A week later and I’m finally recovering from one of the craziest (and coldest) times of the year also known as New York Fashion Week. It kicked off with a fashion show by Russell Simmons’ Argyleculture in collaboration with ModaBox. You can read my full recap on this collection here. Peep the rest of my week below. 

The second day we ended up getting to a show too late and it reached capacity. So we headed to the Nylon x Gansevoort Hotel Blogger #HiSpeedRetreat for manis by Floss Gloss, refreshments, and a peek at Nylon Mag’s pop-up shop. 
Still going strong with the first New York Menswear Day, we caught two menswear shows – Darkoh and Perry Ellis. Drakoh is a young menswear brand known for its impeccable bespoke tailoring. Their philosophy is to make customized suits with high-quality fabrics available as ready-to-wear. I was particularly feeling the monochromatic maroon suit. 

The Perry Ellis show was a perfect juxtaposition of nerdy chic, a vision by the creative director Michael Maccari. 

Friday, we spent a day at StyleCoalition’s Influencer Lounge at the Empire Hotel, located conveniently across the street from Lincoln Center. We were welcomed with a beautiful spread of breakfast goodies, blow-out touchups by Vidal Sassoon, and gel manicures by Primp and Polish. Vidal Sassoon is introducing a new “Blow and Style” menu – prices for blowouts start at $45 and provide an efficient blowout with the Sassoon touch, and is available at all locations. 
Primp and Polish, with locations in Brooklyn, provided Valentine’s Day and NYFW inspired gel manis. 

 Sunday was spent with Tracy Reese. Honestly, there was nothing I disliked about this show. Furs, sequins, oversized sweaters, turtlenecks, and shiny brogues all have me wanting to skip over spring and summer and ump straight into fall. 
Parkchoonmoo impeccably masters the art of cool-girl, monochromatic style with layers upon layers.

Michael Costello’s second runway show was giving me samarui-seduction. You can seamy full review here

 Last but not least, Leanne Marshall’s fall collection was a beautiful array of breezy gowns with embellished undergarments. This picture does the collection no justice. You can see the full collection here
Overall, “successful” would describe my second fashion week and I can only hope to strive for bigger and better next season. Oh, and warmer temps. 

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