny bead work and a huge graceful train. I definitely heard people “oo” and “ah” as soon as this dress came out and it put the bar high for the rest of the show. Farah did NOT let the audiences down. Beadwork continued to play a huge role in this show along with the credible bright color palette. If you followed my tweets during the show, I had a huge conflict deciding which I loved more, the bright red or the bright blue.

Last show of the day was Nomia and although I didn’t understand the checking in system (because I had to wait an hour to check in and some more time just to get into the show… BUT I saw BILL CUNNINGHAM while I was waiting) it was a pretty cool show where the clothing were very structured and the colors weren’t as loud or prominent compared to the other designers. There were pops of olive green, a dark burgundy red, and little bits of cobalt blue. What intrigued me was the hair style of the models of a hair knot pony tail and where the ends were cut straight to compliment to structured clothing. So cool!

By the end of the day, I was so excited to change into flats and sit on the train back home but so sad that it was all ending until next season. It was fun to see people with such the passion for fashion and yet interpreted in different ways through their different styles. Some people I thought were soooooo chic and others, I had NO idea what they were thinking when they walked out in public. It was cool to overhear people’s conversations saying “Oh you know. The perks of working in the industry for X amount of years.” because they always stuck to it not matter how hard times got.

This past week has reassured to me that this is what I want to do with my life and that I will continue with it, no matter what it takes.

xoxo

NYFW 02.14.12

Yours truly made a last minute trip downtown to Cedar Lake to watch the Sachin + Babi show. After waiting half an hour in the cold, I finally got ushered inside the building to find out that I had seats (yayy).

I was sandwiched in between two women from Houston, TX who clearly knew their way around in the fashion industry because these girls knew everyone. Like Tessa said, Fashion Week mostly a lot of waiting so I waited and waited until I got pushed up from the last row to the second! What a sweet deal. Soon enough the lights went down and music started playing.

Unfortunately, my camera skills weren’t up to par to handle the fast walking and the dim lighting so I don’t have any pictures to report to you but will try to find some soon and will upload the finale.

Based off of this show and the Joy Cioci show, color definitely has a huge presence coming up for the fall along with fur, leather, and sheer fabrics. Big pops of color were dark green, purples, and dark reds in addition to the predictable black and white. These pieces definitely had a lot of structure to them as they were very fit on the models.

This wasn’t my favorite show but maybe that’s because I went alone or the dresses weren’t super girly. I don’t know. *shrug*

Can’t wait until tomorrow though!

xoxo

NYFW 02.12.12

My photos suck so please bear with me until I figure it out.

It was last minute but I was INCREDIBLY lucky to attend New York Fashion Week with Tessa to attend the Joy Cioci Fall/Winter 2012 Show. The clothing were so pretty, elegant, and just plain amazing. I love the colors of the collection, the sheer fabrics, and the fur (not pictured) in this collection. Also, if you look closely at the girl’s nails in the third photo, they’re so cool with the nude background and a gray/silvery tip (based off of the photo). I sound like a noob so let me stop now.

There were 2 models who stuck out to me the most: the girl in the red ruffle-y dress and the Asian girl. The model in the red dress is BEAUUUTIFUL and her eyes are so fierce (it also helps that the dress is gorgeous). The Asian girl is Asian! I love how Asian models have been popping up more often. I mean I know I’m too short for the modeling industry but hey, a girl can dream. If anyone finds out the names of these girls, please comment below!

After walking out of the show, I ran into one of the most fabulous people I know: Prajje Jean-Baptise aka my old boss.  He donned a very polished and preppy look with a button up shirt, blazer, red(?) trousers, a fur adornment draped over his left shoulder and of course with the New Yorker must-have: sunglasses (pic coming soon). He was incredibly shocked that I was able to get into such a high-class show but what can I say, networking is everything!

I left with Tessa and her friend, Chris, to the Elle Lounge Party in the Empire Hotel (GG fans anyone?) and then we headed down to the 9th floor to Lia Sophia‘s showcase. I was fortunate enough  to leave with a gorgeous necklace (pic coming soon). What a way to end the day.

Although my body was aching from walking around in heels and carrying a ton of stuff all day, the experience was absolutely worth it and I hope to go back again soon!

It just hit me that I’ve been slacking so hard in going towards the fashion industry because opportunities like this are what I’ve dreamed of.

This is my wake up call.

This could be my life.

This WILL be my life.

xoxo