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in which we go and look at Etienne Aigner’s aw2015 collection

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Oh, joy! One day last month, we were honored to receive an invitation to go and act like a famous person while viewing the new Etienne Aigner autumn/winter collection for 2015. As usual, it was the struggle of the ages to get myself together and get on the train. I think I had errands to run or something. By the time I finally made it to Manhattan I was already exhausted. These lovely flowers and colorful macarons were a delightful pick-me-up (but I ate no cookies! I was fasting that day) and put me in just the right mood to look at clothes, shoes and handbags.

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I had decided t lumberjack it that day, with an idea towards looking as if I just come into the city from my sprawling estate in Westchester.

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I wore my new custom-made hobo tote from REpurposing NOLA, as well as the nylon scarf that Traci gave me for Christmas. My brown chocolate brown velvet blazer was layered over a Mossimo flannel shirt and BDG burnout tee. Yes, those are the LL Bean True Shape denim jeans that I’ve been living in all winter, along with my beloved Corinne boots from Cat Footwear, $210. I also had my fave tech gadgets- my Samsung Galaxy S5 Active cameraphone and my UME Drive Millenium bracelet in hot orange.

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These are the latest iteration of the company’s famous Stag Bag (last seen on Gigi Hadid at Coachella in trippy bronze metallic). The fringe is embellished with tiny metal studs, just enough hardware to make it cute.

ea1Etienne Aigner is also offering the rabbit fur sweater both in black and this cream/beige color. A rabbit fur vest has maroon streaks embedded in the black, reminiscent of the latest trends in haircolor. Fur is also applied to winter white bags, somewhat superfluously, but it could be cute.

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I lusted after this olive canvas and rich russet brown leather lace-up boot. The shape of the foot was so elegant! The grommet embellished snakeskin flats were ok, but I really craved the ponyhair animal print penny loafers. Quelle chaude!

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I really liked this textured retro jacket. Something like this is an instant ‘come up’ because you can pair it with something as basic as a v-neck t and denim skirt and look like you’re about something.

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Great fashion images from the new collection.

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These Eva pouches were encrusted with grommets for a hard-edged look. very chick if you’re into clutches.

ea91 On the way out, everyone got a pack of cards with images and info from the collection as well as a lovely leather-bound diary.

Next up: the latest Lucky post, Animal Instincts!

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

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Fashion, MBFW, NYFW

The LAST NYFW Review: Mongol, Lupe Gajardo, and a last look at MBFW at Lincoln Center (sniff…)

This is it, the last of my NYFW recaps. I wanted to include every show that I was invited to, even the ones I missed. Because obviously, one blogger staying in bed does not stop anyone from walking the runway.

Mongol by Bayarma Bayarkhuu:
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I actually thought that this was a presentation and figured I’d have lots of time to mosey on down to Lincoln center. Um, no. It was a bigass show and everyone I know was there and got little felt purses as parting gifts. So I felt stupid.

These were my four favorite looks from the show. The designer was born in Mongolia and is using the windswept steppes as the inspiration for her sprawling collection. I loved the use of color. The rich, ribbed furs in violet and flame red are gorgeously done. The outfit in photo 1 is so perfectly 90s with  long shearling lined velvet coat and the yellow sunglasses, I’m in awe. The caped black jumpsuit with the figure sculpting white half-moon shapes on the sides is a showstopper.

After looking at all the photos, I think that they could have edited better, but when it’s your first show it’s hard to cut pieces that you treasure, so I get it. You can see all of the looks here, and watch the video below.

Lupe Gajardo:

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I was actually looking forward to this one, but just couldn’t force myself to go out in the frigid cold and darkness. I love fashion, but c’mon. I missed a great show though- as you can see from these photos. I love the sweater in photo 1 with the bright smear of yellow around the face. The wheat colored knit ponchi is pretty good, it would look great thrown over a stiff collared white shirt, and I love the see through knit sheath dress.

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These leather clutches with a simple contrasting strap and the designer’s name is wonderful. No crazy hardware, just simplicity. Gajardo also showed a knack for reinventing denim with her patchwork pieces. The shearling lined denim jacket with leather trim is an easy update that looks effortlessly stylish. She also convincingly wove feathers into pieces without coming off costume-y. Good job!

