Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New York Fashion Week Round Up! - Day 3 of NYFW (My day 1)

Greetings Fashionistas! 

It's been a whirlwind of a week and I am just coming up for air. I've been deep in the trenches of Fashion Week soaking up all the fall fashion trends that have been sashaying down the runway falling in love with look after look. Can you blame me? I'm a hopeless fashion romantic.

I came to New York to visit family and to cover a few shows for my blog. Instead, I picked up some producing gigs and boy did it feel oh so good to get back to doing what I do best. Kat got her groove back! I've been working fashion week for almost 10 years and there is nothing like the energy, the editors and trendsetters vigorously running from show to show, the models jumping from hair and makeup to first looks, and that moment when the lights dim, the music blasts through the tents, and that first look makes it's grand entrance on the runway. It's pretty bad ass and intoxicating.

Interviewing designer Christian Siriano before his show backstage.

The first stop on our fashion week tour was the Christian Siriano show. This Project Runway alum has made a name for himself dressing every body type from Heidi Klum to Christina Hendricks. This collection was no different. His inspiration was a person- specifically Irving Penn's wife, Lisa Fonssagrives. His designs are ladylike, embodying a 50's silhouette with a Parisian undertone (those hats are just divine). Today's woman wants to dress up while still being comfortable and that's what he wanted to showcase. I fell in love with some of the well-tailored dresses and though the palettes were mostly black and white, there were pops of jewel tones sprinkled throughout on the occasional luxurious coat or strapless creation. 

Get a glimpse of these classic, well-to-do dresses below! 


Hair and makeup look on the models for the show

Monochromatic magenta. 

 Ladylike sophistication

Pockets everywhere, even in evening wear. I call that practical luxury.

Every designer dreams of that one celebrity dream client that will instantaneously put them on the fashion map. And that dream happened to designer, Michael Costello. His BIG celebrity was none other than the Queen B herself, Beyonce. She stunned at the Grammys last month in a revealing sheer fabric and white floral lace gown that covered her in all the right places. She turned heads and jaws dropped. Everyone was talking about THE dress. The dress commanded major attention and despite the risque peek-a-boo cut out design, Beyonce pulled off the sexy look with taste. Michael is now basking in Grammy glory. The Project Runway alum has good reason to celebrate. Another rumored collaboration with Beyonce is brewing and his show left little wiggle room and plenty of packed fashion sardines eager to get a glimpse of his new collection. 

Beyonce wearing Michael Costello at the 2014 Grammys.

Backstage, Costello gives E! News' Alicia Quarles a look at his collection. His next dream client? Anne Hathaway.

The color palette was simple- red, white, and a silver metallic. All red carpet worthy gowns that while being seductively revealing, were masterfully crafted and unique in their own right. Michael used a lot of that same lace floral fabric that was seen on Beyonce and up close, it really was a beautiful pattern. One common denominator amongst the dresses is that they all strive to make women feel alluring. Michael's designs empower women to show off their va-va-voom assets with confidence and assertion. Take a look for yourself! 

And before we wrap up, here's what I wore on my Day one of NYFW! Running from shoot to shoot and chasing down celebrities on the runway requires an element of comfort without sacrificing the style. I learned that after covering my first fashion week! 

On Me: 

Hat- Target

Flannel- Forever 21
Striped sweater- Forever 21
Liquid leggings- American Apparel
All weather boots- Geox
Hobo bag- Marc by Marc Jacobs 
Necklace- Blush Boutique 

In Style, 


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