NYFW FW15 Recap

Happy Monday! 

New York Fashion Week is officially over and all of the magazine editors & top bloggers are currently running around from show to show in London…*sigh* maybe one day… This weekend was spent catching up on sleep and it was exactly what I needed after a stressful two weeks. 

*Now prepare yourself for picture overload!!*
The goal of today’s post is simple: recap my fashion week experience without sounding like a major fan-girl and instead try to sound like a “real life adult who works in the fashion industry and goes to industry events all the time”…yep, set myself up for failure there. 
Honestly I work alongside a lot of people who view fashion week as a “been there, done that” event. Even going as far as saying they hate fashion week and also complain about running from show to show and from front row to front row. But, I love fashion week, I love everything about it and I feel so incredibly blessed to have been able to experience it for the second time just months after graduation. So if I sound like a fan-girl that’s fine because I would rather freak out and get excited than be one of those fashion girls who tries to act cool and nonchalant as if I don’t really care that I get to take part in one of the biggest fashion events. 
Rant over…So here we go!
February 12, 2015 

If you know me or read my blog regularly, you know I love Marissa Webb. If you don’t find inspiration in how she went from being an orphan in Korea to becoming a major force in the fashion industry, I don’t know what will inspire you….plus she’s best friends with Wendy of Wendy’s Lookbook so that makes me love her even more. But, back to the point…I had the amazing opportunity to attend her FW15 show at Milk Studios and it was honestly everything I wanted it to be and more. The collection was gorgeous and seriously the perfect balance of feminine and masculine. I love Marissa Webb’s aesthetic and style so I pretty much found inspiration in every look. 
  
Also loved the massive posters outside of Milk.

…And some of my favorite looks…see full collection here. 

After Marissa Webb, my mom and I took a few blog photos (see here) and made a quick stop at the Apple store to recharge our phones and warm up a bit before heading to the Hudson Mercantile for the Hanley Mellon presentation. I worked on the PR team for this presentation last September, so it was really cool to be able to attend as a guest. Each season the Mellon’s are inspired by a different country they have been to and create a collection around their experience. And let me tell you the collection for fall was gorgeous. The below all black look was by far one of my favorites. 
The presentation was one of my favorites and it was not only great catching up with my old PR family, but the champagne and overall vibe was incredible. Definitely a great kick off to fashion week. 
Champagne Selfies

February 14, 2015 
On Saturday I was invited to the BR presentation at 6 and the Moncler Grenoble show at 7 and since Saturday was freezing and the Moncler show was in Brooklyn right near the water, I decided to stay in Manhattan and devote my time to BR, although seeing pictures from the event really makes me wish I could have attended! 
But, 99.9% of the time I’m wearing head-to-toe BR so you can imagine my excitement at being able to attend the first ever Banana Republic presentation. I pretty much wanted every single piece to come home with me that night and even though I’m 50 shades of over this weather, the collection definitely inspired me to have a little more fun with my closet until the weather warms up. 
…And I was inches away from Marissa Webb…*cue freak out*. 

February 17, 2015
Pros: Getting invited to the J.Crew FW15 presentation.
Cons: Having Monday off because of President’s Day and taking Wednesday off to run some errands and attend a show so deciding to skip the Tuesday presentation because I wanted to get some work done before my day off…being an adult and being responsible sucks.
February 18, 2015

If you read my recap from September, you know the LSB show is one of my favorites. I spent the summer sample trafficking Sally LaPointe, Ellery and LSB samples so I have a special appreciation for those brands, but LSB is one of my absolute favorites. I love the designer, Mr. Lie, and I love that he shows at Lincoln Center, which is my absolute favorite venue. Since it was freezing and the end of fashion week, there weren’t nearly as many people & photographers outside as there were in September, but it was still fun nonetheless. The collection was gorgeous and I loved the combination of leather, wool, satin and sequins in the designs. The coats were incredible and it was overall an amazing show. 

