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GRAPHIC WARRIOR

2.07.2014









Peter Pilotto skirt // Kate Spade bag // Jessica Simpson booties // Betsey Johnson socks // UNIQLO tights // Topshop necklace and moto jacket // Zara crop top // Ralph Lauren gloves // F21 rings // Brandy Melville bar ring 

New York Fashion Week has S-T-A-R-T-E-D!!! After an extremely exhausting and craze-filled adventure of a day, yesterday, let me just tell you that I am still shaking from all the excitement and the nerves. Just thinking about it makes my heart beat faster than Usain Bolt! So after slapping myself awake with my intensely-caffeinated Blonde Roast soy coffee I rushed out in the thawing weather only to dunk my Shoecult booties an ankle deep in slush! (WARNING: You're probably going to have to learn a few ice-skating tricks or embrace yourself in tacky, stuffed snow boots) So after trekking my way over to Chelsea's High Line Hotel which I may add is tear-jerkingly beautiful, I gleefully announced "Katie Gallagher Show" only to find out that I THOUGHT IT WAS A THURSDAY! So much for my first, confident odyssey to a New York Fashion Week show, am I right? 

After some much-needed retail therapy to Topshop & Zara I came back to the Hotel with a vengeance for redemption. Except the fact that I came 30 minutes early and traipsed up the ancient wooden stairs to find myself backstage where frantic interns and hotheaded photographers were shooting last-minute model shots and laying out name cards on seats! When people use the term "deer caught in the headlights" they definitely aren't using the term loosely because I thought that any second, I would get hit by an truckload of embarrassment. Luckily, I coolly exited the monastery-esque setting and waited. 
After bobbing my head (hello, head trauma!) to snap some pics of the slicked back hair and oxblood, structured jackets, I rushed over to my internship 2 blocks over.

I then got a last-minute text from my fashion show-partner-in-crime to go to the Erin Fetherston show at 6. No problem, right? NOT! After humiliatingly flailing our arms for a taxi during rush hour, we decided to run in the winter-weather as my newly-purchased pants were slipping off every other block. We arrived at the W Hotel with our cheeks flushed and frosty to the touch only to find out it was a presentation and not a show! Erin's clothes are absolutely charming and so retro chic--think blush pink cashmere sweaters and chiffon gloves delicately dotted with effervescent pearls as finishing touches. My favorite piece? The "Charmed..I'm sure" forefront sweater of the presentation and the glittering pleated emerald sweater that twinkled beautifully in the Grand Room. 

After being introduced to an exceedingly handsome man that Jess knew personally, she slyly whispered "That's Erin's husband--he's the lead singer of Cobra Starship" (GOOD GIRLS GO BAD, anyone?). I almost died of being Star-struck and thought it was incredibly adorable how this beautifully reserved and poised platinum-blonde designer is married to this edgy and outspoken rock singer. They were both so sweet & I was so lucky to meet them both--thanks, Jess! I even saw Erin talking to Andrew Bevan from Teen Vogue! I was so tempted to take a bazillion pictures but I knew it'd be a definite no-no. 

As we were ready to leave with Skyn goodie bags in hand, I got an unplanned e-mail from my instructor, Fashion Pulse Daily editor and co-founder, Julia Dinardo who I honestly admire so much about the Peter Pilotto Shopping Preview at Gotham Hall! I knew I couldn't pass it up so I hailed a cab in record-breaking time with Jess and lingered patiently in a block-long line that was especially worth it. The second I walked in, we were bombarded by a melange of dapper individuals cloaked in mink coats while I blindly tiptoed my way to the psychedelic-lit space. After eye-ing the space, I miraculously stole a glimpse of both Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos! I was so deeply immersed in my fashion heaven when I almost tripped and made a complete fool of myself. Smooth. 

