Every year I try and think about what value I can add when it comes to my NYFW coverage. I’m no professional photographer and I’m not getting front row seats to all the shows I attend so I know the runway pictures you can see online immediately after each show is much higher quality than I will ever be able to provide. So this year, I’m giving you my NYFW content a little differently, in the form of a diary where I’ll be recapping each day’s activities. This way you’ll get a real behind the scenes (insider) look at NYFW.
I arrived Wednesday evening into Newark International Airport, checked into my hotel and then raced off to the Candytopia pop-up museum. I’ll be sharing my review/giving you a peek into the pop up like I did for the Museum of Ice Cream and the Color Factory. I plan to give you more detail about that first night in New York in the post so you get the full experience.
Thursday was my official Day One of SS19 NYFW. I started my day with a photoshoot. I had connected with a photographer that my friend Kali blogger behind In-Spades had recommended. We met at The Plaza Hotel for our shoot. I had packed my carry-on bag with all the pieces I needed for my first four NYFW outfits. Since I was traveling during commuter hours I gave myself an hour to get from my hotel in Tribeca to The Plaza in Midtown. Thursday was the hottest day of my trip, so not idea for taking outfit photos. I literally sweat through each outfit as we were shooting them. I changed looks in the bathroom at the Plaza Hotel.
I shot a look for a fall campaign (so I won’t be sharing that look till after all my NYFW coverage) and then three looks I had packed for NYFW. One of which was the outfit I wore for my day one shows. Following the shoot we went over to Bergdorf Goodman for some coffee and Hibiscus Ice Tea before heading our separate ways.
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After my photoshoot I had planned to meet my friend Dawn, blogger behind Fashion Should Be Fun, at The Drybar in Soho Bloomingdales but my Uber took 45 minutes to pick me up (even when it initially said only 12 minutes away) and I ended up back in Tribeca with minutes to spare before I had to take off for my first show. I needed to drop off my bag full of clothes, shoes, designer handbags, and jewelry…because I wasn’t going to carry it with me to my shows for the day.
Thankfully shows always start late. Anywhere from 15-30 minutes. My first show to kick off NYFW was Hardware LDN. Below are my favorite looks. Since I didn’t have the best seat for taking pics (all mine turned out too washed out to really share) I pulled some off of Hardware LDN’s Instagram page. PS the cutest dog was in tow with one of the models and I ended up getting to hold her for a minute after the show. She was just so darling and chill. Made me miss Lexie and Jackson but also want to get another puppy. I know I’m crazy for saying that as I totally have my hands full with the pups and Mason. I truly don’t need to add another dog to the mix right now.
I ran into my friend Kat, blogger behind Katwalk SF, after the Hardware LDN show. We Ubered over together to Pier 59 to go backstage with Drybar at Pamella Roland. I absolutely love Pamella Roland and find her collections to always be so beautiful. Alli Webb the founder of Drybar was backstage to give the stylists a tutorial on the hair styles for the shows and how to best use Drybar products. Alli is super nice and surprisingly remembered me from the event I attended (and ended up being her hair model for) at Sephora during her launch tour of the Wrap Party curling wand. It was so nice to talk with her and her team and catch up on all the latest. Since I didn’t have an invite to Pamella Roland (first time since I started attending NYFW back in 2013) I jetted off to Tadashi. Honestly, it would have been the hardest decision to make between those two shows since they both started at the same time. They are two of my favorites. I think that’s the absolute worst when two designers you really want to see are both showing at the same time.
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After backstage at Pamella Roland, my second show was Tadashi Shoji and it was probably one of my favorite shows this season. I loved the celestial inspiration. Definitely means that celestial prints are not going away anytime soon. The dresses were BEAUTIFUL and I was obsessed with all the intricate lace and beadwork as well as the bold hues and ombre. I also loved the eye makeup and nails. They were bold and fun. The layered gold celestial necklaces were also beautifully done. I felt like all the looks came together so well. I got to sit next to Kali at Tadashi which was fun because we were able to enjoy the collection with each other. Most often, I never get to sit next to my friends. We’re usually scattered all over and just see each other before while we’re in line and after the show. It was so hard to narrow down my favorite looks but I didn’t want to overwhelm you so I did my best to narrow down my favorite looks.
**NOTE: All photos that are straight ahead are professional photos. Photo credit.
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After Tadashi Shoji I had the Supima Design Competition show. I have seen this show in past years and loved what the designers were able to do with the Supima cotton. Unfortunately, due to the traffic my Uber I was trying to get estimated my arrival at Pier 59, 45 minutes after the start time of the show. That’s the issue with having multiple locations for shows. With a 1pm and a 2pm show if they’re not at the same location it can be very tough to make it to both. In an ideal world it should work. The locations aren’t too far away from one another but New York traffic is a huge factor and is very inconsistent same with the Uber estimated times. I swear so often it says pick up in a few minutes and then once I’m outside at the pick up location is readjusts to a much later pick up time. Super frustrating especially if you’re having to wait in the rain. So, rather than get stressed out and try to make it I decided to head back to my hotel and rest for a little bit before my meeting with my RewardStyle rep. It was so nice to change out of my clothes and relax for a few before changing back and heading out for the rest of the night.
After my meeting, I picked up Dawn and we headed to Shopbop’s Diner influencer event. Our first Uber dropped us off at the wrong address. East instead of West so we went across the city for nothing. It just delayed us from getting to the party. None the less, I was super happy to attend. Shopbop pulled out all the stops for their Diner themed event. I just wish we would have arrived earlier before the party was winding down.
That was it for my day one at NYFW. I know this was a long post so if you read all this way, thank you for sticking it out. I’ll be back tomorrow with details on my outfit!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by the blog today.