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…)

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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#ShopcadeHitsMBFW: Day 1 Highlights

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Fashion month has officially started! We’re so excited and anxious to see what’s in-store for us this Spring 2015!! As we kick off the fashion festivities in New York, Shopcade will be there to give you the latest updates and buzz straight from the runway, and the streets of the Big Apple! 

Day 1 is utter madness- everyone’s trying to catch a yellow cab in heels or trying to grab that cup of coffee to get a caffeine buzz that will hopefully last throughout the day!

As the day ends, all we can think about is; “Can spring come any sooner please?!”  Here’s some of our favorite runway looks from Day 1 of our #NYFW takeover!

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Words to Describe the Collection: Sheer Elegance, Pastel Wonderland, Breathtaking, Effortless Summer, Ethereal, Soft, Bold Femininity, Floaty, and Flawless.

Spring Colors Spotted: Delicate Whites, Cream, Pastels (Pink, Blue, Coral), Taupe/Beige, Ocean-inspired hues.

Spring Looks Spotted: Maxi Skirts, Ribbons, Tunics, Tiny Florals, Stripes, High Slits, Sheer Accents, Billowing Fabrics.

A-Lister’s Spotted on the front row: Celebs such as Jamie Chung, Shay Mitchell and Fashion Bloggers Aimee and Dani Song.

Buzz Buzz: BCBG Max Azria re-defined the power of social media by allowing its followers to shop its runway looks straight from their mobile phones!

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Words to Describe the Collection: Fun, Flirty, Furry, Beautiful, Surreal, Bold, Effortless Americana, A Cotton Candy Coach.

Spring Colors Spotted: Orange, Mint Green, Lilac, Ocean Blue, Pink, Tan, Yellow, Red.

Spring Looks Spotted: Leopard!!!, Leather, Fur, Platform Shoes, Platform Sliders (YES!), Pencil Skirts, Mini Skirts

Buzz Buzz: Coach designer, Stuart Vevers is picking up speed in his second season as creative director for the brand. No logo bags spotted or a sense of minimalism. It was a wild trip of color, texture and time” – Racked.com

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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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BETCHES LOVE: NYFW FALL TRENDS

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We’re three-quarters of the way done with fashion week season. So far, we’ve spotted street style at New York Fashion Week, threw a crazy bash in London for LFW, and, as we speak, have our eyes glued to Style.com for all the new collections in Milan. If you’re anything like us, you’re already plotting your moves for next fall. Of course, we can’t wait for spring and summer but September through November are our favorite months to put outfits together. Hello, boots, scarves, and chunky knit sweaters! You know exactly what we mean.

After scanning the runways of some of our favorite designers for NYFW fall trends, we started to notice a handful of trends that, um, we weren’t so sure we’d be embracing…even six months from now. We asked our friends at Betches Love This – the snarky internet-BFFs that tell it like it is on everything from bros to celeb style – for their take on sleeveless coats, menswear-insipred footwear, bright red, and more. Because, if anyone will tell us the truth, they will!

Sleeveless Coats

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Rodarte

Betches say…
Sleeveless coats – also known as a vest.

Menswear Shoes

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Featured Designer
Zimmerman

Betches say…
“Don’t eh’stomp your last season high heeled Loubs at me honay.” But really, I don’t know any straight man who would ever wear a bow on his shoe, so this isn’t menswear. This is a pointy leather shoe with a chunky kitten heel. And if you ever wore these out, no man would ever hit on you no matter how hot you were, because he’d think – nay- know you were a lesbian.

Red

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Prabal Garung

Betches say…
Omg. RED. I would have never thought to wear red if someone, especially the man who designs dresses like Zoe Saldana’s for the Golden Globes, had come up with the idea! His inspo must’ve definitely been Game of the Thrones Red Wedding. Anyway, Redddddd!! Taylor Swift must be pleased with herself.

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30+ Winter Street Style Snaps From NY Fashion Week

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New York Fashion Week was quite nippy this time around so you’d expect a lot of frumpy fashionistas battling the cold in their toughest arctic-worthy gear. But, alas, they surprised us by making due with their duds and somehow, as if by magic, turning them into some of the finest looks we’ve ever laid eyes on. The trick – color, color, and more color. Pink, yellow, orange, and blue were everywhere! It was as if spring had sprung!

