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[Event Recap] Relax, Renew And Recharge NYFW Event #NYFWRRR

September 15th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

[EVENT RECAP]  Thursday, September 11th – In celebration of another successful New York Fashion Week dozens of editors, bloggers and fashion enthusiasts attended “Relax, Renew and Recharge” #NYFWRRR lounge at Inglot Chelsea Studios in NYC.  Hosted by Ty Alexander of GorgeousinGrey.com, Christen Rochon of DivasandDorks.com and Kéla Walker of KelasKloset.com – collectively known as the Digital Sorority group – invited guests experienced live beauty demonstrations and complementary makeovers from Angela’s Hair Studio and Inglot Cosmetics.

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Once guests received complementary makeovers, many of them took to the #NYFWRRR selfie booth for unfiltered party moments shared on social media and beyond.

 

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The #NYFWRRR Selfie Booth was in full swing and the life of the post fashion week party.

 

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Hands on demonstration of the latest AT&T smartphones by knowledgeable product specialists.

 

In addition to beauty services and selfies, guests enjoyed hands-on interaction with AT&T products including the LG G Vista, Amazon Fire, LG G 3, G Watch and other exciting devices sure to empower any stylish editor on the go.  During the social media charged event, guests got social during the Relax, Renew and Recharge Twitter party and won amazing prizes including LG G Vista smartphones and accessories from AT&T, makeover prizes from Angela’s Hair Studio and Inglot Cosmetics, Resurgence power cases from OtterBox and more.

 

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Guests also enjoyed a special 20% off shopping experience for the must have beauty products for Fall.

 

Many guests walked away with giftbags filled with full size beauty products from SheaMoisture and Beautiful Textures, prizes and great memories concluding another series of New York Fashion Week events.  For more information, photos and get in on the post fashion week conversations follow #NYFWRRR online and visit DigitalSorority.com.

 

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NYFWRRR grand prize winner receives her new LG G Vista smartphone from AT&T product specialists.

 

Thanks to our amazing sponsors Angela’s Hair Studio, OtterBox, Inglot, SheaMoisture, Beautiful Textures and AT&T powering Relax, Renew and Recharge this fashion week season.  See you next year!

 

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 Special thanks to all that attended #NYFWRRR from the hosts Christen, Kéla and Ty of Digital Sorority.

Harlem’s Fashion Row Creates Collective Style & Commerce During NYFW

September 12th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, it’s only right that I share one of my favorite annual events from the epicenter of all things fly and fashionable in NYC.  Harlem’s Fashion Row events powered by Pandora kicked off fashion week fun with a Blogger’s Breakfast (sponsored by McDonald’s) as well as an editors luncheon offering a preview of the designer collections that would be gracing the runway during the 7th Annual HFR Runway Show and Style Awards.

 

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 Designer Kianga “Kiki Kitty” Peterson (K. Milele) seen with models at HFR Editors Luncheon Sept. 4 in NYC.

 

After media previews throughout the week, celebrities near and far gathered to NYC for the 7th Annual Harlem’s Fashion Row Runway Show And Style Awards.  A show filled with designers from near and far, the HFR show is one of the anticipated runway events of each season.  In addition to K. Milele designs, models dominated the runway in Harlem HaberdasheryJosh and Nicol and kept fashion fans in awe during the entire show.  Discover moments from the show and surprise model appearances below.

 

 

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TV personalities Miss Lawrence and Bevy Smith attend Harlem’s Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show

 

 

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Iconic model Beverly Johnson attends Harlem’s Fashion Row 7th Annual Fashion Show And Style Awards

 

 

 

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A model wearing K. Milele during HFR Fashion Show

 

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Model Bree Scullark wearing K. Milele during during HFR runway show

 

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Recording artist Fat Joe walks the runway wearing Harlem Haberdashery during HFR runway show

 
About HFR
Brandice Henderson, CEO and Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, has over 12 years of experience in fashion ranging from retail, buying, costing, and production. In May 2007, Henderson created HFR and produced the first fashion show which received critical acclaim and a mention in Women’s Wear Daily.

