This month we celebrate three glorious years since the launch of our style site, Sleepless in Sequins. It is a love and passion project, combining our skills of fashion and photography. Looking back on the past three years, reminds me of where we started, as well as how far we’ve come. You can measure success in numbers, clicks, or dollars, however to us, it’s about the journey. It’s our endless road that we’ve paved, and we walk this one together.
This past spring marked my eleventh year in New York. My life and journey in fashion here has been one wild ride. There are always the days that I crave more, and others where I kick my feet up and reflect upon what I’ve accomplished here. Blogging allows me to attend special events and collaborate with brands that continuously inspire me.
The winter months are upon us and with that comes the unpredictable rainy, snowy weather. As much as I dread the temperatures, I’m loving the fun, fancy cold weather accessories I’ve found this season.
Sorel is a footwear brand that has recently stolen my heart. I’ve never been a girl who dresses practically. I love sparkly, fancy outfits which are rarely weather appropriate. While attending a Vogue style party, I was introduced to Sorel’s Fall/Winter boot collection. Sorel is best known for their waterproof boots. They are perfect for trudging through any sort of crazy weather. We were able to choose the style we liked best, and my eyes were immediately drawn to the Medina II Boot.
We were recently invited to the fabulous Grand Opening Party for Clarks Shoes. The event was held at the brand’s latest and greatest store, located in Soho, NYC. After meeting Clarks’ incredible team at a Vogue styling event, we were introduced to their latest Fall shoe collection. We loved the entire collection, and knew that we wanted to explore the new store in Soho, and celebrate the store opening with the Clarks’ team.
The brand has remained true to their motto, which is, “British Born Style.” The spacious, new Soho store is absolutely gorgeous. With a British theme in mind, the store is beautifully decorated, and perfectly showcases their new collection. I love the fashion forward look of their Fall collection. The shoes are well designed, with an incredible choice of fall colors. The design details, such as quilting or special hardware adds interest to the collection as well. I found several pairs of ankle boots I loved, as well as a few must-have tall boots.
I recently had the pleasure of attending a styling event at the Vogue offices in celebration of Clarks’ shoes new collection. I always love Vogue’s events and truly enjoy working with their team. They showcase exciting brands, and I learn so much about each and every brand presented to us.
Clarks’ has refreshed the look of their brand and the collection is impressive. The motto is “British Born Style,” therefore they stayed true to their British roots. I loved the fashion forward collection which was presented to us. There were so many great styles, from tall boots, ankle boots, oxfords, and loafers. I especially loved the colors included in the collection. From burgundy, to emerald green, cognac, chocolate, and rustic brown, there were so many incredible options to choose from. I found it challenging to choose a favorite.
On of my favorite events during New York Fashion Week, was Vogue’s Runway Retreat event. It was a fabulous networking lounge, which was held at Bar Boulud, right across from the fashion tents at Lincoln Center. At the event, I mingled with fashionistas, bloggers, and the team members of the fashion brands which partnered with Vogue for the event. I sipped on champagne and nibbled on delicious bites, as I learned more about each one of the brands that featured their products at the event.
It has officially been one year since the launch of Sleepless in Sequins. We created our site through a combined love for design, style, and photography. Meet the man behind the camera, Grant Friedman. He is my husband, photographer, and best friend. Together we create style shoots, attend fashion events, and runway shows. He challenges me, and inspires me to create every day. Sleepless in Sequins has become our hobby, our love, and our direct connection with the fashion and photography industries.
New York Fashion Week, Fall Winter 2014 season has officially come to a close. We had a busy week, covering runway shows, attending fashion events, and parties. Fashion Week is my absolute favorite time of year. The creation and production of each show always amazes me. I truly admire the designers in my industry and the collections they create each season. As fashion week comes to an end, these designers further ignite my passion to design and create my own jewelry collection. For me, each show is a story with a theme and a backdrop. The collections are coordinated with color palettes, prints, silhouettes, and coordinated with hair and makeup to complete each look.