(What I wrote and intended to post during fashion week) Ok, so you all know I’ve been knee deep into fashion week, working my but off with interviews and shows, etc. I cant even begin to tell you all the madness in between like my phone constantly dying, having to delete almost everything to free up more memory (fast fwd to today my bf got me the 6 in a 64gig (yaaay ballz), leaving my computer at home, not being able to run to the editing lounge every time to uplaod but here it is! The skinny of the shows we DID cover!
Lets begin with Skingraft!!!!! One of my faves of the week!!!! Not just because Kelly Cutrone came back to chat it up with us Fashion Kids, or beacuse Rapper 2 Chainz was there sitting front row at this cutting edge designer Jonny Cota’s show. But because skingraft gave it to you from a really different, edgy, and wearable kind of way. Skingraft brought back the edge and “non-basicness” to fashion (yes, I totally just made up that word). The street fashion you’d see in Japan and Korea, Jonny brings here to the US in a very relatable way for guys n dolls to wear. I feel like these pieces can even be mixed into your own pieces in your closet very easily, and a great way to revamp your look without having overhaul your entire closet.
Meet August Getty, new kid on the block, and see his first collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. When I say I love, love, loved his pieces. I loooooved his pieces. I loved HIM even more for being so humble, sweet, gentle and fun all at the same time. Git it August Getty! Look out for his studio in LA too where you can find all these sexy pieces.
Sweater weather at Forever 21 has me wanting to scoop up a few fall essentials and these colors will make it an effortless wardrobe update. And Im loving these bangs on this model. I’m thinking about trying it. Bangs for fall? or nah? What do you think? I need to get my “Fall” life together anyway. Its about to get cold and Idk if I’m ready for it. My lease ends in a few months and I have no idea what I want to do and its making me feel a little unprepared and a little uneasy. I mean I could always go with the flow but I feel like this is too major to “just go with the flow” right? Idk, some way it always seems to work itself out though, so I guess I just need to relax. Breathe. Sometimes all you need is a small conversation with yourself, just to bring you back down to life. I like having small convos with myself, lol. Does anyone else do that?
I think I’m really talking to God because I know he’s within me. Conversations with God. Ahhhh, peace. That’s the best book I’ve ever read, it’s by Neale Donald Walsch, “Conversations with God”. You should check it out. It was recommended to me when I was about 22, fresh out of college, young, lost and confused. If that’s how you feel or where you are in life I def recommend reading that book. It literally guided my path and brought me to where I am today. I met Eric Benét once and I dont know how we got to start talking about life but I guess because he thought I was young, had so much personality and had all my life ahead of me we got on the topic. He asked me what I wanted to become and I couldn’t answer. I didn’t know. He told me to read 3 books. The first, was “the Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. I’m sure you’ve all heard of it. If not check it out. After that he said to read “Conversations with God” by Neale Donald Walsch. Like the young eager beaver I was I pulled out my phone and carefully wrote down these books and I went out and bought and read them. It never came at a better time. He recommended a 3rd book but by the time I got to the 2nd book I’d gotten a new phone and didn’t have the last book written down anywhere else :-(. If I ever see Eric Benét (crazy odds) I wonder if he’ll remember the conversation and tell me that last book.
Mark an Estel was fun, edgy, and tres cool. Maxi t-shirt dresses, cool hats and rocker swag
were all over this runway.
One of the best conversations and interviews of fashion week for me was with MTV’s Girl Code Tanisha Long. I didn’t know much about her before the interview but the interview actually turned into a conversation that lasted even after the cameras were off. She was literally the funniest, coolest and most down-to-earth person I ever met. I was talking to this girl as if she was an old friend from school and we hadn’t seen each other in ages and picked up exactly where we left off. Check out her hilarity in the video!
So Grungy Gentlemen, where do I begin? Number 1, Jace Lipstein, the CEO, is a blogger turned designer and thats the part that I loved the most. Number 2, which should really be number 1 for me, was the male models he had in this show. I’ve only been into womens wear when it comes to fashion so I never really thought twice about male models or menswear in general, unless I’m trying to make over my boyfriend. But they literally cast some of the hottest most gorgeous men I had ever seen, lol. It was such a distraction from what we were there to do, cover the show.
Ok but on to the fashion, it was exactly as the name stated, very gentlemen like with well fitted blazers and then a little bit of grunge with the hoodie underneath or a grungy worn in pair of jeans. Yes yes yesssss! Loved every thing about this show. See my interview above featuring a quick blurb from NY Knicks JR Smith.