Day 4 of NYFW was the most chill day we had. With the downpour still going strong from Day 3, I was thankful for the lighter schedule.
I opted for an OOTD that could withstand the rain – metallic patent leather boots (currently 50% off), leather cropped pants and a vinyl turtleneck. With the exception of maternity jeans, I’ve been able to avoid spending money on clothing that I’ll only wear while pregnant. These pieces are not only edgy and fit into my normal personal style, but are super forgiving for a growing baby bump. Win-win.
Check out some great alternatives of my OOTD under $80 below.
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First on the agenda was a presentation by Claudia Li. Another designer that I typically miss due to scheduling, I was thrilled to make her show. Immediately upon arrival, I ran into fellow blogger friends Kat and Maria. They both serve up incredible style and were snapped by Refinery 29 and Nylon for their on point ensembles.
Li’s F/W18 collection was rich in texture, so of course I was immediately hooked. From glitter tunics to Mongolian shearling handbags to mohair + jacquard separates, it was a visual feast. Following the trend of the week, she didn’t shy away from color for fall and used persimmon, cactus and fuchsia with great success.
I adored her silk gazaar scarf dress, cactus shawl jacket + slouch pants and permission blanket skirt with whimsical bird print. It all felt easy but polished, innovative and fresh.
Backstage with Redken for Tanya Taylor
After Claudia Li, I headed backstage with Redken while they prepped the models’ hair for Tanya Taylor. I love going backstage during fashion week. It definitely takes on the “man behind the curtain” feeling. You get to witness the magical transformation and incredible amount of talent it takes to present a finished look.
Fashion shows aren’t just photo ops with pretty clothes. They’re an entire visceral experience – they sell a feeling, an attitude, a mantra. It’s fabulous to be a fly on the wall during this process.
Known for her expert use of color and print mixing, the clothes were next-level. Check out the full collection here and be prepared to swoon over the candy colored fur stoles, plaids + florals and asymmetrical sequins separates. The effect was anything but sugary-sweet. Instead, Taylor gave us strong, unfussy femininity.
Tanya Taylor is one of few high-end designers to offer sizing from 0-22. Definitely keep an eye on her career – the inclusion and innovation she brings to design is trailblazing.
Even with unrelenting rain, we decided to venture out in search of cupcakes. After having my fill of cream cheese frosting, we shopped the streets of Soho. No NYFW trip would be complete without a visit to one of my favorite designer consignment stores, and the holy grail of flagships – Prada.
ICYMI: here’s everything we did on Day 3 of NYFW!