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I Dress Like a New Yorker

NYFW Street Style on DC Blogger Que Sera Sahra
The time has come again for the bi-annual pilgrimage of fashionistas to the holy grail of heavenly style…New York.

If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I no longer attend; I watch the shows online and steer clear of the 18 hour days. I’m getting too old for that ish and I had my fill during my teenage and early 20’s. Still, though, I maintain my personal style and the streets of DC have become my omnipresent personal NYFW. I’m not out here in the ubiquitous pattern play of a thousand styles, but I’m doing my thing. I LOVE NYFW, don’t get me wrong, and the street style is something so unique in itself. But with these frigid February temps I’m happy to be watching from the warmth of my office checking out the street wear and recaps from other bloggers I love (shoutout to the DC Gals over there representing this week-> Primp&Proper, Southern Anchors, and The Black Blazer! )
NYFW Street Style on DC Blogger Que Sera Sahra
NYFW Street Style on DC Blogger Que Sera Sahra
NYFW Street Style on DC Blogger Que Sera Sahra
NYFW Street Style on DC Blogger Que Sera Sahra

skirt from Romwe (get it here)
J.Crew sweater (similar here)
Ralph Lauren top (get it here)
Aldo boots (sold out)(similar here)(budget style here)
bag by Pamela Barsky (shop here!)

photos by Mark Chen

NYFW Street Style on DC Blogger Que Sera Sahra

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Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference Day 1

Thursday and Friday I had the pleasure of attending the Independent Fashion Blogger Conference. Day 1 was held at Milk Studios in the West Village at the ungodly hour of 9am. It didn’t actually start until after 10, so I had a bit of time to walk around and explore all the fun sponsor stations. ShopBop was a holding a “Best Dressed” Competition and handing out notepads, along with a photo op.

My favorite station was the Aldo “Life’s A Beach” corner set up. The Canadian brand has teamed up with emereging designers to bring the HOTTEST shoes. I’m in love with all the wedges they were showcasing. In between these two spots was the Levi’s set up for their “Shape What’s To come”. They were sizing every girl and giving them the perfect fit of jeans, and also doing a photo op (I’ll spare you the numerous monotenous images of me in the same outfit 30 times).

On the other side of the studio Windows 7 was showing an entire line-up of computers and hosted a raffle where two lucky bloggers won a laptop, Jonathan Adler case, and camera. I saw THE tiniest, cutest, little orange Sony Vaio. Sadly, I just bought my new 17″ Vaio less than a month ago. Also, a new fashion website, The Find, was there with tutorials on the new site and a raffle for a gorgeous See by Chloe satchel!

I made SO may new friends these couple days, so here’s a few shout outs.

With the lovely Jen of HouseofJeffers.Blogspot.com

the fabulous and fashionable Taylor of SterlingStyle.

Nina of Style Glossary and Amy of Stylish Year.

The VERY informative conference covered some major business aspects to blogging. The Panels were “Who owns your blog content”, which focused on trade marking and copyrighting. The second panel was focused on the business of blogging, and how to make monetaries off your blog. As you’ve noticed my blog is still small (but vapently growing!) so I don’t do too many collaborations or sposorships. There are some lovely plans for the future though, so keep watching!  Looking back I took over four pages of notes on this panel alone…

The next panels was branching off of the same topic, focusing on how to work with brands gracefully and get the most out of your collaborations without offennding anyone, be it readers or companies.

The final panel was all about the rise of the professional blogger, which was pretty much a collaborative discussion on the future of blogging. It’s entrhalling to see everyone’s opinions on where blogging will be headed towards in the future, and I’m excited to hopefully be a part of that revolution.

Lastly, Lazaro and Jack of Proenza Schouler were interviewed by Imran (the founder of the must-read Bussiness of Fashion) and answering Q&A, twitter questions, and our own bloger questions. They’re adorable (personality wise and aesthetically) and have such good chemistry, no wonder they’re the masterminds behind the brand. The best advice they gave out? “You’re best design tools are paper, a pencil, and google”. Apparetly GoogleImages is their home page for inspiration.

After the MiLK conference, the 21+ crowd headed to the Chelsea Hotel bar for some drinks and mingling. The after party was sponsored by The Find and Windows 7, who were raffling off two new Windows phones, which are actually pretty sweet. You basically go to one person in your phone and can see EVERYTHING together; facebook, twitter, call or text them…very convenient technology if you ask me.

