Tuesday, at Fashion Week, Team Calico awoke to what we thought was just a little morning flurry. I was determined to not let it get me down—attempting optimism, I ventured that it was quite lovely!
Above: I’m wearing AA neon two-tone tights and long sleeve bandage dress with TONS of layers and vintage over-the-knee boots from Henri Bendel. Elissa is wearing a vintage cheetah print coat, circle scarf from our IFBcon swag bags, and Via Spiga boots.
Below: Sporting my fave Fendi bag that I got at a yardsale for 50 cents. And Elissa rocking her fake Chanel backpack–perfect for toting business cards, lipstick, and her big-ass Canon Rebel.
After some two hours of planning our strategically layered, snow-ready outfits, we stepped outside–to be nothing short of horrified.
Snow blowing in our faces, sliding on the slippery streets, and with no confirmed destination, we barely made it a block! We desperately sought shelter, deciding to regroup at a Dunkin’ Donuts. (Yes , it was that bad–our safe haven was D&D. Eew.)
After some much-needed coffee and Twitter research, we decided to suck it up and hit the subway. We headed to the tents to check out a blogger tweet-up at that AmEx skybox lounge!
After mingling with some bloggers in the skybox, we ended up weaseling our way into the Thuy show. (I just knew we would be rewarded!) Three standing room passes, given to us with a friendly, “It’s your lucky day.”
The tent was totally packed, but Elissa and I managed to perch on a railing way in back, and she snapped these really great pictures. While they weren’t taken front row (next time!) I enjoy their voyeuristic quality, peeking over everyone’s heads, from the back-back row!
I was so excited to see my first show at the tents–and an awesome one, at that! We all agreed the hair (powdered-dry, long, and straight) and make-up (minimal face with a red lip) was totally gorgeous. I loved all the mixed patterns and textures and jewel-toned draping paired with more structured neutrals. And, always a sucker for layering, I was really into the belted looks, fur accessories and the overall street-ready chicness of this collection.
Stay tuned for John’s and Bisi’s coverage of New York Fashion Week coming to the blog this week!