New York Fashion Week

Life has been a whirlwind of fun recently.  Over Labour Day weekend in the US of A I escaped the Big Apple on a road trip to Canada with my blogger friend Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou, with assistance from the delightful folk at the Quebec Ministry for Tourism.  We spent a day in the Eastern Townships then wiled our way to Montreal where we saw the Gaultier Exhibition and shopped and ate our way around the city.  I’ve got heaps to post on Canada over the forthcoming weeks – ‘merci!’ to all who made the trip possible!

Back in New York I’m gearing up for Fashion Week.  Taking place between the 8th – 15th September, New York’s plays host to a wealth of design talent. I’m most interested in the first Cut25 presentation from Yigal Azrouel; Jenny Packham‘s ready-to-wear and the catwalk of Tadashi Shoji, whose gowns are staples on the red carpet: this image below from his Fall 11 collection shows us why… (dress images from The Fashion Spot):

Back in the real world of dressing, fashion week undoubtedly brings with it a series of dress dilemmas (most of which Lani heard throughout the Canada trip, sorry Lani).  What to wear for Blogger events?? What to wear for any shows I might be attending?? What to wear to feel good in SoHo when surrounded by 6 ft tall beautiful models *weeps*…… This year I return to two key brands for my outfits.  Yes, of course the clothes are black, Blog Reader, but how can I possibly go wrong with this gorgeous slinky dress from Donna Karen New York, bought from Cadillac’s Castle in the East Village, a favourite thrift store of mine:

Paired with my Dorothy Perkins heels and my nude clutch I think I’m good to go? Oui or non?? My second outfit will be from BCBG and J Crew and I’ll feature it on the blog next week.

You can watch live streaming of many of the New York Fashion Week shows on Now Fashion, or tune into my good-Twitter-friend Roz’s wonderful Catwalk Live TV.  The latter also has a twitter feed for notes about the shows as they unfold, and you can always follow the official Mercedes Benz fashion week account here, too (this also covers the Berlin and Milan shows).  See the full New York show schedule here.

Coming up on the Blog: The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition in Montreal and a sexy, sassy spectacles giveaway from the amazing Spexclub who I have just ordered “Holly” frames from.  If you’re after a new pair of vintage or charming glasses then don’t forget to tune back in later this week! xo

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  1. says

    Roz’s widget is already added to my blog. I always see her tweets as I comment on the shows aswell, love live streaming. I always get excited for New York, probably just because it is the start of it all and yes your outfit is mighty fine. Can’t wait to hear all about your NYFW fun!

  2. says

    It sounds like you’ve been having a great deal of fun lately, and yet, at the same time, like it’s only just begun! I’m so envious of your proximity to fashion week, but not at all envious of the how-to-dress dilemnas that you’ll face… In your place, I would be tearing my closet apart to find the perfect things! But I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a simple black dress, and this one is just lovely. I can’t wait to hear about your visit to my home country, and all of your fashion week adventures!

  3. says

    I hope you had SO much fun on your trip to Montreal:)
    Definitely gearing up for Fashion Night Out and Fashion Week..million things going on..I don’t think I am going to be able to make it to NYC…I have an event tomorrow, again on Monday, and again on Thursday….all in Philly area…boo hoo hoo..I SO wanted to meet up with you girls…
    You will look SMASHING beautiful girl…no matter what you wear!
    Take lots of pics:)))

  4. CinZilicious says

    You look fab in that dress, cant wait to see your other option as well =D

    I have to agree, Tadashi Shoji’s work seems beautiful, judging from what i see on that photo for his Fall 11 collection.

    And yes, pls post your Canada trip photos up soon, would love to see your little adventure visually, lol.

    Have a great weekend!


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