Hey everyone, hope you had a great weekend! Today I am officially starting my day-to-day breakdown of my first New York Fashion week experience. I was there for five days, and I learned so much while I was there. I know ya’ll have tons of questions, so for this next month not only will I be breaking down the days, but I will also have a YouTube video with a NYFW travel guide, as well as tips on how I got invited, and how to work with brands. But without further ado, here is the first day recap of NYFW and my edgy rocker inspired first outfit featuring this pink lace romper I wore to the shows.
Thursday started early. Roselynn from The Style Lynn Life picked me up at my house at 4am to head to the airport. There we met Sara from The Cultured Fashionista, and Ashlee Frazier for our 6 am flight to NYFW. As soon as arrived Ashlee and I split a Uber to our hotels. Just FYI cost wise it was $33 to split and Uber, and most taxi’s are $50 by yourself. If you want a more cost alternative the subway or train will cost less, however you do have to worry about carrying all your luggage.
I arrived at my hotel at the Park South Hotel at 1pm, where I met up with my roommate Greta Hollar, and Alicia Tenise. We were so thankful to work with such an accommodating hotel that was literally walking distance to several of our meetings and centrally located near Madison Square Park. My first meeting was at Greecologies to meet up with one of my PR companies I work with. It was in the cutest little building in Soho. I rode the subway for the first time by myself since it was the fastest and least expensive option. I think one of my biggest fears coming to NYFW is the subway and getting lost, or mugged, but people were very friendly giving me directions. I guess it was very naive of me to assume the worse and think every thing is like what I see on TV.
When I arrived at Greecologies I ordered one of their yogurt bowls which was such a great treat for someone who hadn’t eaten anything but a Mickey Mouse waffle since I left Houston. I ended up getting an email from my PR rep that she had mixed up the time and would be unable to meet me before my first show. So I googled my next stop which would be to Pier 59 for my first show of the day, the SUPIMA Design competition. I had enough time to walk to my destination, which was so refreshing considering how beautiful it was outside. Plus I love people watching, and admiring the culture, and when you walk through NYC there is so much to see! I even bought a street cannoli to go and it was delicious!
The SUPIMA Design competition was inspiring to hear the story behind all these upcoming designers. It has always been one of my dreams to go to school for fashion design and become a fashion designer, and even though I went to school for business, the competition did light a fire back into my dream. Here were my top three favorites from the show. I loved each of their designs because it was something I personally would wear and feel absolutely beautiful in. I can’t wait to see them with their own shows in the future!
Nancy Elizabeth Hennessey from FIDM – I loved all her rose inspired pieces. They were so elegant and beautiful.
Sarah Johnson from Kent State University Fashion School – This was probably my favorite piece. I love the feminine lines and the boho inspired feel, plus it’s my favorite color!
Lela Thompson from Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design – Love the ruffle details to this dress! So elegant, and Victorian inspired.
After the Supima show, I took a taxi to Skylight Clarkson Square to meet up with my friends to see the Tadashi Shoji show. His show was one of my favorites last year, so to have the opportunity to get invited to actually see his show this year was a dream come true. We sat in the middle row behind all these amazing and big time influencers like Courtney Kerr and Hello Fashion Blog to name a few! What I loved about Tadashi is his feminine details to all of his designs with the lace, floral, and ruffles. Here were my top four designs below. Can you guess my favorite from the four?
After the show the girls Sara, Roselynn, Stephanie Jackson, and Tiffany from Flaunt and Center and I met up with Yash from Banavenue Photography to do some shoots. So glad he came up from Houston to NYC to shoot with us. His photos including this outfit here turned out so good! We had so much fun doing these street style shoots with him. And after the shoot we met up with my roommates Greta and Alicia to eat at Sara’s favorite place in New York City, Le Relais De Venice where we stuffed ourselves silly with steak and fries and the best desserts.
So let’s talk about this outfit, because this had to be one of my favorites! Right as I was walking to the shows I had so many photographers stop to take a picture of my outfit. Honestly I think it was the jacket. So for those who asked, I bought this plain black Moto jacket at Zara’s for $19. I wanted to customize it so I went to Joann’s and bought $40 off materials and added the studs, sequins and the Freda, Day of the Dead inspired skull on the back. I will share a more detailed DIY of how I customized this jacket later this month. I love the cutout and lace detail of this pleated romper. The winds were crazy, and if it were a dress I think I would have given NYC a peep show, but thank goodness it wasn’t. I paired it up with my new favorite thigh high booties. I am so glad I brought these, because it got pretty chilly that night, and having a little extra cover up for my legs kept me warm. I highly suggest getting these boots if you have a hard time finding ones that stay put on your thighs. These are seriously the best Stuart Weitzman dupes for a fraction of the price! My accessories included this beautiful Chanel bag from Trendlee. Which if you are ever in the market for a used designer handbags for a great price, head there to shop their vast selection of Chanel bags! My Prada sunnies are one of my favorites for fall.
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I hope you enjoyed my first day recap, and this pink lace romper for my first day of NYFW. It seriously was a blast, and I can’t wait to share my video blog with you. Stay tuned for Day 2 and a giveaway on my Instagram!
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