New York Fashion Week Days 7 & 8

With NYFW wrapped, my fav collections were Jill Stuart, Alexander Wang, Jen Kao and Marchesa.  If I had to choose a favorite, it would be Jill Stuart.  The cut-outs, metallic fabrics, stud action and borderline indecent placement of mesh… I could go on, but you can take a look at her collection and just be amazed yourself.  Dana is back to share her stories from Days 7 & 8 of NYFW… and I’m SO jealous of who she got to meet.

Day 7 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NY – I never thought in a million years I would say this, but thank goodness Fashion Week is over tomorrow. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve had a BLAST so far – and the Getty Images Photographer I get to hang out with all day, Frazer Harrison, is the absolute best! He’s British, hilarious, easy to talk to, and very down-to- earth, even when he’s telling stories about shooting A-listers such as Angelia and Brad, Megan Fox, Julia Roberts – the list goes on. It’s very refreshing to meet someone so unaffected by the craziness of Hollywood that constantly surrounds him.

Dana_Day 7Ann Taylor Dress. J. Crew blazer. Steve Madden Luxe Shoes. Ann Taylor loft layered necklace. Sarah Chloe ‘D’ initial necklace. J. Crew, Ann Taylor, and Banana Republic bracelets

Anyway, today was another crazy day!! I decided that I would go to the 11:00AM Nanette Lepore show. I was planning on leaving the office at 10:30 — that’s until I started seeing tweets about who was attending the 10:00AM Michael Kors show — Rachel Zoe for one, need I say more?!  So, knowing that the shows don’t actually begin until about half past the hour and seeing as it was already 10:15, I knew I would need to hustle my high heeled (without flats in my bag to change into) self over to the tent ASAP if I wanted to catch a glimpse.  I got there just in time for the last four looks and the finale — and no RZ sightings! At that point I was sweating like I just ran the NY Marathon — All. For. Nothing.

Oh well – se la vie!  On to Nanette!  I head into the Promenade and take a seat. On each seat was a mini perfume, a “Save the Garment District” bumper sticker, an article from the NYT about saving the garment district, and a list/description of all the clothes we would shortly be seeing come down the runway.  Now, I sat in a Sponsor seat to rest my feet.  I decided that if I was going to sit in the seat, I would also be entitled to the contents on the seat. Therefore, I slyly put them into my bag.  SCORE.  As I learned yesterday, once the standing room only fills in, they start to fill in the open seats.  I promptly sat 2nd row…until Elle Market Editor, Jade Frampton came along and claimed her actual seat — the one I was sitting in.  UGH.  Oh well, I ended up in the 6th row — at least I wasn’t standing!  Someone who didn’t get kicked out of her seat was Lauren Conrad, sitting across the runway with her hair back in a chignon and her signature bohemian twist of hair on the sides.

LC at Nanette LeporePhoto taken by Dana

Overall I really enjoyed the show. There were lots of colors – olive green, blue green, orange — all mostly paired with pink, which was actually a surprisingly nice combo.  There were also quite a few pieces that had a small pattern of little spots of color that from a far looked floral.  She had a lot of plunging necklines and short shorts.  Similar to the Max Azria show, Nanette used lots of very lightweight fabrics like silk and chiffon (but they had on bras today! Yay!).  Her clothes are very wearable which makes it also very likable.

The HIGHLIGHT of my day was when I went to the bathroom — OK, actually to the bathroom, but to the line.  Who was in line when I came out:

Dana and BradBrad from The Rachel Zoe Project and Dana

OMG OMG – I diiiied!!  And the best part was, he was actually really nice!  We even looked at the picture on my camera after it was taken to make sure it was up to par.  Well, that just totally made my day!!

Hopefully tomorrow I’ll end the week seeing a ‘big’ name celeb — like Rachel Zoe — she’s big in the fashion world at least!

It’s getting REALLY chilly in the Big Apple — I’m actually considering wearing tights tomorrow — I know, I don’t really think I’m ready either, but I also despise being cold I’ll let you know tomorrow!!




