Day 2 @ NYFW started late in the afternoon, so I was actually able to sleep a little more than usual, which was perfect because the day was going to finish pretty late…

For the 1st time this season, I was headed to MILK Studios… I love going there because it’s not as hectic as the Lincoln Center and definitely has a cooler vibe! (+, it’s right next to Chelsea Market). Of course, I couldn’t wait to discover Patrick Ervell‘s collection, but I was also looking forward to seeing the shoes designed in collaboration with the ALDO Rise program. For a couple of seasons now, the Montreal footwear giant has been helping up-and-coming designers by turning their footwear dreams into reality! So here’s a little peek into Patrick Ervell’s Fall 2012 collection… and shoes!

After the show, I went backstage to get you some close-up pictures of the shoes…

One of my highlights of the day was definitely meeting the great Tim Blank’s, a fashion journalist I’ve always admired!


I was just about to leave MILK Studios when I was invited to see 4  menswear lines that were presented on the top floor of the venue. I had a little time, so why not? And I’m so glad I stayed! Not only were the lines great, but I got some amazing street styles and bumped into two Toronto bloggers I love, Jay Strut and Spiro Mandylor (from It’s all style to me ).

OUMLIL

I loved the interesting setting and the beautiful colours… especially the yellow and the indigo!

PUBLIC SCHOOL

The 2nd line I saw, Public School, was definitely darker with a rocker’s edge. I really liked the James Dean inspired rolled-up jeans and the wide rim hats!

ASSEMBLY NY

Another collection, another interesting setting…

The designer even hired a band to enliven the collection… The match between the music and the looks was perfect!

CARLOS CAMPOS

Carlos Campos was the only one presenting a conventional runway show, but that didn’t mean the clothes were going to be classic… far from that! His collection was perfectly tailored, colourful and quirky! My favourite piece was the dip-dyed colour-block pants.

 

With one show turning into 5, I ended up coming out of MILK Studios 2 hours later than expected and had to run to my next rendez-vous… Behnaz Sarafpour’s backstage, where Sephora‘s Pro team, lead by Gilbert Solis, was taking care of the make-up. The look this season was inspired by the beauty of a ballerina : a velvety porcelain-like skin, strong eyebrows and a dark red lip, to complement the richness of the clothes.

Like everybody there, I couldn’t get over the beautifully metallic nails created by CND. The result was almost like jewellery and fitted perfectly with the Venetian glass necklaces.

CND even created a metallic french manicured nail… So cool!

And here’s the result on a model:

The graceful ballerina wasn’t only inspiration for the beauty looks, it was also the main influence for Behnaz Sarafpour’s Fall 2012 collection. Pleats, transparency and lace were evidently key textures.

 

Next stop : the Uptown Armory to meet the MAC make-up team at the Tommy Hilfiger show. To get backstage, I had to go through the main room where the runway was set up… and I was blown away. Tommy Hilfiger had transformed the main Hall into a town and country garden, with blooming trees and perfect park benches.

Even the wrought iron doors had the Tommy Hilfiger initials… so chic!

I was so absorbed by the beauty of the premises that I almost didn’t notice Mr. Hilfiger himself, closely watching the models run through!

I almost also forgot that I was here for the make-up… Ok, let’s head backstage!

This season, Tommy Hilfiger wanted a fresh and natural look inspired by the equestrian outdoors. So that’s what MAC lead make-up artist Diane Kendal created. The tools: a bit of cream blush on the apple of the cheeks and lip balm on the lips and eyebrows. Yes, you read well! According to Diane Kendal, the balm keeps the eyebrows in place and gives a nice shiny effect.

 

Despite a pretty hectic day, I was really looking forward to my last event of the night : the Bloglovin’ Awards, held this year at the Edison Ballroom, in the Broadway District. Launched in 2010, the Bloglovin’ Awards reward the best bloggers of the year… BryanBoy, Susie Bubble, Tommy Ton from Jak & Jil, Leandra Medine from The Man Repeller, all of them we’re actually there!

BryanBoy, Susie Bubble (and Tommy Ton) we’re all sitting at the same table.

I was also in very good company with street styler Mr. Newton and Tessa (featured here) from the blog Couture Lust.

Olivia Palermo won the “Newcomer of the Year” award. We had a chance to chat and she told me she really enjoyed this new blogging adventure. I was happy for her and I do think she has an amazing sense of style, but I don’t know if she deserved it as much as the other contestants, since she doesn’t do much of the writing herself…

I was very proud that Canadian blogger Tommy Ton won the ” Best Street Style Blog” award.

Sweedish blogger Kenza won “Best International Blog” award.

Despite meeting Olivia Palermo and chatting with BryanBoy, my best encounter of the night was definitely meeting Patrick Pope from Sh*t Fashion Girls Say. He is hilarious and such a nice person! If you never watched his videos, you HAVE to see this…


Do you love it? Isn’t he like way hotter than Andrej Pejic?

 

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