Monday, February 14, 2011

Nicholas K. - NYFW f/w 2011

ahhhhhh, the Nicholas K. show.
Unfortunately this show featured the first two model falls of fashion week, but trust me, after seeing the wonderful collection I almost forgot about the model spills. (note: I said "almost".)

The Nicholas K. fall/winter 2011 ready to wear collection was an interesting casual mix of grunge & luxurious boho (bohemian). I loved all the fur, the colorful plaid, the leather boots & jackets and the chunky, oversized knit sweaters. I could easily see myself wearing a few of the Nicholas K. pieces from her ready to wear collection.

Here are three of my favorite looks from the Nicholas K. RTW (ready to wear, for those fashion week newbies out there.) collection fall/winter 2011.

I am #INLOVE with this chunky oversized knit sweater, i adore the oatmeal color & i love how it looks with the gray pants and the brown distressed-leather boots. (oh, btw - thats the model who took the first spill and those boots were the culprit.)

I love this jacket, especially the unique shade of the fur, and how well it matches with the aviator sunglasses. If it were me, I would pair the jacket & the shades with jet black denim & knee high black boots. 

black leather + black fur = YES PLEASE.

Okay, enough with the fashion - on to beauty. #NAILS

For Nicholas K's downtown chic RTW collection, Pattie Yankee created two custom Dashing Diva colors, a deep hunter green and a brown with gold flecks. In addition, Dashing Diva's "Remember My Name" and "Limo Service" were also worn by the models.

I'm a huge fan of dark nail polish & after this show I am going to need to pick myself up a bottle of Dashing Diva's "Remember My Name" - i love it. All in all, the Nicholas K. show was a success (if you don't count the falling models..) and I really enjoyed her RTW fall/winter collection.

XOXO Chloé

The Red Dress Fashion Show - NYFW f/w 2011

It's that time of the year again. FASHION WEEK.
& me, of course I am going to be at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011. #fact

The Red Dress Fashion Show at the theater at Lincoln Center on Wednesday February 9th kicked off Fall/Winter 2011 New York Fashion Week! The Red Dress fashion show is also known as the Heart Truth fashion show. This glamorous show brought a parade of celebrities, all in gorgeous red designer dresses, to the ruby-red runway in order to raise awareness for heart disease. Since red is one of my favorite colors, seeing all the lovely red dresses (all supporting a wonderful cause) was exactly where I wanted to be!

And, of course, I believe your nails are one of your most important accessories, so its obvious that I believe that the nails complete the outfit! This vital rule is also followed at New York Fashion Week! Backstage with Pattie Yankee for Dashing Diva nails I saw all the gorgeous polishes that the celebrities were sporting on the runway that evening.

Audrina Patridge

Katrina Bowden & Gayle King

Gayle King

Giuliana Rancic

Camila Alves

Want to know exactly which gorgeous Dashing Diva polish each celeb rocked on the runway?
you can thank me later ;)

The Big Apple worn by Audrina Patridge & Taraji P. Henson

Debutante worn by Ann Curry & Laila Ali

57th & 5th worn by Archie Penjabi & Giuliana Rancic

Park Avenue Mistress worn by Camila Alves

Celebrity Circuit worn by Dania Ramierez

In a New York Minute worn by Eva Amurri & Suzanne Sommers

Red Carpet worn by Gayle King

Remember My Name worn by Garvielle Beauvis

New York Slice worn by Katrina Bowden & Natasha Bedingfield

The Heart Truth fashion show was an amazing success and all of the celebrities looked absolutely beautiful! All the celebrities donned red designer dresses and Dashing Diva nails to benefit the fight against heart disease - so cheers to starting off New York fashion week with supporting a good cause! :)

XOXO Chloé