Their Target collection is nothing short of fashionable--such punchy prints that any daring fashionista would love to slip in. So with that in mind, we both dared to challenge the lengthy duration of the line filled with hopeful customers to get the first-pick of the collection before it hits stores. Luckily, we kept ourselves busy by taking more shots of the chic area featuring cat-walk worthy beats and even saw a girl casually sipping on champagne in Google glasses. (I have no idea what they do--I just watched a recent episode of The Simpsons on it via Hulu but I'm still so baffled!) Once we entered the cramped shopping room without a changing room and unknowingly elbowed our ways to get our dream items, we both knew this was going to be the ultimate test of our shopping skills. Thank the style heavens for having the skirt I've been eye-ing for the longest time in my size! It was the last one too! A match made in heaven. 

We blissfully closed the night in a calming subway ride back to the W 4 station while I firmly clutched my shopping & goodie bag--I was definitely paranoid someone would steal my coveted skirt! So happy (to say the least) that I got to wear this graphic-saturated pencil skirt before it hits stores in a few days to the Rebecca Vallance show! Now I can catch myself and breathe a sigh of well-deserved relief--well for another hour and a half before I aboard the train to Chelsea for my internship & the Charlotte Ronson show back at the Hub at Hudson! Wish me luck! 

P.S. I wrote a post on Peter Pilotto for Target days before that I will upload very soon for more insight on their work & of course, my love for their work!

85 comments :

  1. those prints together look soooo cool!

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    1. Thank you, Ines! So sweet of you to say :)
      Hope you're having a lovely day!

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  2. Like the jacket and the skirt great outfit.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Jackie!
      I'm absolutely obsessed with the Peter Pilotto skirt--hopefully it'll still stay trendy so I can get more use out of it :)
      Hope you're having a fantastic day! xx

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  3. you look lovely & it sounds like you are having an amazing experience at NYFW so far! so jealous you got to see erin fetherston's collection up close -- i love her!

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Gabby! You're the sweetest :)
      It was so much fun ! xx

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  4. Thanks so much, Gabby!
    That means a lot :)
    Hope you're having a fantastic Friday! xx

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  5. Perfect! I love your style!
    Your gloves are amazing x3

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    ✿ Rinako ✿

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    1. Hope you're having an amazing day Alena! :)

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  7. The skirt is gorgeous, I love the outfit!!!!
    And that necklace is amazing!!!!
    :)

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  8. wonderful outfit, love your look!
    happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you!! Happy weekend to you as well xx

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  9. Love seeing your beautiful smile in your pictures! You should do it more often. Love the skirt. The background for this shoot was so new york. I love it!!!

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    1. Aww, thanks Zack! your comments always make me smile xx
      Love you!

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    2. I love you too!!! See you soon <3

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  10. Hi :)
    i just found your blog now, and i really like it :)
    You have gain a new follower hehehe
    i invite you to visit my little corner, i will put here the link http://free-zing-time.blogspot.pt/
    kisses ♥♥

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    1. Thank you so much! I would love to visit your little corner :)
      That sounds amazing and I'm so happy you like it! xx Means the world to me

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  11. Such a lovely blog dear! Following you now, hope you visit and follow my blog too!♥
    AIMEROSE BLOG

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    1. I will definitely visit your blog!
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment :)

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  12. I love the graphic print of your skirt. It looks so fun and chic at the same time!

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    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot :)

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  13. I absolutely love all of your colourful accessories and that beautiful skirt! Your smile is infectious and genuine! I can totally see your personality shine through these beautiful images :)
    Thank you for your in depth comment on m blog dear!
    Following you on GFC! Keep in touch!

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    1. That is so sweet of you to say! That really just made me so happy xx

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  14. love your necklace, it's adorable, and your skirt is intense with all those wicked patterns! thanks for stopping by my blog! xox

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Have an amzing day xx

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  15. Totally wish I could got to NY fashion week. Love your blog, definitely following you! I applied for 2 colleges in NY, NY (Pace University & Marymount Manhattan) When I get my letters back hopefully I will be up there next fall and we could be able to get connected! Your look here is gorgeous! Stay in touch.
    www.kierramakayla.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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    1. That would be so amazing! Can't wait to hear more about what happens with your future plans! :)

