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NYFW Day 2: Kate Spade, Noon By Noor, Rebecca Minkoff, Charlotte Ronson

My second day of Fashion Week began backstage at Kate Spade, where I met up with celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann to chat about the bold magenta or black manicures accented with gold pyramid studs that the models would be rocking for the Fall 2013 presentation (see my run down here). Inspired by New York City, with its yellow cabs, soaring skyscrapers, bright lights and wild night life, the collection was a riot of color, '70s glamour and exaggerated silhouettes. Fun times ten!

Next, I headed to Lincoln Center for the Noon By Noor show, and was wowed by the mature, ladylike looks created by young design duo Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa. The looks were actually too mature at times but there was lots of budget-fabulous inspiration, like winter florals, berry hues, bowtie blouses and colored tights. Who knows, maybe we'll see Noon By Noor at Target someday! The front row was fun to watch, too; I spotted Bryanboy, Rumi Neely, Nigel Barker and Olivia Palermo, to name a few.

Always a Fashion Week highlight, my next show was Rebecca Minkoff, who drew inspiration from the night sky (space travel, loosely) and her muse, the ladylike tomboy. From the cool nail art to the edgy outwerwear, Minkoff delivered trends that everyone wanted to wear straight off the runway (and some of the looks were available for purchase instantly, too). It's always an honor to attend because Minkoff really gets what fashion bloggers do - and I love love love her bags!

My final stop was the Charlotte Ronson presentation, where I was able to get a close-up look at the mod, schoolgirl-inspired collection. Being a product of the '90s myself, I always appreciate Ronson's edgy twist on things - like the way she adds a slim cutout to a colorblock shift, or renders a a prim collared dress in sheer black fabric and futuristic florals. Everything for Fall 2013 was wearable yet unique and I'm crossing my fingers that some of these design ideas trickle down to her affordable line for JCPenney.

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Just a little trivia for you - the Al Khalifa family is the current ruling royal family in Bahrain, where I used to live.
#1 Grace on 2013-02-21 15:35 (Reply)
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