Day two was definitely colder! I started the day with getting my hair styled in my room by Gemini 14 Salon. I opted for a barely-there wave, I've been very into bobby pins lately and this day was a great time to incorporate the trend because it also kept my hair back from the wind.
I had a gap in my afternoon and we were able to sit down for lunch. We went to Marché Maman in SoHo, which is a super cute brick-walled market with a cafe in the back. I had the avocado toast (as per usual) and it was really good. The front of the cafe included a little shop with cool dainty jewelry and I picked up a few bracelets.
After my last presentation, we had dinner at Tijuana Picnic with some of our friends- I'm obsessed with their veggie tacos! The restaurant has a modern Spanish vibe and whenever I'm in NY, I always make a point to grab dinner there at least once while in town- it's that good.
Here are the shows and presentations I attended on Day 2:
I started off my morning at the REDValentino presentation. The fall/winter collection was inspired by the Ottoman Empire and the idea of mixing cultures.
The collection was also inspired by code used during wartime and the idea of romantic notes being sent. I loved the pieces that had “Love you, miss you” in code.
Check out a few of my favorite REDValentino pieces out now:
2. Wrap Top
I was really looking forward to seeing Cushnie et Ochs, as their collections are always so amazing- especially the shows! I love how the designers, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs create such bold yet modern pieces for the confident woman. This runway show celebrated their 10-Year Anniversary. The entire collection was inspired by their muse, Zaha Hadid.
Zaha Hadid was the Queen of the Curve and they took inspiration from her architecture and the ability to push boundaries. Many of the silhouettes had diagonal lines from the hemlines to the necklines. I loved all the pieces with embroidery and beading, so gorgeous- the black sheer dress in the video? So good! I also loved the lace cutwork, so feminine yet still edgy.
The collection won't be available until Fall 2018 but check out a few of my favorite pieces that are out now:
1. Aria Top
3. Ilona Pant
Next was my final presentation of the night, Jill Stuart. I love how ultra-feminine her designs are with a vintage feel. Her presentation was held at the National Arts Club which was founded in the 1800's as private club for the artistically gifted. The space was so luxurious filled with velvet, silks and dark wood.
The models were arranged in vignettes throughout the space, some were playing poker and even playing the piano. The Chelsea girls of London were the inspiration for the collection with an electric twist. I loved the high waisted trousers, autumn colors and exaggerated bows and also was obsessing over the ultra glossy gold eyelids.
This collection won't be available until fall 2018, but check out a few of my favorite pieces out now:
1. Ola Dress
2. Martha Pant
This day I wore a full Jill Stuart look. I loved this navy blue suit combo from the pre-fall collection, as I've been very into menswear inspired tailoring- and this suit was perfect with the printed silk fabric and high waisted trousers. The turtleneck underneath also had cool sleeve ties that popped out from the blazer for an added detail.
Suit: JILL STUART
Shoes: MARC FISHER
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And if you missed it, don't forget to check out everything I did on Day 1.