NY Fashion Week – Lela Rose

Most of us may be focused on Sochi, but there is a lot happening here in New York. Fashion Week is under way and designers, bloggers, retailers and photographers are convening at Lincoln Center and throughout the city.
One of my all time favorite designers and fellow Dallasite, Lela Rose, showed her Fall 2014 Collection yesterday. Her designs are feminine, elegant, beautifully made and wearable in a timeless way. 
Here are her instagrams as she chronicles the 10 days before the show…from inspiration to the catwalk. Enjoy!

Later this week, I’ll share with you a few of my favorite independent fashion retailers and how you can follow what they are buying and what’s currently in store. That is one of the best ways I know how to support small businesses and to find pieces that really help you create a personal “look”.

Fashion friendly months are ahead…let’s get ready!

images: lela rose

Calling All the Fashionistas

It’s time to tap into your inner Rachel Zoe!
New York Fashion Week is just a couple of weeks away…and Bergdorf Goodman and Polyvore have teamed up with an amazing opportunity…for someone to style Linda Fargo.
Not only will Linda wear an ensemble inspired by the winning entry to one of the shows, but the winner will get to accompany Linda to that show. Of course you couldn’t wear any old thing…so the kind folks at BG are giving you a $2500 shopping spree so you will look Fashion Week chic. They’ll also gussie you up with hair and makeup, courtesy of the John Barrett Salon and Trish McEvoy.
Contest ends Monday, January 31st, so you’d better hop to it!
In case you’re the lucky winner, here’s a peek into Linda’s survival bag for Fashion Week, so you’ll know what to bring with you. 
What’s inside? Click here to find out.
Like many little girls who liked to play dress up, attending Fashion Week last year (Tory Burch and Michael Kors shows), was definitely a dream come true for me. 
Have you been to Fashion Week before? Would you go if you could?

Runway of Life

If Life were a Runway….I’d throw my shoulders back, lift up my head and walk with purpose. And, I think I’d like to wear Valentino red. 
Fashion Week is about to kick off in NYC (at Lincoln Center for the first time) and Fashion Night Out, conceived last year as a stimulus to the struggling fashion world, is happening Friday, Sept 10th around the globe. 
Consider doing your part to support the fashion industry and have fun while you’re at it. 
Whether it’s a new pair of leopard trimmed gloves or an entire ensemble, even without spending it, I’ll bet you’ll feel like a million bucks!
Are you a fan of fashion?