OK, in all seriousness, I only wear this Amazeballs necklace ironically. As in: O.M.G., you guys, this necks is, like, totes amaze! I’ve only really heard one person say this before in real life; a stylist I used to work with. I handmade some stuff for this photoshoot with Jourdan Dunn and photographer Francesco Carrozzini for Vogue Italia. He took one look at it and said: “Amaaaaaazeballs.” That was a very proud moment for me, ha. Upon further research, I found that the term “amazeballs” is used mostly in the West Coast and apparently a lot of people here in New York hate it. I’m not surprised.
New Yorkers hate everything. When I saw this Amazeballs Necklace at Forever 21 I just knew I had to get it. I mean, it was like, #totesamaze!
This is the outfit I wore on the very last day of New York Fashion Week. At this point my feet could not handle any heels. They were swollen and bruised, and I really just didn’t give a tiny rat’s butt anymore about how I looked. Ok, I’m lying a little bit. I threw on this romper, which you’ve already seen here, put some double-sided tape on my chest (nobody likes a nip slip), threw on my flats, my amazeballs necklace, and my new sunnies by Mercura NYC (see my other pair here). I called it a day. I had never been so comfortable inside the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week tents.
What do you think of my comfy look?
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A New York Fashion Week post from the eyes of a fashion blogger. Getting into the tents at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is no easy task. FW is not open to the public, which means you have to be in some way related to the fashion industry. Buyers (those are the people who buy certain pieces or who looks from designer’s collectios for their stores, like Neiman Marcus, for example), stylists (the people who dress the models for magazines like Vogue, aka, my former career), fashion writers/editors (people who review shows and collections for style.com or WWD, for instance), and of course, celebs, have priority when it comes to snagging a Fashion Week invite. Unfortunately, fashion bloggers are at the bottom of the totem pole in the hierarchy of Fashion Week.
The best way for a fashion blogger to get invited to individual shows and event happening throughout Fashion Week is by having a good working relationship with a brand, or the firms doing their Public Relations. I was able to attend so many shows thanks for Yahoo De Moda, with whom I’ve worked a few times. Check out my updated PRESS section right below the banner to see some of our fun projects! About the outfit: This is one of my fave FW outfits. I got this tee earlier this year for IFBcon (see me rocking it during the winter here). This shirt is always a big hit, mostly with bloggers, as you can imagine. The pencil skirt (remember how I’ve been obsessed with them lately?) I bought in Los Angeles from Charlotte Russe. The shoes are also from Charlotte Russe. They are my fave summer shoes and I’m sad to put them away for the winter. You’ve seen this fashion blogger rock them here, along with another fashion blogger from the West Coast.
Oh yeah, you may notice something different about me in these pictures. How do we feel about the bangs? I’ve been wanting to try something new for a while, but every time I told someone I want to chop off my hair and get a bob 99% of the time I get the same reaction: “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!” So, I gave bangs a chance. I really like them, they make me feel sexy and mysterious. Leave me a comment below with your thoughts! :)
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And just like that, another Fashion Week came and went. I’ve been living in New York City for a little over two years now, and working in fashion ever since. As you know, Fashion Week happens twice a year (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter), so this was my fifth Fashion Week. The first two seasons I spent working with a major fashion stylists styling the runway show of a major fashion house. That was a nightmare. I kept a fashion diary of what I did every day. You can find that here. Warning, this was written a long time ago, before the blog was what it is today. The Fashion Week right after I took street style photos, and I got to attend lots of fun events for fashion bloggers. Last season I also attended some events and off-site shows, but not as many as before, since there was a crazy snowstorm and like I said, I’ve only been living somewhere with snow for two years, so I have a hard time as it is walking on snow- there’s no way I could have moved one inch in four-inch heels. You can see some pics here.
Now THIS Fashion Week was like none I have ever attended before. You know how you need invites to get into the shows? Well, I had something a million times better- I had a press pass. I was free to come and go as I wished. I got to go backstage with the people from Yahoo (as you know I work with them sometimes, check me out in this video!), I saw tons of celebs but most importantly, I got to see, first hand, some of my fave designers’ fashion proposals for the upcoming season.
I want to tell you more about my experience, but this post is getting really long. I will tell you more about it this week. Now, let me tell you about the outfit. When I choose my jeans in the morning I always go for the skinny jeans, however, I happen to be a huge fan of retro 70s fashion, so I thought Fashion Week would be the perfect opportunity to take these puppies out for a spin. I originally planned on pairing them with a white blouse, but at the least minute I threw on this denim shirt. The result? I look like my mom, in the 70s. We took these pics at Lincoln Center, where the Fashion Week shows are held. We decided to go somewhere less crowded, away from all the fashion madness. You’ve already seen some pics at Lincoln Center here.
What do you think of the outfit? Would you wear denim on denim?
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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!
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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.
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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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