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  16. aww, that's wonderful that you found it in your size! Love the photos~
    Thanks for visiting and for the sweet comment~

    http://annaindeed.blogspot.com

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    1. Of course, Anna! I love talking to bloggers :)

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  17. Love this outfitxx

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  18. After this reading this post, I can completely say I am envious of you this season! NYFW is sure to be such an amazing experience – and you seem to be having it all! This outfit is lovely – the skirt + jacket combination is to die for.
    I am now following you on GFC! Looking forward to keeping up with all your fashion week adventures and more :)

    xo, Meera | www.momentswithmeera.com
    twitter + instagram: @meeranavlakha

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    1. Thank you so much, Meera! That means so much to me xx

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  19. Fabulous look! It's an awesome print combo. The Zara top is so pretty :)

    Jasmine xx For a Real Woman

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  20. Hello! I am Sheyanne I just nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out my blog theretrorenegade.blogspot.com

    -Xoxo

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  21. I am lusting after your skirt it is so stunning!

    I have a huge favour to ask. Could you please please please tell me how you got social media icons in your navbar? Or even the tutorial you used to teach yourself? It would be so greatly appreciated!!

    www.pookybanana.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Hannah! Of course! :)

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  22. I really love this look especially the skirt is so cool and stylish!

    Much love xxx
    http://christinanista.blogspot.de/

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  23. girl you are AMAZING. Can I just tell you that I'm so glad I found your blog? Like, really. Your style is amazing, I love how you paired this outfit! And your blog is like perfection.
    So thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog and following me. I definitely follow you back!

    Looking forward to see more posts! Keep in touch honey :)

    Lots of love from Zurich, Lory xxxx

    http://nomoneyforhighfashion.blogspot.ch/

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    1. You are seriously the nicest! That is so sweet of you to say! xx
      You're making me blush :)

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  24. Oh my goodness, what a day! Sounds like one of those days when you are so relieved to be home and curl up in bed, but still exhilarating, because you got your coveted skirt, so how could it not be! You look amazing! Love all the patterns.

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely! It was such an exhausting day but it was really fun and exhilarating like you said! Very well said, Lauren :)
      Hope you have an amazing day and thank you so much! xx

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  25. Sounds like an amazing time! Love your Peter Pilotto skirt paired with the striped top. Absolutely chic indeed! I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back!

    StylizedLuxe
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    xo Jess

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  26. Great outfit, love the skirt!!!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  27. I love your recap---I felt like I was there and in the frantic moment with you! What luck, getting last min invites and snagging that skirt. I'm definitely pinning one of these pictures to keep as fashion inspiration.

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. thank you so so much! Loved reading your comment :)

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  28. What a beautiful piece you got from the target collection!

    xoxo, KP
    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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    1. Thank you! It's one of my favorites :)

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  30. hahah oh my goodness sooo many mishaps! but that's how usually the first time of anything goes- i'm sure next year it'll go much more smoothly ;) also, THAT SKIRT! it's SUCH a gorgeous piece, and i love how you paired it with stripes! it's so bold and creative, i absolutely love it

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Right?! It's hilarious how that works!
      Thank you!

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  31. Absolutely love everything about this look! So gorgeous!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  32. Love that jacket and boots! X

    www.jussstfashion.blogspot.nl

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica ! :)
      Hope you're having a lovely day !

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  34. love that skirt and the collection you've inspired me to go check it out! I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back! xo Agatha

    www.ironyofashi.com

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  35. You look amazing, totally digging this look :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  36. Hey you got that skirt! It looks great on you and I love how you combined it!
    xx

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  37. What a great look and blog! Thank you for your comment ;)... I love the concept of your blog and its title! Bravo! I follow you <33

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  38. Thanks sweetie for your visit and your Nice comment ,
    I follow you with pleasure, now It's your turn :)

    Kisses

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  39. What an inspiring look sweetie! I love it!

    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog! Let's stay in touch! <3

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
    New Blog Post: 15 Things Every Woman Must Have

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  40. This look is amazing! Hope you're staying warm in the cold weather!

    Justin
    Walking, Talking Style

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