Men aren’t the only stylish ones wandering during New York Fashion Week. Since I was shooting well dressed Latinas for Latina magazine, I also snapped several stylish women I spotted. Here are my favorites, with Eva Chen from Lucky sporting a smiley face hardshell clutch that I kind of want to put my electronics in for when I travel.
For his upcoming spring collection Billy Reid presented with a runway show at the Refectory in the Highline Hotel, New York once again. I got a chance to be backstage, but first, the clothes.
The spring 2015 collection is said to be built from the concept of easing silhouettes and softening the structure and fabrics of the garments to create a modern, urban take on unstructured soft dressing. This resulted in comfortable outfits with light tailoring for a relaxed-chic looks as show by the above. Patterns played a role of course, as did oversized T-shirts, airy outwear, and long shorts and cropped pants paired tassel loafers, Espadrilles, K-SWISS leather sneakers or other footwear.
I’ll be sharing my favorites from the collection once NYFW wraps up, but in the meantime here’s my photo diary of being backstage at Billy Reid spring 2015. My favorite photo has to be the model selfie I stumbled upon when they were getting ready to rehearse, and possibly also Billy cooling off the models before the show by pressing iced cold cans on their necks. See those, grooming, dressing and more moments below: Read the rest of this entry
It’s been a busy New York Fashion Week so far, but I’m happy to finally share some of my street style photos from this season. Find a mix of the men’s style from editors, buyers, models off-duty, fellow bloggers and other men I found before and after attending shows at Industria Studios for New York Men’s Day, Duckie Brown and Parke & Ronen, the High Line Hotel for Billy Reid, and Richard Chai at the Lincoln Center (and general #NYFW moments).
A couple of the photos below I published on NewNowNext, and more will be online soon at Out, Latina (women and men!) and one more publication that I’m excited to share when it goes live. I’ll share those on here and via social media – shameless plug if you aren’t already following me on Twitter and Instagram. Enjoy and let me know your favorites! Read the rest of this entry
Perry Ellis returned to New York Fashion Week this season under new Creative Director Michael Maccari to show hi debut collection. For inspiration for the collection, Maccari looked at the art of Sean Scully for color and overall direction. “We are calling it Changes and Horizontals. Linear groupings, color play, and a nod to ‘active’ with the repetition of lines in his work became the foundation for print and trim details,” the designer shared earlier with me for AskMen.com, adding that the overall look is graphic, neat and colorful. This resulted in well structured suits and graphics prints on sweatshirts, shorts and bomber jackets were in the collection, plus light and technical outwear that included anoraks and cropped summer parkas.
I’ll be picking my favorites shortly towards the end of fashion week, but I got a chance to go backstage to bring you a look behind the scenes as the models got their grooming on: Read the rest of this entry
New York Men’s Day returned for another season this spring/summer 2015 New York Fashion Week. The event focuses on menswear designers, and it brought together 10 designers to showcase their collections during two different studio times throughout the day. Sponsored by Cadillac, in the morning David Hart, Gents, J. Lindeberg, Lucio Castro and W.R.K. presented, and then in the afternoon Original Penguin, Stephen F, Bespoken, Antonio Azzuolo and Carlos Campos to the studios.
See photos from each collection below, and check back in later for my selected favorite looks, footwear, accessories and more from this season! Read the rest of this entry
While August is coming to end this weekend, there’s still a lot of time to catch some summer rays! The rest of this week I’ll be posting summer outfits to inspire your style during these last week of summer (and before my blog and life goes into full on New York Fashion week mode). If you are traveling to New York for fashion week or another time in September, make sure to stop by Washington Square Park for some r&r. Read the rest of this entry
If you’re visiting New York this Pride week, or thinking of making a last minute trip, here’s what you should check out:
The official kick-off for the weekend is the NYC Pride Rally, which is in its second year and will be at Pier 26 in Tribeca. Rupaul’s Drag Race alum Michelle Visage will host, with a performance with fellow Drag Race star, Sharon Needles, and Australian pop singer Betty Who. Free to the public, starts at 6:30 p.m.
BoiParty’s Penthaus Pride Mega Kick-Off Party (above) will take place at the Copacabana Rooftop. The weekly party has become one of the largest gay Thursday night parties since it started up last year. Hosted by boys from CockyBoys, with DJs Ray Isaac (London), Johnny Dynell (New York), and Philippe Lemot (Germany). $10 cover at the door, no cover with table reservation (which is free to do, with bottles starting at $100). Read the rest of this entry
The Oscars of the fashion here in the states, the annual CFDA Fashion Awards went down last night where Rihanna of course was the showstopper for her sheer, custom fishnet dress that was covered in Swarovksi crystals. She shined bright like a diamond (you see what I did there), and was rightfully awarded the Fashion Icon award.
On the designer awards side of things, award winners of the night included Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra (Womenswear Designer of the Year), Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Row (Accessories Designer of the Year Award), Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind (Swarovski Award for Womenswear) and Irene Neuwirth (Swarovski Award for Accessory Design).
Then in menswear, for their luxury tailored streetcar brand Public School, Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow won the Menswear Designer of the Year (which was present by the dapper James Marsden), and Belgium designer Tim Coppens won the Swarovski Award for Menswear, which honors and recognizes emerging talent (and which Public School won last year).
Now’s a good of a time as any to shop these two designers, below find three picks for each: Read the rest of this entry
Jeffrey Fashion Cares, now in its 11th year, brings together fashion industry pros, models and stars for a good cause. Proceeds from the New York event last night—which I attended via Instagram since currently traveling—benefited charities such as Lambda Legal and the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, and attendees included My Girl‘s Anna Chlumsky, designer Steve Madden and even Vogue‘a Anna Wintour, who did not partake in any selfies it looks like.
Hunky models marched down the runway at the 69th Regiment Armory sporting spring collections of various designers. They included favorites such as Chad White, Brian Shimansky and Clint Mauro and newcomers like underwear model Parker Hurley. See the boys on the runway and some behind the scenes below: