Kristin Cavallari helped bring New York Fashion Week to a close with the launch of her own shoe line. The reality star turned designer presented her Kristin Cavallari by Chinese Laundry Spring 2015 collection on Sep. 11 at Row NYC Hotel.
Sporting a print crop top with a matching pencil skirt, a leather jacket, and her own “Laney” booties, the mother of two was all smiles as she mingled with guests and showcased her new collection.
Blogger Perez Hilton, Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez, singer Lily Lane, and Eku Edewor we're just of the few celebs that came out to support Kristin. Chinese Laundry CEO Bob Goldman also attended the preview party.
Autumn's sartorial memo must read something along the lines of: "Classic is classy." Since the launch of New York Fashion Week last Thursday, we've spotted celebs attending fashion shows in a variety of clean, monochromatic silhouettes paired with statement accessories to add a little more edge. Some standouts in our books were reality TV starlet Jamie Chung's boho-glam ensemble, actress Naomi Watt's romantic mid-length frock, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler's fierce leopard print stilettos, It-Girl Olivia Palermo's strappy sandals, and supermodel Coco Rocha's dandy-sportswear look. Scroll down for some shots of these style icons and to discover where to find similar items to achieve a polished look for the start of September.
This past Tuesday, September 9th, Nolcha put on a unique show of new designers. All the designers managed to remain distinctive with their various designs and styles, which can be hard with so many different designers in one show.
Charles and Ron began the show with their fun and flirty looks for different occasions. The runway was littered with summery patterns and floral pieces. There were a few exposed midriffs and definitely some exposed legs. The line was perfect for a summer in the sun whether it was at the beach or in the city.
Nolcha Fashion Week kicked off on Monday Sept 8th for the Spring/Summer 2015 collections. This was the biggest opportunity to date for independent designers to debut their new collections during Fashion Week in New York. The events took place at Eyebeam Atelier and was full of stylists, press, retailers and some celebrities.
Joonbug.com had front row seats to award winning designer Katty Xiomara’s runway show, starting the night. The Venezuelan born designer has a unique vision, consistently finding new and original ways to showcase her work. Her designs have such graceful styles and designs, and Xiomara never disappoints. For her Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Xiomara combined geometric shapes and created a more organic form in her designs for this collection. We saw many chic pieces and retrospective mixes walk down the runway as well as soft blues, pretty pastels and cutouts. It utterly made us want to skip Fall and Winter just so we can style her pieces ourselves for the Spring!
One of the perks of Fashion Week? Free swag, of course! As the style-set sprints across town to catch as many previews as possible, urban outposts open with the promise of tranquility and a place for busy fashionistas to recharge their smartphone batteries, as well as their own.
Curious about what happens inside these exclusive oases? We're happy to fill you in and provide you with an insider peek at the Style Stop hub, hosted by the Empire Hotel, on September 8th and 9th. A mix of celebs and couture-clad crowds grouped in the fashion and beauty lounge for an opportunity to relax, refresh, and even receive the latest scoop on the hottest new products from brands like Stella & Dot and their spanking-new sister company, a customizeable bracelet line called KEEP Collective.
The Upper West Side's Salon SCK was the site for some serious New York Fashion Week star-spotting. On September 8th & 9th, seasoned stylists showed off their skills using state-of-the-art tools like the Panasonic nanoe hair dryers and flat irons to create flawless looks for visiting fashionistas. Even the gents were treated to grooming services to freshen up before attending daytime shows and events, or glamorous evening parties. The Beauty Bar offered a whole menu of offerings that extended far beyond hair: for their sipping pleasure, guests were offered refreshments provided by Java Monster, [yellow tail] wines, AriZona Oak Brewed Tea and Vapor Water, and Skinnygirl sparklers. Manicures by Jamberry Nails and GIELLA cosmetics makeovers were also available to attendees. In addition, a stunning display of jewelry from Unode50 could be purchased with the added perk of a "bounce back offer" for items retailing $200 or more.
Look at the smaller picture. Sure, NYFW is all about big trends, celebrities, and supermodels, but when we close up on the collections, we can find the small details that pull it all together.
Want to look like you just came from off front row of NYFW anywhere you go? You don't need Alexander Wang's SS 2015 black mesh pumps to step out like an It Girl. All you have to do is swipe certain beauty looks that are blazing the runway, and it'll elevate your entire look.
Neutral is Natural:
3.1 Phillip Lim has opted for a simple beauty look for his collection. Usually for winter we want to darken our brows and go heavy with the makeup. But, this natural look pulls back with a nude lip that will stand out brilliantly with a fall wardrobe.
When we hear Alexander Wang, we think of biting the bullet and signing away an entire month's rent for a chic sportswear inspired minimalist black bomber jacket. The designer has been stealing our breaths and our paychecks since he started his dark paletted urban wear brand.
But now that he's paired up with H&M, a similarily minimalistic but affordable brand, (can we say match made in heaven?) things are looking up for our bank accounts. The winter collection is being released by H&M on Novermber 6th.
Joonbug has your all access pass to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Day 7!
9am / FALGUNI and SHANE PEACOCK
“Life is too short to blend in” is the Falguni and Peacock mantra, as each of their designs have an element of fantasy sewn in. The FSP brand carries the signature use of feathers, sequence and prints and of course elegance.
11am / DEOLA SAGOE / CLAN
CLAN is owned by sisters Teni, Tiwa, and Aba Sagoe the daughters of Nigerian fashion designer Deola Sagoe. Deola Sagoe designs are a couture experience of east meets west. Drawing inspirations from traditional Nigerian fabrics and cuts and western aesthetics Deola Sagoe has created wearable works of art.
Get some serious style inspiration from the risk taking ensembles that we've spotted this past week. Break every rule with these fashionistas. Sometimes the best looks come from defying trends and twisting them to fit your own style.
Rule to Break #1:
Never wear denim on denim. Irene Kim, flawlessly combines two different washed denim pieces together for one cohesive look.
Rule to Break #2:
Wearing tailored button downs with midi skirts. This fashion week attendee takes a regular button down, ties it at the midriff and throws a few eye catching decals on for a fresh take on the classic silhouette.