There is a wall of shoes, suitcases stacked, clothes scattered everywhere, and our phones charging. We’re running out of time. Certain outfits then decide they hate us and will not pull up, push down and adhere to our bodies. Then the zen takes over. I have a flash of all the memories from the past few days and remember, “you are at fashion week, just go with it.” Why in the world do I need to stress when the whole thing is out of my control anyway? I don’t need any more gray hairs… Whenever I am about to travel, I stress and plan almost every minute of every day in order to give myself the greatest experience. So much so that I forget the over all purpose is to live in the moment I am given and to make the best out of it. To enjoy it for what
East meets west. Elegance meets feminism. Bibhu Mohapatra is looking to the past to help women secure the future as we map out our struggles and turn them into our strengths. Bibhu Mohapatra has understood struggle this past year, as reported by Vogue, filing bankruptcy wasn’t easy but he did it with a strong sense of optimism. “I’m going through a change but my business is stronger than ever.” He saw that going through this major change as a designer was not a set back, it was a way to inspire his next collection. Mohapatra empathizes with the difficulties that women go through, especially when it comes to the comparison between the sexes. A few months back, the designer stumbled across an article on famous women explorers. The designer shared with Vogue, “When we talk about explorers, it’s always male names, but there were so many female explorers from this
“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… this is known as Fashion Week” – Carrie Bradshaw Everyone has their idea on what Fashion Week truly is, but you only get to see bits and pieces via the media. You want the truth? Fashion week is all smoke and mirrors. The people I saw walk through those doors are just like you and me. Some have designer handbags and some don’t, some had perfect hair and makeup and some were sweating from walking God knows how many blocks to make it to the show. Everyone was coming together from all types of backgrounds in order to join in this one moment. Where the rooms stands still for five minutes and you get lost in a story. RELATED: Take Off Your Sunglasses and Put the Phone Down At Misha Collection, the past was
Fashion is a tool. Not in the “He’s such a tool kind of way”, but as in something useful. Nicholas K, a brother and sister design duo, nailed the balance between athleisure and enchantment. Inspired by the deserts of Africa, the color palette consisted of beiges, blacks, olive greens, taupes, and grays – all known for giving a sense of security. The catch is when fashion becomes unintentional – whether by choice or by requirement – it doesn’t always support our lives. Gliding down the runway, picturing myself and other woman practically within these pieces become involuntary. The lightweight jogger pants, shown below, allow you as the soccer mom to drive around your energizer bunny children with ease, instead of maneuvering in stiff blue jeans. Chunky statement jewelry paired with simple silhouettes, such as off-the-shoulder jackets, oversized sarong-like dresses, and timeless button-down shirts, created an effortlessly empowered look for the runway. Overall, the
In a critical and judgmental world, it’s easy to feel like all eyes are on you. The questions that run through your mind of whether or not someone is judging your imperfections simply because of unnecessary pressure. Let’s be honest, insecurities, may they be internal or external, are difficult to overcome. When perfecting your image or appearance, you need to first appreciate your unique style and own every fabulous flaw that you may see in the mirror despite any rules that the fashion industry supports. Although the terms, “fashion” and “style” seem similar, they actually have different meanings. While fashion concerns specific trends and predictions, style is personal and expresses your inner being. Having an unshakable style can elevate your overall confidence and give you that extra push to embody your inner Anna Wintour. It is easier said than done, but stepping out of your comfort zone and owning your style will
Transitioning through the different stages of life can sometimes feel like New York City traffic. The looming frustration of road blocks and the feeling that everything is moving except for you. When you’re imprisoned in a chaotic mind, finding time for a mental recess is necessary to release the buildup and press the reset button. Whether you view it as meditation or not, everyone has a different tactic to disconnect from the world and take a breather. May it be a book, music or simply thinking about puppies, those “distractions” can sometimes not only pull you out of a rut but also inspire your decisions. RELATED: Combating Overwhelm – Why It’s Destroying Your Decision Making Process If you are looking to experiment with innovative ways to pull yourself away from a funk, give fashion shows a try. I know it sounds crazy, but hear me out. From the rhythm of the music
I had to pee so bad. (that’s how all great blog posts start, right?) It was the first day of NYFW and I had already forgotten about my obligatory human duties like consuming food and taking bathroom breaks. We walked into the Skylight Moynihan Station around 2:20 pm – thank goodness all these shows always run fashionably late. I was going to stand to get a better view, but I threw the towel in. My aching feet were screaming at me to sit down from trekking around in these pointed toe, ankle strapped heels (at least they’re sparkly, which helps equilibrate things). My bladder probably wasn’t going to hold up for another fifteen minutes (if it did start anytime soon). My passionate, world dominating heart was fading from running on 3 hours of sleep as my head shamingly said, “it’s just another fashion show”. I was one of those influencers that I pledged not to be on our car ride up.
Fun fact: I’m originally from New Jersey (yes, I call it soda, not pop, and I am a huge fan of the New Jersey Devils). Anyways, growing up so close to NYC, it feels like home to me when I come back and I’ll take any excuse to go there. While probably unnecessary, but totally worth it, I completely insisted that I needed to be in NYC for the full seven days of fashion week festivities. I have literally been longing for this since I left NYC in September after last fashion week season. As I’m looking back on my favorite moments to share with you in this post, I cannot believe it went by so fast and that I’m already home! Not cool. Advertisement Day 1: Not-so-fresh off of a 7 hour bus ride, Ms. Duffy Dossier, aka Alex Duffy, and I arrived in the big apple around 7am