NYFW is right around the corner and that means…P R E P time! See everyone thinks Fashion Week is a fun time like you see on TV or in magazines, but actually attending is work…lugging around your camera, notes, back up phone charger (I usually carry 3…hey those apps totally runs down your battery), your makeup, back up shoes (because even I can’t run around Manhattan in heels all day)…it is work! So what gets me to go up, up, up even if I feel completely drained from the work ahead? Preparing ahead of time!
Year after year I learn how to master NYFW (I have been going for about 5 years now) so I picked up a few tips along the way.
Plan your outfits ahead of time — I usually lay out 5 – 7 different options — all that can be easily transitioned from day to night)
Prepare what you need to bring — I always pack a few essentials to stay on track (Back Up Phone Charger, My Camera, My Planner — I am old fashioned and still like to hand write things because what if your phone dies? Kinda tragic if all of your plans are in it!)
Stay Hydrated + Fueled — Now this is pretty accurate to what you see on TV, it’s rare you see anyone eating during Fashion Week because shows are back to back and any events that do mention they include food…it’s usually champagne and cupcakes (which for me isn’t a well balanced meal haha I like to eat #SorryNotSorry). I always bring a bottle of water with me and the past two Fashion Weeks smartwater has been my choice because it also has electrolytes that keep me energized to continue going Up, Up, Up throughout my day!
Always Network + Bring Business Cards — I still believe in being old fashioned and bringing business cards to events (although now-a-days most people just follow each other on social media to connect) I still think there is something genuine about exchanging business cards and I always keep mine in my Initial Pouch.
Wear A Statement Wearing Bag — I always love to wear a chic bag that has room for all of my essentials and also makes a statement during Fashion Week. This Red Leather Bag is perfect for NYFW and it came just in time for the September shows<3
Always Bring Perfume or Body Spray — Nothing is worse than running around all day and realizing you need a little ‘refresh’.
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My NYFW style always incorporates a killer pair of heels, an easy go to bag and a crisp blazer that pulls the look together. What inspires my look? Easy, simple, chic, classic pieces. Pieces that can be worn season to season, can transition well for any occasion and are pieces that are flattering on every figure. While I am never one to shy away from color during February NYFW I tend to keep my winter neutrals paired with a little pop (my pop being white). Since NYFW is such a hectic time I prep the best way I know how…with a little rest, relaxation and of course a vacation! Last week I headed on a pre-fashion week trip to Orlando Florida (where I shot these photos…hence the lack of snow covering the ground and the ability to wear white pumps). I spent the weekend at Disney World and every hour on the hour I was guzzling another bottle of smartwater to stay hydrated as I was running around…which in a way reminded me of running from show to show, party to event all week long during fashion week. My takeaway? Stay HYDRATED (trust me it’s much needed).Although I am always carrying a ton while attending the shows, my Rebecca Minkoff Affair Bag has been my go to for the past few seasons. It fits all my essentials: camera, iPhone charger, sunglasses, water bottle, makeup and more. Not too big, not too small…just right 😉 I wish fashion week was in a warmer climate this season but what can you do…it gives me an excuse to wear vegan leather leggings like these ones from Lysse that not only keep me warm, but they are as stylish and as chic as could be.
Happy Thursday Loves! NYFW has been insanely busy…between shows, parties and events my head has been spinning! One of my favorite shows / presentations so far has been ‘Fashion Shenzhen‘.
The runway show held at Lincoln Center and the showcase held at the Hudson Hotel both showcased different Chinese designers: Lizzy, Ellassay and Haiping Xie…while I may not be able to pronounce all those correctly (my apologies) I definitely can tell you that I loved each and every last piece!
First things first…I am in LOVE with Lizzy…the Chinese Designer behind these beyond gorgeous dresses that took everyone at the show’s breath away. Embellishments, tulle, crystals and more were all used throughout the collection…I seriously want to wear one of these beauties to the Met Gala…that is when I am invited one day 😉
This mermaid dress was a stunner…the photo doesn’t even do it justice…I’m obsessed <3
Next up…simple, chic and elegant with Ellassay…
I love the classic silhouettes and the ability to wear them to work! Last but not least…Haiping Xie…filled with tons of color, unique prints, textures and even some interesting frills and thrills in terms of attachments! And here are some shots from the presentation which featured the designers above as well as some additional Chinese designers…the print on the skirt below and bag I am in love with!
