A sneak peek of the dress I got from Lulu’s Style Studio. Also, how much do you love my cell phone case?
The very last of the Fashion Week posts (at least for this season!). It’s such much easier to whip out your phone and snap a picture than whip out a heavy DSLR camera and get the right settings on time. So here are some pics I snapped with my trusty Iphone. You may have already seen some on instagram (ahem, @amintair) but some you’re seeing for the very first time.
Starting next Monday is business as usual- outfit posts, shoe porns, how tos, what to wear withs, and more! As usual, if there’s anything you’d like me to talk about (as long as it’s related to fashion, of course. I couldn’t tell you how to change a tire, though I could probably discuss the meaning of life) please don’t hesitate to write me and ask, nay, demand that I write about it! After all, this blog is for you. Hope you have a great weekend!
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OK guys, we’re almost done with the Fashion Week posts- hang in there! This is the last show I attended this season. You’ve seen the flash mobs in Grand Central Station, so this show was a flash mob fashion show in Grand Central. Everything happened really fast so I only got a chance to take – get this, just ONE picture of the show, haha. Luckily the models hung out outside the station for photo ops, and then we headed to a nearby hotel for a pre- after party.
I know you haven’t seen me in a while, so I’m including two pics of my outfit :) You’ll see more of me tomorrow and next week. That’s a promise. You know I always keep my promises!
Remember my leopard pants?
Day 6 of New York Fashion Week was mucho hectic. I was invited to attend the Boy Meets Girl by Stacy Igel show, and being that I met Stacy once and absolutely adored her I wanted to get some good pictures and I stood at the end of the runway in the photographer’s pit. Once the show started a younger guy with a camera stood in front of me blocky my view. “You’re in my shot!” I told him. He moved. Then a woman in a beige sheath dress stood in front of me and my DSLR camera and started taking crappy pictures with her phone. “You’re going to be in all my pictures,” I told her, “you’re blocking my shot.” She turned slightly towards me and said “I work here. I’m in-house.” So alas, I don’t have many pictures of the show- only of the finale because I threw myself on the floor and crawled in my leopard harem pants and 5-inch heels to the front of the runway to at least get a shot of Stacy, who didn’t disappoint in her super cute outfit . Organizers of the Boy Meets Girl show- you need to have a talk with your employees. I think this is the first time I’ve openly complained about anything/someone in the blog. But come on! This lady was just too rude! Very unlike Stacy, who is a sweetheart and whom I will continue to support regardless.
After the show I headed to Pier 59 for Nolcha Fashion Week- New York’s “other” Fashion Week, featuring independent designers and not big fashion houses/designers like Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, etc. The very first fashion show I attended was a Nolcha show. They have been with me since the start and I always love their shows and their energy! This time I got a chance to see designers Diana Simaan, Andressa Leão, Michael Fenici, Studio 6th Sense and Adolfo Sanchez. Check out the pics of the runway show! Unfortunately I only have pics from the Studio 6th Sense and Adolfo Sanchez, but you can see some videos from other designers later this week. Also, Nolcha, this is what happens when you sit me on the second row right behind someone with an afro, you’ll see the pictures. Keep that in mind for next season ;)
Everybody knows if you’re not on the first two rows you don’t matter.
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Day 5 Five of Fashion Week was lots of fun. I can’t say I got much done, as I spent most of the cold day inside CoverGirl’s lounge in the Empire Hotel. I drank some bubbly, ate some food, got my hair, makeup and nails did (by the awesome Mar Y Soul, no less!) and got to mingle with some other fab bloggers. I was psyched to see Daniela of Nany’s Klozet again, whom I ran into at a mall in Venezuela in January. She’s one of my fave bloggers (maybe I’m biased because we’re both brunettes from Venezuela) and is always a treat meeting someone you admire who’s cool and down to earth. Somehow at some point during the day all the bloggers in the lounge were Latinas, including three Venezuelan girls! What are the odds? So much fun! Thank you again, CoverGirl for keeping us warm and pampering us as only you can! Can’t wait to see you next season!
