NYFW Fall 2013: Editor's Diary

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"It" Brit: @JourdanDunn at #JMendel #nyfw #essencenyfw

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The gorgeous @JasTookes walking the runway pretty in #HONOR #nyfw #essencenyfw

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Spotted: Fabulous Front Row Fixture @anna_dello_russo (@annadellorusso) at Philosophy di @albertaferretti ! LOVE her can't-miss-me style #philosophybynatalieratabesi #essencenyfw #nyfw #fw2013

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We spy Star Jones @DennisBasso runway show. #nyfw #essencenyfw

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These #aliceandolivia shoes are giving serious face #NYFW #mbfw #ESSENCENYFW #fashion

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We spy Taraji P. Henson front row at #NaeemKhan #essencenyfw #nyfw

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Effortless cool at @comeforbreakfast (instagram cut off the pumps)... I'm probably rocking a version of this in the fall #layerup #essencenyfw #nyfw #mbfw #fw13 #comeforbreakfast

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Tough girl in pink @tracy_reese. #nyfw #mbfw #essencenyfw #fashion

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The makeup masters at @NARSissist are hard at work creating magic backstage at Douglas Hannant.

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Here's the final look by @NARSissist for Douglas Hannant! The lips were done with African Queen Lip Liner Pencil, Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Norma Larger Than Life Lip Gloss all by NARS. Love this!

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Quirky cool chicks at @williamopko , wait until you see the shoes!! #essencenyfw #nyfw #fw13 #mbfw

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Morning @MetMuseum getting a sneak peek of their new exhibit PUNK: Chaos to Couture coming May 9 #nyfw #essencenyfw

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Meet the designers of William Okpo: sisters Darlene and Lizzy Okpo showing their Fall'13 collection #essencenyfw #nyfw cc: @lizzyohpoe

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Front Row Fixture: the fabuloussss @juneambrose! Def look up to this woman, she does it all! A TRUE inspiration, and one of the first people I had interned for :)

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Fashion Week just got official. I'm done! There is no other model I need to see but @IamNaomiCampbell #essencenyfw #nyfw

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Shopping the #DuroOlowu collection @jcpenney with the man of the hour and his lovely wife @ThelmaGolden #nyfw #essencenyfw

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@TheHeartTruth dress collection show on Thursday was so uplifting and inspirational! All the ladies looked gorgeous! @iamgabrielledouglas @tonibraxton @wendyshow @roselyn_sanchez @kellyosbourne werrrrked it! #NYFWFW13

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Pretty smile, rosey cheeks and fun bright colors from @therealsessilee to cheer up your cold blizzard day. 

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Two stylists per model are hard at work creating a double-decker ponytail courtesy of Bumble and Bumble at Nanette Lepore.

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Here's a view of the back of the ponytail by Bumble and Bumble for Nanette Lepore...love!

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Black fur number @yigalazrouel #nyfw #mbfw #essencenyfw #fashion #fur

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Take note: The printed suit is a closet must-have for fall. @YigalAzrouel #essencenyfw #nyfw

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Designer @MaraHoffman showed us brown beauties so much love on the runway!  #essencenyfw #nyfw

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These were made for walking...@YigalAzrouel #essencenyfw #nyfw

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#celine #streetstyle #nyfw #essencenyfw

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New York Fashion Week chronicles continue! We're stepping out in style, join us! #essencenyfw #nyfw #streetstyle

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Making magic with MAC backstage at Nanette Lepore!

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The hairstylists for Warren-Tricimi are creating a 1950's-inspired look for Douglas Hannant. Oooh-la-la!

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#SachinAndBabi #nyfw

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Bright young thing. #ESPION @HarlemsFashionRow @ApolloTheater

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It's a black and white affair, but purple is invited @richard_chai #essencenyfw #nyfw

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#StreetStyle - How haute are these oxblood heels by @shoemint?! #essencenyfw #nyfw

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Editors front row patiently waiting for the #RichardChai show to begin. #nyfw #essencenyfw

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Which look would you wear from #SachinAndBabi? #nyfw #essencenyfw

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Ran into cool chick @itscocoabella taking a quick pic with fabulous @Miss_JAlexander and @RobertVerdi ! One of the first friends I made in NYC :)

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