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The Fleeting Sense of Love Within

I’m going home since you’ve awakened her again
She depends on you, she depends on you

Que Sera Sahra in The Girl That Loves

As you recal, I recently went on a big tour of some NYC showrooms and studios, my first stop having been The Girl That Loves Showroom. This is my second look I put together there! I chose to pair this trending orchid hued skirt with a pastel printed crop top and ballet flats. We added some fresh flowers into the mix for a dash more femininity. Defining life moment: modeling a tulle skirt a la Carrie Bradshaw in a Manhattan window in the sky. Twas a good day, so be sure you follow me and stay tuned for more to come!

Que Sera Sahra in The Girl That Loves
Que Sera Sahra in The Girl That Loves
Que Sera Sahra in The Girl That Loves
Que Sera Sahra in The Girl That Loves
Que Sera Sahra in The Girl That Loves  and Iconemesis
skirt via The Girl That Loves (get it here!)
Forever21 tee shirt
Betsey Johnson earrings
H&M flats
iPhone case c/o Iconemesis (get it here)
Que Sera Sahra in The Girl That Loves
**special thanks to The Girl That Loves team for inviting me into their studio and letting me play model and dress up!**

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NYFW ReCap (Fall/Winter 13/14)

This is the second season in a row I’ve missed of NYFW; the firsts since I began going in 2008, in which I’ve done everything from modeling, volunteering, dressing, and various other behind the scenes jobs. How did this happen? It can’t happen again.

Thanks to modern technologies, Style.com and WWD I’ve been able to keep up with the shows as they happen which is great! I love all the street style blogs as well and between these media outlets and my friends’, it’s still as if I’m at Lincoln Center or MADE, all whilst in the warmth and comfort of my office desk.

Now, since I’ve been able to keep up I’ve garnered some decent opinions and reviews!  While I was sadly unimpressed by the simplicity of many collections, including Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, and Alexander Wang (come on, guys, I was expecting a little more “oomph”; prints and fun silhouettes!), there were some collections that blew me away, as well as certain stand out pieces from collections.

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First up, a long time favorite, Alice and Olivia. I covered the presentation a few years back and I’m always in love with the flirty femininity and cohesiveness of Stacey Bendet’s designs. This season was no exception; the perfect mix of edgy punk, equestrian, and holiday dressing for next seasons colder months. The tartan plaids show the comeback of 90s trends, while accents of lace and fur offer romanticism and cozy warmth, all together. My favorite look is the open back black lace gown, hubba hubbbaaaa.

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Keeping with the 90s comeback trend, Rodarte’s collection had me nostalgic for the tie dye and acid wash summer camp apparel of my youth, but in more ‘fall’ hues and grown up styles. But really; acid wash denim printed silk? Tie dye printed nylon?!  I can get behind that. And the creeper-stilletto hybrid shoes: GET IN MY CLOSET. NOW. I’m serious.

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Oscar. Oh, Oscar. Fun fact: despite my punky facade I have an addiction to ball gowns. I own about 5; I only went to one prom. This season’s collection from Oscar De La Renta was nothing short of breathtakingly spectacular. From the saturated hues to the detailed work, tonal gauzey gloves, and even the equestrian hats, it was LOVE. My favorite look is definitely the caped plum ensemble, little red riding hood goes goth, yea? Does this lines’ exceptionalaity have anything to do with the lent hand of John Galliano? Most likely.

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Now, on the opposite side of the spectrum and back to my punk preferences, Jeremy Scott kept up his usual game. Also heavily 90s inspired, his sweaters are cheeky and graphic; one of each please!? I foresee Rihanna in some of these pieces, but her and I should both be leaving the head-to-toe lemon-lime fur at home, or maybe in the showroom.

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More favorite looks from NYFW: Pearly irridescents at Nanette Lepore, fall hued mirror prints at Tracey Reese, gorgeous pattern play at J.crew, loud and proud ode to New York at Kate Spade (and who can resist the sweet prints, pun intended), and accentuated hips at Vera Wang.

Other notable points from NYFW? Both Betsey Johnson and Kenneth Cole sent their models down the runways on cell phones; oh the 21st century. There’s been an emerging trend both on the runways and on the red carpet of diamond cleavage; you know, what Kate Hudson and Katy Perry were recently seen in. Yea, that; subtle yet trending and with bazonkas like me, this is a trend I’ll definitely be trying. Plenty of tiered ruffled full length skirts counteracted full, shorter circle skirts. Color trends look to be tonal reds all around, deep muted blues, and plenty of black and white neutrals.

While that’s all for NEXT year’s cold wintry months, I’m ready to start looking forward to THIS spring! Stay tun ed for wishlists and outfit posts from yours truly ❤

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Women’s History Month

Little is it known that March is Woman’s History Month, to celebrate the history of women, and how far we’ve come from our kitchen bound ancestor’s.

My school, LIM College hosted an event recognizing women in the fashion industry with three speakers talking about how they came to be, how they deal with the pressures of life, and advice.

The event began at 6:30 with a catered dinner in one of the school’s lounges. Salad, mini spring rolls (Veggie!) desserts, jumbo coconut shrimp; it was a well put together palette pleasing set. Shortly after we were moved to another lounge, set up with chairs so as to listen and interact with the panel of speakers.

The speakers were Verneda White, of the awareness raising brand Human Intonation, Renee a freelance industry professional, and LIM Alumni Erica Young of Madison Plus.

It was great to listen to how all these successful women came to be, to hear their stories of their struggles and rises, and industry experiences. A moving story was eldest speaker Renee, who during the early childhood of her children, would bring them to work with her allowing them to sleep on piled up fabrics. Her children, immediately immersed in the industry, were well education on textiles and fabrics by the time they were 10 she says, which is astounding to me.

After the panel guests and professionals were allowed to mix and mingle as well as network. Gift bags were handed out, supplied by Betsey Johnson with gifts from Women’s Wear Daily and LIM college, as well as fun little trinkets from Betsey Johnson.

To read more about the amazing opportunities and experiences of LIM, check out their website and student blogs here, or check out my lengthy post of my personal experiences here.