Spring has Sprung at New York Fashion Week!

To say that attending NYFW for the first time is overwhelming would be a complete understatement, but it overwhelms in the greatest, most fab ways ever! The styles, the celebs, the inspiration – We’re definitely going to come back to ATX with even more excitement to cover our growing fashion scene!
One of the biggest ways I’ve been inspired, as a Fashion Week newbie, is by the spring color trends. Some people think of April showers and May flowers and immediately picture Easter egg pastels. The first day’s shows proved that theory wrong, though.
The BCBG Max Azria show drew in some of the top fashion editors (Did you see the Facebook photo of me interviewing Nina Garcia?!), as the designers sent out some beautifully bold looks, which Nina enjoyed from behind Google Glass.
“I wore them backstage, during the show…It’s an honor [to wear them], but I honestly don’t even remember their there!” she stated.
As an editor, she’s always looking for new, exciting, never-seen looks, though her best piece of fashion advice is just to “keep it simple.”
The simple-yet-elegant runway began with light and flowy designs, full of billowy layers and intriguing florals. Slowly, the looks transitioned into darker stuff, that were still flowing, yet brought toughness with leather and an almost tribal-esque floral print. Details like sheerness, slits and strong shoulders tied the collection together.

BCBG Max Azria

Your takeaway from BCBG should be to know that spring style can definitely give off a moto-rocker vibe, while still staying feminine and pretty! A trend of rocker chic we are seeing right now for Fall 2013 appears will continue on into Spring.  Click Here for BCBG Max Azria Gallery Pix
Next up, we sat alongside Christina Ricci and the Jonas Brothers in the Richard Chai show (okay, we were in the press pit, on the same side – close enough), where stripes and black were obviously trending. The collection as a whole was designed for a young, cool and edgy person, as even the male models donned baggy, relaxed-fit suits.
Chai did play with color a little, sprinkling in tangerines, bright teals and yellows, but it was mostly neutral coolness…which he obviously knows about, due to the 90s-styled jacket I saw tied around his waist!
More rippling, elegant red-carpet looks were seen from Tadashi Shoji, who did have more of the
“traditional” soft pastel spring colors. However, he splashed them onto sheer gowns encrusted with sequins, plaid gowns and lace cocktail dresses (lace is not going away along with chiffon). A few even had some fun glitz and fringe, and one even was a favorite combing black lace, sequins and chiffon.  Absolutely yummy!  Click Here for Tadashi Gallery Pix.
Tadashi Shoji

Besides seeing all the great catwalk looks (and being quite tired after a 6:40 AM flight yesterday and having to wait three hours in line for our credentials), we ran into Courtney Kerr from Dallas, a TV host for D and a Bravolebrity from Most Eligible Dallas and the upcoming Courtney Loves Dallas ( You need to also check out her blog, “What Courtney Wore!”). We also saw Joan and Melissa Rivers, and as you can expect, the place went nuts, but Cheryl slowed them down, causing Joan to make us salute to the “Joan Rangers.” She let us know she was hoping to see a “fat ladies’ fashion show,” as she hurried on to film Fashion Police with the JoBros. Furthermore, a hometown face – Christian Ramirez – was busy shooting his standups with the Telemundo crew, and we got some good scoop from the Marie Claire gals.
Courtney Kerr and Bri Thomas

Since Nina – the Creative Director of the magazine – is a judge on Project Runway, we all talked about our love for Daniel Esquivel, and she commented that she’s always surprised how much higher designers raise the bar each year.
“This has been a great season, and the ratings show it,” she said. “We have really great designers, and now, Tim is more involved (We agreed he saved the right person!), so it’s never a dull moment!”
Anne Fulenwilder, the Editor-in-Chief, clued us in that they also already have a panel set up for the 2014 SXSW…So be sure to tune in for details on that, as well as the rest of fashion week.
Next up…Project Runway finale…dang I love this job!

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