It is that time of year again. The temperatures keep dropping and the snow continues to fall. The fashionistas, editors, and stylists of New York, dress in their most fabulous outfits and Uber over to Lincoln Center, where the famous tents of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week stand tall. Yes, it’s the one and only, New York Fashion Week. It is quite a scene over at the entrance of the tents, with men and women, shuffling in and out, to see designers present their latest and greatest Fall/Winter 2015 collections. There are countless photographers waiting outside, snapping away with larger than life cameras, in order to catch the perfect street style shots. The men guarding the doors of the tents seem to have all the power in the world, just for a moment, as you just hope to make it through with flying colors.
For Day 3 of fashion week, we were headed to see the Asia Fashion Collection, and I had styled my perfect outfit. Lately, I’ve switched to transitional colors and styles, to include lighter and brighter colors in my wardrobe. The dark colors and heavy sweaters are definitely boring me, and I’m not sure how much more I can take. I found the most gorgeous, winter blue, woven coat at H&M, and went crazy over it. At that moment, I could have cared less how much it cost, what label or even what size it was, it had to be mine. I snatched it up instantly and set a few sizes on a rack to try. As I took my coat off, a sweet girl comes over and lays a hand on my soon to be, beautiful new coat. My fangs came out. “Oh, sorry. These are mine,” I said. “ALL of them?” she asked? Yes! I couldn’t risk missing a size. I had to find the perfect fitting coat. She had no idea who she was dealing with. The coat fit perfectly, just as imagined and I found an incredible blush colored handbag, which worked perfectly. I didn’t need too much jewelry, or a crazy outfit underneath. The coat and bag were definitely my statement pieces. I wore black, skinny jeans (similar here), and a floral blouse to add a small pattern underneath the coat.
I accessorized with the bag, a strand of pearls that I designed (similar here) and crystal chandelier earrings (similar here). I wore gray suede ankle boots (similar here) with my pants. The tones of the black and gray helps to give to the illusion of elongated legs. It’s a wonderful trick that I suggest you try. I’m short, so I use this often.
As soon as we walked over to the tents, the snow began falling and it was heavy! In the distance I saw just a few black puffer coats in front of Lincoln Center. Everyone was bundled, and there I was with my lovely blue, spring looking coat, and blush, statement bag. I felt a few eyes on me, and I knew I didn’t fit in. Although I was freezing, I definitely stood out. It always makes me a bit nervous, but at fashion week, a statement outfit is successful! The point is, you should never be afraid to make a statement with your look, or express yourself. The eyes and the looks usually means people are admiring your style (or judging you). But let’s pretend they were admiring me for a sec. I had my photo taken by a few other photographers, and I actually felt great. I left my hesitations behind.
We headed into the the tents, and I had my hair styled into beautiful waves, by the incredible TRESemmé team (more about that later). The show was amazing, and we celebrated afterwards with a glass of wine at The Empire Hotel. Oh, and did I mention it was Valentine’s Day? It was the perfect ending to Day 3 of fashion week. Stay tuned for the rest of our coverage from the runway shows this week
- H&M: Textured Woven Coat
- H&M: Handbag, Blush
- Ankle Boots: Similar here
- Pants: Similar here
- Pearl Necklace: Similar here
- Chandelier Earrings: Similar here