Did you happen to miss part one? Not to worry, check it out here.
Did you happen to miss part one? Not to worry, check it out here.
Misha pictured here wearing olive & army green top & cardigan while drinking Naked's Green Machine.
Once Labor Day hits we all anticipate the official arrival of fall. We've been readying our closets for the big change over, scanning fall collections, scoping must-have trends for the season, and shopping the stores to incorporate those very trends into our existing wardrobes.
Yesterday marked the official first day of fall and I’ve already realized my Fall 2010 color obsession. Remember how much in love I was with yellow this past spring? No? Revisit here.
What colors are you obsessing over for fall?
With all the randomness we all tweet daily, every now and then you come across a good meaningful quote or words of wisdom that somehow just brightens your day, adds a little pep to your step, or keeps your eyes steadfast on your life dreams. I must say following @opethestylist on twitter has definitely done that for me a time or two.
As New York Fashion Week kicked off, the Wednesday before, Opé hosted a Fashion Week tweet-up where she encouraged fashion enthusiasts to come out to network. Although I couldn't stay long, I was happy to attend. I not only got to met her and all her fabulousness, but a few other awesome fab chicks I've tweeted with and will be tweeting with.
@opethestylist & @funkyfannys
me & @ivvalentine
We won't say exactly how far back that was, but it's been something like 10 years. Ouch! Shhhh. Now she's an uber-talented make-up artist and we've been reunited!
Yay Twitter for constantly connecting me to great people. Remember my first tweet-up? Reminisce with me here.
Bryant Park is a mere hop, skip and a jump away from my office, which meant it was always easier for me to head out and run in to catch shows during the day. Oh well. With the change I gladly hopped on a 1 uptown train any chance I was afforded. Nonetheless, the transformed space at Lincoln Center was refreshing.
Now for the fashions from my standpoint.
Rather than give the typical fashion week synopsis, simply check out my top 3 favorite looks from a few designers I covet and love. And believe me, just picking only 3 was a challenge, but here it goes:
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is in full swing. Fashion shows, presentations, after parties, dinners, meet-ups, where does it all end? Ha, who am I kidding, it never really ends.
Nonetheless, I live for all of this so here’s how I kicked off New York Fashion Week this season.
While we are still in the middle of the hustle and bustle of New York Fashion Week, make sure to check out the talented Kela Walker of That's So New York's Fashion week coverage. Get a glimpse of Fab Chick Kela as she goes behind the scenes of Fashion's Night Out, as well as get the low down of Lincoln Center becoming an awesome venue for fashion week.
This weekend the temperatures have definitely given us a reminder that fall is just around the corner. It’s time to get prepared and get our fall jackets out of storage. My favorite jacket to wear during the weather’s transition would be my leather motorcycle jacket. I love the sleek fit with the combined texture of the leather for an edgy and chic look.
Here I am in one of my favorite leather jackets.
This fall, the leather jacket continues to be a great piece to add to your wardrobe. The motorcycle style provides the perfect downtown flavor to mix with flirty skirts and dresses. And when it comes to the usual fall denim and cords, what better way to take your look from drab to fab than with a chic biker jacket.
Check out a few fab chick approve motorcycle leather jackets I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection:
(L to R): Rachel Rachel Roy $249.00, MICHAEL Michael Kors $275, Diane von Furstenberg $695, BB Dakota $238
Well, guess what? Tuesday September 7th, a full day after Labor Day I wore, you guessed it, white pants. I woke up in the morning, grabbed my white pants which are more on the off-white side and said to myself, to hell with the old fashion rule.
I consider white after Labor Day to be very acceptable. I say, wear your white as long as you want. But I would encourage you to put away all your white garments that are of spring/summer-like fabrics. Perfect example would be linen fabrics.
White after Labor Day works best in heavier fabrics like denim and gabardine.
So be brave, ditch the after Labor Day rules and keep wearing your white if you want.
Last night Ginger + Liz celebrated the launch of their Fall 2010 color palette with a private event to preview the new line colors by offering complimentary mini manicures while sipping on Ciroc sponsored cocktails.
As invited supporters and fashion/beauty bloggers poured into Carol’s Daughter Backroom Hand & Foot Spa in Harlem, the room quickly filled with fab chicks! The energy was great!
Well I’ve stuck with my boo, TheFabChick.com for a complete year now. Yes, Monday would have marked a full year we’ve been together in this blogging relationship. And might I add the love is still going strong.
While last year I didn’t indulge as much as I wanted, this year The Urbane Urbanite and I will be hitting the streets fabulously and in his case, urbanely.
Watch out for us! We gone party and bullsh-- umm I think you know the rest. Will you be out for Fashion's Night Out?
The moment my credentials were approved is the moment I smile and sigh at the same time.
Where’s my assistant? Intern? Clone? Stunt double? Anybody?
See, I maintain a career in the fashion industry besides being a fashion blogger and I work over 8 hours a day Mon-Fri. And just like every other fashion company, we are very busy during this time of the year. We also show at the tents. So balancing my day-to-day life during this time of year is always a challenge.
But guess what? The more I complain to my friends about how tired I am and the amount of money I spend upgrading from grandes to venttis at Starbucks, nothing beats the excitement of New York Fashion Week. Nothing beats seeing designers' visions come to life and scoping out trends for the next season.
How do I ready myself for the hectic scheduling? I do a lot of praying for strength and drink loads of coffee and water. My Blackberry calendar and I become the best of friends. I get into the habit of constantly checking and inputting shows and events into my schedule.
This Spring 2011 season, I will be kicking off my New York Fashion Week with the IFB Evolving Influence Fashion Bloggers conference, which I’m really looking forward to attending.
Want to know which show I’ll be attending? Want to know how will I survive it all? Come along for the ride as I cover all that I can get my hands on this Fashion Week.
PS. See you all for Fashion’s Night Out!