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Check out the rest of the collection here and check out runway video below:

MBFW is over- all hail MBFW:

So NYFW got evicted from Lincoln Center and sponsors like MBFW pulled out like, ‘we through’.  That’s ok. Sometimes you have to get rejected and kicked out to get lean and mean. I mean- have you never seen a Rocky movie? NYFW is in the eye of the tiger and they’ll be back.

The better be, anyway. We all need places to go in September. Bust a move, New York Fashion Week!

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Bye, tents…it was fun.

Next up: Aveda storms the runways with Stella McCartney, Costello Tagliapietra and Haider Ackermann

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

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NYFW Streetstyle- Lincoln Center, NOLCHA Fashion Lounge, TechSTYLE Lounge

So obviously all regular programming is pre-empted for NYFW coverage.

I’m going to admit to starting with the easiest thing- Streetstyle. NYFW is a great time for catching glimpses of people that you only see in magazines wearing clothes that you may or may not want for yourself.

My Streetstyle rule? Whatever works.

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1& 2 Spotted: blogger Hannah Stoudemire of the blog FaithFashionCharity.tumblr.com. I ADORED the vintage look that she was wearing so boldly at NOLCHA Fashion Lounge in the Fogo de Chao restaurant. The green coat was true vintage, and the jewels on her wrist and bag were a boldy colorful choice that was delightful.

3. Random person posing for photographers outside of Lincoln Center. Note how bundled up everyone else was. I’m not crazy about this look, it’s kind of cheap? But she got attention, so who cares, right?

4. Lynn Yaeger. After 5 years of randomly running into her, I finally got up the nerve to ask for a photo. LITERALLY chased the woman down.

Day Two:

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1. Cute coat, outfit mostly makes sense in cold weather. Clean, strong look- stylish, but not catering to mass market tastes.

2. Pure Forever 21.

3. FUR!!! FUR!!! FUR!!! Is in right now.

4. I loved this outfit- chic, elegant, but pushing some envelopes. What she’s doing looks effortless, but takes an eye for line and subtlety. I want her outfit.

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I was on line for the Son Jung Wan show in back of her. This is so… it has charm and sweetness, but the silver foil knife pleated skirt is daggers. Love. And the corset-tied powder pink bag. I forgot to ask her name, though!!!

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I was leaving the show when I saw Kelly Rutherford come out of the back stage area. I just follwed and stood to the side snapping with my Samsung Galaxy S5Active like, ‘oh, me? I’m just chillin…’. She was wearing one of my favorite pieces from the ss2015 collection, too. Yaaaaaassssss, Kelly! Werk!

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I also had two NYFW giveaways!!

1. The overnight V-Day beauty bag won by Brittany R. Tom and her friend Rosie in the hallway at Lincoln Center before Son Jung Wan. (JUST FYI- I made a few substitutions for products I couldn’t part with , like my Derma E Vitamin E Intensive Ttherapy hand creme, the Susan Posnick colorcoated mascara, the Ojon rare blends Tamer, and the Jo Mousselli Skin Renewing Concealer. I’m generous, not crazy).

2. This is what real New Yorkers look like when it’s cold. These nice ladies gave me a Valentine, so I gave them one. They were working on a art project that involved handing out numbered cards and at 8pm you could win a Valentine’s Day prize. In return I handed them the lovely Tata Harper Voluminizing Lip & Cheek Tint duo in Very Nice and Very Naughty. Smiles all around.

Day Three:

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The last event that I managed to attend was the TechSTYLE blogger lounge at Bumble & bumble on 13th Street.

1. Lorie del Mundo of Janine Just Inc was running around looking supercute in this Yumi Kim floral romper with square hoop earrings from Meredith Marks.

2. This girl got me to download the the Stylinity app, but I was more interested in her outfit. Cute, no? For a dinner date, hair up, maybe borrow Lorie’s earrings.

3. Meredith Marks stackable rings– I really liked these.

4. Author Elena Murzello got all Audrey on us! We chatted a bit about her sweet book, The Love List Guide to Getting Who You Want but I was so taken with her edgy/lady style (the oversized statement necklace turns the Audrey steraotype on it’s ear) that I had to take her photo.

5. I liked this guy’s hat and glasses combo, so I snapped him. Turns out Dude is half of the duo that created the Ume Drive (a wristband with a usb storage card implanted in it). He’s wearing on in this photo, the bright orange band.

Not a bad group, right?

Next Up: What I wore to NYFW and what happened to me there

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian