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Head Topper

February 16, 2012
tags: , best nyc fashion blog, best street style fashion week, , , , , d'armand, fall 2012, , february, , mark iantosca, , , Photographer, , , , , , suede jacket, teen vogue,
by Sonia

Here’s a little glimpsey at what I wore on the third day of NYFW. I like to think of it as Crocodile Hunter meets Pamela Morrison with a side of coffee—literally. I’ve had those Zara wedges for about three years now, and truth be told I’d almost forgotten about them until I found them at the back of a shelf. Maybe I took the whole matching browns thing a little too far, but I actually like how they compliment each other.

As for the hat, nothing completes an outfit quite like a head topper. I’m convinced that you can be wearing one of the most basic outfits known to (wo)man, but if you throw a hat on top of that noggin of yours you’ll look like you own the sidewalk you’re walking on.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go tackle the mound of clothes on my floor. More NYFW posts coming soon to a Runway Hippie blog near you.

{ D’Armand Jacket, Club Monaco Vest (similar here), Jigsaw Sweater, Madewell Jeans, Zara Wedges, Mulberry Bag, Rag & Bone Hat, Whole Foods Coffee }

// photos via Teen Vogue by Mark Iantosca

It’s Here

February 9, 2012
tags: best blogs to follow, best nyc blogs, best nyfw blogs, f/w 2012, fall 2012, fashion week bloggers, , kindle, , new york fashion week bloggers, new york fashion week blogs, nyfw, nyfw blogs, , , twitter accounts to follow for fashion week, what to bring to fashion week, winter 2012
by Sonia

New York Fashion Week is officially here! I’m off to the tents in t-minus 10 minutes for a full day of shows, but instead of providing you with the usual “What’s In My Bag” post, I thought I’d share two categories of essentials that I cannot live without (especially this week).

Category 1: the Technology

Holy frijoles, what would I do without my iPad? I admit I don’t use it that often in the off-season (did I just equivocate Fashion Week to baseball/football?), but man does this little gadget save me from endless nights without sleep.

Book worm alert! If I’ve got any time to spare between shows you can either find me feverishly blogging on the aforementioned pad-of-wonder or flipping through the faux pages of Gloria Steinem’s biography on my Kindle.

I would discuss the camera that’s glued to my hip, but I think that’s kind of stating the obvious…

on to Category 2: the Makeup

As much as I’d like to think I’m one of those girls that can just roll out of bed looking maaaah-velous, I’m not. And though I rarely carry makeup around with me, I find that a hectic day of running from one end of the city to the other can really take a toll on my appearance. Thankfully, I’ve discovered three products that have saved me from some serious humiliation once the street style cameras start their clicking.

Elf Cosmetic’s Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter might as well be called a magic wand. It not only conceals the dark circles that pile up under my eyes, but it also covers up all those lack of sleep pimples and simultaneously works as a highlighter when I need a little pick-me-up on my cheekbones.

The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, a.k.a. my godsend. One quick curl on my lashes and poof!, my eyes are so open it’s like I’ve had five cups of coffee.

I get chapped lips like nobodies business. One gust of wind and my lips turn into the Sahara Desert. L’Occitane Moisturizing Lip Balm has been my lifesaver on more than one occasion and I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve also used it as a hand moisturizer in desperate situations.

So there you have it - two polar opposite categories that come together in a week of never ending fashion.

Stay tuned for my fashion show recaps in the next few days and in the meantime follow me on instagram and twitter for up to date Fashion Week adventures!

A Week in Review

February 3, 2012
tags: , agatha luiz de la prada, ash sneakers, bib & tuck, , carolina herrera, checkered pants, City, evers, fall 2012, february 2012, forward fashion project, , , invites, karl, karl lagerfeld, lincoln center, manhattan, mulberry bag, net-a-porter, netaporter, , , , nyfw, , , ride, , , sonia, , , taxi cab, week in review, winter 2012
by Sonia

{ Teddy bear stole my new KARL by Karl Lagerfeld collar }

It currently feels like the start of Spring in New York, which of course gives me anxiety because you just know there’s going to be a giant snowstorm in the middle of Fashion Week, but I have my fingers and toesies and eyeballs crossed that the crisp, sunny weather sticks like the snow should be doing right about now.

