New York Fashion Week: Getting Ready For Evolving Influence

by jennine on September 6, 2010

Last week I arrived in New York…. well, technically Brooklyn. We’re getting ready for the Evolving Influence conference and all the Fashion Week goodness that’s going on next week.

Staying in New York for an entire month, I had only brought one suitcase, so everything has to last… a month. Fashion Week can be crazy, it’s a bit of a circus where everyone is dressed to the nines, but the days are long, and really long. Since working super long days getting ready, I’ve not exactly been the most fashion forward, but there are ways to do it.

Jeggings… I’ve talked about my love for jeggings before, and in real life I think several of my friends have been turned on to jeggings ever since I got a few samples from Charley 5.0 for review. I haven’t done the review yet, somehow it got caught between the ‘testing’ stage and lost in the craziness of planning for the conference. The truth is, I wear them all the time. Right now my favorite pair is the Baby Snap pull on denim legging (I couldn’t find them in black online).

Pretty Blouses… I just splurged on this Joie Elvia lace blouse for fashion week, and I love it! I wore it today to give it a ‘test’ run you know, just in case I didn’t like the way it looked on me… but I have to say, I’ve bought lots of lace tops in the past, but this is the first one that’s not itchy. Holy moly.. it’s a new world, I had no idea lace could be not itchy. For some reason I forgot to pack more accessories, so all I have is the Liz Larios necklace Macala from Fashionably Marketing Me gave me a while back. It’s one of my favorites right now.

Boots for Walking… My favorite walking shoes died. Well, they still hobble around, but they definitely won’t fly at fashion week. I just got a pair of Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots. I know, why not get the crazy Jeffrey Campbell shoes, but I need to walk around you know? These have nice cushioning on the inside and kinda feel like sneakers, without actually being sneakers.

Smiles… I don’t know what it is, but as much as I try, the lack of sleep, the over stimulation of people around, being away from home, but I always seem to be a bit tired, with puffy eyes and yeah.. puffy eyes. Smiling goes a long way when it comes to not looking tired. One can not stress enough what a smile can do. I’ve also been wearing some fake eyeglasses every now and then on those particular puffy eye days.

Anyway, the next week, we’re going to have a lot of fun stuff going on!

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Penny Dreadful Vintage September 6, 2010 at 7:23 am

Gorgeous outfit from top to toe. The lace top is truly covetable, stylish and SENSIBLE boots, and comfy looking jeggings. No wonder you are smiling!
.-= Penny Dreadful Vintage´s last blog ..1920s Aberdeen wedding outfit =-.

Joy D. September 6, 2010 at 7:24 am

Well I am happy you are smiling. 3 days! Can you believe it is happening all over again? I am very excited. I agree with the walkable boots. I am bringing my Costume National boots with me. I posted on my blog about my internship I am doing:

.-= Joy D.´s last blog ..I have some fun news! =-.

Collette Osuna September 6, 2010 at 7:37 am

I think you look fabulous for as tired as you must be……LOVE the jeggings on you, they are sooo versatile too!!
Cant wait to see more FW posts:)

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Fashion Limbo September 6, 2010 at 7:49 am

Great look. I wish I could find a pair of jeggings I could wear, I’m worried about feeling strangled since I bought a pair a couple of years ago and almost asphyxiated. The red lipstick looks great and you really dont seem tired at all, you look seriously pretty. Good luck on NYFW.
.-= Fashion Limbo´s last blog ..Brand Love or I Want What Shes Wearing =-.

SweetyPW September 6, 2010 at 8:02 am

Have a wonderful time in New York! Love the lace top and the awesome glasses! Can’t wait to read about your NY Fashion Week coverage! :)
.-= SweetyPW´s last blog ..Weekend Catwalk- Ideas for Labor Day Weekend =-.

365 Fashion Rehab September 6, 2010 at 8:18 am

You look great! I leave for NYC in 36 hours and have been pondering what to pack all weekend. I have completely fallen for your JC boots (I have a newfound obsession with his shoes and also with the Jeff Silverman boots you built). And I love, love, love your answer to puffy eyes - you look tres chic in your specs!

Can’t wait to meet you Thursday!

Love, P
.-= 365 Fashion Rehab´s last blog ..Holiday Weekend Getaway- What to Wear =-.