In just 5 years, Brandice moved Harlem’s Fashion Row from a small restaurant venue to the striking Allen Room at Lincoln Center. She’s gained corporate support from companies such as Target Stores, Iman Cosmetics, Sprite Green, and BET. Harlem’s Fashion Row has also been covered by NY Daily News, New York Time Out, and Jones Magazine as well as NYC TV “That’s So New York”, The Cut, NY Racked, Black Enterprise, and Centric.

Harlem’s Fashion Row is now a movement to increase diversity in fashion by producing events to teach, inspire, and encourage as well as by providing a platform for designers of color during fashion week. Harlem’s Fashion Row is a business with a purpose.

Relax, Renew And Recharge During NYFW! #NYFWRRR

September 11th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

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Is it just us or does NYFW suck away all of your energy too? The NYFW madness has just begun and we’ve been running to fashion shows, hopping in and out of cabs, waiting impatiently for the trains and just as quickly as it began, it’s now almost over.

Since we’ve survived another hectic fashion week we’ve decided to reward everyone for their hard work.  We’re bringing our Relax, Renew and Recharge event back with AT&T and this time, we’ve moved closer to the fashion week action – just steps away from Milk Studios in Chelsea NYC.

This year, we have some amazing prizes and gift bags for all our hard-working NYFW friends and we can’t wait to catch up, talk shop and Relax, Renew and Recharge from all the fashion week excitement this season!

Relax, Renew & Recharge with INGLOT & AT&T

RELAX with an evening of free blow-outs, makeovers and beauty consultations by the world’s leading beauty brands. RENEW with a little “retail therapy” – complementary INGLOT gift cards for shopping during the event. RECHARGE from NYFW by tweeting for a chance to win AT&T smartphones, gift cards and more than $1000 in prizes!

Join Christen of DivasandDorks.com, Ty of GorgeousinGrey.com and Kela of KelasKloset.com for an evening of pampering, networking and more!

Did you miss our last #NYFWRRR event?  Relive the experience here and don’t forget to reserve your spot for an amazing celebration of Fashion Week Survival below!  See you there!

Click here to RSVP: nyfwrrr.eventbrite.com

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NYFW: DVF Spring 2015 Gingham Prints, Pops Of Color and Naomi Campbell

September 8th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

If there’s one show I look forward to witnessing every season, it has to be the DVF collection by Diane Von Furstenburg herself.  Always filled with statement pieces for the everyday woman, this collection houses much much than the iconic wrap dress – and that’s where the anticipation builds year after year.  Who knew this season’s off-site show would house such stylish moments with gingham, the legendary Pat McGrath, fashion’s newest “IT-GIRL” Kendall Jenner and fashion icon Naomi Campbell.

 

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Legendary makeup guru, Pat McGrath sharing her favorite beauty tips for the DVF model looks.

 

 

My DVF fashion fun began hours before the show with lead stylist Orlando Pita (for CHI Haircare) & Beauty Guru Pat McGrath.  Throughout the sea of beautiful models laughing, snapping selfies and getting their finishing touches on hair, nails and makeup – a commanding, yet motherly  voice arises “Orlando, Orlando!”  and in walks Diane Von Furstenburg herself.

 

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Diane and lead hair stylist Orlando Pita share a moment before the show.

 

After a few moments of praise, Diane and her team rushed to the the runway in preparation for the show rehearsal.  One by one, the models dressed in bright and bold golds, blues and greens walked the runway for final approval before the big show.

 

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An impromptu photo shoot keeps the models busy while waiting for the rehearsal to begin…

 

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Lined up and ready to go, the models await their turn to rock the runway during rehearsal.

 

 

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A look of bold colors, mixed prints and no shortage of separates in the DVF Spring 2015 collection

 

 

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Who doesn’t love DVF printed gingham bags and matching heels?

 

Once the show began, everyone was all abuzz about Kendall Jenner walking in the show, but it wasn’t until the showstopper herself – Naomi Campbell walked the runway that upped the anti on what could be considered a great Spring show.

 

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Kendall Jenner struts down the runway in this monochromatic DVF frock…

 

 

 

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Naomi Campbell shocked guests as the surprise show-stopping model gracing the DVF runway.

 

 

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The legend Diane Von Furstenberg appears for her ovation after the finale of her show.

 

Filled with bra tops, baby doll dresses and plenty of leg-worthy frocks to go around, this DVF collection is definitely more vacation friendly than office friendly, but hey that’s what makes DVF so great right?  I mean, we have more than enough wrap dresses to go around so this collection is a welcomed suite of fun fashions for any woman to enjoy next spring!