Last Day at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Day 8 — WOW.  I really feel like I ran a marathon the past 8 days. It’s been absolutely crazy – fun, but crazy!

Dana Day - 8Banana Republic T-shirt, blazer and skirt. Jessica Simpson peep toe heels. Black Spanx tights.

All week I had been eyeing up the TRESemme hair booth.  They had stylists there doing some touch-ups, but I thought it a.) cost something or b.) was reserved for VIPs.  I’m glad I asked!  While I was waiting for an editor to arrive, I had my hair curled — and let me tell you, it took this guy about 10 min. to do and it looks FABULOUS — even right now at almost 6pm as I’m writing this, I’m still impressed!  He used a really great product on my hair, and I suggest that anyone who tries to put a little volume in their hair with a curling iron use it.  It is the TRESemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray.  The stylist sprayed a whole bunch on my hair, and you can’t even tell it’s there, but it somehow held the curls!  Fabulous!!

While I was getting my hair did, I was watching the live video stream of the Isaac Mizrahi show.  Now, I didn’t see every show during the week, but I’ve at least seen pictures from them all, and I can say that hands down this was the absolutely most inventive runway ever!  I’m not even sure I can call it a runway.  I had to show you a few pictures of this — I’m not sure I would do it justice by simply describing it.

58387887Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

58387866Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Also, as you can see, when the models stepped on to a certain part of the runway, a man had to come over with an umbrella because it was “raining” in that certain area.  Another model came out in a golf cart.  It was just so inventive and a breath of fresh air after all the super serious shows.

I went to the Trias show and sat 2nd row.  Now, I’ve never heard of this designer, but I figured it was very possible that I just don’t know all the designers out there — but it seems as though this show was not too popular. At about half past the hour the show is supposed to begin, they let in the standing room — well I went in at about 3:10 and they were already filling seats.  The only big name that was there was Carolina Herrera.

Carolina HerreraPhoto taken by Dana

Overall, I didn’t care for this show much — the designer made it look like the skirts were purposely big, and all of the models walked like they were robots.

Trias_1Photo taken by Dana

I’m really hoping that they walked that way because they were supposed to, not because that’s their best walk.  If that’s the case, then I think I can safely say I have a much more fierce runway walk than them — and that’s not saying a whole lot.

Anyway, I thought I would show you a picture of who I was hanging out with all week — he took this one holding the camera out in front of us — much better than when I do that!

Dana and Frazer

When you get a chance, Google Frazer Harrison. You’ll be amazed at how many celebs he’s shot.  He has story after story about different experiences he’s had and is quite an interesting guy.

That’s all for me from NY Fashion Week!  Maybe (if Becs lets me :)) I’ll be back in February to report on the Fall 2011 lines!!



16 Responses to “New York Fashion Week Days 7 & 8”

  1. 1 Mel
    September 18, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Hey Dana! SO jealous you met Brad. Love love love him! Loved reading your posts and can you take me and Bec with you in Feb? 🙂

  2. September 18, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Sounds amazing!! Wish I were there to see all the big wigs in fashion :-)! Really enjoyed reading this post! xoxoxxoo

  3. September 19, 2009 at 11:49 am

    OMG! I’m envious…


  4. September 20, 2009 at 4:02 am

    Great photos!!!
    and Dana has a beautiful red hair, love it!!


  5. 10 Tamara
    September 20, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Nice pics and report 🙂 Almost as if we were there!

  6. September 20, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Great looks and nice variety…

  7. September 20, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Hey there. Great post. So awesome. That’s very cool that you got to meet Brad and get a pic. I hope you’ve been having a wonderful weekend. Take care. Cheers!

  8. September 21, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Hi there-this is such a fabulous look, I adore a denim shirt over black and your boots are awesome!!

  9. 15 Clare
    September 22, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Soooo cute cute cute cuuute!! I really love this look, you can rock that denim top look perfectly

  10. September 28, 2009 at 11:21 am

    love the NYFW coverage! thanks for sharing it with us

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