Before blogging I pretty much knew nothing about Fashion Week beyond what I’d see in magazines, ie runway style. Even though I haven’t actually been, through social media I DO feel like I’ve been to fashion week. It’s amazing just how much you can learn from Instagram and blogs. I’m not only talking about runway style, what’s hot for that season, I’m talking about how it actually feels, the little details, what celebs are around, the experience of each show or after party. Usually all people see from Fashion Week are the high quality shots of the models on the runway, but unless you’re there you’d have no idea how easy it is to spot Bill Cunningham or what it’s like to sit ten feet away from Anna Wintour. There’s so much more to it than just the runway outfits.
I’m really thankful for social media and blogs, especially Instagram. I didn’t own a smartphone for a long time, so I didn’t have access to apps like Instagram and Facebook from my phone, but our entire view of the world and events have changed because of these things. Even though we’re outsiders there really isn’t anything we can’t experience. We can’t go to the shows ourselves but we can still feel like we’re sitting right there in the front row. I love that.
I had no idea there were cheat sheets like this! A guide to each look, how to put it on the model and how it should look once it’s on the model. Seems obvious but I love the little details that go into these shows.
Unlike the photo above I did know that they had makeup guides and yet I’m still loving this idea. I wish I had a booklet like this full of “looks” because sometimes I feel like I do the same boring movements over and over and if I had a guide it would be a lot more interesting.
via: @glamourmag | What’s @tedgibsonbeauty hoping will happen at the @lela_rose show? The golden flecks that he applied to the models’ hair will fall out like fairy dust as they strut down the runway.
Before Instagram we would only see a smattering of images of the hairstyles and makeup looks used on the runway and they’d be professional shots. Though professional shots are high quality and beautiful, these backstage moments captured on Instagram feel special and personal.
When I first started going to MAC Cosmetics I noticed their brush kit that they’d bring with them. As I learned more about beauty I realized that makeup artists have “kits” and naive little me thought that was so cool. That’s why this cross body beauty tool kit is so cool. It seems both efficient, and personal to the artist.
For some reason I thought that all designers had to have a very sterile show where their models walked down a brightly lit runway. Look what I know about Fashion Week! Not to take away from the fashion but the fact that Cynthia Rowley chose The High Line Hotel for her show and added extremely colorful streamers and lights shows just how personalized these events can be. Each show feels like an entirely different event from the last.
I figured I should show some of my favorite looks from NYFW Spring 2014 and this shot, especially the girl in the bustier dress and pointy toe dot heels has really got me excited about next year. That right there is a cute outfit in a nutshell. Simple overall but great details.
Seriously ladylike looks from Michael Kors, this look seems pretty comfortable. Lately I’ve been on a big leather kick too and check out that bag! Anything with texture like that can be my friend.
Other than the amazing light coming from the huge windows, this serene, goddessy dress is just glowing. I love the people in the front row turning to watch her walk away, almost mesmerized. I would be too.