I love Lincoln Center from a PR & a guest standpoint because everything is so organized and there are just great vibes in there. I’m really sad it’s the last year at Lincoln Center & the last year with Mercedes Benz being a sponsor, so here’s the obligatory picture in front of the sign! 
I’m not a car person…partially cause I don’t know anything about them and partially cause I don’t have my license…yep, you read that right, but hey I’m from NYC, on my 16th birthday I was given a metro card which was basically the New York version of a license, but anyways I couldn’t help, but admire this beauty. 

I also love all of the different booths set up in the tents. The Tresemme salon is one of my favorites. 
Always love the E! set up, especially with their gif photo booth! 

Free cards at the very pink and very chic Papyrus booth! 
Photo-op at the Pandora booth!
The Tide lounge was another favorite. Loved the closet set up they had and this mirror was made for selfies!
Bloggers 
One of the main highlights for me during fashion week is knowing my favorite bloggers are in the city. I love following along on their Instagram journey, but running into them is even better. I was so surprised at how many top bloggers attended the Marissa Webb show and wish I had gotten a chance to meet more of my favorite bloggers. 
But…again if you know me or read my blog regularly you know my absolute favorite blogger is Wendy of Wendy’s Lookbook. I almost ran into her last September, but couldn’t catch up with her as she ran off to her next show. So you can imagine how nervous/excited/flustered I was meeting her at the Marissa Webb show and again at the BR presentation. She is just as gorgeous in person and so incredibly nice and amazing. Girl crush for sure. 

Also met Kat from With Love from Kat outside of Milk Studios. Just as gorgeous in person (love the Celine sunnies) and she was so nice to my mom and I!   

And lastly ran into Julia of Gal Meets Glam at the BR presentation. Her and her husband were so kind and they made such a cute couple. 

….And that was my NYFW FW15 experience! Thank you so much for reading and bearing with me through this long post. In true fan-girl style I always have so much to say because it’s such an exciting time for me and I want to share it all with you. So thank you for following along and I hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed writing it! 

xo 

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  • Chottie

    Marisssa Webb (insert eye heart emoji lol). There were definitely some amazing collections, so glad you got to experience it!

    xx
    http://www.charltonlee.com

  • Stacie Seidman

    Love this!!! Thanks for recapping your experience! As a girl with no ties to the fashion industry (other than my shopaholic tendencies of course), this was such a fun read! Loving what's to come in fashion too.
    http://www.amateuratlarge.blogspot.com

  • Mel

    Awesome pictures! Seems like you had an amazing time! Have a great Monday

    http://www.girlandthepolkadot.com

  • How exciting to have been a part of all that! Still jealous you got to see the Marissa Web show 🙂

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

  • Jaime Shrayber

    Wow so awesome you got to meet those bloggers!!! Looks totally amazing
    xo Jaime
    http://www.therealfashionista.com

  • You go ahead and be a "fan girl" all you want. If I was in your shoes I'd totally be the same. How beautiful are those BR coats??? If it weren't almost March I'd be high tailing to my nearest. I've always loved BR and how their looks have always been fashion forward, modest, and interchangeable. Seriously I have this boyfriend button down from years ago and I simply can't part with it. (;

    It was so wonderful reading about your time at NYFW and even more fun sharing your excitement. I can't even imagine the vibe NY had. Perhaps Wendy will put in a good word for you in the future. (;

    p.s. I think it's totally legit to not have a license in NY. Why bother with all that traffic? haha

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  • I am so happy you stopped by my blog so I could find yours – super cute! i am so jealous that you got to meet up with some of my other favorite bloggers. So cool!