With Tomeka of FashionSteele and Yanil of The Vintage Devil and New Yorker Style.

The fabulous Deanne of Dream Sequins

As I mentioned, The Find was one of the hosts of the afterparty, and they had concocted a “signature” cocktail (which I was seen with in-hand at almost every second). It was actually quite delicious, a mix of vodka, cranberry juice, seltzer, and garnished with lime. Other people I ran into there was Andy, of Style Scrapbook, Vahni of Grit and Glamour, Chiara of The Blonde Salad (are links really needed? you should kow who they are)…so many great people, who are all surprisingly SUPER nice and real!

After leaving the after party at a reasonable hour (I’m trying to be “responsible” this FW, you’ll see how that works out later), I got home and emptied out my gift bags, which were 100% fabulous.

MAC, Juicy Couture, Carlotte ronson, tee shirts, gift cards, press packets….so much STUFF!

Anyway, this concludes my post of day 1, stay tuned for day 2 and more NYFW events!!!

Alice + Olivia Presentation

I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Alice + Olivia Fashion Week Presentation…I brought my really good friend from school, Rachel. We got all dressed up and headed over to the West Side for the show (after completely MOWWING some Chipotle).

We get there and immediately walk into a red carpet event, much more than I was expecting. Guests were dressed to the T, drinks by Hypnotiq were served, and models handed out Altoids Smalls. Rachel and I hung around the entrance first to scope out the other guests who were all arriving and doing the whole press thing. Guests included Denise Richards,  Elisabeth Moss (from Mad Men), Nicky Hilton, Nina Garcia, and many more.










In between checking out the other attendees, we grabbed a few drinks; Hypnotiq with blueberries and vodka, champagne, and a number of other fruity beverages were served  for the guests.

After our star gazing we went to the back of the venue, where the collection was on a still life display of live models. The dresses were stunning; lacey Grecian styles, victorian and vintage inspired…the colors were creams and whites, perfect for spring. The more casual designs were fun. I’m in love with the burnt orange floral dress that looks like it belongs on a 50’s housewife. Other retro throwback styles included huge belled bottoms, long pleated skirts, and midriff baring tops. Accessory wise, I loved the use of the colored over sized glasses on a couple of the models.



The entire thing was quite an experience, including the live entertainment.  The Pierces, Amanda Blank, and DJ Mia Moretti all performed…

Now for some self aggrandizing…









I wore a BB Dakota dress and jewelry from Forever 21 and H&M. Shoes by M.I.A. Rachel wore a dress from Forever 21 and shoes by Carlos Bota.

Fashions Night Out

A week ago today was the second annual Fashions Night Out, which if you didn’t know, is a global shopping event where stores stay open late (the events are usually 6-11pm) for one night only with activities,celebrities, fashion shows, and more!
Last year I stayed pretty basic, just going to a few small shops before hitting up a fashion show. This year however, I decided to do the more major events and spots. This began at Bloomingdale’s on 60th. There were drinks, games, sales, artists, live performances and other special guests. While listening to music I shopped around and came across the All Saints set up in there. It was amazing, expect a post about it soon.

After Bloomie’s I met up with some friends to see Heidi Klum at Destination Maternity. There they were serving pizza slices, Magnolia cupcakes, refreshments, cookies, and sushi; everything a pregnant woman could ask for!

Afterwards my friends and I attempted Bergdorf’s. The line to get inside literally stretched round the block, but there was also a mini bock party going down…live window displays and entertainment.

Next stop was Barney’s, where the Olsen Twins were supposed to be hosting karaoke. The store was PACKED and POP chips and special edition waters were handed out to the guests.

Walking around on 5th avenue there was quite a crowd outside of Versace and Gant were creating quite a ruckus with their live models. Versace had gorgeous posers in their windows…while Gant attempting to be epic (they had a kegger last year) had a man…in the shower, in their window. Girls were stopping to take pictures of and with the handsome, built model who was definitely enjoying all the attention. Leave it to the heavy hitters to know how to get the crowd buzzing…

After waiting for my friend to meet Kim Kardashian, I finally called it a night and grabbed some margaritas with my friends!

Now, I just got back from NY yesterday so this is the first of many posts…get ready so Stevie Boi Shades, Alice + Olivia, and much more!