After a few glasses of bubbly I looked at the time and realized I had very little time to make it to my next show, Zero + Maria Cornejo. I put on my coat and rushed outside where, of course, I struggled to find a cab. “23rd and 11th, please!” Fast forward to 20 minutes later, we hadn’t moved one inch – OK, I’m exaggerating, but I’m Latina; I have a knack for it! Gotta hate New York’s rush hour traffic. I payed the driver, hopped off the cab and ran to the nearest train station in my new suede boots. I know I should not have been wearing suede, but not even the snow could keep me from using my new babies! I made it on time for the show and you can see the pics below! Many thanks to my beautiful friend Loraine!
More NYFW pics coming up tomorrow!
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You guys rule! Thank you for being so patient while I take full advantage of what Fashion Week has to offer. I’m rarely home, but today I had to take the morning to edit and upload these pictures I took at Lincoln Center on Day 4 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Here are my top 10 fave pictures, but head to the Facebook album to see more! Don’t forget to like Clothes & Fashion, ’cause Clothes & Fashion loves you!
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Fashion Week is a time for excess. Excess fashion (overload!), excess after-partying and definitely excess dressing. Fashion Week is a time to see and be seen. Getting your picture taken by a street style photographer, like Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist or Tommy Tom of Jak & Jil is a great honor for anybody, but most especially for someone who, like me, works in fashion. It’s as if someone snapping your picture is a nod of approval to your fashion sense. Seems silly, I know, but I won’t be like the rest of my fashion colleagues and pretend I don’t care and then in private get angry when nobody shoots them. I dress for the camera and I give photographers want they want. Fashion Week is the only time when anything goes. Overdressing is actually expected and encouraged.
Lots of people wear designer clothes to Fashion Week. I would love to own lots of expensive items as well, but I’m just a normal girl who lives in a basement in Harlem, writes from a borrowed computer and sometimes bartends to feed her clothing addiction. I noticed in this look I’m wearing lots of pieces from H&M. Do you want to know why? There’s a store five minutes away from my apartment. When I have nothing to wear and need something cool, cheap and fast H&M always saves the day. Lots of people in the fashion industry would roll their eyes at me for wearing (and even admitting!) to wearing H&M (and Jeffrey Campbell knock offs!) to Fashion Week, but this blog is not for them. This blog is for YOU. You, the H&M-wearing, Forever 21-rocking, Zara-donning, fabulous working/studying girl. I love you and I’m nothing without you. I was MIA during Fashion Week but I missed you and thought about you every day. I’m back now, and we can be together again. Fives posts a week. I promise.
La semana de la moda es un tiempo de exceso. Exceso de moda, exceso de fiestas y definitivamente exceso al vestirse. Fashion Week es el momento de ver y dejarse ver. Que un fotógrafo de street style (estilo de la calle), como Scott Schuman de The Sartorialist o Tommy Ton de Jak & Jil es un gran honor para cualquier, pero sobretodo par alguien como yo que trabaja en el mundo de la moda. Es como si un simple click significara aprobación de tu buen gusto y tu forma de vestirte. Parece tonto, pero no voy a pretender ser como mis otros colegas que hacen como que no les importa pero en privado se molestan si nadie le toma fotos. Cuando me visto pienso en la cámara y en lo que le gusta a los fotógrafos. Fashion Week es el único momento del año donde no hay reglas. Vestirse pensando en el exceso es la norma.
Mucha gente usa ropa de marca en Fashion Week. Me encantaría tener muchas cosas caras, pero soy solo una chica normal que vive en un sótano en Harlem, que escribe de una computadora prestada y de vez en cuando sirve tragos en fiestas para ganar un dinerito extra para alimentar mi addición a la ropa. Me di cuenta que este look tiene muchas piezas de H&M. Saben por qué? Hay una tienda a 5 minutos de mi apartamento. Cuando no tengo nada que ponerme y necesito algo rápito, cool y barato esta tienda siempre me saca las patas del barro (como decimos en Venezuela). Mucha gente en la industria de la moda me voltearía los ojos por admitir y ponerme H&M (y copia de los zapatos de Jeffrey Campbell!) en Fashion Week. Pero este blog no es para ellos. Este blog es para TI. Si, para ti, la chica que se pone H&M, Forever 21, Zara y que estudia y/o trabaja bastante y se quiere ver fabulosa. Te quiero y sin ti no sería nada. Estuve medio desaparecida durante Fashion Week, pero te extrañé y pensé en ti todos los días. Estoy de regreso y por fin podemos volver a estar juntas. Cinco posts a la semana. Te lo prometo.
