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.

 

Street Style from Day 3 at New York Fashion Week

While there are shows going on during New York Fashion Week, perhaps the most fascinating one is happening right outside the venues. Street style is just as much part of every season as every collection is itself. Below are a few snapshots outside Clarkson on day three of NYFW.

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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.

Winter: Muck Boot Season

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Photos: The Running Publicist.

Wearing: Zara white button-up shirt and black trench coat, H&M cardigan and denim, custom silver ring and Muck Boot Arctic Excursion black-and-red gingham winter boots.

Location: Plymouth Commuter Rail Station, North Plymouth, Mass.