CURRENTLY READING all things fashion week while on the run

Reading on the Go

 

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For all the obvious reasons, I love Fashion Week. I eat, breathe, and sleep it, literally. I start having dreams (nightmares) about it a month or so before it comes and they only get wilder as the date approaches. I work in a fashion world where we live 3 months ahead of life because of trend reporting. Fashion week adds another 3 months because of runway shows. Currently, I’m living in Spring/Summer of 2015. What? I know. You can imagine how difficult it is to feel caught up! The other not-so-obvious reason I love Fashion Week is the literature that comes with. No time to dive in as it’s tweeted, I’ve gathered a list of links for you to browse on your own time. There are articles spanning new owners, trends, behind the scenes, and everything I find relevant to my fashion world. I leave tomorrow for what will be my tenth season of working backstage. This year is a special one because it marks the second show I’ll be styling. What a dream! 

Happy Reading. 

xo

New York Times Changes at Women’s Wear Daily

GQ Men’s Layering Rules for Fall

WWD Ebay comes to town

Wall Street Journal Less is More

Elle Designers Share Inspiration

Lucky Mag NYFW Essentials

Fashionista The Man, Bill Cunningham 

In Style How to Speak Designer

Fashionista The New Coach

Man Repeller A Stylist’s (not so complete) Kit 

NPR Why we wear what we wear

 

NORMCORE TREND: UNINSPIRING IN THE BEST WAY

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Described by some as the “anti-fashion”, Normcore is the anti-trend that is currently trending. It’s everything fashion isn’t supposed to be; it’s boring, unidentifiable (except for the occasion Adidas or New Balance), and basic. We welcome back Gap basics, Levis, Adidas sandals (I know, I KNOW), white tees, white sneakers, and every shade of neutral. Think every cast member of Friends and 90210…again, I know. Unbeknownst to me, I’ve been a dedicated follower of this trend for years. As a wardrobe stylist, I do an insane amount of schlepping, bending, and running on set. I’ve created a uniform for myself that makes doing those things easier and it’s goes like this.

Non-descript tank top (black or striped), check.

Oversized blazer or cardigan, check.

Boyfriend jeans, check.

Chuck Taylor’s, check.

Normcore, check.

Don’t get me wrong, I like my basics but I love my vintage pieces way more. I think I’ll stick with fashion as a way to express oneself but I have to admit, dressing like the norm isn’t so bad after all.

Find more NORMCORE inspiration here

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CURRENTLY READING

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Ahh, reading. My favorite past-time. I used to read all the time, now I skim or scroll. I’m even in a book club (we mostly drink wine) and sometimes I read those books. What I do do to make up for the lack of reading is a form of torture not yet named. I send myself links to articles, pics of artists, designers, or models I want to research, anything that inspires me or catches my eye, while promising myself I will totally read these.

Almond Milk DIY If I see this enough times, I might actually do it. 

On-Set Slang Read it, print it, keep it in your kit.

Fall Fashion Preview Don’t blink or we’ll be previewing Spring ’15.

Natalya Poniatowski Can we be friends? I especially like your stance on eco-friendly and sustainable clothing.

Spring Hairstyles I might cut my hair someday. 

Vlogging Scares me but is it a necessary social media channel?

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KENDRA SCOTT

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One of the things I love most about being a wardrobe stylist is the opportunity to collaborate with creative people. I am constantly getting to work with some of the most talented artists in Austin. This shoot was no exception. Learn more about Kendra Scott Jewelry here

Photographer: David Heisler

Creative Director: Cheryl Knight

Wardrobe Stylist: Cristina Facundo

Hair Stylist: Ricky Hodge

Makeup Artist: Alyssa Garcia

Talent: Kiersten Dolbec of Kim Dawson Agency

Videographer: Joel Calvin

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NOIR AT AUSTIN FASHION WEEK

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STYLING THE KICK-OFF EVENT FOR AUSTIN FASHION WEEK WAS AN INCREDIBLE HONOR. NOIR INCLUDED A CUSTOM DESIGN FROM 10 AUSTIN DESIGNERS. NOT ONLY WAS I GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH EACH DESIGNER, I CHOSE HAIR AND MAKEUP, THE LINE UP AND CONDUCTED A FITTING WITH EACH MODEL. A BEAUTIFUL SHOW, NOIR SET THE STAGE FOR THE REST OF AUSTIN FASHION WEEK.

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PHOTOS BY ASHLEY LANDIS

DESIGNER LILLY LORRAINE

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MY STYLING CAREER BEGAN BACKSTAGE AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK. THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THE RUSH BACKSTAGE AS MODELS ARE RUNNING TO THEIR SECOND LOOKS, MUSIC PUMPING, AND HAVING THE ADVANTAGE OF SEEING A COLLECTION BEFORE THE WORLD. AUSTIN FASHION WEEK IS NO DIFFERENT. I STYLED AUSTIN DESIGNER, LILLY LORRAINE FALL 2013 RUNWAY SHOW. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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