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New York Fashion Week Part 1

NYFW 2016

Aside from having literally the best weekend of my life, a big part being a surprise engagement (which will be on an entirely new post later this week) the first night consisted of wine, views, Maybelline, and Cindy Crawford to name a few.

We arrived at our hotel, the Westhouse, around 5pm and immediately went to shower and head out on the town. The first stop was the Top of the Rock and shortly after was the Maybelline after party where I got to chat with Sazan Hendrix, a fashion/ beauty blogger, and have drinks with some Victoria Secret models including Adrianna Lima, Taylor Hill, and Cindy Crawford. It was the most incredible experience to date. Sazan is truly the kindest and most generous person I’ve met. She was so open and gave me so many great tips on the world of blogging. It was beyond surreal. I wore a Self Portrait dress, a designer that I have been smitten with for the last couple of years. Although I didn’t get to attend their show this season, I get to live vicariously through the snaps and Instagram stories of those who did and let me tell you, it was nothing short of spectacular. Rather than their signature laser cut designs, the brand showed us some versatility with buttons, embroidery, stripes, neutrals, and a splash of yellow.
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NYFW 2016

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The next day I headed out to the Oday Shakar show where he showed us some incredible evening wear designs. Having dressed a number of celebs, he relaunched his line for the S/S 2017 show and it was absolutely spectacular. A mauve lavender suede jacket and matching skirt were one of my many favorites seen during his show, plunging deep V cuts and flowy dresses were another. I wore Massimo Dutti to his show this season.

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Get inspired with similar silk and studded dresses below:

Later that night I went to the Tadashi Shoji show. If I had to describe the show in one word it would be beautiful. Before the presentation started, Shoji screened a video from his most recent inspiration called “The Flying Ark,” portraying a tree, full of animals, and a bird lifting them up. He describes it as light. Each piece from the show was memorable and definitely made a statement. Intricate designs and lots of lace- lingerie being a main reference. I kept it cool on this hot, humid night with a staple dress shirt and high top boots.
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