Madeleine Gallay September 6, 2010 at 8:19 am

You really look easy beautiful and it’s so so so impressive how you are West Coast doing East Coast and setting things up, running blogs and businesses and smiling.

Dish a little, this is not easy.

Market Publique September 6, 2010 at 8:24 am

You look great! Love the glasses and the lipstick!

Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen September 6, 2010 at 8:26 am

You look chic as usual! Can’t wait for the conference, and my little Punk Glam Princess is already planning her outfit! (Not I, I have a last minute muse!) I look forward to seeing you!
.-= Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen´s last blog ..IFB Conference- Tix Going FAST! =-.

Lisa September 6, 2010 at 8:59 am

ah, wish i could be at NYFW!
.-= Lisa´s last blog ..First Heaven =-.

Katta Kvack (ex Bjooti) September 6, 2010 at 9:10 am

Look at you looking all gorgeous! <3
.-= Katta Kvack (ex Bjooti)´s last blog ..Den nya ägaren till 61 sminkpennor är… =-.

Megan Matthieson September 6, 2010 at 9:19 am

I’ve followed your tweets for months and am just now seeing YOU. Lovely! (I love my jeggings too)
.-= Megan Matthieson´s last blog ..Don’t Fing Tell Me What To Do =-.

Cameron September 6, 2010 at 9:38 am

I almost didn’t recognize you with your glasses, madame ! You look good with them on.

And a whole month in New York ? What’s going on after NYFW ?

Anyway, you look adorable, madame. I can’t wait for this season’s EI, even if it’s from afar. Big hugs to you ! xoxoxo

K-Line September 6, 2010 at 10:44 am

Don’t you look adorable in those glasses! Very France goes to NYC. And I agree about the jeggings. You may recall I got my first pair about a year and a half ago and I have NEVER looked back. They make regular skinnies feel like torture (not that I don’t love skinnies anyway).
.-= K-Line´s last blog ..Heres the Pencil Skirt =-.

Christina of Profresh Style September 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

You look so lovely! I’m so happy you got that top! This is quite a stunning look and I’m glad you’re rocking the glasses :)


Gail September 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm

You look very stylish. I look forward to your posts. Enjoy!
.-= Gail´s last blog ..DeAndre Tinker - Interview =-.

Josie September 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Love the girly blouse with block rimmed glasses and stark boots. Very cool.

Eboni Ife September 6, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I’m so very sad that I can’t attend! but, I can’t wait to read all about it! Have a great time!!!

Love this look. So freakin cute!

Eboni Ife’
.-= Eboni Ife´s last blog ..Meet The Fiance =-.

Jennifer Thompson September 6, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I love love love this top!! Another one of our items that I must borrow!
.-= Jennifer Thompson´s last blog ..Magazine Anonymous =-.

WendyB September 6, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I need to get you your asterisk ring!
.-= WendyB´s last blog ..What Wendy Didn’t Wear- A Smile- a Skirt- a Smiling Skirt =-.

fashion butter September 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I bought my first pair of jeggins yesterday - so comfy. I totally take back all of the evil things I said about them!
.-= fashion butter´s last blog ..Think warm thoughts =-.

Casey September 7, 2010 at 3:19 am

I love the last photo-you look so pretty! :) The lace top is really stunning; a good piece to have in a one-suitcase-wardrobe (I’m totally in awe that you can manage one suitcase of clothes for a month-I tend to have the horrible problem of over packing). I’ve actually been toying with the idea of making a simple lace/netting top to layer over things, and this look is really inspiring me; there is something autumn-like about it without the heavy layers (which I won’t be able to wear for months still! *cries*).

Good luck with wrapping up all the last minute details for the IFB conference!!!!

♥ Casey
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.-= Casey´s last blog ..jewel tones smart details from 1944 =-.

Fajr | Stylish Thought September 7, 2010 at 6:18 am

The top is beautiful. A great casual, yet stylish look. Reminds me, what am I going to wear to Evolving Influence?!?
.-= Fajr | Stylish Thought´s last blog ..Me- Myself and I- The Joys of Being Alone =-.

Mod Market Vintage September 7, 2010 at 6:35 am

Love the blouse and glasses!

