I was so excited to be invited to my first ever New York Fashion Week this season! My first show attending was the first show of the entire week, Nicholas K.
For my fashion week outfit of the day I wore a red lace Kate Spade dress, a Lauren Conrad jacket, nude H&M wedge booties, a cinch belt from Modcloth, an Ashley Bridget black Halyard bracelet and the Rebecca Minkoff Amorous Satchel.
Of course, I matched my nails to my outfit using Essie Fed Up and hand painted a delicate, red lace design inspired by the Kate Spade Selita Solid Lace dress.
I was so impressed by the shows set up. Instead of a traditional runway Nicholas K was set up as a square with a runway down the middle. Models would walk straight down the center runway, turn right and continue around the entire square and then walk back down the center runway. Everyone in the room had a great view with this set up as opposed to the walk-back-and-forth-on-one-straight-line traditional set up.
As everyone was being seated Kelly Cutrone of Next Top Model fame was working. She came right over to where my spot was and chatted with a few show goers before the show started. It was great meeting her since I must admit, I'm a big Next Top Model fan.
The Nicholas K show included both men's and women's wear. Most looks were layered and included oversize jackets.
The color palette was very monochromatic with some dusty shades of maroon, purple and blue.
Many of the jacket and coats had oversize collars or wrap around head wear.
Lots of asymmetrical designs in this show such as the bra this model is wearing.
The rain boots the models wore are Honeywell boots. I kind of which I had my own pair! It would have made walking through the NYC slush so much easier today.
Fur is definitely in this season, both Nicholas K and BCBGMAXAZRIA included multiple fur pieces.
There was a rocker chic feeling with many leather pieces strutting down the runway.
Makeup was done by Lauren Andersen of Avon, hair was done by Jon Reyman of Aveda and the black moto-bob looks the female models were sporting were wigs by It's a Wig!.
One of my favorite looks from this show was the layering on the legs. The cropped shorts were over thick leggings and tall calf socks were pulled over those. I chose not to cover my legs in today's snowy, cold winter weather. That may be why I like the layering so much!
This is one of my favorite looks from the show! I love the pairing of navy blue and black. The garments are baggy, but thin enough to still show the body's silhouette.
More oversize collars, layering and roominess which were constants throughout.
Many of the models were sporting statement, heavy knotted rope bracelets. I was instantly attracted to how large and eye catching they were.
Check out that finale walk! There were 49 looks in total at this show, much longer than I was expecting.
|Photo credit: Andrew Werner|
Of course I'm going to cover the nail art! Nails for the Nicholas K show were created by Gerry Holford, an editorial and commercial manicurist located in NYC. This look was created by using a custom made Bondi polish in Hudson that was made just for this show! Hudson was mattified and a glossy chevron tip of Total Eclipse finished it off. Embellishments of matte black rings really gave the nails some pop and set them apart.
I love this nail look and I"m thinking about trying it out myself. Would you like a tutorial on this matte/shiny chevron nail? What do you think of the Nicholas K Fall/Winter 2014 show?