Though I’ve been staring longingly out the window at the perfect weather while being chained to my desk with Fashion Week prep, this week has been surprisingly manageable (calm before the snow storm?). This weekend however, is going to be one giant whirlwind as I finalize schedules, attend a few fittings, start my apartment search (wh0 slipped me those crazy pills, honestly?), and of course, the Super Bowl, otherwise known as nachos fest. I’m hoping to get a bit of rest in there somewhere because there’s no need to get bags under my eyes before Fashion Week, since it’s pretty good at doing that for me by day 3. God, I love Fashion Week season!

{ The start of organized chaos }

{ Clowin’ around w/ Agatha Luiz de la Prada & the Forward Fashion Project }

{ Backseat taxi ride boredom }

{ ‘Tis the season! }

{ New Ash sneakers for NYFW }

NYFW Photo Diary Numero Dos

September 16, 2011
tags: Alexandre Herchcovitch, backstage photos, charlotte free, footage, j. mendel, karen elson, Karolina Kurkova, Lazaro Hernandez, marchesa, , , rachel roy, , , , today show,
by Sonia

Ok, I take it back, I’m really happy Fashion Week is over. I’m exhausted. I need sleep, and I desperately need to do my laundry cause I’m almost out of underwear…too much information? Deal with it.

Here’s round two of my New York Fashion Week photo experience featuring Rachel Roy, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Marchesa, J.Mendel, and Proenza Schouler. I’m actually pretty excited about the spring collections from what I’ve seen thus far. I love the geometric color-blocking, the all white silhouettes, and the tropical patterns - particularly the ones from Proenza Schouler.

I’m really looking forward to a weekend of absolutely NOTHING. I hope to feel rejuvenated by Monday and I think a massage and a pedicure are most certainly in order this weekend. Have a great weekend and I can’t wait to get back on track with ya’ll now that Fashion Week is over!

Ok…maybe I miss it just a little…

{ Rachel Roy }

{ Alexandre Herchcovitch }

{ Marchesa }

{ J.Mendel }

{ Proenza Schouler }

NYFW Photo Diary Numero Uno

September 15, 2011
tags: altuzarra, backstage photos, best fashion blogger coverage, cushnie et ochs, fashion's night out 2011, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Jason Wu, Karolina Kurkova, lara stone, , new york fashion week fashion bloggers 2012, , prabal gurung, , richard chai love, , ,
by Sonia

Holy tomato. I can’t believe it’s the final day of Fashion Week! What a seven day whirlwind it’s been - bouncing around from show to show, interviewing every model in sight (check out all my reviews & interviews on Modelinia), and ending every night with either an insane amount of writing or fashion week partying. Oy! While I’ve covered Fashion Week before, this was the first time that I literally had maaaybe an hour to chill each day - and that’s pushing it.

While I can’t wait to wear flats all weekend, watch some football and have an actual sit-down meal, I’ve honestly had an amazing time. Never in a million years did I dream I’d be front row at a Jason Wu show or chatting with Karolina Kurkova backstage at Rag & Bone or being interviewed for a Today Show segment at Marchesa (tune in during the 9AM hour on Friday!) but tralala here I am! And I’ve got the dark circles and blisters on my feet to prove it!

I’m looking forward to getting back on track with my blogging (I apologize for the few days that I didn’t get anything up) and spending some quality time with friends and Mr. Finn, but I admit I’m going to miss the thrill of walking up to those tents everyday…

Here’s my first photo series of my experiences this Fashion Week - I’m not posting photos from all the shows I went to because some are crappy and it would also be really overwhelming, but I’m thinking about making a Facebook album (thoughts?!):

{ Richard Chai Love }

{ Cushnie et Ochs }

{ Fashion’s Night Out - I met my favorite model Lara Stone and we fought over who loves Johnny Depp more! Also, look at my cheeseball fan face… }

{ Jason Wu}

{ Rag & Bone }

{ Prabal Gurung }

{ Backstage at Altuzarra }

{ Joseph Altuzarra }

More to come tomorrow!

And don’t forget to watch me on the Today Show tomorrow as well!