NYFW:The Vessel by Lois.

Since NYFW is wrapping up I wanted to share a little bit about attending my very first Fashion Week Show in NYC.
I was given the great opportunity by my friend & fellow blogger Amber of  Beauty&The Street to work as an intern  for a designer by the name of Lois Samuels (pronounced Loy). Lois is a former model and her collection which is called The Vessel. Upon first seeing Lois' collection I was reminded of school uniforms and outfits I seen on women when I visited the Amish country. Although, the pieces are far from my personal style, I truly did appreciate her aesthic; I feel that she designs very sophisticated pieces that are brillant.

designer Lois Samuels
The show took place on a Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately it was a few days after a NYC blizzard so I had to trek downtown through plenty snow to reach the venue at 10 AM sharp.
When I arrived I was greeted by a hairstylist who for some odd reason thought I was a model. I was sooo flattered by this because only in my wildest dreams would I be mistakened for a runway model (I'm only about 5'5). I made my way to find the designer Lois who was busy rushing around & giving everyone orders. Therefore, I jumped right into seating arrangements with the other interns. This didn't last too long when Lois asked me to go around &&& take attendance for all the models. For some reason this was very nerve racking to me. It was bad enough I felt terribly shy around these tall svetle runway beauties and now I had to actually talk to them?! I got over it of course when one of the models was extra friendly to me. 

Afterwards, Amber, Ebony (her sister) and I tried our best to snap a few good pictures of the models practicing and the all the prepping that was going on. Now it was about an hour & a half to go when the show's stylist needed Ebony and I to go to the store to grab random items such as Sharpies, black tube socks, and  lint rollers. We walked 4 avenues in search of a store, when we finally find what we need, we realize that we're drenched from the snow & our hair is wet...not such a good look when your attending a fashion show!
However, we made our way back this time in a taxi cab and rushed to fix ourselves up because it was 30 minutes until showtime.

When the show started my excitement was at an ultimate high to finally see the models walk so gracefully in Lois' clothes. I loved all of the shirt dresses, this really eye-grabbing red cashmere sweater and my favorite as well as my friends' was a stunning royal purple cape. Overall it was a great show and as an aspiring designer it was a very rewarding experience.
This was a great begining to my future in fashion and hopefully someday I will have my own collection shown in NYFW and can offer a young woman the same chance Lois gave me to help with her show.

Left to Right: Amber, Ebony, Me

Stylish Candids: New York Fashion Week

Amber Rose & Richie Rich
Naomi Campbell
Chris Brown
Diggy & Angela Simmons

ProenzaSchouler Fall2010

Oh such an energetic collection for Fall! Very sexy and naive at the same time...
I guess you could say that is  Proenza Schouler signature!
My favorite pieces from the collection were the thigh-high tights &&& also the high-waisted skinny jeans that had this cool graffiti print!
The denim was made in collaboration with the denim label J Brand.
I think that the scribble motif was very eye-catching &&& it's what made me adore the collection.


Alexa Chung for Elle France

I adore this lil lady & her style. <3

Erin Wasson X RVCA 2010

Ever since last NYFW I have been very fond of Erin Wasson x RVCA.
I like the fact that her collections scream...Viva la grunge goddess!
Well, this season the models were styled very kooky but still sexy.
I loved the crimped and braided hair! I also noticed that every models' makeup consisted of a single feathery eyebrow..very cute & orginal.
Overall the collection was a great mix of nature and a bit of futurism.
Kudosss*** to Miss Wasson she's definetely my favorite model turned fashion designer.

$100K to Sit Front Row

I read this post on fashionista.com &&& I thought it was rather interesting!
It's a breakdown of the cost for putting celebrities in the front row
 for various fashionweek shows (goes by class of star).


Rihanna ($100,000 or more)

Beyonce ($80,000-$100,000)

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen ($80,000 each)

Julianne Moore ($60,000)

Maggie Gyllanhal ($60,000)

Chloe Sevigny ($60,000 or more)

Jennifer Lopez (circa 2005: $80,000; circa 2010: $30,000)

Lindsay Lohan (circa 2006: $60,000; circa 2010; UNINVITED)

Colin Firth (pre-A Single Man: $5,000; post-A Single Man: $15,000)


Blake Lively ($50,000)

Leighton Meester ($40,000)

Hillary Duff ($40,000)

Other Gossip Girl cast members ($25,000 a piece)

Jared Leto ($25,000)

Cliven Owen ($10,000)

Kristen Bell (unpaid, but airfare, makeup and clothing are taken care of)


Kim Kardashian ($35,000-$50,000)

Amanda Bynes ($25,000-$30,000)

Eliza Dushku (unpaid, but airfare, makeup and clothing are taken care of)


Paris Hilton (free or UNINVITED)

Jersey Shore cast (UNINVITED)

America’s Next Top Model Winners (free)

Whoa go Miss Rih Rih for being on the A-List as #1!
Sheez she is getting Paidddd! ($_$)
not only for wearing nice clothes but also for looking at them.
Ha! &&& to think I thought celebs sat front row for free.


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