- Braids Braids everywhere
- Laid-back Glamour
- White Wash
- 50 Shades of Green (Jason Wu)
- Pastels Rule (BCBG, Zimmerman)
- Natural Makeup Look
- Fringe (Rebecca Minkoff)
- Flower Power (Desigual, Kate Spade)
- Tech Jewels (Rebecca Minkoff)
- Sneakers with dresses (DKNY)
- Bright & structured (Herve Ledger)
- Bold & Bright Prints (DVF, Custobarcelona, Desigual)
- Metallics (Not going anywhere – Yay!)
Fashion week was exciting, exhausting, inspiring I am just thrilled to be back home. This was my first time attending the shows as an invited guest by the brands and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you. I attended quiet a few shows in the past few days and it is truly inspirational to see all the hard work that goes in by the designers and everyone else involved to prepare these presentations. All shows had different themes; some were more intimate with open space setups and the others were very classic runway style. There were shows where I got to sit in the front row and then others where I was sitting in the last row. Tt was great to see that the bloggers had a heavy presence in almost every show. To me a blogger is a foot soldier, someone who connects the runway to the street and vice-versa. So for brands to value opinions and thoughts of bloggers really showcases their genuine interest in connecting with their customers.
The scene outside MBFW was very interesting and entertaining as well. There were photographers, celebrities, models, reporters and bloggers everywhere. While it was refreshing to see some great personal & street style of diverse groups of people, at times it seemed like there was an influx of ‘attention grabbing behavior’ in the name of personal style & fashion. The scene on the street was as if a show was being put on to get noticed and get their picture(s) taken by the media/photographers. My idea of getting noticed is not for my dress to stand out but to wear something that helps me stand out and brings out my personality/individuality. It doesn’t have to conform to the norm but I definitely do not have to be an attention seeker either. My outfits for NYFW were very much me. I made a deliberate attempt to not overpower myself with brands but project a confident look of ‘Me, Myself & I’! I attended a few parties as well and met many wonderful people who equally shared the love of all things art & fashion. There were moments when I felt like a lonely soldier, running from one show to another. By day2 I had ditched the heels for my flats and was so glad to have comfy clothes on to enjoy the shows in.
I am glad for the experience and looking forward to doing it again next year. As you know Sharjeel & Serena had also joined me for fashion week, I will be back tomorrow with a report on my adventures with the family in NYC during fashion week.
Shop the look & my favorite smilier items here: