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Packing List . . . Sparkles, camo, leather, fur . . . and seven pairs of shoes. The one major omission: my Sorels. Who would have thought I’d need my Minnesota boots?
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On to the trends . . . Less Gatsby, more Downton. Velvet drop-waisted gowns at Tadashi, dressing gowns as evening wear at Jenny Packham, Mary Crawley hair at Tory Burch.
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On to the trends . . . Shine on. Up and down the runway, there was a surplus of sparkles like Tory Burch, Jenny Packham, Tadashi, Candela, and Milly.
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On to the trends . . . Where the Wild Things Are. Fashion week may be the only place on earth where fur is still celebrated. Seen at Nicole Miller, Band of Outsiders, Nautica, Monique Lhuillier, and Marc Jacobs.
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On to the trends . . . Borrowed from the Boys. Phillip Lim, Steven Allan, Jenni Kayne, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Woo, even gown go-to Monique Lhuillier dabbled in menswear-inspired womenswear.
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Beauty . . . Up-close and personal at the Susan Woo presentation, with hair and makeup by Twin Cities' own Aveda heavy hitter Janell Geason.
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Front Row . . . (Left) Connie Britton, Bridgette Moynahan (Tom Brady’s ex) and the ADORABLE Brad Goreski at Monique Lhuillier. (Right) Nigel Barker and Miss Jay of ANTM at Pamela Roland.
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Serious Geek-out Moments . . .Witnessing the NYT’s Bill Cunningham scoot down the runway taking the who’s who of the front row’s pictures . . . and then jumping on his bike to get to the next show.
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Serious Geek-out Moments . . .Seeing Anna Wintour sprint out at the end of the Tory Burch show like a bomb was going to go off—this is her thing, apparently.
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Serious Geek-out Moments . . .Unrelated, but taking a day to follow my friend Andrew Zimmern around Queens for the latest season of Bizarre Foods America (full disclosure . . . I ate intestines.)
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On the set of Bizarre Foods America.
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Big Apple to Mini Apple: The thing about instant accessibility to the latest fashion week trends and street style (thanks Instagram and Twitter) is that we no longer have to wait to for the upcoming season. Many of the runway and street style trends from this week will make their way to the Midwest long before fall, continuing to prove that fashion is constantly evolving and now at a much faster rate.
Hi guuyyyyys! I made it back from New York Fashion Week and wish I had an “I Survived” T-shirt to prove it. From the beyond hectic schedule, to Superstorm Nemo, to slushy rain two days later, to the daily blogger gauntlet runs, to sitting RIGHT. BEHIND. CONNIE. BRITTON’S. HAIR—my seven days in the city were a force to be reckoned with. Here, a glimpse into upcoming trends, celeb spotting, and the serious geek-out moments that made up my New York Fashion Week. —Liz Doyle