    Jessica
    http://www.wearitforless.com

  • Thanks for stopping by my blog! You looked absolutely fab in your NYFW looks, it's so awesome you met Wendy, I love her blog!

    http://www.dressed2dnines.com

  • Erin Acheampong

    Let me start by saying I
    am so glad that you A.) braved the cold and B.) shared your amazing N.Y.F.W.
    experience it looks like you had a blast such great fashion presentations! I am
    a huge fan girl at all of the events I attend as well. I honestly believe that it
    is half of the fun. That passion and excitement is a trait I encourage you to always
    hold onto! Isn't Wendy a doll she is so sweet and humble love her! She is such a tiny doll in person. Thank you again for sharing your N.Y.F.W. with us!

    Xo Miss Erin
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    http://www.misserinsays.com

  • I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this post and going through all the pics! I felt your enthusiasm the whole time and it was really contagious. What an amazing experience, Linda! And Marissa Webb?! I die!!! To say that I'm jealous is an understatement. 😉

    http://www.girlinahotcity.com

  • Ekkk! What an amazing experience you had!! I seriously would die AND you got to meet all of my blogger crushes!! So jealous!!

    <3 Shannon
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  • Oh no i'm jealous right now.
    How i wish I can fly now to NY.
    Aahhaha.
    That's an amazing experience.
    XO

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  • Shauna C

    You are a lucky, lucky girl!!! Wow, my dream week for sure. How much fun to run into all those girls too! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. It was such a fun read!! One day I'll get there…one day! 🙂

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • very fun post! fashion week is the best!

    kelseybang.com

  • You're so lucky you got to meet Wendy! I absolutely love her as well!! Great pictures love x.

    http://www.TouchofA.com

  • Ah your fashion week sound so cool! I'm jealous! I had no idea that Marissa Webb came from such humble beginning, she's truly a force to be reckoned with. I love both blush pink looks you pictured from her collection 🙂

    Mili

  • Nicole puccio

    Congrats girly!! I can see you've worked so hard for this. So glad it was a great week! 🙂

    Xo,
    Nicole
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  • Blaire Bingham

    Sounds like you had an amazing experience!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
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  • Biana Perez

    What an amazing trip!!! I have to say NYFW is definitely a life list dream for me to check off! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Sounds and looks like soooo much fun! The BR presentation looks incredible!

    Shae at http://www.currenthabits.com

  • The Real Arnolds

    Great photos. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy Ann
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  • Melisa

    looks so fun<3 so jealous you get to watch NYFW! Must've been quite a life experience<3 lovely photos dear x

  • quynh tran

    I love your recap of NYFW. Thank you so much for sharing and it looks like you had a lot of fun with your cute mom. I love that you guys are so close and share the same love for fashion.
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  • Fashion week looks like a dream! Thanks for sharing.

    We hope to make it there soon! What was your favourite

    if you could sum up all the day?

    xx

    Giana.LDS

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  • Nina

    Great post and pictures. I really enjoyed. xx
    http://ninasstyleblog.blogspot.com

  • Diana Gavrilina

    Love your looks! This was my first NYFW and despite the freezing weather it was really good x

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  • Ashley Udoh

    I genuinely appreciated your recap. It's nice to read a recap from someone who was really appreciative to be there. I think now with so many bloggers being able to attend it's an honor taken for granted so this was especially refreshing. I hope to attend one day.

    Ashley Udoh

  • beautiful photos!♥ I love your green coat!:)

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  • Love seeing all of these photos! What a fun experience! Thanks for sharing your recap!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • racheldinh

    Amazing! Great photo diaries on NYFW

    http://www.racheldinh.com

  • Ah! So happy you share my love of Marissa Webb. She is seriously so amazing. Thanks girl!

  • Thanks so much Stacie! Haha we definitely share the shopaholic tendency trait for sure. And there are so many great pieces and inspiration pieces coming out, I almost wish they would hit stores already. I've been glued to Style.com trying to learn all the new collections haha!

  • Thank you so much Mel! Hope your week is going well!

  • Thanks Shannon! And believe me, I'm still having a "pinch me, was that real moment" every time I think about it haha.

  • Thanks so much Jaime!