Nickie Frye September 7, 2010 at 8:58 am

You look fabulous as always. Good choices! I know you will have a great time at NYFW & the conference is going to be a huge success! Wish I could be there. xoxo
.-= Nickie Frye´s last blog ..Levi’s and Opening Ceremony =-.

Aggie September 7, 2010 at 11:56 am

At first glance, I thought you were Tavi!

lisa September 7, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Very smart packing choices, Jennine! Your recommendations would be great for anyone who’s travelling to New York and doesn’t want to look too tourist-y, not just NYFW. Looking forward to your Fashion Week coverage, and best of luck with Evolving Influence.
.-= lisa´s last blog ..Solo Lisa Reads- Beauty Imagined By Geoffrey Jones =-.

AngieMontreal September 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Freaking out right now….I’m wearing almost the EXACT same outfit right now….switch the black boots for black oxfords and we’d look pretty much identical….weird!
.-= AngieMontreal´s last blog ..Navy High Waist Cropped Trouser with Mesh Panels =-.

sutton September 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm

love this look, your top is very anna dello russo! hope your stay in nyc is lovely… what part of brooklyn are you at? maybe i will see you around!!
.-= sutton´s last blog ..WRAP IT UP =-.

Fia September 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I love this outfit! And your bangs look fabulous. It’s nice to see that you are wearing them forward. I think you mentioned in a tweet that you were pushing them to the side because you could get used to the look. They look good like this. :)
.-= Fia´s last blog ..Daily- 295 =-.

Annie @ Wiloh September 7, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Non-itchy lace? I’m impressed as well! And the little snaps on your jeggings are so cute. They kind of look like spats. :)
I hope the conference goes really well!
.-= Annie @ Wiloh´s last blog ..Eco Fashion Week – September 12 – 14- 2010 =-.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels September 8, 2010 at 7:19 am

I LOVE those jeggings! I have developed a major crush on treggings and skinny pants, but those black jeggings look like they’ll be the next on the list :-)

I would love to attend the conference, but unfortunately I won’t be able to… AGAIN :-(

Crossing my fingers that I can attend the next one!
.-= Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels´s last blog ..The Lust List- September 2010 =-.

Kristin September 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm

You look amazing. I’m with you on jeggings. I’m a total convert. I am so sad to be missing this conf. We had such an incredible time last Feb!

SWANclothing September 9, 2010 at 9:33 am

you look great. can’t go wrong with black leather, black denim and cream lace! i especially like your glasses. all my BEST jeans just died. and i mean ALL of them APC, APC, Helmut Lang, no! so i’ll go looking up these jeggings. good luck with all! not that you need it :)
.-= SWANclothing´s last blog ..SWANclothing SOCK GARTERS in BLACK w BLACK LEATHER =-.

ambika September 11, 2010 at 7:02 am

You look adorable, as always. I’ve been trying to find a jean or legging with detail at the hem like this for some time-everything is either too long or too tight!

miss sophie September 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

you look so lovely! envious that you can get away with wearing fake chic glasses :D and that is the perfect comfy chic outfit for running around NYC - i’ve developed a bit of a thing for lacey tops and got myself two lace tees from American Apparel. can’t wait to wear them out to dinner one of these weekends. :)
.-= miss sophie´s last blog ..lust & found- alexa chung x madewell =-.

Boheme Noir September 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm

The ankle boots are gorgeous!

TheShoeGirl September 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Hey! I was wearing my Charley 5.0 jeggings to dinner tonight! :) I LOVE mine

Laura Connell September 16, 2010 at 11:42 am

Love those glasses. Very chic look. Hope you had fun at NYFW. It was lovely seeing you again at the IFB Con. I consider you the patron saint of fashion bloggers :)

beautywoome September 17, 2010 at 9:36 am

I used to think jeggings were unflattering but have entirely changed my tune, particularly when you’re looking for something jean-like to wear under boots. I prefer jeggings and tall boots to when girls stuff non-skin-tight jeans into their boots, which just looks awful! It’s the visual equivalent of running fingernails down a blackboard.

Love the red lippy too and the boots. Red lipstick will always pull together a look and boots are made for walking, not teetering around in. Totally agree. There’s a time and place for taxi shoes/boots.

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