Photo: NYFW Sept. 2017

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NYFW S/S ’18 may now be in the past but its memories and friendships are always alive and present. Lots of new trends, a little street style, a meet and greet with W’s Editor In Chief Giovanna Battaglia and many skipped heart beats; here’s a photo story of my take on this season.

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All photos property of The Running Publicist.

Bienvenidos a Miami!

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There’s no doubt that Miami is full of flavor, including a latin seasoning as the city is the heart/window to Latin America. Throughout my entire time in the area, for every one word I was speaking in English, I was speaking 19 more in Spanish. Miami me dio uno gran bienvenida (Miami gave me a warm welcome); one like no other city has before.

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The streets and people are full of fashion and passion, and its design scene certainly doesn’t stay far behind. I didn’t have to look too far to be intrigued by interior aesthetics. What my hotel delivered in hospitality, it also catered to me in a sensory experience.

Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: Zara floral short-sleeve shirt and navy pants, H&M, sleeveless tee and belt, Bulova watch, Ray-Ban polarized sunnies and Lacoste trainers.

Location: Miami Beach, Florida.

Hotel: Room Mate Lord Balfour.

Bumble & Bumble Hair

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You have five minutes to get ready; three to get dressed and two, less if possible, to do your hair. If you have medium to long-hair you know that two minutes for hair is inconceivable. A pony-tail or man bun simply are not options so what do you do? Easy; grab a round brush and some Bumble & Bumble and you’ll very quickly have hair that looks like it took all morning. Happy styling!

Step 1: Run your fingers through your hair to see if you have any knots or to gauge if your hair is dry enough to introduce product. If damp, simply give it a few more minutes to air dry or quickly run a blow-dryer through to dry up in lingering wet patches.

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Step 2: Once dry, take a round brush and comb it through from front to back. A comb will do the trick but nightly slightly flatten it’s effect compared to a round brush. Personally I find this to work better.

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Step 3: Your hair may be falling forward after every stroke; this happens to me as my hair is very thick and heavy. The brushing is more of a guide to provide direction. Once you feel like you’ve combed it to where you have an idea of where it was lie, reach for a pinch of Bumble & Bumble’s Sumotec and similar to the way you were combing with the brush, comb your hair now with your fingers and the product will immediately keep the hair in place. Some strands may want to fall out of place, just keep combing them back with product on your fingers and eventually they will stick. I swear by B&B because it gives you a very natural product-less look but it holds your hair in structure. I have yet to find a better product.

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Step 4: Voila!

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And this only took two-minutes…

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Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: H&M premium cotton shirt and Aldo bracelet.

Hair: Bumble & Bumble Sumotec.

A February Summer Day

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Summer arrived early this year, or at least the first summer-like weekend. After weeks of below freezing temperatures and 20 plus inches of snow, how else do you celebrate the miraculous surprise that is a 70-degree day in February? You go out for a stroll, of course! Restaurant, movies, shopping; all are nice but I can do that again next weekend when the temperature drops back down; this weekend the only item on my agenda is to soak up fresh air and let the sun kiss my skin. Goodbye jackets, at least for today, and hello summer style!

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Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: Zara scarf and belt, H&M denim, vest, shirt and wallet chain, custom felt hat, custom amethyst ring, custom turquoise ring and Aldo bracelets .

Location: North Point Park, Boston, Mass.

Fashion Week Recap: New York Feb ’17

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Every season when I return to the city for ‘the shows’ it feels as if I never left and things continue right where I left them six months ago. I see the same familiar faces and new ones that have made an impression in between seasons and have become the newest addition of color and style to an industry that is always inclusive and welcoming of all new great ideas. This season was unlike many before, several changes shaped its structure. First, we had a few designers that opted for showrooms or presentations versus showing under the NYFW name. Marissa Webb and Minkoff were no shows and Tommy moved his pier this eason to La La Land. Secondly, Moynihan became a memory. The same way Bryant Park and Lincoln Center became relics of fashions past, so did the Penn Station locations’ popular Arch and Dock venues as this season everything moved to Clarkson Square.

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Fashion Week definitely looked and felt different but the oohs and ahh were still there. Anna Wintour, Suzy Menkes, Gio Battaglia, Alex Badia and the rest of the celebrated editors paid their visit to the Washington St. location for multiple shows. What did catch my attention was the very visible presence of social influencers. I’ve always seen popular bloggers before but I don’t recall ever seeing so many at the same place at the same time. Rutherford, Coelho, Palermo, Eadie and co.; they were all there in more wardrobe changes than I can count with my hands.

Lastly, my biggest takeaway was how political fashion can be. Prabal closed out his best show yet with a simple but bold finale where models sported t-shirts with messages addressing all current hot-button issues. Anniessa Hasibuan only hired immigrant models for her show, Naeem Khan ended with a poem from Maya Angelou’s reminding us that we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike, however it was a simple pink button that was seen everywhere that really marked this show’s trend. NYFW took a stand with Planned Parenthood and manifested its support through an iron magnet that was seen on everyone including guests, PR teams, designers, models, media and everyone in between. Fashion Week definitely took a stand against public policies and reminded us that our voice is always the new black. I highly recommend doing an Instagram or YouTube search for the previously mentioned shows; I guarantee they will not disappoint.

As for manifesting my inner Tommy Ton or Timur Emek, below are a few street style snap shots from NYFW but for more fashion check out my style recaps from days three and four.

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All photos courtesy of The Running Publicist.

 

Just Plymouth and I

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Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: Calvin Klein black v-neck tee, H&M sweater, denim and bomber, Aldo black suede chelsea boots and bracelet, custom ring, Bulova stainless steel watch and Ray-Ban Rx Sunglasses.

Location: Plymouth Rock and City Center, Plymouth, Mass.