Tibi Fall/Winter 2014

February 9, 2014

Corn flower blue, mohair coats, sweaters, skirts and boots you want to cosy into now.  The Tibi girl owns her look and is warm and comfortable while at it.  Perhaps inspired by the nations recent long freezing stretch of winter Tibi offers actual practical winter clothing for Fall/Winter 2014, but with that minimalistic edge that has come to be the signature of recent Tibi.  Throw in a few off the shoulder tops (totally on my wish list) and asymmetrical skirts showing off the knees and you get how Tibi does sexy.

From the runway.

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The prefect black boot.TibiF-W2014(web)-21 TibiF-W2014(web)-22 TibiF-W2014(web)-23 TibiF-W2014(web)-24 TibiF-W2014(web)-25

This navy blue top is on my wish list for fall…as are the dark stained lips.  Love.TibiF-W2014(web)-26 TibiF-W2014(web)-27

Back Stage

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NYFW here I come!

February 8, 2014

I am sneaking off for a super quick trip to New York for Fashion Week and I couldn’t be more excited.  A little inspiration, some fashion frenzy, time to myself in a hotel room and a dinner with my cousin has me psyched.  Except for my own fashion dilemma…what to wear?!?!  I know one will be looking at me with the models, designers, fashionistas and street style starts, but I still want to looks chic or at the very least not look completely out of place.  Although at almost 6 months pregnant (I am in that…not quite looking crazy prego…just looking fat phase) and freezing temperatures my “cute” wardrobe choices are very limited.  So I have decided to just go all black, and thankfully I discovered Storq which is a new line of maternity staples.  The fabric is a super soft, comfortable cotton.  Perfect for the train and getting around.  They even use an actual pregnant model, not someone with a fake belly.  I ordered the size up they suggested and the tops seem a little big but I guess I will get bigger and the cotton may shrink upon washing.  I’ll let you know.

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Me giving my best “don’t sit next to me on the train” look…it didn’t work.  Crowded train.photo 2My Storq package.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-08 at 11.38.12 AMI don’t normally do these types of mood/inspiration boards on the blog, but I was putting this together for myself (yes, I can be a planning/design nerd) and decided to share it with you all.  Getting dresses each day can be such a chore, but getting dressed while pregnant can be a nightmare.  So here it is: What I am going to wear:NYFW20141. Mason coat I got on the Net-a-Porter end of season sale. 2. Ella Moss for A Pea in the Pod pleather top. 3. Statements earrings. I got a similar pair last year from this company. (With a big belly, I feel a statement necklace is too much, so I am going to opt for earrings) 4. Etro scarf my aunt handed down to me a few years ago. (one of my most favorite accessories.) 5. Delicate rings. (again, a big belly has me scaling down on the jewelry) 6. Leather leggings. I had some Christmas returns to Neiman Marcus and got myself these!  Yeeeeee!!!! 7. Booties (the were on sale in the store awhile ago, but the website shows them full price.  Don’t know why.) 8. Camera bag (Stylish and functional.  I have had this bag for a while.  Love it.)

P.S. Three of these items, and like half of wardrobe, has basically been sourced from my friend and fabulous blogger Elements of Style.  She will do her Fashion Friday posts, I’ll usually lust after some items for a few months (years in the case of the leather leggings) and then wait for them to go on sale.

P.P.S. I may or may not share a selfie of the final look.  It depends if I feel like a whale or not. :)

Backstage

September 14, 2012

The backstage at the Tibi fashion show was exactly as you might imagine the back stage at a fashion show to be. Crazy, fun, glamorous. PR girls running with head sets strapped to their body, models young enough to be in high school sitting quietly playing on their iPhones as hair stylist, make-up artists and photographers buzz around them and the fashion camera crews filming clips and segways for various, podcasts, blogs, TV stations etc.. Although the backstage space at this season’s Tibi show was enormous, an entire separate floor in a Chelsea warehouse, so the buzz didn’t seem as frantic…well except for the fact there were tornado warnings during pre-show.

Front Row at a Fashion Show

September 12, 2012

Last weekend I packed up my camera gear, kissed bébé goodbye for my first night away and hopped a train to New York. I was a ball of nervous energy, excitement and sheer joy. I absolutely eat up all the Fashion Week hullabaloo with a sterling silver spoon. (P.S. have never used the word hullabaloo before but it is stuck in my head…seems appropriate.)

Anyway, I got to photograph backstage at the Tibi fashion show and then sat front row! As a seat filler of course. I kind of love being this low key, nobody, snapping away among the flurry of models, make-up artist, socialites and self-important fashion reporters. I find it fascinating. And as an unapologetic fan of fashion shows and Tibi clothing in particular, I love seeing what designer Amy Smilovic has in store for next season. Let me tell you, it is black and white, minimal, sleek and very wearable. It’s Céline meets 90’s Calvin Klein, but at a much more feasible price point.

Front of the House

Although my seat was front row, it didn’t really lend itself to a great camera angle of the clothes…those girls walk FAST and my shutter speed could barely keep up with them. For the full show look-by-look go to Style.com. but for some shots from my point of view, see below. Plus my seat mate, the designer’s darling 10 year old son made for some fun conversation. At one point he leans over, looking at the screen on my camera and goes, “its at 2.8 (referring to my aperture setting), that is good.” What?!?!?! You rock kid!

Next: all the back stage action.

So I am heading to New York tomorrow for a quick little taste and some photographing of fashion week. I know I should be all blasé about going to fashion week, but inside I am about as cool as a pre-teen, hopped up on pixie sticks about to meet One Direction. I love this shit! (pardon the French) This will also be the first night I am away from bébé and I am equal parts scared and excited…well lets be honest…I am a little more on the excited side. Arrivederci!

Here are some of my pics from last September’s Fashion Week. I cannot wait to share this season’s with you. Wish me luck! Yeeeeeeee!

P.S. I totally this yellow dress on sample sale at the Tibi Outlet in August!

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See you soon New York!

While my new little bundle of joy kept me from going to New York for a little fashion week photog fix, I have had many a late night opportunity to browse the interwebs and scour the street style fashion that graced New York Fashion week.  (Thank goodness for the iPad!)  Overall, I wasn’t blown away by the street style efforts (usually I get loads of inspiration), but I did find some fun elements here and there.

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Beautiful winter colors.

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The incredible cool Kate Lanphear

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Have loved this Derek Lam coat for months now.  Should have made it mine when it was 70% off at Saks this January but couldn’t really think about it at 9 months pregnant.  Oh well.  Oh and neon bag, yes please!

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Denim jacket as a layer…only Jenna Lyons can take this former soccer mom paired with khaki capris and make it fresh.  May have to pull mine out.

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Not digging the gorilla arms but love the Canon SLR paired with Chanel.

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This Tibi jacket will be mine.  May have to wait until I go to the outlet in St. Simons for Easter, but it will be mine!  Love it paired with pointy toe heals with bows.

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Leather love

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Taylor Tomasi Hill: Top knot, love, fabulous blazer,  and it seems flowered pants are everywhere for spring.

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Had to add this nugget of perfection by none other than Miss Blair from Atlantic-Pacific.

Image: Atlantic-Pacific

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Champagne & Cupcakes

January 23, 2012

I am still swimming in a sea of photo editing, but am able to share some of the shots from my photo shoot for Jill Rosenwald’s Spring line.  She is gearing up for the New York International Gift Fair and I just adore her new pieces.  With the styling help of Erin Gates I think the photographs came out gorgeously and I love what the graphic designer Lizzy Vaughan did with some of the images.

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Cheers!

Settling in

November 9, 2011

With almost 3 weeks of no travel, I am finally beginning to feel settled into our new apartment and my new studio.  Believe it or not being pregnant has slowed down my travel schedule and has allowed me to accomplish some small lingering tasks.  Don’t get me wrong, I still have a “to do” list about a mile long and that whole pregnancy nesting instinct has hit me hard core, but I am actually enjoying it a bit.

While sorting through and archiving photo shoots, I came upon these New York Fashion Week leftovers.

Backstage at Tibi

September 19, 2011

Models, photographers, hair, make-up, fabulous clothes, lots of people running around frantically…backstage at a fashion show is everything you would expect.  (Except the models ate and I did not see a single mini bottle of Veuve Clicquot.  Oh well, perhaps champagne backstage is a Paris thing, but is makes sense considering most of the models probably weren’t old enough to drink :) )

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From the Front Row / Tibi

September 16, 2011

What do Olivia Palermo, Sophia Bush, Emma Roberts and I have in common?  We all sat front row at the Tibi Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show!  Of course the similarities end there.  The major difference was their names were on their seats, where as I happily took the spot of an editor/buyer who could not make it in from Istanbul.  Beggars can’t be choosers and I happily helped the Tibi PR girls fill in the front row. :)

The clothes, the music, the models, the crowd, everything was amazing (the most over used word by me the past few days).  I am spoiled for life.  I cannot thank the amazing Tibi PR girls enough for inviting me and allowing me this opportunity.

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Awaiting the start of the show.

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I just loved all the 90’s minimalism going on here, beautiful whites, minty greens, bright yellows, and that sleek, deep, side-part pony tail.  It reminded me of the Gwyneth and Brad Pitt days.  I have more than a few things on my spring wish list.

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Coming Monday: All the backstage madness that goes into making a fashion show.  Have a great weekend!


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