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NYFW: Tadashi Shoji and Desigual

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… this is known as Fashion Week.” –Carrie Bradshaw

Finally, after all of the years of watching/keeping up with NYFW online I have finally made my way to Lincoln Center. Every woman dreams of this moment and it’s a beautiful feeling to experience the madness and excitement of NYFW. The fashion editors at Women’s Health were kind enough to allow myself and another assistant go to the Tadashi Shoji and Desigual shows to represent the magazine.

IMG_1985The first show I attended was Tadashi Shoji. While entering the venue I was beyond excited to finally be in Lincoln Center during the most wonderful time of the year. I was even more excited when I found out I was sitting in the second row. While I was waiting for the show to start, I noticed June Ambrose and Jay Manuel sitting across from me. Anyway, the spring 15 collected started in Ca’ d’Oro, Venice, and this gorgeous place inspired Shoji for the collection. In the collection there was close attention to intricate detailing, which was paired with transparencies. There was mesh, tulle, multi-colored jewels, structured dresses that were airy and effortless. Beautiful pastels of jade, pink, and blue were incorporated in layers, along with ivory and navy. This collection was truly beautiful and breathtaking. I can already tell many celebs will be wearing these amazing pieces on the red carpet.

Here are some photos from the show:

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IMG_2141The next show I attended was Desigual. This show was completely different from the first and I loved it! It was upbeat with beautiful colors and patterns. The designs were out of my comfort zone, but it was awesome to be there.  Adriana Lima opened and closed the show, so we already knew it was going to be phenomenal. The collection was inspired by natures florals and fauna. There were tons of Mediterranean and South American patterns that were being used throughout the collection. I cannot wait to see this collection being incorporated into everyday looks.

 

Here are some photos from the show:

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IMG_2180 IMG_2172 IMG_2156 I had a wonderful time at NYFW, and I would love to be apart of the festivities in Feb. Hopefully, you enjoyed this post. What were your favorite shows from NYFW, MFW, LFW and PFW? Leave a comment below!

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Three Irresistible Summer Trends

Summer is the perfect time to try your favorite looks from Fashion Week. Some of the biggest trends for summer range from all white and crop tops to pinstripes and shiny fabrics. There are some repeat offenders, but then there are also some trends that will take your style to the next level. Instead of splurging on summer trends that tend to repeat, take a chance with some trends that are out of your comfort zone and trends that will elevate your personal style.

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When I first saw the Slip Dress trend on the runway I fell in love. I love that there are so many different styles and lengths to this look. It can truly vamp up the sex appeal and femininity of a look. This slinky dress can also give a beautiful silhouette that can be complimented with bold earrings or a statement necklace. In this look I loved the structure of this blush T by Alexander Wang silk slip dress. I loved the neckline, which added some additional coverage for the shorter hemline.   To keep the dress the main focal point, I kept the rest of the look very simple. I loved the rose gold detail and deep sapphire gems in these Anton Heunis spike ear cuffs. To add a little more color I paired the look with a navy Foley + Corinna framed flap cross body bag; it looked beautiful and complimented the deep navy in the earrings. To finish off the look I paired a basic nude/vanilla patent flat sandal.

Shop the look:

  1. T by Alexander Wang Silk Square Nude Rose Silk Slip Dress, $480, jades24.com
  2. Anton Heunis Spike Ear Cuff Earrings, $245, girissima.com
  3. Foley + Corinna Framed Flap Cross Body Bag, $195, shopbop.com
  4. VANILLA Patent Flat Sandal, $205, likamimika.com

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I’ve always been a fan of bold prints, especially because bold prints have the potential to elevate your whole look and wardrobe. As a person who wears black frequently, including a bold print in a look can add some color and personality. A bold print is a trend that can be easily incorporated into a look or wardrobe. This trend gives to the flexibility to wear a bright and bold dress or sport a bright clutch as your focal point. As said before I love black, so I decided to take baby steps with this look. The focal point of this look is a TOPSHOP leaf print crop top. I liked this piece because the palm tree styled leaves were a perfect fit especially for the summer. I also loved the brightness of the leaves that contrasted against the black base of the top. To play along with the green in the top I paired this look with green leather Clare V. Maison clutch. I thought it went well with the top since the rest of the look is black. To complete the look I paired the top and clutch with a black L.K. Bennett Jodie pencil skirt, black Schutz Fiorenza heels, black Miu Miu round-frame sunnies, and a pair of  EF Collection diamond earrings.

Shop the look:

  1. TOPSHOP Leaf print Cutaway Crop Top, $48, topshop.com
  2. L.K. Bennett Jodie Tailored Pencil Skirt, $145, lkbennett.com
  3. Clare V. Maison Flat Clutch, $165, shopbop.com
  4. Diamond Pyramid Studs EF Collection, $875, efcollection.com
  5. Miu Miu Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses, $345, net-a-porter.com
  6. Schutz Fiorenza, $260, piperlime.gap.com

Shiny Fabrics-GoldOne of my favorite trends for this season is shiny fabric. Wearing garments that sparkle and shine are great for a night out on the town with your girls, a fabulous date, or even a casual everyday look. It’s easy to incorporate a shiny garment into your look when you’re dressing up, yet it can be a little more difficult picking something for an everyday look. Toning down that statement garment can be done with a sweatshirt or t-shirt paired along with sneakers, flats or sandals. When I saw this Givenchy gold silk skirt I fell in love. I loved the structure and volume it created while flattering your shape with the clinched waist and belt. I thought it would be the perfect foundation for a casual look. To give this glam skirt the perfect casual vibe, I paired it with a white Kenzo Paris cropped t-shirt. The hint of yellow in the t-shirt went well it with the bold skirt. To finish off the look I paired this outfit with a pair of black Acne pascal sunnies, a black 3.1 Phillip Lim lambskin clutch, and black Common Project t-strap sandals.

Shop the look:

  1. Kenzo Cropped Cotton T-Shirt, $150, net-a-porter.com
  2. Givenchy Gold Jacquard Silk Skirt
  3. Acne Pascal, $370, acnestudios.com
  4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Black & Iridescent 31 Minute Lambskin Clutch, $425, ssense.com
  5. Common Project T-Strap Sandals, $430, gravitypope.com