We are closing out Thanksgiving weekend, and our holiday spent in NYC was oh-so-fabulous. It really was. It felt, quiet, cozy, restful, yet adventurous at the same time. To escape the touristy Thanksgiving crowds, we headed downtown, to check out the Louis Vuitton VVV Exhibit, which was nothing short of amazing. To our surprise, it was the best time to go. It wasn’t crowded. It was just perfect.
The crowded city streets, of New York Fashion Week are quite the site to say the least. Dull? Never. Your head will spin with an array of colors, patterns, and textures worn by each and every fashionista that stomps your way, so you better slide your sunnies on and work. One look is more extravagant than the next, and after awhile, it all seems like a circus on display. I love to play along, don’t get me wrong, and there’s nothing more inspiring that the runways come to life.
Easy breezy, Sunday stroll? Yes, that would be my normal weekly agenda, but a Sunday during New York Fashion Week? Not so much. It was more like a Sunday, spent scurrying around to the shows. NYFW is the most anticipated week of the year, and the most important display of shows in the fashion industry. Each of the designers showcase their latest and greatest collections, to the editors, press, and style influencers of New York. The fashionistas are dressed to the nines, waiting to see and be seen.
I could squeal with excitement, but won’t just yet. Let’s just save that until you attend the fancy little soirée I’ve got planned. What soirée you ask? Well, let me explain. This coming weekend, on Saturday July 29th from 1-5pm, I’ll be hosting a Sleepless in Sequins Jewelry Trunk Show, showcasing my summer collection of colorful tassel earrings which will be for sale. The event will be held at my favorite boutique, Olive & Bette’s in Soho. You can expect a mimosa bar (yes, please!), as well as a $200 raffle for an Olive Bette’s gift card (ooh la-la!). You are throwing confetti in the air right now, right? I knew it! It’s only natural. Well, I am too!
That’s a wrap! Another fashion week rolls by. It seems to approach faster each year, and always feels like quite the whirlwhind. The events, the shows, the people, and most importantly the collections that we either swoon over or dispise each season. As crazy as it seems each season, it also feels dependable and routine. The shows are exciting, and the events…so much fun, but how can I learn something new? How can I gain a different perspective from of all of this?
Hop a flight and take off to Paris…check! Bring photographer/Instagram husband…double check. Now, what to pack? Dresses, leggings, outerwear, a zillion pairs of shoes…perfect! Now will my hair products and styling tools even fit into my suitcase? I usually pack my flatiron, sprays, and other hair styling products for any occasion. Ok, sit on suitcase, smash suitcase, step on suitcase, say a quick prayer, and it closed! Hallelujah! My hair products and styling tools made the cut! They were on their way to a fancy trip to Paris. Ooh la la!
It was the height of New York Fashion Week, and we attended one party after another, reviewing the collections of several clothing brands. The very best part about these fancy soirées, is being dressed for events. Ah, yes…one step into the Lafayette 148 showroom, and my little heart skipped a beat. A million beautiful outfits, and I couldn’t wait to pick one. With just one glance, I spied spectacular prints, stunning silhouettes, and a color palette that made me swoon.
Summer sundresses, picnic blankets, and a polo match? Yes please! Top that off with some Veuve Clicquot bubbly, and you’ve got yourself a perfectly dreamy afternoon at one of NYC’s swakiest events, the Ninth Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. The match is held at Liberty State Park, and is a competition between Nacho Figueras’ Team Black Watch and Team Veuve Clicquot. This year, we attended with event with two of our closest friends, Nick and Blair.
New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and I was thrilled to be invited once again, for a fab styling sesh with TRESemmé, to prep for the runway shows. They did the most incredible job last season, and I knew this season would be no different.
Blogger babes, yoga pants, and one, hot SLT studio. That was the scene this past weekend, when I was invited to host a curated class for SLT’s fancy new studio on the Upper West Side. Over 24 hours later, and I’m still thinking about our sweat sesh, because it rocked, but also because every muscle in my body is still sore (in the best way possible, of course).