Friday, February 28, 2014

Fashion Week Favs

I would love to go to Paris Fashion Week or jet set off to Milan for shows, and can't say I haven't been enviously eying flights from NYC but I was honored & privileged to attend NYFW right here in my own backyard.

Plus, I love American Designers! Aside from Moschino, all my favorite designers were made in the usa: DVF, Coach, Alice + Olivia, Tory Burch and Tibi! So I guess it's only natural that my favorite collection and fashion take aways came from NYFW. So buckle up, cause today's post is half show recap and half trend tracker as I break down some of my favorite trends from NYFW.

The Purple Spectrum 
So if you haven't heard, radiant orchid is the color of the year, and apparently one of the colors of NYFW! Orchid's darker cousin Oxblood is also having a major moment right now, and was my go-to lip color for fall! DVF and Nina Richi proved you can't have too much of a good thing by pairing these pretty purples together, genius!
Oxblood/Orchid the Street Style Way...
Pinkish purples and pops of plum were not just for the runway, they also came out in all shapes & sizes for NYFW
Orchid the Courtney Way...
my hue is more pink than purple, but so what! It's all in the pairing and putting pink next to a cousin color like red & a stark contrast like green can play tricks on the eye convincing you it's a darker hue!
shop oxblood / orchid:

Baby it's Blue!
Although radiant orchid is the color of the year,
powder blue had a big moment at NYFW especially at Tibi and
Cynthia Rowley. I guess great minds think alike? I wore powder blue pumps all week long - (seriously, all week long) so it was nice to know that I was on trend with what's to come this fall.
Above, Tibi and below PB (Powder Blue) the Cynthia Rowley Way...
PB the street style way...
Some serious fashionistas were already ahead of this trend, sporting a case of the blues while attending 
photos by claire eliza

PB the Courtney Way...
I had a powder blue moment south of my ankles all week long, and not just because my feet were freezing!
photo by claire eliza

Ferocious Fur
All hail Diane, queen of pattern! There is never a dull moment with my personal favorite, DVF who shook things up with fun furs for fall! I'll take one of each, and I'm not just saying that because it was eighteen degrees out today....
Fab Fur the Street Style Way...
This just in, New York Is Cold! But building up doesn't have to be a bore with over-the-top furs
Fun Fur the Courtney Way...
I suggest saving the printed fur for fall, but a leopard coat is a perfect end-of-season pick me up... and most of them are on sale, puurfect!
Tell me, tell me! What fun trend takeaways did you get from fashion week? Are you planning on holding out until fall or testing them out now!?

XO Courtney

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