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It was million degrees out but I was still determined to keep my jacket on! This is the second time you’ve seen this Moda Eclectic jacket, I can’t get enough of it. It was such a hit the first time around I wanted to take it out for another spin. What is it about leopard that just makes everything better? Actually, I think this is technically cheetah.
Thank you all very much for your patience and understanding while I deal with the craziness that is Fashion Week. As you can see I recently starting dipping my toes into photography waters (got a hot new flash and everything!) and the editing takes a lot of time. I was at Lincoln Center shooting some fashion folks and Beto came by to take my picture as I was taking pictures and as I was getting my picture taken. Fashion Week-ception. Check out some of the photos he took of the other attendees! Mine will be up soon-ish!
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Tagged Afaze, Bamboo, Beto Ramos, Fashion Week, Forever 21, H&M, Lincoln Center, Louis Vuitton, Moda Eclectic, Necessary Clothing, Urban Outfitters
Photos by Aminta
“Sirens” was the name of the fashion presentation by Carlos Luna I attended yesterday. I first met Carlos last year at his show during Nolcha Fashion Week. Of all the designers showcasing that day I identified the most with his work. It was no surprise, then, when I found out he was Colombian. A Latin American man really knows how to embrace a woman’s sensuality and sexuality. If I found last season’s designs to be highly elegant this season more than topped his Fall/Winter collection. The theme was underwater. The models stood atop pillars with sand and there was the sound of waves playing across gallery nine5. The attention to details was great, from that great hair (how do I recreate that at home?) to the long nails and the funky glasses. Everything was perfect. Only thing that would have made the evening more of a success? If it had been held on the beach.
“Sirenas” era el nobre de la presentación de Carlos Luna a la que fui ayer. La primera vez que conocí a Carlos fue el año pasado durante la Semana de la Moda de Nolcha. De todos los diseñadores que vi ese día me sentí más identificada con su trabajo. No me sorprendió saber que Carlos es Colombiano. Un hombre latino siempre sabrá como aprovechar la sensualidad y sexualidad de una mujer. Si sus diseños de la temporada pasada me parecieron extremadamente elegantes, los de esta temporada sobrepasaron mis expectativas. El tema era bajo del mar. Las modelos se pararon en pilares con arena y se oía el sonido de las olas a través de la galería nine5. La atención a todos los detalles estuvo genial. Desde el cabello (como puedo recrear ese estilo en casa?) a las uñas larga y los lentes extravagantes. La única cosa que pudo haber hecho esta noche mejor es si de verdad hubiésemos estado en la playa.
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I was invited to attend Callula Lillibelle‘s fashion presentation showcasing their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Such luxurious fabrics and rich, beautiful colors! I’m drying to know who did the hair for the presentation! Here are some pictures from that night. Special thanks to Bollare for having me!
Me invitaron a la presentación de Callula Lillibelle de la temporada Primavera/Verano 2013. Las telas se veían muy lujosas y los colores vivos y elegantes. Me encantaría saber quien peinó a las modelos para el show! Aquí les dejo algunas fotos de esa noche. Muchas gracias a la gente de Bollare por la invitación!
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Hi! Remember my Fashion Week Diary. Day 7 post? Well, I have this itty bitty little short video I took of the show once it had started. The models are lined up waiting for their turn to strut their stuff in the runway. You can clearly see model Hanne Gaby Odiele whistling. She’s really cool and incredibly chill!
Of course, as I was working I couldn’t take a very long video, but I hope you get a small glimpse of what goes on backstage!
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Hola! Se acuerdan de mi post del Diario de la Semana de la Moda. Día 7? Bueno aquí les tengo un mini videito que tomé tras bastidores. El show ya había comenzado y las modelos esperaban su turno para salir a la pasarela. Pueden ver claramente a la modelo Hanne Gaby Odiele silbando. Ella es demasiado simpática!
Claro, como estaba trabajando no pude tomar un video muy largo, pero igual espero que disfruten este pequeño vistazo a lo que ocurre tras bastidores!