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Fashion Week Sideliners

True, the main events during any fashion week are the shows.  Nonetheless, some of my favorite moments are from the people who attend the shows. My fashion-forward favorite, Anna Dello Russo never disappoints:

At Chloé

At Givenchy

At Balenciaga

At Christian Dior

Who’s your favorite fashion week fixture?

 

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FNO 2011

Tomorrow is the glorious (read: glitzy, but crowded as all get-out) Fashion’s Night Out.  In cities from NYC to KOP (i.e. King of Prussia, aka random Philly suburb), the beautiful people will be lining up to see and be seen by other beautiful people and possibly rub elbows or more with actual celebrities.  Anything going on in your area?  Check the schedule to map out your night.   Can’t make it there?  Buy some swag to make it look like you were – check out the goods like this:

Or perhaps this:

Bonus – sales benefit the NYC AIDS Fund in the Community Trust.

My fantasy itinerary would include a stop at 3.1 Phillip Lim for their “Girls on Bikes” stand.  Then, a pause at Saks to catch a glimpse of Tilda Swinton and Waris Ahluwalia, as well as the Rebecca Minkoff festivities with The Man Repeller (love her).  I’d get a sugar rush and a portrait at Band of Outsiders for Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel (portraits sketched onto tote bags and free Momofuku Milk Bar cookie with purchase)!

Anyone planning to join the rush tomorrow?  Where are you/would you want to go ?

 

More Blues…

It must be the changing season, but I’m increasingly in love with all shades of dark blue.  I love the looks these ladies are rocking:

What colors are you craving as fall approaches?

Photo Credit: Sartorialist.com, Hanneli.com, http://buro247.ru/

Birthday Wishes

My birthday is approaching and this is on my wish list:

This will spruce up my office during the long hours in 2012…

Fashion’s Night Out Blues

No, I’m not sad about the fact that I won’t be making it up to NYC on September 8th for the annual Fashion’s Night Out.  While I think it would be a great time and awesome people watching, the crowds are bound to be insane.

Instead, I speak of the beautiful cobalt items that weaved through Vogue’s 100 under $100 falls picks – some from the FNO participants.  With fall upon us, this deep jewel tone just calls me.

See the rest of the Vogue picks here.

Will you be braving the crowds for a glimpse of some of the fashion world’s superstars?  Or will you, like me, simply peruse the blogs on September 9th for shots of the scenery?

The In-Between

With September quickly approaching, I have noticed a change in the air.  It’s not yet cold, but the sweltering heat, morning, noon and night, has been replaced with something akin to cool in the early morning and evening.  It’s the kind of weather that has me itching for scarves and layers and jackets.

Outerwear is my weakness, truly.  And yet, I am realizing that I have nothing to fill the gap until my big winter coats are required.  It seems I was overzealous with my closet clean-out this spring…All the more reason to go on the hunt for the perfect in-between cover-up.

I am leaning towards blazer territory.  You can dress them up or down, throw them on over a dress or pants, extend their shelf life by layering with t-shirts and scarves and boots.

During lunchtime, I wandered into J.Crew and found this little, simple, beauty.

I love the classic navy, with the gold buttons, because it allows for bright accents such as the the styling here with pink pants and a leather clutch.

What outerwear takes you through the fall?

Loafing Around

As with pretty much everyone else in the world right now, I am head over heels with loafer heels.  To me, this Tory Burch Belinda model is the perfect, most versatile pair:

If you want something a little more standout to make a neutral outfit pop, there’s also this Howie pair, with a more substantial heel:


I haven’t yet bought a pair – I’m pondering the right pick and, of course, most of the ones I like are not cheap.  If you had to pick, which would you choose?