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NYFW Spring 2016 Diary: I found my fashion oasis
Alice Olivia: Oh my goddess!
Designer Stacey Bendet, who is nine months pregnant with her third child, brought a womanly #ohmygoddess elegance to this collection. The unexpected pairing of Grecian gowns in a desert backdrop felt modern and fresh. I especially loved the embroidered denim and the romantic yellow floral prints. This show is my idea of a fashion “oasis.”
The shownotes hinted at Tony Burch’s ongoing exploration of how “beauty is enhanced through time and nature.” “There is an emphasis on contrast; natural fabrics paired with iridescence; neutrals with brights; simple shapes with texture and intricate embroideries,” she wrote. Like a richly lived life—the contrasting elements—gave this collection its heart. My fave pieces: Heels inspired by bark and embroidered denim.
The High Line life!
The Coach show drew out the A-list editors, stylists and bloggers to take in this festival friendly eclectic collection. The models, who walked the runway flanked by tall grasses and graham cracker-coloured sand, wore bobo patchwork leather booties and leather jackets that featured Coach’s signature detailing and heritage clasps.
We’ll always have Paris!
Jeremy Scott went from the runway to the big screen at a star-studded NYC premiere. I had a chance to see his documentary, entitled Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer, and it was such a touching and encouraging exposé on the rise of a midwestern farm boy who realized his dream.
Editor shopping tip: Our favourite vintage
Looking for somewhere affordable to hunt for chic and unique fashion finds? Visit Housing Works; a New York City-based non-profit that raises funds to support AIDS programs and combat homelessness. There are 13 Thrift Store outlets located throughout the city, so they’re easy to get to. At my last trip, I found two vintage jackets, two dresses and an Issey Miyake trench coat! #score.