 

Check out more looks from the DVF Spring 2015 collection below.

 

 

What do you think?  Do you love the collection, adore Naomi Campbell or think Kendall Jenner looked stellar?  Share your thoughts below.

 

 

New York Fashion Week: Timo Weiland Fall/Winter Show

February 12th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR:  Timo Weiland  DESIGN DIRECTOR:  Alan Eckstein  HEAD DESIGNER:  Donna Kang

 

Filled with plenty of patterns, prints and polka dots, the Timo Weiland show was one of the cleanest ready-to-wear shows I’ve seen all season long.  The Fall 2014 collection drew on Timo’s local New York design concept, and built upon it in reflection of the Hudson River, and adventurous weekends spent upstate with friends.

Inspiration for this collection also came from a still from an unnamed Cindy Sherman film.

In the still, a woman with a short, brazen haircut is stopped on a bicycle in the middle of the road, harshly looking back at something unknown. Behind the woman is a blurred barren road, leading off into the mountains. To Timo & Alan, this translated to a vibrant take on earthy tones, textured knits, plaids, and a mix of graphic prints.

 

Look 25:  “Ansley” Polka Dot Crewneck Knit with “Taryn” Pencil Skirt in Painted Dot.

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Look 19:  “Warren” Buffalo Plaid Knit with “Taryn” Plaid Pencil Skirt.

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Look 6:  “Carrie” Dress in blue, teal, black, and white stripe.

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Look 4:  “Tracy” T-Shirt in Blue Metallic Leather with “Bianca” Ottoman Knit Skirt in blue and white.

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Check out the entire Timo Weiland Fall/Winter Show finale walk below:

 

Overall this collection had a little of something for everyone.  Based on a few of my favorite looks in the collection listed above, which runway style could you see yourself wearing?  Share your favorite look below.

 

 

Streaming New York Fashion Week Shows On The Go #NYFW #MBFW

February 7th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

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With NYFW shows scattered throughout the entire city and the introduction of The Pavilion- a brand new venue at Lincoln Center, and The Hub at Hudson-a flexible presentation space for emerging talent just minutes from the Tents, it’s practically impossible to watch all the shows – all the time, until now.  The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 Collections have been much talked about over the last few weeks following the announcement of new changes for the shows and now we have your front row seat to all the action.

If you’re looking to find all the New York Fashion Week shows all in one place, you’ve found it!  Watch all of the streaming New York Fashion Week shows on the go with DivasandDorks.com.

Once again, we have ALL of the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week shows streaming live on the web and on your smartphone device.  That means, no matter if you’re running late to a show – or if you’re stuck inside a show waiting for the fashion to begin, you’ll always have a constant stream of fashion in the palm of your hands – right here and right now!

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Did I mention that we’re mobile too? You can watch streaming New York Fashion Week shows on the go easily.  [Simply go to DivasandDorks.com on your mobile device and scroll down to the bottom of the page for fashion week coverage on your mobile device.]

 

