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
This past weekend, I was lucky enough to spend a weekend away with some friends at the Refinery29 house in Montauk. The house was amazing and the weather was pretty perfect too. We spent most of the time lounging at the house, by the pool and in hammocks, but managed to venture out to have a couple amazing meals and spend time strolling around town. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the weekend!
Our house for the weekend (top photo taken by Alicia) and the view from the lawn.
An outfit from the weekend (heels optional :))
Sunglass Hut was one of the generous sponsors from the weekend.
One of my favorite parts of the evening was when we would turn on the lights in the backyard, turn up the music and hang by the bonfire toasting s’mores.
A few weeks ago I teamed up with Refinery29 and Revlon to do a fun little videoon my “trade secrets” where I talk about the ins and outs of my career, and my thoughts on being a fashion blogger and stylist. I love how it came out and am excited to share it with you all. (Also just found out that a little teaser video for Taxi TV will be airing soon, so for those of you that live in New York, keep your eyes peeled the next time you catch a cab!)
P.S. For those of you that don’t know, I am currently one of the experts for the Revlon All Access application, where I share my favorite tips and tricks when it comes to beauty and fashion. Check it out and download the app here!
Versace Sunglasses (gifted by Sunglass Hut) / Audrey Scarf (gifted – allorders 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.”
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.