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New York Fashion Week: Timo Weiland Fall/Winter Show

February 12th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Timo Weiland

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!

Streaming New York Fashion Week Shows On The Go

 

 

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.]

 

Streaming New York Fashion Week Shows On The Go

 

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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Duane Reade #Dr1mm

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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.

Duane Reade #Dr1mm #shop

 

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.

 

 Duane Reade #Dr1mm

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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 Duane Reade #Dr1mm

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

Tracy Reese Then & Now

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.

Tracy Reese Then & Now

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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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Tracy Reese Then & Now 

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Tracy Reese Then & Now

 Tracy Reese Then & Now

 

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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Tracy Reese Then & Now

Tracy Reese Then & Now Spring 2014

Tracy Reese Then & Now Spring 2014

Tracy Reese Then & Now Spring 2014

Tracy Reese Then & Now Spring 2014

Tracy Reese Then & Now Spring 2014

Tracy Reese Then & Now Spring 2014

Tracy Reese Then & Now Spring 2014

Tracy Reese Then & Now Spring 2014

Tracy Reese Then & Now Spring 2014

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

BCBGMAXAZRIA Then & Now

“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’

BCBGMAXAZRIA Then & Now

BCBGMAXAZRIA Then & Now

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…

BCBGMAXAZRIA Then & Now

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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.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Then & Now

 

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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.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Then & Now

 

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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?

 

New York Fashion Week Goes Social With Rebecca Minkoff Snapchat Sneek Peek

September 5th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

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Rebecca Minkoff Snapchat

 

With designers in search of new ways to make collections generate fashion week buzz, many of them resort to social media as the “go to” for the masses.  For its Spring/Summer 2012 show, Burberry decided to debut its collection via Twitter, sending the brand’s name to Twitter’s list of global trending topics at the time. Just last week, it was announced that Carolina Herrera has launched her first social media contest to boost awareness of her bridal line.  It’s no longer show attendees that get the first glance at fashion week looks — this season, for Rebecca Minkoff fans at least, that honor falls to the users of Snapchat.  Now with the power of social media, Rebecca Minkoff has solicited the power of the Snapchat app to debut her Spring 2014 collection moments before they appear on the runway.

 

Rebecca Minkoff Snapchat

 

Snapchat is a two-year old iPhone and Android app that allows users to send messages, photos and videos that automatically self-destruct seconds after they’re viewed.  Sharing sneek peeks of the Spring 2014 collection allows fans to experience the star fashions of the shows even before most editors and show-goers can.  The Rebecca Minkoff team believes  that fashion week involves the consumer just as much as it does the designers, editors and buyers.  Uri Minkoff, the CEO of Rebecca Minkoff says, “We believe in a different approach. We believe the consumer is part of [fashion week], and that their inclusion is going to grow. The consumer has a voice and say in [our] brand, they should get special perks even if they can’t attend the show.”

Are you keeping up with the New York Fashion Week excitement from the comfort of your computer screen?  Check out all the runway shows in it’s entirety here.

Will you be following the Rebecca Minkoff releases on Snapchat?  We’ll be sure to post some of the exclusive sneek peeks via Instagram for your New York Fashion Week enjoyment.

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Fashion’s Biggest Party – Fashion’s Night Out Is Now Over

February 27th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

After four exciting years of shopping til you drop and fashion hangovers, Anna Wintour has officially pulled the plug on fashion’s biggest party – Fashions Night Out.  Fashion’s Biggest Party – Fashion’s Night Out Is Now Over.

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After four years, Anna Wintour has pulled the plug on fashion’s biggest party…

According to the official website “Fashion’s Night Out will go on hiatus in the United States in 2013, in order to enable retailers to channel their resources towards strategies more in keeping with their current priorities.”… WAIT, what about those who priorities include fashionable partying? :/

 

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According to organizers the problem wasn’t unruly shoppers turning quiet neighborhoods into “zoos” so much as it was about money. “The sponsors of the event—Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and NYC & Co.—made the joint decision to go on hiatus so retailers and designers can focus their budgets on projects that are more in line with their specific objectives, rather than a big event on one night in September.”

 


Lisa Lockwood at Women’s Wear Daily reported that the event became a burden for designers and retailers given that “they have had to invest more and more of their resources to maintain a high level of quality, and there unquestionably was some backlash, especially from designers who were staging fashion shows at the same time.” But as the event grew every year there were also logistical problems. After this year’s FNO Hillary Reisenberg wrote a piece at BuzzFeed titled “How A Worldwide Shopping Party Became A Dangerous Liability,” a problem that was particularly evident in New York. She pointed out that in the city the crowds damaged cars and patrons were served drinks with little oversight as to whether or not they were underaged.