How unique is this look…I feel like I would see this ensemble in London back in the day.
A little punk rock moment…
My favorite color…purple! What do you guys think of the collections? Comment below <3
Happy Monday Loves! I’m posting a little later than usual because my schedule has been absolutely insane due to Fashion Week. I shared my NYFW Diary Part 1 with you over the weekend and now I’m breaking down my look from my day 1 festivities which included brunches, parties and fashion shows…every fashionistas dream…minus the running around in heels all day part…my poor feet will definitely deserve a massage at the end of this! My striped skirt which so many of you liked in my last post is from Target! Yes…Target! I fell in love with it the moment I spotted it and it was a big hit amongst my blogger friends at fashion week 🙂 My black cropped top is from the J Lo collection at Kohls and is on clearance for $12…now that’s my kind of deal! My rose necklace was a last minute Nordstrom find but I found a similar one here. My black open toe booties are from Nine West and are super comfortable…I was able to last from 11:00am – 8:00pm in them…now that’s a miracle in my eyes! My black quilted bag is of course the Rebecca Minkoff Affair Bag…has room for all my Fashion Week gear including my charger, almonds, make up etc. I had a busy day yesterday which I can’t wait to share with you guys as well and I am off to a few events later today and tomorrow so make sure to stay tuned and follow @MissyOnMadison on instagram for up to the minute coverage 🙂 Shop My Look <3
Hello Loves! I’m writing this post while in bed in desperate need of a foot massage after a long day filled with NYFW festivities. I decided I’m going to do a daily diary of my events (don’t worry I will break down the looks I’m wearing after fashion week simmers down!). Today was hectic not only because of all the places to be and people to see, but also because NYC was a sticky mess today…makeup melting, hair falling…dare I say beads of sweat formulating on the back of my neck..ugh! At least I had fun right? 😉 My first stop was ‘The Vane’ brunch. The Vane is a pretty awesome app that combines fashion and weather…you know so you can finally pick out a weather appropriate outfit minus the guessing! Mainly I was excited to catch up with my blogger buddies like Kelly (above) 🙂 She’s also from Long Island and has a thing for affordable fashion like me! I was so happy to finally run into these ladies. Jess and I have been following each other for a few months now on instagram and now FINALLY got to meet face to face! Got to love technology…making friends over the internet and then in real life 😉Another virtual blogger bestie…Kerri! I’m obsessed with her outfit and the fact that we’ve been insta stalking each other for months now. Also in love with the gorgeous chandelier hanging above brunch…I need a walk in closet with this beauty…which brings me to my next event of the day…the Reward Style party!I couldn’t wait to hit the Reward Style party because I got to catch up with my favorite LA bloggers!
I haven’t seen my blogger bestie Kristi since my LA adventure back in April where I stayed with her for almost two weeks and attended Lucky Fabb and countless other events in addition to some awesome outfit shoots. We rejoiced in the lobby of the Empire Hotel…yes, high pitch screams were exchanged and onlookers rolled their eyes, but hey all that matters is we were back in action! Kristi and I had to share our black booties in true blogger style. Mine are from Nine West her’s are Chanel! I was so happy to spot this lady in red…Sheryl of ‘Walk In Wonderland’. I have loved her since the moment I met her at the Nordstrom Rack event in Manhasset months ago and couldn’t wait to catch up…she is as sweet and as stylish as ever! Speaking of sweet…I don’t have a sweet tooth, but I do have a slight obsession with popcorn! I acted like a child the moment I saw popcorn at the party…I even texted a photo to my mom who replied ‘You Must Be Thrilled’…sad but true, I was 😉 My final destination of the day was the Katya Leonovich SS 15 Runway show at Pier 59, Chelsea Piers. It was my first runway show this fashion week but certainly not my last! I love the risky designs…models were baring it all and I mean ALL (nipples exposed…not my style but hey work it girl)! I also love the random pops of color…we know neon is my speciality! (More on this to come…I have photos of all the looks…totally unique) I’m off to try and get some beauty rest! Be sure to follow my #MissyNYFW adventures on instagram @MissyOnMadison and search the hashtag above for all my event coverage 🙂 PS Obsessed with this iPhone case from Charlotte Russe 😉 If I’m going to be on my phone may as well be stylish!