#NYFW: Public Fashion Shows & Events

This is our list of 15 New York Fashion Week events and runway shows that are open to the public. Tickets are going fast so act now if you want to attend any of these exciting events.

Full details of location, dates, and ticket prices are noted.

We hope to see you out at one or more!

Made in Africa Week Fashion Show
MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street
Friday, September 4th
5:00-9:00pm
$20 – $30

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Fall Into Fall

As I opened my front door today, the wind whispered, rustling the leaves on my trees in the front yard. Gosh! Autumn has arrived. Just the thought of having to go out and buy new clothes is daunting, yet upon flipping through the pages of Elle, the October issue, I had a change of thought. This year may actually be fun!

So I started out by ordering a pair of fall/winter boots from JustFab.com and boy when they arrived I was pretty happy. Check out my video below and then go get yourself a pair.

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Tadashi Shoji NYFW Review

It is that time of the year when most of our favorite designers present their ready to wear collections (prêt-à-porter), at fashion week shows around the globe, highlighting the fashion to be sold in the next season. So I am here with my review of one of my favorite designer’s collection, Tadashi Shoji.

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The Return of Saint Laurent

My fellow (Yves) Saint Laurent lovers, the brand has finally released their Fall 2013 Ad Campaign. The ad features Southern California twins, Wyatt and Fletcher Shears. They are behind the skater punk band “The Garden.” But most importantly, they are exclusive Saint Laurent models. They debuted on the Saint Laurent runway and now are the stars of the ad campaign.

Image courtesy of style.com

Image courtesy of style.com

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OBA Designs by NJE On The Runway at FestAfrica!

If you have been reading the blog for awhile you may remember my interview with Nnene Janice Essien, who is the founder of OBA Designs by NJE. Her line features everyday pieces in African wax print which are made in Nigeria, and will be showcased this weekend at the 11th Annual FestAfrica!

OBA Designs by NJE

OBA Designs by NJE

Image courtesy of obabynje.blogspot.com/

Image courtesy of obabynje.blogspot.com/

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One To Watch – A Chat With Emerging Designer: Satu Maaranen

Last Tuesday, I attended the Première Vision NY and Indigo NY (textile and print design shows), for Fall-Winter 14/15. I This was the first time the two shows have been combined into one big event. I had a great time checking out the predicted print and textile trends for next year.

Right before I left the shows, I noticed a “featured display” corner of fashion and photography work that was so unique and creative. It ended up belonging to the winning designer of this year’s Hyères International Festival of Fashion & Photography  competition, which partners with Première Vision. The designer was Satu Maaranen, who hails all the way from Helsinki! I was glad chat with her a little about her design aesthetics and the competition.

Designer Satu Maartanen

Designer Satu Maaranen

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It’s A Greek Thing – Bold Prints & Bright Color: From The Streets Of Crete To The Catwalks In Athens

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Last month I spent ten glorious days in Crete. The largest and most southerly of the Greek islands, Crete is well known, largely for its reputation as a popular holiday destination, though having visited the island myself I feel it is also the most under-appreciated. Yes the climate is everything a sun-seeking tourist could hope for (38 degrees and getting hotter) and the beaches are stunning, the Greek salads are mouth watering and the locals are always smiling, but Crete has so much more to offer.

So much more in the form of silk, jersey, cotton, lace and crepe. Bright colors and bold prints served up in a delicious cocktail of delicate floaty fabrics. Strolling around Heraklion, in Crete, I saw such a vivacious mix of bright colors and patterns that I instantly fell in love with the Greek style.

Effortless, cool and sexy; the epitome of Greek fashion and style. Image courtesy of www.chicofyou.com

Effortless, cool and sexy; the epitome of Greek fashion and style.
Image courtesy of www.chicofyou.com

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Fashionistas Flock to Paris for Couture Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

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Paris. Often revered as the most fashionable city on the planet, the fashion capital of the world. So when it comes to Haute Couture, where else would fashion’s design elite congregate to showcase their most precious and expensive collections? Fresh from the throes of yet another fashion week- Haute Couture fall/winter 2013 to be precise- it is time to sit back and explore the new trends that have emerged.

Image courtesy of www.fashionone.com

Image courtesy of www.fashionone.com

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Givenchy Menswear S/S 2014 Review & Meggings

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Images via style.com

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Recently, Riccardo Tisci presented the men’s Givenchy S/S 2014 collection in Paris. There was something that stood out too me when the models started to walk the runway and many others saw it as well just as you probably have. Yes, the men are wearing leggings or “meggings” as some would call them. Continue Reading

Pool Side Fashion

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I have been going to the pool lately, since the weather has gotten real warm, some days even hot. My little one is taking swimming lessons and so “mama coach” is in effect. lol. So what am I wearing? Leggings, t-shirt, flip flops, sunglasses, sunscreen and a little makeup, especially a pop of colour on the lips.

At her classes, I am carrying a book to read, which is a must because after awhile all you see is a lot of splashing and that’s it…smh. So I was thinking about a nice gear to put together for going to the pool for training with my little one vs. going to the pool in my backyard. What to wear? so this is what I came up with:

 

I really love Mara Hoffman’s pool side/ beach wear. This piece is so beautiful and exotic. Perfect for any pool or sea destination you want to be at.
Mara Hoffman 2013 SS Swimwear Image via HighSnobette.com

Mara Hoffman 2013 SS Swimwear
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