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The preliminary lineup for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 Collections includes: NICHOLAS K, BCBGMAXAZRIA, RAOUL, RICHARD CHAI, CREATURES OF THE WIND, TADASHI SHOJI, DESIGUAL, TOME, MARISSA WEBB, DANIEL VOSOVIC, TODD SNYDER, GO RED FOR WOMEN ®/THE HEART TRUTH ® RED DRESS COLLECTIONSM, MARK AND ESTEL, ZIMMERMANN, REBECCA VALLANCE, CARMEN MARC VALVO, PEDRO DEL HIERRO MADRID, TRINA TURK, NAUTICA, REBECCA MINKOFF, HACHE, NICOLE MILLER, CHARLOTTE RONSON, ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, EMERSON BY JACKIE FRASER-SWAN, RUFFIAN, LACOSTE, JILL STUART, SON JUNG WAN, KOONHOR, HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA, MARA HOFFMAN, ADEAM, IVAN AGUILAR, MONIQUE LHUILLIER, ASIA FASHION COLLECTION, VENEXIANA, LELA ROSE, DKNY, DAVID TLALE, CUSTO BARCELONA, PARKCHOONMOO, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, VIVIENNE TAM, GEORGINE, MESKITA, MATHIEU MIRANO, CAROLINA HERRERA, NOON BY NOOR, TOMMY HILFIGER, ANGEL SANCHEZ, DENNIS BASSO, ALON LIVNÉ, MILLY BY MICHELLE SMITH, KATYA LEONOVICH, REEM ACRA, RICARDO SECO, ZAC POSEN, DONNA KARAN NEW YORK, TORY BURCH, J.CREW, BADGLEY MISCHKA, JENNY PACKHAM, DIESEL BLACK GOLD, LIBERTINE, NAEEM KHAN, CONCEPT KOREA, PAMELLA ROLAND, MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, SKINGRAFT, THE ART INSTITUTES, MICHAEL KORS, NANETTE LEPORE, LIE SANG BONG, KAUFMANFRANCO, HUGO BOSS, BETSEY JOHNSON, MARIST COLLEGE PRESENTS BETSEY JOHNSON REPRISE, CLOVER CANYON, CUTECIRCUIT, ANNA SUI, ZANG TOI, RALPH LAUREN, RACHEL ZOE, J. MENDEL, CALVIN KLEIN, BIBHU MOHAPATRA and HERNAN LANDER.

How do you keep up with all of the New York Fashion Week action?  Are you running from show to show or catching the latest fashion roundups online?  What are some of your favorite fashion blogs covering New York Fashion Week?  Share your insights below.

Five Ways To Optimize Your iPhone Use During NYFW

February 6th, 2014 by Christen

If you’re one of the “lucky ones” underneath the New York Fashion Week tents at Lincoln Center, chances are that you’re using your smartphone to death.  More than likely, your smartphone is your precious baby that you use to connect with others on and offline.  You use your smartphone to share your fashionable experiences, chronicle style moments and more – but did you know that you may not be using your smartphone correctly?  Check out five ways to optimize your iPhone use during NYFW below…

 

iphone alarm1.  Stop Keeping Your iPhone Plugged in Overnight…

Letting your iPhone charge while you sleep at night might be convenient, but it’s not the best way to keep your iPhone damage free during this busy week.  Leaving your iPhone plugged in after it’s already fully charged can damage your battery over time and it could start dying more quickly.  Try charging it throughout the days you can unplug it once it’s fully charged.

 

2.  Give Your iPhone a Time Out…

You really should be turning your phone off periodically, or your battery will die faster than it should.  Leaving it on and idle stresses the battery, experts say.  If you, like me – use your phone as an alarm clock, consider picking up a cheap desktop alarm and shut your phone off at night  (you’ll save radiation exposure AND give your smartphone the break that it deserves.)

 

3.  Stop Leaving the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled All the Time…

When your iPhone has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled and isn’t using one or both, it’s just wasting energy.  As you wander around, navigating throughout the city for your next show, you’re not likely going to need or want Wi-Fi or Bluetooth all the time.  You’re better off leaving both off and just turning them on when you need them.

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4.  Filming shows in portrait mode…

Hey you!  Did you know that you’re actually supposed to film videos horizontally – not vertically?  You’ve seen those videos filmed in vertically mode – not cute.  Film your awesome fashion week moments the correct way, so that your friends and family can enjoy them without the “black frame of death”.

 

5.  Protect Your iPhone With A Passcode…

According to Apple, half of iPhone users do not lock their phones.  If you don’t have a passcode on your iPhone and it’s stolen, your identity and personal information is completely open and available for the thief to grab.  And while you’re at it – quit walking around with your iPhone in your hand.  Around 40 percent of the robberies in major cities (including NYC) now involve mobile devices, so it’s actually pretty dangerous to walk around carelessly with your iPhone out.

 

If you keep these tips in mind while navigating through the fashion week chaos, your iPhone will thank you and last as long as you do!  Did we miss anything?  What are your favorite smartphone tips and tricks you use during New York Fashion Week?  Share your ideas and tips below.

Stay Fashion Forward Everyday With Duane Reade #DR1MM

September 10th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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New York Fashion Week is in full swing and it already has already claimed the sanity of many stylish show goers.  Both veterans and new attendees alike know that you only have so much room, so much energy, and so much head space to get it right and make the most out of your NYFW experience.  But did you know that there are fashion week essentials necessary to keep your fashion week moving smooth and that you can get them all at your neighborhood Duane Reade?

