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Who to Follow for NYFW Coverage

During previous New York Fashion Weeks I’ve been practically handcuffed to my computer all day, every day, watching every single show and attempting to catch every moment of social media coverage. This year, I do not have that luxury. Everything is falling during NYFW: freelance projects, workshops, styling photo shoots, travel, and some big happenings on this blog. On top of that I’m bogged down with a cold. So, for this NYFW I’m relying on some key sources to stay up to date on the fashion action. Thus far I’ve discovered four that have been particularly helpful to keep me caught up on Day 1 and 2. If I discover any other NYFW gems along the way, perhaps you’ll see a follow up post, but for now, here’s who to follow for NYFW coverage!


FOR FULL SHOWS:

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

1.Adriana Lima for Desigual 2. New York Knick JR Smith 3. Coco Rocha backstage at Marissa Webb 4. Tome

1.Adriana Lima for Desigual
2. New York Knick JR Smith
3. Coco Rocha backstage at Marissa Webb
4. Tome

For a livestream or replay of full runway shows from NYFW, turn to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. They broadcast and rebroadcast nearly 100 of the NYFW runways on their website and YouTube channel respectively. If you follow along on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you can catch clips from the shows from standout looks to celebrity attendees.


FOR HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS OF INDIVIDUAL LOOKS:

Style.com

1. Derek Lam 10 Crosby 2. Halston Heritage 3. Marissa Webb 4. Band of Outsiders

1. Derek Lam 10 Crosby
2. Halston Heritage
3. Marissa Webb
4. Band of Outsiders

For high quality photos of each and every look from a particular designer’s collection, head to Style.com. Their user-friendly site is easy to navigate, sort by designer, and get an in-depth look at a full collection. Style.com is also a great place to view those smaller or more private shows and presentations that don’t offer livestreams and are more difficult to find on social media and other platforms.


FOR AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES:

The Wall Group

1. Makeup artist Lauren Andersen for Nicholas K Studio 2. Desigual backstage 3. Manicurist Alicia Torello for Creatures of Comfort

1. Makeup artist Lauren Andersen for Nicholas K Studio
2. Desigual backstage
3. Manicurist Alicia Torello for Creatures of Comfort

For exclusive behind the scenes action, follow The Wall Group on Twitter and Instagram. Gain insight into the beauty behind NYFW from makeup to manicures or peek at the models prepping backstage before the catwalk. The Wall Group is sharing an insider look at NYFW.


FOR A REAL-GIRL PERSPECTIVE:

GaBrielle Pedriani of Look Sharp, Sconnie

More on Polyvore

More on Polyvore

For a taste of NYFW from a real girl perspective, check out Gabby of Look Sharp, Sconnie. Gabby is a fellow blogger serving as a NYFW Community Correspondent for Polyvore. Using the Polyvore platform, she’s creating boards inspired by the shows and presentations she attends, showing how to attain the looks from the runway.

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Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

New York Fashion Week is officially over, and now it’s time to focus on a different event: Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re enjoying a night with your girls, celebrating with someone special, or just looking to have fun this Friday, you need to look great! Still trying to decide what to wear for your Valentine’s Day plans? Don’t worry! I’ve got some wardrobe inspiration for you!

No matter what Valentine’s Day festivities you’re partaking in, if you stick to a fun, flirty, and feminine look with colors of the holiday, you will nail your Valentine’s Day outfit this year! Not an ultra-girly girl? Not into purple, red, and pink? You can never go wrong with black. It’s sexy, slimming, and timeless. Check out this inspiration board I created on Polyvore, and head over to my Polyvore page to shop the looks!

Created on Polyvore

Created on Polyvore

P.S. Need a last minute gift idea? Check out my Twitter for a great option from Sephora! @cmcross or in the right sidebar!

Have a Stylish Super Bowl

It’s Thursday, which means it’s practically the weekend. By now, everyone is gearing up for the Big Game on Sunday. I don’t personally have an allegiance to either team playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday, so I’m just looking to stay cute, comfy, and warm while enjoying some food, booze, and quality time with a few friends. I’d venture to say many other fashionistas out there share my sentiments. In case your man has roped you into hosting a party at your place, here are a few easy ways to have a stylish Super Bowl.

CUTE + COMFY + WARM

Set courtesy of Polyvore

Set courtesy of Polyvore

I joined Polyvore almost four years ago when it had only about 6 million monthly unique visitors. Now the social commerce site has nearly tripled its monthly unique visitors, and I’m thinking I need to get back on board. So, I decided to start with a set for the Super Bowl. The Broncos and Seahawks share a common team color: Navy. For all the fashionistas out there like me who aren’t rooting for a particular team, I’m suggesting you keep it neutral with navy to avoid any unnecessary comments or accusations from die hard football fellas. If you are a Broncos or Seahawks fan, add some orange or green to these outfits and you’ll be good to go!

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FOOD

Image courtesy of Food Network Magazine

Image courtesy of Food Network Magazine

If you’re looking for a serious crowd pleaser that’s both healthy and delicious, look no further. This is it! The first time my man and I made this recipe we knew it would become a staple of our party tray or lazy weekend afternoons.

Chile-Garlic Edamame
1 lb Frozen Edamame
1 T Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves, sliced
Red Pepper Flakes to taste (about 1/4 tsp)
Lime, for juicing
Coarse Sea Salt to taste

Heat olive oil, sliced garlic, and red pepper flakes in a skillet over medium heat for 1-2 min. Cook edamame in pods in salted boiling water until tender, about 5 min. Drain and add to skillet. Stir with splash of lime juice and salt to taste. Serve!

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine

BOOZE

Image courtesy of Bethenny.com

Image courtesy of Bethenny.com

Take a page from Bethenny Frankel’s book with these Skinnygirl Super Bowl cocktails. My personal favorite is the Red Zone (recipe below).

Red Zone
1 1/2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
3 parts cranberry juice
1 part orange juice
Pour all ingredients in a glass filled with ice

Find all the recipes on Bethenny.com