Jenny Cavalleri and Diane Keaton

New York Fashion week is in full swing and obvious elements of a particular decade are materializing in a multitude of collections.

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See by Chloé, A/W ’15

The wonderful aspect of the 70’s influence on the Fall 2015 collections is that it strays from your typical free spirited, bohemian look. Rather, this Fall, the 70’s will be manifesting themselves in that classic, power female look that everybody falls in love with when they watch Ali MacGraw play Jenny in the 1970 classic “Love Story.”

Suits, coats, and capes in warm tones graced the runways this past fashion week in a glorious attempt to revive this forgotten but fabulous era in fashion.

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Altuzarra, A/W ’15

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Jill Stuart, A/W ’15

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Tory Burch, A/W ’15

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Derek Lam, A/W ’15

Derek Lam explicitly cited Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow, and Katharine Hepburn as the muses for his collection this season, presenting us with his impeccable interpretation of said “New York Heroines.”

It looks like you won’t be able to miss the pressing influence of this past decade next fall, and I’m all for it. Essentials to get this look below:

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New York in Review

Fashion Month is now in full swing as we move from London to Milan. So my sincerest apologies for taking this long to discuss the greatness that was New York Fashion Week S/S ’15.

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First and foremost, Alexander Wang killed it. Absolutely killed it in every way you could imagine. The extreme sportswear meets street vibes blew it out of the park for me and it made me want to go sporty (which is a big deal for me). Here are my fave looks from the show, and trust me, if I didn’t think showing you the whole collection would bore you to death, I would be showing every piece and discussing it in detail. Check out the entire collection here.

Band of Outsiders Collage

Picking just three collections to discuss was difficult, but I definitely want to talk about less mainstream lines (staying away from Marc Jacobs and Victoria Beckham was hard, but I’ll make it through). Band of Outsiders is one such line for me. First of all: accessories are important. Like more important than you would think in a show. Seriously, check the hats and shoes on the Band of Outsiders’ models. I’d go just for those. But then you look at the whole look and it just sucks you in with the monochrome color scheme with interesting and unique details in every piece. The use of pattern and placement easily draws the eyes around the entire look, something I really enjoyed. Check out their entire collection here.

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Finally, the show I was most excited for: Public School. Ever since seeing these designers on the Fashion Fund (a show everybody needs to watch for educational purposes), I’ve been obsessed, waiting on their every move. I love their sense of street style and I especially appreciate their futuristic twist in this S/S ’15 collection.  View the entire collection here.

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NYFW: Recap

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As New York Fashion week officially ended today with the Marc Jacobs International show, I decided to review my favorite collections of the week with you guys! The first is the Donna Karan show. The edge was undeniable, yet the silhouettes were classic and sophisticated.

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The BCBG Max Azria show was incredible for multiple reasons:

1) Leather

2) Incredible fur pieces

3) Maxi and Midi skirts with boots

4) Need I say more?

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The Coach show was so intriguing in the way that the collection included warm and cozy “log cabin”-esque attire along with sharp looks.

One look would seem as if it would be perfect to wear to a weekend in a cozy lodge and the next look to come out would be a leather mini with a graphic sweater (see left).

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Finally, my favorite collection of the A/W New York Fashion week! The DKNY show blew me away in all its effortlessly cool glory. The fur gillets and mini skirts added up to a perfect city girl look. Watching the show made me want to pack up my bags and move to New York right then. (As if I don’t want to move there badly enough?!)

I can’t wait to see what London, Paris, and Milan have in store for A/W 2014. What were your guys’ favorite collections? Favorite looks? xx

Attendee Inspired

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Coat, Zara / Shirt, Zara / Jeans, H&M / Boots, Jeffrey Campbell / Bag, April in Paris

With New York Fashion Week soon coming to a close and London Fashion Week soon to start, I thought it fitting to do a blog post or two about arguably some of the most important weeks in the fashion industry. I’ve noticed throughout the past couple of Fashion Week seasons that Street Style has become a major part of the Fashion Week experience. Blogs and magazines don’t solely report on what goes on in the tents anymore– they also report on what people are wearing outside of them. With the vast variety of people and looks in NYC, it’s hard not to get inspired by this exciting time. If I were lucky enough to attend a show or two, I can imagine I might wear something like this. The range from casual to dressy is larger than one might expect, and I think that is part of what makes what the attendees are wearing so interesting. xx

P.S. Expect a post about my favorite collections from this New York Fashion Week soon! (There were a lot, so brace yourselves).