Once upon a time, a little boy had a dream, watching a world of glamour beyond belief. One day he dreamt he would be part of this world, but growing up in rural Alberta, Canada, he felt that was only a fantasy. Through trial and error he found his way, so he took a risk to play in a big way, and with open arms you took him–thank you New York for making me feel loved.
Fashion has been a part of my life from birth. Every moment in my life is defined by a look or moment in fashion. I took a brief detour to study film, and I abandoned my passion for fashion, I felt threatened to fit in, but being a misfit is what made me fit in the end. Fashion showed me how to use film to my benefit–so I did.
When I think of fashion’s power to transform, I realize why people are scared or worried about understanding a world riddled with mystery. Clothes may seem simple, but fashion is defining. You can create and develop yourself with fashion, to help brand your personal identity. Doesn’t matter what you look like, fashion can be used to your benefit. I think this is why street style has become such a huge force in fashion, although designers bring us all together.
Therefore, no matter what your own reviews maybe, please keep pressing forward. 2012, has proven to be a wonderful year, thus far, and my promo video of Fashion Week Fall 2012, is a testament to my own hard work. I want to say thank you to my wonderful production help and support, Nima @ Qube Film. I look forward to bringing you more footage and Muse Closet Philosophy. There will be Muse Closet exclusives with up-coming music artist, backstage celebrity and designer interviews, and yes my street style fashion picks. Stay tuned…
My Fashion picks today remind me that dreams do come true, as each style maven seems to channel inner beauty.
With my past four years stuck in University, I have been out of the fashion loop. With months to go in my degree, I have been thinking about my future. I still love fashion, and I wanted to get back to my first love, hence my blog. This year at NYFW, I feel in love with some amazing people, and I am embarrassed to say I didn’t know whom everyone was sitting in front row, or the people rushing around Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Venue. I still took snap shots because I felt the presence of their greatness, so I wasn’t a complete moron. Research is a University student’s best friend—I do not my want parent’s money go to waste. Therefore, like any good student I hit the books—well, web.
First unknown, known, found at The Standard Hotel, a must see venue in the Meat Packing District, yes where Samantha got her groove on. I was covering an accessory presentation, but being my fifth day into fashion week, and my sixth show of the day, and two more to go, needless to say, I was exhausted. I entered the venue and I got straight to work, taking pictures and gathering material for my blog. My wonderful partner in crime, Nima, who handled all the video production, kept me in line with interviewing designers and crowd goers when I was too tired to care. Unfortunately, he was just as tired, as I was, by this point, and we didn’t want to wait in the long media line for a designer interview. We did collect some amazing shots and video of the collection, as we packed up our things, I spotted this amazing woman on my way out—I had to stop. I told Nima, “Grab the video camera we have to interview this amazing women;” I needed to know everything about her. I approached her and asked her for an interview, and in a Southern twang, she declined, claiming her mouth always gets her in trouble. I asked her for a quick snap shot, and she was more than accommodating. I took my shot, but I was not happy with my photo, and I didn’t want to bug her for another, so I didn’t use her photo in my original street fashion post—glad I didn’t. With a bit of hunting I found out that this amazing women, Kate Lanphear is the style director for Elle USA. My snapshot does not do her justice, but you can check out some of the amazing blogs dedicated to her style: http://fearlanphear.blogspot.com/
My next unknown, known, was found lounging at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week venue. Resting with her friend, this tulle drenched style maven, commented that she loved sitting around, as passerby’s complimented her all day, I could see why, her style is flawless. This fashionista, Lynn Yeager, is contributing fashion editor at Vogue and The New York Times.
My last unknown, known, flabbergasted me. Normally I am not shy to ask for photos, but he was one of the most amazing men I had seen in a long time. I had one of those moments where you know you’ve seen someone before, but you’re not sure where. This striking man, who is a model, was on almost every street style blog I looked at, Shaun Ross is amazing. His sweetheart personality made him even more beautiful in person. Even with my bad photography skills his angelic personality shines. He has done a video with Katy Perry and modeled for every “it” designer.
Next season I will be up-to-speed about who’s who. I hope I was able to introduce you to some amazing people who I found during my fashion journey. Here are some more shots of cool fashion goers I found. Please stay turned for some great street style interviews coming soon.
Why was I reading the sports page of my newspaper everyday during fashion week, well let’s see, could it be the amazing Jeremy Lin? Yes! During Fashion week one man trumped all fashion show coverage, Jeremy Lin. He was on every television screen, newspaper, and media outlet. The tall, handsome, famous New York Knicks player, and Harvard grad is on everyone’s mind now. The details of his story are vague to me, as I know nothing about sports, but his image was seared into my mind in a New York minute.
Therefore, as the great saying goes, “if your can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” The main focus of Fashion Week is women’s wear. The men’s collections show earlier, and are fairly quiet. My first New York street fashion post was all about the lovely women. However, men are also not afraid to turn things out, I have complained a collection of amazing men’s street fashion—I am an equal opportunist.
Added to this story is New York’s finest. During Fashion Week, the New York police department stand with a smile on their face. I captured these two wonderful officers while I was rushing into the shows. There are many other faces behind fashion week that keep things running smoothly, but I have to say the New York police department was front line everyday.
These are some of the attendees that kept Fashion Week just as exciting as all the beautiful women and collections.
For my male audience, I hope that these men give you courage to step away from your comfort zone, and explore a new side of yourself. Fashion is a place to explore different personalities, who knows, you might like what come out!
I must admit, ,my first two days at fashion week were rough, but I am back. Fashion Week is a long process. Each show is like Christmas, as each garment is a present gliding down the runway.
Fashion Week is not only about the tented runway shows, but also fashionistas that flow through Lincoln Centre promenade. However, a chill blanketed Fashion Week, as news, that a golden voice disappeared.
I picked each of these women because they signify a wonderful sprit about fashion. I felt their passion for style, which is displayed by the way they dress. When you live with your heart and move towards your dreams, nothing is impossible.
What I love about fashion week is that people don’t come for trend, but personality, a dress is only a dress until someone breathes life into a garment. That is what style conveys to the world–life.
With the passing of music mega star, Whitney Houston, we know life is short, so it should be lived with passion each day. All of these wonderful women remind me that fashion is a way to express your heart and emotion to the world, like Ms. Houston’s wonderful voice.
For me, the greatest pain is for Bobbi Christina, who must now deal with a loss of a mother. Today, as I was walking away from Lincoln Centre, I witnessed the most angelic moment. I was reminded by this girl how sweet and carefree fashion, and life, can be. I hope that Bobbi Christine will be able to regain a moment of innocence after so much tragedy.
NYFW is all about having a good time, and wonderment of the latest collections, however crowd watching is also fun. Today was no exception. A horribly styled NY housewife, Alex McCord, was front row at Venexiana by Kati Stern; bonus, collection was amazing. When we edit the runway footage and backstage interview you will see why this designer is the show!
Then, Falguni and Shane Peacock gave us front row drool,Paul Johnson Calderon from canceled television show,”High Society,” the party did not end there as RCA executive gave us an exclusive interview with his new dance artist. Look out for that up-coming story.
Off to back stage madness–Ashanti. Elbowing back stage is always happening for a designer interview, but throw in a celebrity, and things get wild. I couldn’t get close enough to interview the R&B diva, but I grabbed some shots.