This year was my first time experiencing fashion week and it was one hell of a ride. I don’t think I’ve ever pushed myself to work so hard in my entire life and it was so rewarding. Busy is an understatement.
Since I work full time and blog, it can get really tough trying to devote your time and energy equally into both fields. My fashion week schedule was basically waking up at 7am everyday to be in hair and makeup while answering emails for my full time job and finding the nearest coffee shops between shows to get more work done followed by events at night. It was 6 days of being on the go mentally and physically (that New York walking) and I would easily do all of it again.
With the weather constantly changing, this year was tough doing so many outfit changes. I also realized how highly competitive is to get your photo taken. Everyone at the shows is chic. You’re in a room with top editors and some of the biggest influencers in the game, so to really stand out, your outfit needs to be different and elevated. The trends this year were definitely leopard prints, neon colors, and timeless plaids. Below is a mix of the styles I wore.
Shop my looks:
Hair by Mane Addicts
Makeup by Laura Mercier
My top 3 shows:
- Hands down Prabal Gurung was my favorite. The colors were so bold and vibrant and stage presentation was stunning. It was magical from beginning to end.
- Cynthia Rowley decided to break the traditional route of using models on a runway and instead hired a roller blade crew to skate in her new collection. Watching a roller disco was fun and highly entertaining.
- Nanushka was one of the most stunning presentations I have ever seen. It was in this beautiful loft space near Manhattan and had two ladies basically playing sound bath music for background. Every model looked like a doll and the clothes were elevated, feminine and chic.
Now that I learned the lay of the land, I cannot wait till next year!