New York is being pummeled by yet another blizzard at the moment, which means it’s the ideal time to gaze upon gorgeous coats on the runway and get excited about the cozy pieces we’ll be layering up in for the fall ’14 fashion season. Forget the fact that stilettos and snowstorms don’t make for great bedfellows—there was plenty of chic fun to be had in boots, and these were a few of my favorite moments.
The week kicked off, as usual, with a chic show from BCBG—newsflash, black and white aren’t going anywhere—followed by Richard Chai, where I had my first (but certainly not last!) WTF moment when I saw Joe Jonas front row. Turns out he’s a fashion blogger now.
Friday brought the always-gorgeous Peter Som show, and these killer booties, courtesy of Christian Louboutin. I was happy to see that my fellow shoe freak Olivia Palermo, who sat front row, was lusting as much as I was.
Next stop, kate spade new york, where creative director Deborah Lloyd took us on a journey through her favorite places in Asia, including the technicolor brights of Tokyo. I fully plan to recreate the cobalt-and-kelly combos on the far left in my spring wardrobe.
The brand’s stylist, Brad Goreski, was looking every bit the grown-up gent compared to his bowtie-wearing Rachel Zoe days, no?
I spent Saturday morning brunching with a friend at Cookshop, around the corner from the Rebecca Taylor show. Huevos Rancheros and a bloody mary were just what the doctor ordered.
Rebecca Taylor was all about pastels for fall—a refreshing nod to keeping things femme when it gets cold—and this quilted bomber jacket topped my list of favorite looks from the show.
Alice + Olivia hosted one of the coolest presentations of the week, re-imagining classic fairytales inside the darkly chic McKittrick Hotel. Sorry Disney, but Stacey Bendet’s embellished gown is about a thousand times cooler than Snow White’s original pouf-sleeved number.
My favorite accessory at Alice + Olivia? A haute paper hat!
Later that night, I made my way down to Wall Street, where I had a seriously old-school martini at Delmonico’s with a few of my fellow former Glamour editors before the Donna Karan show. Watching the reaction on the faces of the finance crowd as the fur-clad fashion contingent rolled in was pretty much priceless.
It was Donna’s 30th anniversary show, and she paid homage to her incredible love affair with New York, starting with a saucy video that, full confession, I could barely pay attention to because I was so busy ogling Katie Holmes and Hugh Jackman in the front row.
The most jaw-dropping runway moment of a show absolutely full of them was Karlie Kloss in this killer red dress. Attention, Oscar nominees: This is your gown.
I took a quick break from the fashion week frenzy on Tuesday morning to stop by Good Morning America and share my picks for Valentine’s Day gifts. Nothing like a 5:30am wakeup call to start the day off right.
I jetted straight from the GMA set to Timo Weiland downtown, where I was totally smitten with this parade of polka dots. After so many seasons of wild digital patterns, I’d like to say amen for classic prints.
If there were any doubt that Vera Wang is now about more than just pretty wedding dresses, let the insect jewelry from her fall ’14 collection prove you wrong. The whole affair was intensely pretty in a gothic kind of way.
Until next season, fashion fiends…