NYFW SS'15: J.Crew

Jenna Lyons is a genius.  The creative director of J.Crew’s SS’15 collection is, once again, filled with oodles of covetable clothes and accessories that had me compiling a wish list as I circulated the presentation.  We previewed a series of ultra cool, effortless, professional yet playful looks, which I cannot believe we have to wait until March next year to get our hands on.  Boyfriend jeans, drop-waist dresses, leather city shorts and pastel parkas were layered baggily over each other, with pastel tinted sunglasses and metallic clutches.  I LIKE.  A LOT.

NYFW SS'15: Galvan Shopping Evening

I popped in to see the gorgeous Galvan girls (Above L-R: Anna-Christin Haas, TLC, Sola Harrison, Carolyn Hodler and Katherine Holmgren) at their champagne fuelled shopping evening at Bergdorf Goodman during NYFW.  I previously wrote about this brand (HERE), foreseeing great things… and yes, this is a serious case of “I told you so!”

The girl’s AW'14 collection, their second triumphant array of sleek, elegant evening-wear, which was (unsurprisingly) immediately snapped up by eighteen of the best retailers, is simply stunning.  Worn by models on the night (above) and the girls themselves (below), I was particularly taken with the chic white jumpsuit creative director Sola Harrison was wearing (similar to last season’s black version worn by Gwyneth Paltrow.)

Above (Clockwise) L-R:  Anna-Christin Haas, Carolyn Hodler, Sola Harrison and Katherine Holmgren, and with my great friend Dhani Harrison.

TLC LOVES... GALVAN:

NYFW SS'15: Zoë Jordan

British designer Zoë Jordan presented an edit of nine RTW looks this New York Fashion Week, and I was so glad to be in town so as not to miss it.  I have always been a big fan of Zoë’s urban, tomboy-chic designs and this collection certainly did not disappoint. 

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Inspired by cracked granite and atomised metal, this clean collection, with its relaxing blue marble hues and silver strobes, neat dresses and must-have stylish city shorts, was shown at the über cool Milk Studios alongside a fantastic sound mix by DJ Miss G.     

Above Left:  My favourite look from the collection.  I just LOVE these silver leather shorts paired with Zoë's signature Dias Jumper in cream and silver. Already firmly on my wish list. 

A smooch from  Poppy Delevingne , and  The London Chatter  with designer  Zo ë Jordan

Above:  A smooch from model Poppy Delevingne, and The London Chatter with designer Zoë Jordan

Above (Clockwise) L-R:  Tank Magazine's executive fashion director  Caroline Issa  with  Beatrice Savoretti , Motilo.com's founder  Sofia Barattieri  (see details of her amazing look below),  Poppy Delevingne  and  Suzie Bubble . 

Above (Clockwise) L-R: Tank Magazine's executive fashion director Caroline Issa with Beatrice Savoretti, Motilo.com's founder Sofia Barattieri (hover over the below picture to see details of Sofia's amazing look), Poppy Delevingne and Susie Bubble

NYFW SS'15: Reward Style Party

I was very excited to be invited to the annual Reward Style Party, one of the most talked about parties each year during New York Fashion Week.  Sponsored by InStyle and Topshop, I joined hundreds of the world’s most popular bloggers on the rooftop of The Empire Hotel (where is Chuck Bass when you need him?!) for many a cocktail in the sunshine.

Below:  I chatted with fellow crazy cat lady, DJ Harley Viera-Newton, during her set.   If you haven’t already, you must check out the videos of her cat showering (yes, really!) on Instagram. 

Obvvvviously the best part of attending a party like this, and being surrounded by so many fashionistas, is the immense style stalking opportunities (but first, let me take a selfie...)

Roughly translated. "P*** Off!' Love this  H&M  skirt. 

 

Above:  Roughly translated. "P*** Off!' Love the versatility of this H&M polka-dot skirt.

These Red Bronze  Nike  trainers are amazing! #NEEDWANTMUSTHAVE!

Above:  These Red/Bronze Nike trainers are amazing! #NEEDWANTMUSTHAVE!

Above:  Model Coco Rocha in Christian Siriano

HAWT: Jessica Alba in Ralph Lauren

Hawt = A late 1940's and early 1950's acronym for "Having A Wonderful Time."
Now the word is used on the internet as slang for something reeeeally hot.

Jessica Alba looked utterly chic whilst en route to the Ralph Lauren SS14 during  New York Fashion Week.  Wearing a long baby-pink Ralph Lauren chiffon ballet skirt paired with a simple black cropped jumper, accessorised with a patent black bag and a classic chignon hairstyle, the actress looked part Audrey Hepburn, part Carrie Bradshaw – the perfect combination of elegant and quirky cute.  So hawt. 

NYFW: Oscar de la Renta SS'14

The Oscar de la Renta SS’14 show at New York Fashion Week was, as we've come to always expect from the patriarch of American fashion, utterly breathtaking.  Filled with show stopping princess gowns and striking statement shades (supermodel Joan Small in that yellow dress – totally knockout!) had the audience of this ultra feminine collection apparently gasping with delight. 

NYFW: Christian Siriano SS'14

Christian Siriano’s SS’14 show at New York Fashion Week was FAB-U-LOUS.  I was actually shaking with excitement whilst pouring over the catwalk snaps of this collection. 

Inspired by a recent trip to Mexico’s Isla Mujeres, the designer showed a rainbow assortment of cute daywear and vibrant evening gowns.  The astonishing coral dress adorned with floral appliqués (below) is almost certainly a work of art.  Happiness would be a wardrobe filled with this beyond heavenly collection.  Love. It. All. 

NYFW: Monique Lhuillier SS'14

Monique Lhuillier’s SS’14 show this New York Fashion Week has easily been my favourite.  With no sign of any of the emerging trends for spring, Monique’s runway was filled with the most stunning of red carpet showstoppers.  Models were adorned in a collection of flowing and embellished gowns in hues of pink, orange and gold – I LOVE! 

Below:  WOW!  My favourite look was undoubtedly this silk linen gazar bandeau in hot pink, paired with a very full orange draped ball skirt... Did I say WOW?!  I foresee a Hollywood catfight to wear this lil’puppy on the red carpet.  

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NYFW: Victoria Beckham SS'14

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The SS’14 Victoria Beckham show this New York Fashion Week showed a very different kind of collection to that we have become accustomed to.  Gone were the zipped back desk-to-dinner dresses which are well known to fly out of stores upon minutes of their arrival, and in their place, a younger, more urban and masculine style, with some flirty fuchsia and pleated asymmetrical hemlines added for good measure.  Victoria recognized this shift to more relaxed and cool designs, "I still love a fitted dress, but there's another side of me that wants to feel a little bit more at ease.”   I particularly liked the dove grey dress with white flippy pleats seen below.

Enough about the collection however, as we all know all eyes at the show were firmly set on the designer’s husband (naturally) and on the youngest member of the FROW, Miss Harper Beckham.  Hands down this photograph is THE picture of the week – Adorable!