NYFW | Feb 2019: Shows I Attended & My Outfits (Part 1)

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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.”

It was so much fun styling my Saloni polka dot skirt. Photo by Ashley Gallerani.

It was so much fun styling my Saloni polka dot skirt. Photo by Ashley Gallerani.

Noon by Noor featured flowy pieces with solid colors. This yellow maxi silk dress is one of my favorite looks from the collection. Photo credit: The National.

Noon by Noor featured flowy pieces with solid colors. This yellow maxi silk dress is one of my favorite looks from the collection. Photo credit: The National.

My pink lantern bag is from  mlouye , a bag brand I recently discovered. Nails were done at the non-toxic nail salon called  N Square  in Chelsea. Photo by Ashley Gallerani.

My pink lantern bag is from mlouye, a bag brand I recently discovered. Nails were done at the non-toxic nail salon called N Square in Chelsea. Photo by Ashley Gallerani.

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.

My pointy black Malone Souliers booties are from FORZIERI.COM. I love that the brand’s signature “bands” are in rose gold; the detail is so simple yet made the pair so unique!

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!

One of the looks from NONIE’s FW19 collection.

One of the looks from NONIE’s FW19 collection.

@hajra_aaa  and I before the  NONIE  FW19 show at Spring Studios.

@hajra_aaa and I before the NONIE FW19 show at Spring Studios.

I love the shimmer effect of the satin blazer by ba&amp;sh. Photo by  Chineys Photography .

I love the shimmer effect of the satin blazer by ba&sh. Photo by Chineys Photography.

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).

To complete the look, I went for a vintage Fendi bag which I “updated” with a new Fendi leather strap!

With my gal pal Lisa from  @stylevoila  outside Spring Studios. Photo by Ashley Gallerani.

With my gal pal Lisa from @stylevoila outside Spring Studios. Photo by Ashley Gallerani.

One of my favorite looks from the show. Photo credit:  VRAI Magazine

One of my favorite looks from the show. Photo credit: VRAI Magazine

I’m obsessed with  my suede pumps .

I’m obsessed with my suede pumps.

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Photo by Ashley Gallerani.

Photo by Ashley Gallerani.

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.

Two looks from Donna Zhong’s Fall ‘19 collection. The color blocking dress on the right is minimal and bold at the same time. Image: Getty.

Two looks from Donna Zhong’s Fall ‘19 collection. The color blocking dress on the right is minimal and bold at the same time. Image: Getty.

The white set on the left is my favorite from the Fall ‘19 Collection showcased at Pier59 Studios by Donna Zhong. Image: Getty.

The white set on the left is my favorite from the Fall ‘19 Collection showcased at Pier59 Studios by Donna Zhong. Image: Getty.

Leanne Ansar from  @leanneansar  and I on our way to the Donna Zhong runway show at Pier 59 Studios. Photo by  Travis Chambers .

Leanne Ansar from @leanneansar and I on our way to the Donna Zhong runway show at Pier 59 Studios. Photo by Travis Chambers.

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!

 
The asymmetrical shape adds character to the grey skirt; I love the pop of pink against the grey suit.

The asymmetrical shape adds character to the grey skirt; I love the pop of pink against the grey suit.

 
My outfit was featured in  L’Officiel Ukraine ; photo taken by  Yavtushenko Olha .

My outfit was featured in L’Officiel Ukraine; photo taken by Yavtushenko Olha.

Matching with Lisa from  @stylevoila .

Matching with Lisa from @stylevoila.

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!

Thank you for stopping by!

Love,

Tricia

 

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.

Skin Type: Combination skin with an oily T-zone area (forehead and nose). Changes in climate, diet and/or lack of sleep irritates skin and causes inflammation, which then leads to large pores. High moisture level required on dry cheeks.