10 things we learned from NYFW SS15

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Well, that’s it! New York Fashion Week is over for another season and we’re officially in mourning, because the SS15 collections were just out of this world. 

But hey, fashion month ain’t over- you’ve still got London then Milan waiting, so don’t fret about feeling cut short of your Spring ’15 outfit planning. Besides, in case you didn’t know, Fall is just around the corner and we’re super excited to slip into those booties, and keep ourselves warm and comfy with sweaters! Aren’t you? 

But let’s go back to #NYFW. From #StreetStyle and trend spotting, to celeb and FROW sightings, and of course, obsessing over your favorite designer’s collection, there’s always something interesting every season.

So we’ve got a list of things we’re obsessed with and then some other things that went straight in our Burn Book 😉

Here’s the 10 things we’ve learned from NYFW SS15…

1. Kendall Jenner er… “Kendall” was the “IT” model for NYFW

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Kendall is by far the most buzzed model for New York Fashion Week. Starting off with her first appearance at the Diane von Furstenburg show alongside Naomi Campbell and Candice Swanepoel, she has dominated the runway this season.

We spotted her next rocking a two-piece bikini at the Tommy Hilfiger, then she hit the runway for the Donna Karan presentation. Lastly, she made her second runway appearance for Marc Jacobs, which was a great way to end NYFW. She’s definitely doing the rounds in NYFW with appearances left, right and centre and we know this is just the beginning for her. You go, Kendall! 

2. Kudos to Fashion-Forward Thinking Designers

Every season, we’re always blown away by certain designers who think outside the box. Prabal Gurung & Creatures of the Wind expanded their offerings with a footwear collection, which debuted along with their Spring presentation. A great move for both designers, because a girl can never have too many shoes, right?

Then, Rebecca Minkoff had her audience wearing 3D glasses to see the final looks in her show, complete with models working her new wearable technology jewelry collection. Amazing!

3. Flowers and Pastels clearly spells out S-P-R-I-N-G

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Need we say more? These colors and patterns are trends that always have a direct relationship with Spring, but it’s the way how designers work around it each season which keep it fresh. BCBG MAX AZRIA, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Jeremy Scott added some spice and edge by focusing on specific floral patterns and pastel hues this Spring. Honestly, we feel like Spring is an endless garden party with their pieces, and we actually don’t mind at all.  (more…)

London Fashion Week SS15 Style Essentials!

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London Fashion Week SS15 is nearly upon us, so as the curtain falls on New York Fashion Week, the stylish among you need to be prepared for the mad dashes between shows, the constant achy feet and looking good on two hours sleep!

Luckily, we’re here to help! You will have seen our NYFW essentials list last week, and now it’s time to shift the focus to the fashion capital.

Here’s our LFW style essentials to make sure you stay fashionable and fabulous this season!

1. Statement iphone case: It used to be your bag which got people talking, but now technology has well and truly taken over. Let your phone do the talking this season with a slogan case to stand out from the crowd.

2. Colourful Trainers: Last season was all about the flat shoe, with just a hint of trainer, and this season it has fully taken over. You’re not anyone unless your sporting Nike Roshe’s or Adidas Originals @ LFW this year. Take note.

3. A Blanket Cape: The weather can be changeable, so the last thing you want is an oversized coat- however fashionable- making you look like a sweaty mess. Opt for the autumn cover up choice this season, a blanket, as seen on celebs and models alike.

4. A Watch: Sounds glaringly obvious, but a watch isn’t just a fashion accessory, it actually tells you the time as well! When your phone inevitably dies, this little beauty will make sure you don’t arrive anything more than fashionably late.

5. Wet wipes & antibacterial gel: Do you have any idea how dirty London is?! Exactly, these two items will be your savior each and every day as you hop between shows.

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Trend Report from NYFW

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New York Fashion Week is underway and although a lot of the trends for the upcoming seasons come from inside the shows, there is still much to be said of the recurring looks on the streets of NYC.

The black and white look is in, as if it were ever out. Many of our #streetstyle looks kept it simple with these two colors, a sure way to never go wrong. The line ‘everything looks better in black and white’ couldn’t be truer. If you are aiming for a chic and simple look try this color combination.

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Another notable gem is the pattern and print trend seen throughout the city. If you want all looks in your direction, this is the way to do it. It’s almost impossible not to look at the girl wearing a dress with eyes. Floral patterns are also a very popular look and aim to keep the feel of spring alive. These funky patterns are a definite growing trend.

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#StreetStyle @ Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week

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One word comes to mind when describing the #streetstyle at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, hot! Both the weather and the fashion was enough to make you short of breath.

