September 19, 20166 Comments
I’m finally home (for a moment) and taking my breathe to reminisce on this year’s New York Fashion Week. While I was there, I decided to keep a daily diary of what was happening so that I could give you a full recap! Full post (Days 1 – 6) below:
It’s that time of year again, and I’m back at New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2017! I really do love Fashion Week for so many reasons: so much inspiration, so many exciting new collections, so many interesting people, and so much opportunity for interesting looks outside of my usual style. I also love seeing and getting to know all of the other bloggers and designers at fashion week every year. Typically, I am booked from morning til evening with shows and events, and this year is no exception. I’m staying my first couple of nights at The Roxy in Tribeca. It has really cool jazz/old-time vibes and I love the area. Plus, it’s super close to where a lot of my events are this week, so I’m easily able to walk or uber around. Yesterday was sort of the start of fashion week, but today is when it really took off.
I started off the day with a full, textured skirt and a long sleeved, choker-style sweater. The skirt was obviously a pretty big statement, and I added in some all brown neutral accessories to pull it together. I wore this outfit around the city for some photos (and a snack at La Columbe Cafe) and then to the beautiful (as usual) Loeffler Randall NYC Showroom and the Marissa Webb Runway Show.
The Loeffler Randall Showroom is known for it’s gorgeous, spacious design, so I always look forward to visiting. Right when you walk in, there’s a pretty pink wall and the cutest pink sofas. But besides that, I always love Loeffler Randall’s pieces. Their shoes and bags are so unique and somehow still feel very me. I’m really excited about a lot of their new shoes (yes, that means tassels!) and definitely glad I got to stop by.
Ok, not sure what it is with me and suede heels lately, but these are perfect, right?!
Also, the Marissa Webb show was so gorgeous:
I went from there to outfit change #2 to be ready for the Ulla Johnson preview (loved it) and stopped by Hotel Americano really quick for some chips and homemade guacamole to keep me going.
I finished up the day by Ubering basically all over Manhattan and heading to a really cool event for Maison Margiela Fragrances (including pink sand!) and a full experiential event with Refinery 29 and Ford.
This A.L.C. dress is one of my new favorites – I swear, everything they make is perfection.
Well, for the first time ever in my personal fashion week history, I actually had a pretty relaxed day today with only a couple of events. Despite the terrible traffic, I was able to make my way towards Central Park and get to a few meetings in Midtown. After shooting my first outfit for the day, we stopped by the cutest (and tiniest) cafe called Little Collins and then headed back south for my favorite part of the day.
I’ve definitely had a thing for suspenders this week. So subtle, but so cute!
In the evening, I got to go to the Tommy Hilfiger Carnival Show. It was, by far, my favorite event yet! Pier 16 was flooded with people who were there for the show, including some pretty big celebs (looking at you Taylor Swift!). They had rides and food and lights, and then of course a runway show. It was also really cool to see Gigi Hadid come down the runway – especially when she came out at the end right alongside Tommy. I love a big spectacle when it’s something I’m interested in, so it was fun having a show to attend that was way above and beyond the usual! Plus, the carnival fries were pretty amazing.
Today was crazy busy with events from morning to night! As tiring as it can be, the days that are packed full are sometimes the days I feel most inspired. There are just so many amazing designers here are fashion week, and I wish I could see them all. Today’s schedule included shows for Lacoste, Rebecca Minkoff, Banana Republic and Jonathan Simkhai. After the Rebecca Minkoff show, it was fun to get a little time to hang out with some other bloggers who were also around for fashion week, and then I headed back to my hotel for more outfit planning.
By Day 4, fashion week is feeling like normal life. I switched from The Roxy Hotel to 1 Hotel Central Park and got settled for the rest of my stay. I posted about 1 Hotel (the most incredible stay of my life) a couple of days ago, so definitely check it out! Today’s shows included Veronica Beard, Tome and Sandy Liang, all amazing shows to be a part of. I was pretty obsessed with my Tome skirt (when else do I have an excuse to wear a full skirt with a classy slit?) and got to stop at Shake Shack with Brittany, so it was a great day. Photos below!
ps You can watch a really cool recap of the Tome Runway Show on their website!
Today was one of my more dressed up days. I love that it can be more acceptable to dress formally in New York City. I love LA and it’s casual vibes, but every once in a while a good black skirt is just what I need.
Today was really fun because it was a little different than the rest. I went to the Rag & Bone show (always been a favorite brand!), and then in the evening I got to be a part of the Bloglovin Awards. Every year, Bloglovin nominates a few hundred bloggers for 25 different categories of awards. Then the public votes and chooses which bloggers are presented with a winning award, and the results are revealed during fashion week at an event in NYC. I had the honor (really!) of presenting the award for Best Written Content to the winner, Garance Doré. It was such an amazing experience seeing all of those incredibly talented bloggers in one room. I work really hard to make Take Aim the best it can be, but it’s not without being inspired by the ideas, successes and struggles of so many others.
I wore two outfits today – one a little fancier and one on the casual side. All details below!
On today’s show schedule was Alice & Olivia and Monique Lhullier! I love seeing Monique Lhullier’s shows because she’s always a little different than everyone else, but in a really tasteful and classic way. So elegant and timeless! I also got to stop by the Meatball Shop – they have 6 different locations throughout New York, and they specialize in meatballs (surprise, surprise). I love finding little city gems, so it was the perfect ending to a wonderful week.
Today was my last full day in New York, so I’m currently repacking (ugh) to head back home and then leave again for a few more trips. I’m really excited to head to Paris Fashion Week this year, so be looking for that! In the mean time, here are a few photos from today:
Next stop: Paris Fashion Week!