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Celeb Spotting at Fashion Week

As promised here are the best pics with those celebrities that I spotted during Fashion Week. Personally I am not starstruck nor do I like to bother them for pics but since everyone was doing it I thought why not. Maybe the readers of StylePal’s blog might appreciate seeing what the scene was like.

First up is Narciso Rodriguez and Claire Danes. Narciso is one of my favorite designers so I was happy to congratulate him on an amazing show. Gloria Estefan was also present as she is a big supporter of Narciso.

Further down my best friend and I were so impressed by Bibhu’s collection that we made him take a pic with us. He was very genuine and seemed nervous from all the attention he was getting. Well deserved.

Claire Danes, Narciso Rodriguez, Lona Alia Duncan

Gloria Estefan

The very talented Bibhu Mohapatra

Russell Simmons

Nigel Barker & Joli

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New York Fashion Week Highlights

New York Fashion week came to a wrap yesterday after 8 intense days filled with fashion shows, parties, after parties and special events. I made it back to San Francisco exhausted after too many days of sleep deprivation and the sheer over stimulation of the brain from seeing beautiful fabrics, colors, patterns and of course beautiful people.

I have to say that once you see 3 fashion shows you get really spoiled and all the shows after are not as exciting as they should be. This was my first NY Fashion week as a guest and comparing it to London Fashion Week a few months back I felt that the buzz, glitz and glamor was missing somehow. Not what one would expect from the most coveted Fashion Week of the Year. I also found the street style and the guests at London fashion week to be far more stylish and daring than those that were present for NY Fashion week. But that’s just my opinion.

My hustler skills came in handy when it came into getting into any show we wanted. Most of the time I was able to get front row seating and took descent pictures. Starting with this post there will be a series of posts including favorite looks, celebrity spotting and backstage all access.

Before I share my favorite looks from NY Fashion Week, here are some of the trends I spotted. First, when it came to evening wear, there was an abundance of elegant sparkly sequin sprinkled throughout all collections so if you find sequin items on sale definitely purchase them. Especially gold, dark green and brown. Leather was also central to most of the collections as well as loose fitting outerwear. It seems that the loose fit trend will still continue through fall/winter. And finally, most of the collections were absolutely ready to wear. I could see myself wearing all the designs. There were not many haute couture pieces on the runway. But that is to be expected since the top fashion houses like Chanel, Dior, YSL etc do not exhibit at NY Fashion Week.

So without delay below are some of my favorite looks from the shows attended.

Reem Acra Fall 2012

Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2012

Dennis Basso Fall 2012

Pamela Roland Fall 2012

Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2012

Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2012

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Love of the week

Happy Saturday!

Here are the trends we are obsessing over from the 50’s to the flower child- we love how the best fashions of the past are coming back!

Dior Spring Collection


Flower Power

the 70's are back!

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Maxi Day

This must have been the coldest day in NYC this winter and my friend Daniel and I were crazy enough to go out and shoot some street fashion. Daniel had come down with a cold a couple days earlier but since I was only in NY for the weekend he kept his promise. And although our hands and noses were numb by the end of our adventure we were glad we captured the moment.

The outfit underneath the coat was very intricate and delicate but those shots came out terrible. My facial expression gave it all away. All I could think during those few minutes was how do supermodels look super hot when they are shooting in freezing weather?

This coat is my all time favorite and the only place I really get to wear it is in a place like new york. In fact I bought it 2 years ago and the only place I have worn it is indeed NY. I love the details, the fabric, the careful stitching and and above all the way it fits. It was worth every penny!!

Photography: Courtesy of the talented Daniel Martinez

Coat: Narciso Rodriguez, Scarf: Burberry, Shoes: Steven, Skirt: Rych 2, Purse: Furla

Coat: Narciso Rodriguez, Scarf: Burberry, Shoes: Steven, Skirt: Rych 2, Purse: Furla

Coat: Narciso Rodriguez, Scarf: Burberry, Shoes: Steven, Skirt: Rych 2, Purse: Furla

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BA City Lights

Shoes: Steven Pants: Joe's Shirt: Nordstrom Jewelry: Nordstrom Purse: Reed Krakoff. Photography: Edgardo Delfino


Shoes: Steven Pants: Joe's Shirt: Nordstrom Jewelry: Nordstrom Purse: Reed Krakoff. Photography: Edgardo Delfino


Shoes: Steven Pants: Joe's Shirt: Nordstrom Jewelry: Nordstrom Purse: Reed Krakoff. Photography: Edgardo Delfino

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NYE Countdown: Your night in shining armour

This dress-spiration for NYE will let you sparkle along with the stars ūüôā

NYE in shiny armour


DAY Birger et Mikkelsen grey jacket
¬£249¬†–¬†maryandpaul.com

Camilla Skovgaard platform sandals
$434¬†–¬†stylebop.com

Camilla Skovgaard platform sandals
$434¬†–¬†stylebop.com

Jimmy Choo clutch handbag
¬£695¬†–¬†net-a-porter.com

DAY Birger et Mikkelsen resin bangle
¬£59¬†–¬†net-a-porter.com

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NYE Countdown: red hot rock chick

Feather earrings and hair accessories and feather anything really is all over fashion these days.

This outfit started with the earrings ūüôā The 70’ies inspired boots are a sure fit. Just so it didn’t go all Pocahontas on us we toned it down with a simple and sexy all black dress.

What are you wearing for NYE?

Red hot

Miss Sixty cap sleeve dress
$68¬†–¬†asos.com

Jeffrey Campbell lace up bootie
$190¬†–¬†shopakira.com

Feather jewelry
quizclothing.co.uk

Tasha jewelry
$48¬†–¬†nordstrom.com

Nail polish von O.P.I. im Impressionen Online Shop
‚ā¨20¬†–¬†impressionen.de

Chanel Dragon Le Vernis Nail Colour
$25¬†–¬†nordstrom.com

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Meeting the Parents: Holiday Party

Meeting the Parents: Holiday Party

One sleeve dress
$70 – warehouse.co.uk

ASOS stiletto heels
$64 – asos.com

Anya Hindmarch gold clutch
$595 – net-a-porter.com

Yves saint laurent ring
£140 – net-a-porter.com

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Meeting the Parents: Holiday Brunch

Meeting the Parents: Holiday Brunch

RED Valentino wool dress
£370 – flannelsfashion.com

Ralph Lauren Childrenswear denim jacket
$52 – neimanmarcus.com

Melissa wedge high heels
$88 – thecorner.com

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Meeting the Parents: Holiday Dinner

Meeting the Parent: Holiday Dinner

Mulberry tie blouse
$400 – mulberry.com

Oasis fitted skirt
£20 – houseoffraser.co.uk

KORS Michael Kors tall boots
$226 – my-wardrobe.com

Mulberry lock jewelry
$195 – mulberry.com

Amrita Singh teardrop jewelry
$80 – amritasingh.com

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