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NYFW: Day Two & Three
Hey guys! I wanted to give you an update on NYFW. New York has been busy so I haven’t been able to blog as quickly as I would have hoped.
My second full day in New York started out at the Dan Liu show. The show began with an interpretive dance, which was very unique and I have not seen anything like that before. The clothes were pretty simple and practical, but I liked that they were items I would realistically wear.
Immediately after the first show was the Hakan Akkaya show. This one was definitely not my style (think lots of black and goth style) but that’s ok! I kept an open mind. It was definitely edgy.
In the afternoon I headed to the Stylinity blogger event at Lulu Frost. Former model, Veronica Webb was there talking about her blog and business ventures that she is doing now. It was interesting to hear from a blogger that is older who has been in the fashion industry for a long time. She has remained in contact with people in the industry and it has helped her blog grow a lot. It never hurts to make as many connections as possible and never burn bridges if possible.
That evening was the Thakoon event. Thakoon had a meet and greet at their store with Chriselle Lim and Danielle Bernstein from We Wore What. It was so surreal meeting them in person because I’ve followed them both on Snapchat for so long! This event was really fun because they both took the time to chat with each person who waited to meet them and they were very down to earth.
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To wrap up the evening, my friend and I went to the Hunt & Fish Club, which was absolutely amazing! The waiter wouldn’t recommend anything specific to us from the menu because he said that everything was legitimately great. We thought he was just saying that, but he was right, haha! Highly recommend this place!
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The morning started out with the Taoray Wang show. I noticed a lot of velvet (it’s here to stay for awhile!), coats with tassel ties, lace panel tops, asymmetrical skirt hems, and high waisted pants.
Right after the Taoray show, I rushed to the ShopStyle Social House. I had heard great things about this event from previous fashion week seasons and so I couldn’t wait to get there. Let me just say, it did not disappoint! They had partnered with several brands to lend clothes to bloggers for photoshoots. There was an illustrator on site to make you a personalized drawing of yourself. GiGi New York was on site monogramming their new leather file folders. They had a beauty bar and a nail bar. Basically it was blogger heaven! The best part of this event was getting to meet so many bloggers than I have followed for forever on Instagram but never met in real life until that day. So. Much. Fun!
The next show up was Mac Duggal. It was super crowded because they had over booked this event, which was a bummer, but I’m glad I at least got inside. Their show consisted of formal pageant type gowns, which was lovely to see. They also used models of all sizes, which was so refreshing!!!
For dinner on Day Three we headed to Tao, which was apparently one of the most Instagrammed restaurants last year?! The lighting was really dark in there, so I’m not sure how that’s possible, haha, but the ambiance and decor were incredible. The customer service was also incredible. They knew we had a show at 8 pm, so they brought out all three courses very promptly and made sure we could make it to our next show on time. How thoughtful!
Photos by Love From, Rachel ‘s husband
The 8 pm show was Francesca Liberatore. Unfortunately I arrived a couple minutes late (which is usually fine because the shows never start on time) but they had over booked this show and it was over capacity for the fire code. I had to watch the live stream on a TV screen in the lobby, which was a bummer, but I learned my lesson to be early if I really want to see a show.
Time to head to bed, so that’s all for now! That sums up day two and three.
If you have any questions about fashion week, let me know in the comments!