Others opted for texture  – the fur was flying. We can’t help but think the Olympic games in Sochi had a little something to do with it. Plus, we spotted a couple of gutsy ladies wearing the PVC trend. Not warm but, hey, at least they looked amazing.

If you need some help getting a handle on your cold weather style these last few weeks of the cold season, we snapped over 30 guys and girls on the streets of NYC who will help inspire you to wear something other than your puffy coat. In fact, this winter street style might even help you get some ideas for the warmer months ahead.

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Shine on! These PVC skater skirts are having a serious moment.
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…and they’re gonna hear you rawr.
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6 Items That Will Get You Noticed at NYFW

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 These six fashion editor approved essentials are sure to get you noticed this fashion week…

      1. Cool Outerwear: A/W fashion week falls in the beginning of February every year so it’s inevitable that outerwear will be a staple of your ensemble. Our fave for the past couple of seasons has been the tomboy-chic bomber also referred to as a varsity jacket. The best way to get noticed by the massive heard of street style photogs patrolling NYC during NYFW is by choosing one in a bold print. Floral or a black and white window pane print are our top picks.
      2. Wild Carryall: Whether you’re a blogger going from show to show or just a fashionable onlooker checking out the runway via Style.com, having a chic carryall in your closet is a must. All-over logo prints are everywhere for Spring. If incorporating them into a piece of clothing is too much, why not try an accessory? We like the MCM’s revamped backpack – they had a serious moment in the 90s hip hop scene. (Can’t you totally see Lil Kim rocking one?!) And, hey, IT IS Throwback Thursday, after all!
      3. Shades: When getting snapped avoid the curse of camera shyness while, ahem, covering up your unwanted eye circles with a kooky pair of sunnies. The weeklong cycle of parties, shows, and madness are bound to take their toll and when they do show ’em who’s boss. Take charge with a wacky color or bold-shaped frame. Oversized Miu Miu cat eyes? Don’t mind if we do!
      4. Ankle Strap Heels: NYC is generally a walking city. When you’re traveling around the island during NYFW it’s cabs, cabs, cabs. And, the subway, sometimes – if we have to. If your main mode of transport for the week will bring you from cab to curb, wear your heels! Right now we are mega-obsessed with ankle-strap pumps. Splurge on a pair of Alexander Wang’s or steal these floral print statement-makers from Target for $29.99.
      5. Phone Charger: I mean, the whole point of going to NYFW is to brag about it on Instagram, right? Yeah, we thought so. With all the snapping you’ll be doing it’s a smart move or shall we say power play to suit ip your iPhone with an all-in-one case charger. Because, let’s be honest – having a dead battery in NOT CHIC.
      6. Crop Top: If you haven’t noticed, skin is in. Yes, even in winter! Show off those mid drifts in a transitional winter-to-spring boxy crop top. Feeling eccentric? Pair it with a matching bottom – cigarette pants or a full skirt – for a suit that is sure to get your on every street style blog this NYFW 2014. Maybe even ours? 😉






Our Fashion Week Diary: Street Spotted

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With Fashion Week well under way, we’ve been asking you (our street style fashionistas) about your favourite trends and inspiration for next season.

Click on the pictures to take a look at the answers.

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Molly

Q: Define your style in one word (or two…)

A: Boho chic

Q: Who’s your style icon?

A: Kate Bosworth

Q: What’s your fail-safe piece of clothing?

A: Vintage boots and a simple tee

Q: What colour will you be seen in this season?

A: Black






Matthieu

Q: Define your style in one word (or two…)

A: Vintage

Q: Who’s your style icon?

A: Roger Moore

Q: What’s your fail-safe piece of clothing/accessory?

A: Brown vintage bag

Q: What colour will you be seen in this season?

A: Pea green







Sally

Q: Define your style in one word (or two…)

A: Preppy boho

Q: What’s your fail-safe piece of clothing?

A: Navy trousers

Q: What colour will you be seen in this season?

A: Navy blue







Samuel

Q: Define your style in one word (or two…)

A: Sartorial

Q: Who’s your style icon?

A: Dan Rookwood

Q: What’s your fail-safe piece of clothing?

A: Denim jacket

Q: What colour will you be seen in this season?

A: Winter pastels