Archive for September, 2013

September 26, 2013

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard

My first Virginia vineyard experience was a very special one. At just two and a half years young, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in picturesque Charlottesville, VA was the ultimate backdrop to a beautiful event and dinner… not to mention my first at the magazine.

Each and every detail was meticulously planned and the event, seamless and stunning. For those looking for a wedding and/or event venue in the Virginia area, this property is a no-brainer. Or if you’re simply looking to take a drive and escape for a long weekend, I suggest paying a visit to their Tasting Room and ordering a glass of wine and one of the many tasty items off their menu… you can’t go wrong with the heirloom tomatoes, gulf shrimp, or crudo.

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September 25, 2013

NYFW: neutrals

September 24, 2013

NYFW: whites

September 23, 2013

Leather Details for Fall

 

1. Club Monaco top  |  2. ZARA blazer  |  3. Maje coat  |  4. J.Crew sweater  |  5. Club Monaco jacket

6. Topshop t-shirt  |  7. Club Monaco dress

September 23, 2013

NYFW: brights

September 22, 2013

NYFW: feminine pastels

September 21, 2013

NYFW: unexpected pops

September 20, 2013

NYFW: bold prints

September 19, 2013

Weekend Recap

September 18, 2013

NYFW one week later

I’ve only been to a handful of shows, but there’s something about being in the city and experiencing the buzz of New York Fashion Week firsthand.

First and foremost, the people watching is like none other… Some look so chic and pulled together, and others look like complete train wrecks. There’s the usual chatter about which shows were exceptional and which were just so-so. Hearing about the trends for the next season, the hot new restaurants and the after parties, and last, but certainly not least, having access to the Daily Front Row every single morning, a.k.a. my favorite magazine (aside from the one I work for, of course!). There’s a certain excitement you feel when you see familiar faces splashed on the pages and their words in print. It sounds silly, but The Daily is probably what I miss most about New York Fashion Week.

I’m a bit far behind, but for the next week, I’ll be posting my favorite looks from NYFW.

The overall winner, though, had to be Michael Kors. He pulled out all the stops and was spot-on with wearable neutrals. Each look was more beautiful and classic than the next.

On a lower note, the biggest letdowns for me were as follows: Tibi (culottes and flatform overload), Rag & Bone (more flatforms… plus the models were frightening), 3.1 Phillip Lim (greasy hair and one too many boxy pieces), Calvin Klein (too many unfinished looks).