  • AHA! Thanks Kiki! You're always so sweet and those BR coats are amazing. I was seriously looking at the whole collection and thinking I need to take out a loan because I want every single piece. Can't wait till it hits store! And I totally agree, BR's aesthetic is just the best and their sales are the absolute best.
    And I love Wendy, so one can only hope haha and Yes! Every time I jade walk or see the traffic, I just think about what a nightmare it must be to drive in the city!

  • That's so sweet Jessica, thank you! So happy I found your blog, I seriously think it's such a creative idea behind it and I love it. And I was so tongue tied meeting those bloggers haha!

  • So happy I found your blog! And thanks for visiting mine as well and for the sweet comments. And right?! Wendy is the absolute best!

  • Thank you so much Erin for the sweet words! Seriously made my day!! It was so insanely cold, but something about the NYFW energy almost makes you forget about…almost haha. And you're so right, passion and excitement should be cherished, I hate seeing bloggers or anyone take fashion event invites for granted! And I love Wendy! She is very petite in person, but I am as well so I was shocked we were at eye level haha!! Thanks again Erin!

  • Thank you so much Ivete! I felt like such a nerd being so excited so thank you for saying it was contagious. And I'm so happy we share a love for Marissa Webb, she is seriously the best!

  • Thank you Shannon! And I was so tongue tied meeting all of those amazing bloggers haha! And hopefully I'll see you up here in September for the next fashion week!

  • Oh thank you so much girl! I'm really lucky to be from NYC and not have to worry about traveling in especially during our horrible weather haha. But hopefully I'll see you here in September for the next round!

  • Ah thanks so much Shauna! You're too sweet. And yes!! Hopefully I'll see you up here in September for the SS16 shows running all around the city!

  • Thank you! It truly is!

  • Thank you so much! It really was a dream come true, she's my absolute favorite!

  • Thank you so much! I knew the bare minimum of Marissa Webb's background, but her Cosmo article was a great read and it made me admire her even more. The whole collection was beautiful, but those two looks are my favorite for sure.

  • Oh thank you so much Nicole!! Hopefully I'll see you at a few shows next season!

  • Most definitely did, thank you!

  • Thank you so much Biana! NYFW is always my favorite, so lucky I live in NYC and get to experience the full week festivities of it. Hopefully you can check that off your list come September!

  • Thank you so much! and the BR presentation was one of my favorites. Seriously wanted every single piece.

  • Thanks for stopping by!

  • Thank you so much! It really was a dream come true!

  • Thank you so much Quynh! And she is my partner in crime haha. I went to one show without her and felt so lost haha!

  • Thank you so much! Hopefully I'll see you guys in September!

    If I had to pick one favorite thing, it would be the overall energy of the week. Honestly there's something about sitting in a show and once the music starts and the lights go up that really inspire you and makes you so excited and seeing the collection in person and live with movement is truly the best thing.

  • Thank you so much Nina! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Thank you so much! So happy you enjoyed your time here and it was unbearably cold! But, there's honestly something about the energy of fashion week that helps you forget the cold. Heading to your blog now, already in love with all of your looks and so jealous you experienced LFW!

  • Thank you so very much Ashley! Seriously one of the best comments I received on this post. I felt a little insecure sounding so excited since everyone's fashion week post sounded "so cool" haha. But, I couldn't agree more, I'm tired of reading posts about bloggers complaining about fashion week and talking about being over it. So many people would kill to be there and I have things taken for granted. Thanks again Ashley!

  • Thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by!

  • Ah Thank you so much for stopping by Jill! Hope you're having a great week!

  • Thank you so much!

  • Nidhi

    Ah such fun pictures! It looks like you and your mom had a blast! I would've probably had a panic attack if I was so close to Marissa Webb, she is one of my favs!

    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

  • I'm sure it was! She really is, I hope I get to meet her one day too! x.

  • Ah thank you so much! We definitely did. And I'm pretty sure I did have a panic attack and blacked out for a minute being so close to her haha! She's seriously amazing!!