Last Friday Was Insane

One day filled with Reem Acra, Jay Z-worthy bling, and some custom designs by model/designer Kim Mesches, all snuck in before Fashion Week…

 

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Another busy week ended, with a day that had me all over the city. In preparation of what will undoubtedly be my busiest Fashion Week, this time around, I have over 56 shows to attend, many favorites and some newbies, which have had me in preparation mode, selecting and pulling pieces from designers I’d love to support as I make my street style debut as the EIC of FashionIndie.

I’m overly excited to attend the Red Dress Show, especially since I’ve partnered with Diet Coke to be their digital corespondent (don’t forget to #ShowYourHeart) which means I’ll be backstage for all the action and will get to interview a few participants including the gorgeous Minka Kelly. Dying in excitement.

With this much craziness coming this week, last Friday was used to tie up a few loose ends, and by loose ends I mean that I kept myself busy with meetings, showroom visits, interviews, and of course some much needed shopping for Phil Oh-worthy items.

In the beginning of the week, Margrit (my lovely photog) and I headed to the Diamond District to shoot some bling and find pieces I could wear to the tents.

I was invited by TraxNY to visit their showroom, try on some shiny expensive diamond jewelry, basically play dress up, and I just can’t say no to diamonds, or a jeweler who can list Bad Boy and Rocafella as clients. From vintage inspired gemstone rings, to a $150,000 custom globe, this place had it all. I was completely drawn to large statement items, like the black and white diamond bulldog and the flower and heart rings. I had a blast stacking bangles, wishing I could take at least one home, and the intricate detailing on the ruby pieces was flawless. After our studio visit, their team sat me down to create a custom diamond eternity band befitting of my 5 year wedding anniversary. These guys are the best!

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Friday afternoon was hectic, we stopped by Kim Mesches Studio in Brooklyn for a one on one with the designer. Kim and I connected over our Russian Jewish heritage (he’s half me and half Chinese) and within minutes, he drew a custom design which he’ll be making me for Fashion Week. It’s good to have friends in high places, especially ones who are amazing designers. Kim takes inspiration from his grandfather’s drawings, creating fabric patterns from his sketches, the process was unbelievable to witness first hand. His collection contains pieces that are beaded, some that are sheer, and a few that are just too fabulous to describe. Check out his latest lookbook here. Also, this week I made my way to Bauble Bar to peruse their pre-fashion week offerings…

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Bauble Bar poped up in the Meatpacking District and  the girls and I headed there for champagne and shopping. Not only are all the items eye catching, they’re all reasonably priced, with most pieces ranging from $26-86. Of course, the showcase of Lulu Frost and Kara Ross pieces all had me at first glance, but I settled on a few bracelets and a pair of tiger head earrings for fashion week.

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Last Friday Was Insane

Finally, Rent the Runway was kind enough to send a car to take me to the studio to pick out a dress for a special Saturday that I planned for my hubby. I arrived to find so many choices to choose from. Having loved the concept of renting a dress, yet never using their survice, I was super excited to finally experience the concept. I tried on a few pieces, yet nothing was perfect for what I had planned. Their stylist was kind enough to run through the site with me and pick the perfect item, a Reem Acra gown that arrived the next day. A sneak peek of the evening above, check back tomorrow for the rest of the story as I can announce why I’m going to need to use them again to dress my silly little ass to the OSCARS!!!! Big announcement coming soon…

What the fuck was I wearing? I’m wearing a Josie Natori nightgown as a kimono dress (picked up at Nordstrom, loving them lately, be sure to read my Guide to Carrie Bradshaw’s Panty Drawer here), Chloe belt, Belle by Sigerson boots, and a watch by Cartier purchased at London Jewelers, adore them, always love to give a shout out.

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