Can’t believe fashion “month” is coming to an end!
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Well, I guess some of you may be thinking: “I’m so over it.” But to me, February’s been an eventful month. This year, in addition to attending shows in New York, I also flew to the U.K. for London Fashion Week for the first time. I used to live in the U.K. for 5 years so it wasn’t my first time in London, but being there for fashion week felt different! I will share my experience in another blog post.
Today, I’m inviting you to take a closer look at all my outfits I wore during NYFW. Some of them I loved, while others … let’s just say, I would make some changes if I were to re-wear them.
NYFW DAY ONE (Noon By Boor)
The first outfit I wore featured a black mermaid skirt with rainbow-colored polka dots by Saloni; I got this skirt as a gift from California-based online retailer IFCHIC, where a carefully curated list of on-trend clothing and accessories can be found. Because the skirt was such a statement piece, I decided to pick out something a bit more subtle on top. I tried a few items, but in the end went for a black velvet blazer designed by Brittany Xavier from INSPR.
My bag is worth mentioning because, well, just look at it! It’s looks like a modern day lantern! How fitting considering Chinese New Year was around then, too. My bag is from this chic brand that I discovered lately called mlouye. I got so many compliments! Even my Lyft driver said I got a “really cool bag.”
NYFW DAY TWO (Nonie & Chiara Boni La Petite Robe)
I had two outfits on the second day of NYFW. The first look was a result of a recent collaboration with ba&sh! I wore a foil print rose pink midi dress under this beautiful pink satin blazer jacket; I belted the whole look to accentuate my waist.
The Staud black and white color block leather bag I picked out to complete the look was actually my Christmas present from the hubby! I love the structural shape of the design and how versatile it is because of the minimal color choice. It has a mirror inside, too!
Later that night, I changed into a dark blue Chiara Boni La Petite Robe leather midi length dress for their FW ‘19 show at Spring Studios. The dress made me feel so royal; the shape of the dress was very flattering and the design was elegant. I loved that it was a 3/4 length because then I got the chance to show off my suede pumps from Jacquemus (check out this pair with spring vibes, though).
NYFW DAY THREE (DONNA ZHONG OFFICIAL)
On Saturday, I went to Pier 59 Studios to support my agency Once Upon’s client Donna Zhong Official’s presentation, which was a part of Flying Solo’s collection show. It was Donna Zhong’s fourth collection of their first ever runway show. A total of eight looks were presented and every single one was so minimal and subtle, yet statement-making.
I decided to put together an outfit wearing velvet pieces from the brand’s previous collection. To keep myself warm, I added a vintage Fendi scarf to the long velvet robe, belted everything, and wore over-the-knee boots to complete the look.
NYFW DAY FOUR (Chelsea & Walker)
The following day, I attended Chelsea & Walker’s presentation at The James Hotel’s rooftop. The collection featured a lot of asymmetrical elements on dresses and skirts. There were a lot of different styles of blazers, too; while some seem a bit more fun for a night out, others are more sophisticated and office-appropriate.
My outfit that day spot the spotlight on a cruelty-free brand called Heurueh. Their speciality is colorful, furry coats that are simply created to make you stand out! I loved the color blocking on the piece I wore. To echo the coat’s warm hues, I decided to wear a mustard midi satin dress underneath and paired it with my yellow-brown Danse Lente box bag.
I initially felt a little self-conscious in this outfit because I thought I looked “big.” But I was wrong because I got so many compliments, and it was the outfit I got most press coverage of!
What do you think of my looks this season? Do you have a favorite? Let me know by leaving a comment below! If you want to see more, click here to check out Part 2 of the shows I attended and details of my outfits!
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Tricia Chen is co-founder of Key To Radiance. She loves having fresh flowers in her apartment, putting on face masks, savoring cupcakes and a daily cup of grande almond latte. She works in PR and Marketing, and is currently based in New York.
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