This past Tuesday, I was asked to attend and cover the The New York Art Institute’s fashion show, where 13 students and graduates would debut their Spring/Summer 2015 collections. I had never attended this type of show before so I was really excited to see what it would be like. (You can actually watch the full show here and learn all about each designer that presented.)
After I grabbed my press pass, I went backstage and snapped a couple photos right before the show began. It’s always fun to see “behind-the-scenes” action of the models getting prepped and ready to walk the runway.
From where I stood…in the photographer’s pit! It was exhilarating. I tried really hard to fit in. Thankfully I was wearing all black.
Standing in the pit, I had front row access that allowed me to snap some great photos. Like I said, I had never attended this type of show before and was really impressed with what I saw. Below are some of my favorite looks. I loved the sheathy dresses, silky materials and the updated slip dress. A lot of the pieces had a total 90s vibe going on, which I was really into.
Below are some of the designers and their models. This part was really special and I loved see the look on the designer’s faces as they walked the runway at the very end. Their expressions were priceless: a mix of excitement, relief and satisfaction. So great to see!
The show flew by and before I knew it, it was over I was back outside again. Before I hopped on the subway to head home, I snapped a quick shot of this building, which is the Opera house at Lincoln Center. It’s so majestic looking at night. Anyway, the show was a success and I feel so lucky that I was able to attend. Thank you so much to Refinery29 and The Arts Institute for having me and letting me be involved in this special experience. Congrats to all the designers and models involved! xo
Versace Sunglasses (gifted by Sunglass Hut) / Audrey Scarf (gifted – all orders now 30% off – code: audrey30, between now and Jan. 1st!) / F21 Necklace / Zara Top and Skirt / Juicy Couture Jacket (gifted – old) / Express Tights / Dolce Vita Booties / Rebecca Minkoff Bag (gifted) / “In God We Trust” Necklace (gifted)
Today’s giveway is this cheeky little necklace that was created by In God We Trust available only on Refinery29.com through December 16th. You have a chance to win it either for yourself or for a loved one (I’m thinking fun little stocking stuffer?) by simply leaving a comment below along with your name and email address. Good luck! xo
A little bit more about the necklace in the words of Refinery29: “This holiday season, we partnered with twelve of our favorite designers and artists to create custom pieces only available on R29, and only for a limited time. Brooklyn jeweler, In God We Trust created a one-of-a-kind version of their popular “Sweet Nothings” necklace, deemed “Holy Chic.” Hand-hammered and engraved, it’s a little bit sweet, and a little bit sassy, which is a little bit perfect for Refinery29 and our readers.”
Remember last week when I wrote about running late for a breakfast meeting and I dressed up in bright blue palazzo pants and a fancy top to brighten my mood? Well, I thought it would be fun, and funny, to share with you what I actually looked like earlier that morning. It just so happened that the meeting I was at was for Refinery29, and they snapped a street style photograph of me outside as we were all leaving. I was really excited when I saw this article on their website, but sort of annoyed that I didn’t style myself up and look a little more put together. Ah, coulda, shoula, woulda.
Anyway, after I got my photo taken, I thought to myself, it would be sort of fun to show what I actually wore so I made Lindsey take a few snaps on the way home. I guess the point of this post is to show what happens in reality (i.e. me running late and throwing on whatever was lying on the floor) versus taking the time to get ready and really style myself, like I did here. I think it’s important to show that there are times it is impossible to look perfectly put together, especially when life decides to throw you a fast one. *Disclaimer: I actually don’t dislike this outfit or think it’s bad. I think it was just the overall feeling of being rushed, affected my state of mind and how I felt I presented myself. Oh, and not showering and being surrounded by incredibly stylish people at 9am in the morning. Ha.
RayBan Sunglasses /Jack Vartanian Necklace (gifted) / Apart Slate Oversized Sweater and Imagine Parka (gifted) / Jessica Simpson Tuxedo Jeans (gifted) / F21 Moto Boots / R&EM bag (gifted)
Read the Refinery29 article here!