New York Fashion Week survival items like aspirin, band-aids, snacks and makeup can all be found in your favorite Duane Reade shopping aisle for your fashion overload relief.  Last week, I stopped inside of the Duane Reade across from Lincoln Center to ask fashion fans about their New York Fashion week shopping experience. With thousands of items in store everyday, there are a million reasons to shop Duane Reade.

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Check out my recent Duane Reade shopping experience and if you’re looking for New York Fashion Week fun, stop by Duane Reade for a fashion event filled with beauty, giftbags and fun.  Stop by for FREE beauty goodies and makeovers while being served youthH2O Age Defying Smoothies at the Fashion Week Beauty Event taking place on 9/12 from 4-8pm at the Duane Reade Look Boutique at 1889 Broadway. Learn more via Duane Reade below.

 

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Get into the celebration with Duane Reade!  Duane Reade is celebrating 1 Million Twitter followers all month long!  Get into the conversation by following the #DR1MM hashtag online.

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Disclosure:  I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Duane Reade. #DR1MM #cbias #SocialFabric

 

New York Fashion Week: Tracy Reese Then & Now (Fall 2013 / Spring 2014)

September 9th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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She’s a Detroit native, the world-reknown designer favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama and Tracy Reese has done it again with her Spring 2014 ready to wear collection.

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From 2010 to now FLOTUS has always been a fan of Tracy Reese designs.

We recently spotted First Lady Michelle Obama celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in the Tracy Reese Fall 2013 collection look that debuted in February. Take a look at FLOTUS evolving Tracy Reese styles and in case you needed a style refresher, you can check out some of our favorite Fall 2013 looks below.

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Are you ready for a vibrant, colorful and island-infused looks from the runway?  The Tracy Reese Spring 2014 collection is a breath of fresh Havana air with lady like silhouettes of lace, eyelets and pastels.  White lace, midi floral dresses and a flouncy tanks punctuate an airy and bright Spring 2014 collection.  Add a  sprinkle of “First Lady” worthy frocks and eye-catching patterns and you’ve got yourself a collection that you’ll soon never forget.

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For more Tracy Reese designs and collections to wear today visit TracyReese.com or check out her collection online at Nordstrom.com.

New York Fashion Week: BCBGMAXAZRIA Then & Now (Fall 2013 / Spring 2014)

September 5th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future…this is known as fashion week.”  - Carrie Bradshaw ‘Sex and the City’

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BCBGMAZAZRIA Fall 2013 vs Spring 2014

Every New York Fashion Week, I find myself looking back at seasons past to guide my Lincoln Center uniform and get a gasp on closet “must haves” for the upcoming season.  Drifting through magazines in search for the season’s hottest trends, can become a bit cumbersome – so I thought, why not just go back to the source?  Designer runways is where all the hot trends are birthed, so why not revisit designer runway pasts while in anticipation of next season’s hautest looks.

Looking for ways to transition your summer wardrobe into cool, crisp Autumn months?  One word.  Layers.  Silk shift dresses laid the foundation of the BCBGMAXAZRIA gypsy-infused Fall 2013. Add cleanly knit, slouchy sweaters and beanies coupled with a choice of loose-fitting outerwear and you’ve got the collection down in a nutshell.  If you’re anxious to slip into Fall fashions early, check out more Fall runway trends to try with Five Fall Fashion Trends You Can Wear Today…

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Need a reminder of  BCBGMAXAZRIA looks fresh off the runway for Fall 2013, here are a few standout looks and full runway show below.

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If this Fall’s collection was all about layers, then Spring is all about shedding them towards fashion freedom with these easy-to-wear looks from BCBGMAXAZRIA collection.  Spread across a neutral palette, the models showcased pops of life with snake-embossed leather skirts, watercolor floral prints, and embroidered tulle tops. Anyone can be BCBG, and this show proved just how effortless it is. Now for a look into the future, BCBGMAXAZRIA debuts the Spring 2014 looks earlier today from New York Fashion Week.

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What do you think about BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2013 vs Spring 2014 collections?  Are you ready to incorporate layers into your daily wardrobe or are you ready to be in a Spring-like state of mind?

 

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