NYFW Diaries: September 9th

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lights! Camera! Fashion!

This is just a note to say that I am alive after surviving Day 1 of my New York Fashion Week itinerary. I'm covering the shows for Dossier Journal, so do head over there to read my writeups (which should be posted over the next day or so), but I will post some photos and commentary of my own in this space.

Today I covered presentations for Jenni Kayne, Rachel Antonoff, Erro, the runway show for Haleh Nematzadeh and a party for Preen Line. I made the rookie mistake of not packing some comfortable flats for the grueling trek between shows. Note to self: PACK FLAT SHOES! Argh!

Jenni Kayne was all about sportswear with a twist and the ending of the presentation had some silver sequin eyecandy for yours truly! Sequin leggings: to buy or not to buy? What do you think? Some behind the scenes notes: this small presentation space was really not large enough to fit the fashion crowd that charged in there with their bulky camera equipment. I kept stepping out for air!

Jenni Kayne Spring 2010

Jenni Kayne Spring 2010

Jenni Kayne Spring 2010

Rachel Antonoff was predictably adorable, with a presentation done home theater troupe style at a small theater on the Lower East Side. Alia Shawkat on stage! What more can you ask for? The clothing was also... for lack of a better word, adorable. My heart lept when I saw all that tulle. You know how I feel about tutus.

Rachel Antonoff Spring 2010

Rachel Antonoff Spring 2010

Rachel Antonoff Spring 2010

Erro is a new line by designer Anna Larson (pictured third snap below), and it was a pleasure to check out this presentation, which was housed in a fairly dark, club-like atmosphere. The clothing consisted of simple separates using a contrast of black and white. Lots of dark layers and leather.

Erro Spring 2010

Erro Spring 2010

Erro Spring 2010

Haleh Nematzadeh is a Patricia Field alum and it shows. Lots of clubwear inspired clothing. And a special surprise ending! Lydia Hearst opened the show and she is really doll-like in person.



The party for Preen Line at Soho Grand was packed with my downtown crushes: the designers themselves, fashion writer Lynn Yaeger, Leigh Lezark of MisShapes (who is even tinier in person) and socialite Fabiola Beracasa. They were showing a film of the Spring 10 collection, but it was too bright to see the projection.

Overall: an exhausting but fun day!

P.S. Chicisimo recently featured me on their site. I'm kind of embarrassed of that photo. But whatevs. Go check it out and vote for me if you like ;)

P.P.S. Someone just sent me this email: if you're going to be at Bryant Park on September 11th from 2-4 pm, models will be handing out ice cream cones, all while wearing Quail Spring 2010 out of a Van Leeuwan ice cream truck. This is an adorable idea! Also, you have a chance to win a new Swatch watch if you follow @SwatchUS on Twitter and blurt out the code word to one of the Quail models. I may be there on Friday so I might scope out the scene!


janettaylor said...

How exciting! I'm envious! haha! Thanks for sharing it!


Intrinsically Florrie said...

Love the Jenni Kayne sequinned dress! It's gorgeous.

The Rachel Antonoff collection looks fantastic! Love, love, love the black lace dress in the third photo!

Florrie x

Mads said...

I want the Hale white dress!! I'm so excited for all you guys attending fashion week..=)

Sher said...

Haleh White dress reminds of an 80s bridesmaid dress. Those puff sleeves and the v shaped waistline. Maybe that was the inspiration.

Can't wait to see more!

Vik said...

I love your photos! love the sculptured dresses!! Do you a twitter account? im thinking of getting one but dont really know how to use it or how to make it work for my blog. If you had any advice you could give me would be so greatful as i really admire your blog.
magpie-girl.blogspot.com xx

LifestyleBohemia said...

Love these photos! Everyone looks so beautiful & glamorous. Thanks for sharing your experience!

dot said...

Hey Dee, looks fabulous!! Will look in more detail later, just running out the door. Just wanted to spread the word about something you probably already know about:


Speak soon - have fun - you clearly are!! Thanks sweets.


Brigadeiro said...

Wow, gorgeous pics! Were these taken with your 'new toy'? Brilliant! ;)

Diana said...

my friend knew the girl behind Quail. So crazy to see her get so big!

alwayslistentoyourart said...

i would love to be there! i'm envious (in the good way)
your're so lucky fashion week!
it's so exciting!
love your blog

daisychain said...

I'm so jealous of you! Loving the photos.

Taylor Sterling said...

You don't understand how I adore Rachel Antonoff! She is so rad. I love reading all of your coverage. Keep oit up girl! xoxo

alexkeller said...

i want to go for ice cream!

jaassnnaa said...

beautifu fashion pictures

WendyB said...

I'm in favor of sequined pants or leggings. I think pants are a little more practical -- as in they'll be easier to wear long after the sequin craze is past again -- but those leggings look beautiful.

Talk Pretty To Me said...

Love that sequined dress and my absolute fav flower the hydrangea!



Susan said...

oh I envy you... great summary!
thanks for sharing, dear

la petite fashionista said...

Can not WAIT to read all of your insight on fashion week!it makes me giddy! great shots from the collections you've seen! I really love how designers are getting really creative with how they show their clothes now!

Claudette said...
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Claudette said...

Thanks for the comment. Sounds like you're having a great time! I can't wait for London Fashion Week. Am liking the look of 'Erro'...definately my style

Nerdic.. said...

Just came across your blog and it looks great!
And gorgeous clothes from the collection!
X, fashion-nerdic.

JHE'ANELL said...



Shopn'Chomp said...

Hiya! Lovin' your NYFW posts!

P.S I tried to go vote for you but the link doesn't work. :(

Hanako66 said...

you have no idea how much I am loving this...keep em coming D!

vitaMinn style said...

I'm so J-E-A-L-O-U-S! Maybe you need an assistant to remind you to bring your flats?! I'll work for free. ;-)

styletrip said...

thanks for sharing "behind the scenes" with us; we get to see surprising snapshots and info.congrats for being there and enjoy the rest of the FW! xo

Emilie said...

That's exciting! I love the sequined dress of Jenni Kayne!

wolfwhistle said...

Love those two tone sequin leggings! Amazzzing. And the ruffled back on that dress. Gorgeous.

Dallas Shaw said...

i love the jenni kayne looks

Dani said...

great blog & photos!


xtinagirl said...

Deannnneeee this looks amazing! :) I wish I could be in NYC but sadly, I'm on the opposite side of the coast!

Hurting feet in heeeeels, that's exactly why I started buying more flats!


Livie said...

Fantastic coverage - really in love with the white dress.

The Rachel Antonoff concept was really fun and cute, and I love the poster outside the theatre.

Those sequined leggins are pretty rock n roll and i'm all for that, except you know they'll probably only last a season, right? as long as you're prepared for that, I'd say go for it!

Taylor Sterling said...

Amazing pics. Looove this! Thanks you for the post!

Kristin said...

Loving the coverage. Can't wait to see what's next! The Erro goodies are speaking to me. : )

Denise @ Swelle said...

Oh, I'm so happy you're there taking in all this fantastic fashion. You make me wish I was there. Even more. LOVE your outfits! xxx

Gabbi said...

Amazing fun!! Such lovely designs and obvious excitement. Thanks so much for sharing!

Miss Neira said...

awesome photos! so exciting! very jealous!!

Fashionable Earth said...

and we are obsessed with Haleh's S/S 2010 collection, love it!! http://fashionableearth.org/blog/2009/11/10/haleh-nematzadeh/

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