NYFW Spring 2012: The Fashionista Diaries, Day 4

NYFW Spring 2012: The Fashionista Diaries, Day 4
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 16, 2011

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Follow Essence Senior Fashion Editor Marielle Bobo through the madness of NYFW.

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9:00 — Fresh off the high of my my shimmy at the ESSENCE party, today is off to a gloomy and somewhat chilly start…


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9:30 — At Lincoln Center ready to hit backstage at Tracy Reese!

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9:45 — Backstage at Tracy Reese I get a sneak peek at what she’ll be presenting for fall — uber pretty brights and ladylike silhouetes with a retro feel. Very romantic. I am loving this floral print one-swimsuit.

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9:45 — Shoe crush! I need these coral snakeskin pumps in my life! STAT!

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9:45 — These snakeskin platforms at Tracey Reese are to die for! Major!

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9:45 — Backstage, one of the model boards at Tracy Reese. This white jumpsuit is so femine and romantic with its soft lines and billowing silhouette.

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9:45 — Backstage, a floral jumpsuit at Tracy Reese. Love it!

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9:45 — One of the models backstage at Tracy Reese. Loving the rosy cheek, glossy lip and romantic hair.

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9:45 — Two models backstage at Tracy Reese. Adorable!

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9:45 — Checking out the model board backstage at Tracy Reese. Looks super cute! Can’t wait to see the show! Time to run to my seat!

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10:30 — The show begins. Love the parasols shown with the looks!

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10:40 — That white jumpsuit looks so chic on!! Love it and love with the hat! This def goes on my lust list!

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10:45 — A-DOR-ABLE! Love this printed swimsuit at Tracy Reese! Looks even better on!

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10:50 — This look definitely gives me a Mary Poppins moment — a naughty Mary Poppins moment, that is! Something about the parasol shown with the billowing ivory lace dress is def giving me Julie Andrews in all her glory as Mary (but racy Mary in this case)! Love it! This was def a showstopper as the model sauntered down the Tracy Reese runway.

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10:50 — See what I mean about a ‘Naughty Mary Poppins”? No? Maybe I’m reaching, lol!

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11:30 — Next up in the tents I check out Jen Kao’s collection. I was blown away by the amazing oragami headpieces she sent down the runway to accompany her looks.

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11:35 — Another amazing headpieces at Jen Kao.

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11:45 — How amazing is this dress at Jen Kao, with its lazer cutout detail paired with one of the intricate oragami pieces worn aroudn the waist.

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12:15 — Next stop, the L.A.M.B. presentation at Lincoln center. I loved the styling of this look. The jumpsuit is so effortless and easy to wear, but I love how it’s accessorized with the ornately jeweled necklace, chic platforms and oversize clutch for a pop of color.

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12:15 — Another cool lesson in styling at L.A.M.B. The colorblocking here is super cute, but the bold knee-high socks worn with platforms really gives a playful, unexpected twist. I can SO see Gwen rocking this look!


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12:15 — A sport-inspired jacket paired with a bold statement necklace at L.A.M.B.


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1:00 — I head backstage to Lela Rose for a sneak peek at the collection. Loving the watercolor prints and bold brights here. I snap a pic of these two gorgeous girls who wear it well. The third party here didn’t get the memo that I was only looking to photograph the models though, lol!

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1:15 — Backstage, feminine shapes and bold colors take center stage for Spring 2012 at Lela Rose.

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1:20 — How pretty is this dress at Lela Rose? Perfect for a garden party or summer wedding!

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1:25 — Loving these neon wedges backstage at Lela Rose. They have a sporty feel due to the color, but the sleek shape keeps these sexy.

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1:30 — OMG! I am LIVING for this sheer silk tee at Lela Rose. All the intricate embroidery and detailing makes this pieces so amazing! I am dying for this but alas, it probably costs the price of a small island! Will wait for the sample sale!

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2:45 — Down to Pier 59 Studios I go! Off to see the Tawfik Mouyaner collection.

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3:30 — At Tawfik I am floored! I am LIVING for every last look here! This is sheer perfection! So chic — I want to be one of these girls! How can I be down?

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3:35 — Moment of truth: I am faced with the shirtdress of my dreams! I love the “scribble”-like print on this dress. It has such a playful feel to it, all the while maintaining its sexy! I would live in this all summer long! I’d wear it to work every day until it fell apart and then I’d take it on an island getaway until it disintegrates into a swim coverup!

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3:45 — This beaded number has got my name all over it! It’s the perfect summer party dress. If only I had fancy summer shindigs to go to on a regular basis…

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4:00 — I jet off to the the viewing for Yigal Azrouel’s line, Cut 25. It’s over at 4! Oh no! I snap a pic of the models as they are racing off! In the five seconds that I saw the line I saw some glimpes of greatness — sport-inspired shapes, bold brights and fun styling with sleek patent visors.

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4:05 — Back up to Lincoln center for Timo Weiland. I’m beyond pooped from all this running around. Cabbie, step on it!

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4:10 — Taxi TV: The weather forecast. He’s no Sam Champion…

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5:00 — Backstage here I come for a sneak peek at Timo Weiland.

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5:05 — Loving Timo’s chunky platforms.

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5:10 — Sport-inspired accents are a strong element of Timo’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

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5:15 — Backstage, neon hues run rampant at Timo Weiland.

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5:20 — How adorable is this ensemble that I spotted backstage at Timo Weiland? I am loving the fuschia and red combo here.

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5:30 — The cutest duffle I ever did see backstage at Timo!

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5:35 — The model board backstage at Timo Weiland.

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5:40 — The perfect little sundress! Sexy yet demure all at once!

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5:45 – Funky cutout booties backstage at Timo Weiland. I need these in my life!

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5:50 — Fun accessories backstage at Timo Weiland.

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6:00 — Backstage at Timo, chaos ensues as the models get ready to hit the runway. All hands on deck!

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6:30 — And there she goes!

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6:45 — Once Timo wraps, I take a few moments to sit by the fountain for some downtime before heading back to the office. Today I rocked a vintage coat, ports dress, YSL heels and Vuitton bag.

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7:00 — I head back to the office to review my show notes and eat dinner.

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7:30 — There’s a margherita pizza waiting with my name on it! Yummieeeee! Time to get to work!

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