Fashionistas braced the heat to strut their best looks from simple and classic to edgy and retro. There was something for everyone. The Lincoln Center was full of unique fashions from elaborate gowns to grunge looks and everything in between. Models, bloggers and editors alike swarmed the scene in their best summer attires.

The most popular looks included lots of black, white and neutral colors from head to toe. There were also a few trips back in time with some looks from the seventies encompassing the flared pant look, as well as the shift dress looks from the sixties.

A lot of the #streetstyles also included wide-leg trousers and full skirts, the bigger, the better and of course lots of fabulous sunglasses to keep out that NYC glare.

If you’re looking for fresh ideas and must haves for your closet then put your shades on and prepare to see some bright stars straight from the streets of NYC.

Speaking of stars, we managed to catch a certain global fashionista/superstar (hint- it’s only bloomin’ Rihanna!) hitting up the Alexander Wang show looking immaculate in denim. Have a look at our exclusive video below of her arriving and check out our interviews with some other bloggers too!

 

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Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Certainly not us!

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Couldn’t help but take notice of these fashion divas as they took the scene by storm in their classy attires; pure power dressing vs peaceful hippy!

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10 NYFW Shows We Can’t Wait To See!

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New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday, marking the official start of Fashion Month! We’re beyond excited for London Fashion Week and our amazing Shopcade pop up event coming VERY soon, but until then let’s focus on NY and their SS15 offerings!

With a jam packed schedule to get through for the next week, we thought we’d make it nice and simple for you and give you the lowdown on the shows you can’t afford to miss!

Here’s the New York shows we are SUPER excited to see this season at #MBFW

 

1. Marc Jacobs

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Who? Oh come on, it’s Marc Jacobs! As if we need to explain who this legend is! 😉

Why? The swinging sixties trend that you are currently eyeing up all over the high street? Yeah, you have MJ to thank for that and his AW14 offering showcased in Feb. He always presents such a covetable, wearable collection, so we’re fairly certain whatever he brings to the table this season we’ll be raving about in six months time yet again!

When? Thursday 11th September, 6pm

 

2. Jeremy Scott

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Who? Jeremy Scott, the super cool Creative Director of Moschino.

Why? Because he’s plotting with Miley Cyrus and we’re likely to see the results all over his NYFW show! He let slip at the VMA’s last month that he’ll be using ‘cool kids’ instead of models on the runway and Miley has a key role in the project. Interesting! If it’s anything like last season’s Moschino triumph of slogan pieces (he actually made McDonald’s cool!) then we are in for a visual treat.

When? Wednesday 10th September, 1pm

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NYFW Fall Essentials!

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Ready or not, fall is COMING. With duster coats, ankle booties, and plaid scarfs filling up your shopping lust list, we bet you can’t wait to see what else is in store for you this fall!

Well guess what, you’ll soon find out in about two weeks (more like REAL SOON) all the lust-worthy fashion items you should be eyeing up during New York Fashion Week.

Headed to the concrete jungle? You don’t have to fret, but you know you’ve got to start prepping now for your busy week in the bustling city. Once you hit the streets on your way to the shows and after parties, you’ve GOT to be prepared for any #NYFW moment.

Fashion Week essentials? More like NYFW “survival” essentials! From items to pack in your suitcase to emergency items in your clutch – we’ve got you covered! You never know what can happen in the Big Apple 😉 Shop our #NYFW survival essentials now!

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Shopcade Fashion Week

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It’s that exciting time of year again where style meets the street at Fashion Week! We’re so excited we can hardly contain ourselves!

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We’re loving all of your gorgeous outfits so much lately that we’ve decided to run a Shopcade Fashion Week Competition celebrating your individual style where you can win a chance to attend London Fashion Weekend and/or some awesome gift cards.

 

Rules:


It’s pretty simple to enter, all you have to do is:

  1. Follow Shopcade on Instagram
  2. Post a picture of your look of the day hashtagging #ShopcadeLFW (UK) or #ShopcadeNYFW (US)
  3. Get your friends to like it!

 

The person with the most likes on their photo wins. Please see our terms & conditions for more information.

Ends: Sept 17 @ 9am (EST) or 2pm (BST)

Prizes:

UK – x2 tickets to London Fashion Weekend (Sat 21st Sept) + £100 gift card
US – $250 gift card for Bloomingdales

We’ve also street-spotted some of our own looks to inspire you. Take a look at our Instagram feed now to see them. You’ll also be able to shop their looks on Shopcade so keep an eye out. (If we really love YOUR look we might even feature you on the homepage too, so get snappy happy!)

We’ll be featuring your gorgeous looks on our Twitter and Facebook Page so followers can directly shop your style – because you are superstars after all!

 

Good luck :)