While I’ll admit, there were issues of extreme partying that took place during Fashion’s Night Out, the retail event really kicked off New York Fashion Week in a way unlike anything before.  It was a chance for those who are unable to experience life underneath the NYFW tents to become apart of Fashion Week in some way.  (Granted, those same individuals could quite possibly be the same ones featured in the unruly video above, but I digress.)

Will you miss the Fashion’s Night Out experience this year or are you over the pressures of retail therapy hype?  

#NYFW: Michael Kors Fall 2013 Takes Fashion On A Futuristic Journey

February 15th, 2013 by Christen Rochon

If you’re a fan of luxe simplicity with an edge, then Destination Kors by Michael Kors Fall 2013 Collection is for you.  Several celebrities arrived for the New York Fashion Week Fall collection debut including Jada Pinket Smith, Willow Smith & more…

 

Jada Pinket Smith in Emerald reefer coat with belt from the Michael Kors Resort 2013 collection

Jada Pinket Smith in Emerald reefer coat from the Michael Kors Resort 2013 collection

 

Bright lights, fast city and urban athleticism meets uptown polish.  It’s an attitude based on full speed futuristic fashion.  It’s where the endurance of electric colors med the glamour of classic black, whites, olives and charcoals.  The Michael Kors Fall 2013 collection is a luxe take on autumn wih camp, graphic dogstooth patterns and moto tailoring.  Bonded wool coats, jackets and track pants with racing stripe and zipper details. Rubberized shaker knit sweater over perforated felt skirt. Ribbed knit peplum sweater and tube skirt. Black slim dresses with parachute silk trains.  It’s all here in the Michael Kors Fall 2013 collection.  Check out more photos from the runway and the full show below…

 

Michael Kors Fall 2013

Destination Kors Fall 2013

 

Michael Kors Fall 2013

Destination Kors Fall 2013

 

Michael Kors Fall 2013

Destination Kors Fall 2013

 

 

 

Discover the entire Michael Kors Fall 2013 Runway Collection below…

 

What do you think of the Michael Kors – Destination Kors runway collection?  Are you more of a fan of Michael Kors fashions or accessories?  

 

 

photos/video courtesy of Michael Kors

#NYFW: Betsey Johnson Fall 2013 Collection – It’s Vibrant, Quirky & Fun!

February 13th, 2013 by Fashion Staff

As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, one of the highlights of the week is the Betsey Johnson Fall 2013 Collection.  Energetic 70 year old cart wheel diva Betsey Johnson debuted her Fall 2013 Collection to much surprise as most thought she was doomed after filing for bankruptcy. Apparently backer Steven Madden stepped in and save the day.  Best known for her pouffy and frilly dresses, Johnson showed her new active wear line on a catwalk that included cell phones, flirting, and a dynamic exercise routine led by the designer that included running in place, yoga and pull-ups.

 

#NYFW Betsey Johnson Fall 2013

#NYFW Betsey Johnson Fall 2013

 

The garments presented were a mix of workout gear, party dresses, and accessories, all styled together in a wild explosion of colors -yellow, teal and hot pink lyrca -and layers. Cropped workout pants and zip-up jackets were printed with BJKicksA, the theme of for the show itself. Non-active wear clothes included sheer maxi dresses worn over leggings topped with faux fur.

#NYFW Betsey Johnson Fall 2013

#NYFW Betsey Johnson Fall 2013

 

#NYFW Betsey Johnson Fall 2013

#NYFW Betsey Johnson Fall 2013

 

 

#NYFW Betsey Johnson Fall 2013

#NYFW Betsey Johnson Fall 2013

Activewear by Betsey Johnson includes neon-spotted matching pantsets, topped with hot pink quilted vests. Models wearing these sporty numbers ended up prone on the floor, arms outstretched, doing yoga poses!After the model walked, they formed a line, where Johnson led a spirited “class” where tights were used for pulls and champagne bottle were used as resistance. The runway instantly transformed into a yoga studio with a series of curls, crunches, and sit-ups!

 

 

#NYFW Betsey Johnson Fall 2013

#NYFW Betsey Johnson Fall 2013

 

Betsey Johnson closed her show with her daughter Lulu, granddaughters and signature cartwheel with the loudest crowd ovation heard within the tents. What are your thoughts on the Betsey Johnson Fall 2013 collection? Will you be watching the reality TV shows “Betsey and Lulu” next month?

 

Check out more from the Betsey Johnson Fall 2013 Collection below:

 

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