February 27, 2013

Beanie Up

Is it just me, or do beanies seem to solve a lot of winter's fashion problems?

Think about it--
Bad hair day?  Cover it with a beanie.
Is your outfit too bland/boring?  Throw on a bright, fun beanie.
Have a cold, but still have to leave your bed?  Stay warm and cozy with a beanie.
Is it so windy that your hood/earmuffs/hat keep blowing off?  A beanie will solve that too.

Today I'm feeling a bit sick, am having a bad hair day, and don't want to face the rain/wind out there.  But I'll be facing the day with my trusty cat beanie, bold red lips, & comfy denim.

The Man Repeller pretty much summed up the awesomeness of the beanie (click here) recently.  
And who can argue with Leandra and the loads of street style snaps of these beanie-clad ladies...

P.S.  Thank you @daddifoto for the awesome cat beanie.

February 19, 2013

NYFW Recap (+ the winner of my giveaway is...)

Just a quick recap of my experience at NYFW through my Instagram...
My first show of the week-- Erin Barr.
 Lincoln Center looking magical at night.

The Alon Livne presentation was filled with avant-garde/futuristic gowns & headpieces.

I met Olivia Palermo outside of Lincoln Center!  And had a dumbstruck, doofy smile on my face. 
Then went shopping at Century 21 and came close to buying this black & white mod shift dress by Alice + Olivia (but unfortunately it was 1-2 sizes too big).

Two of the outfits I wore & got street style snapped in (let me know if you find pictures of them anywhere!)

My NYFW essentials-- my Nikon DSLR & an awesome little bag that wont weight me down.
My #NYFWdiet included lots of pizza & quick meals on the go.

My dream LBD & leather cut out dress at the Hernan Lander presentation 

 Last week was my second time attending NYFW, and I keep getting more and more involved/excited each time.  Unfortuneately work and an apartment search got in the way of me going to a lot more shows/events.  But I still and an amazing time at the shows & even just walking around the snowy streets street style watching.

Can't wait until next season!  Hopefully the weather wont be too extreme then.

And congratulations to Julie @Street Lily  for winning my Valentine's Day giveaway!

February 14, 2013

Hearts on Fire (+ Valentine's Day giveaway!)

See below for details on how to win my Valentine's Day jewelry giveaway

Old Navy coat (old), Zara blouse, Vince jeans, Gap belt, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Crown Vintage booties, Kate Spade necklace, earrings & ring c/o MoodiChic Jewelry

In honor of Valentine's Day the lovely Jenn Duval of MoodiChic Jewelry is helping me host my very first giveaway on Hudson East.  One of my lucky readers will win the gorgeous jewelry set that I'm wearing in the photos above.

Aren't they just gorgeous?  And they're handmade by Jenn herself!

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is:

1 - Follow my blog on GFC (Google Friend Connect)
2 - Like my Facebook page (here) or follow me on Instagram (@HudsonEast)
3- Leave a comment below with your name and email address so that I can contact you if you win.

I'll be choosing a winner at random this Tuesday, February 19th.

February 12, 2013

Grayscale (at NYFW)

Forever 21 blazer, Zara top, Zara skirt, H&M tights, MIA boots, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Forever 21 earrings
Like most New Yorkers, I have a ton of black in my wardrobe.  Some people think it's a bad thing... but black is such a common, essential, easy to wear shade.  
Today, one of my last days at New York Fashion Week, I decided to go back to my roots and wear nothing but shades of black and white.  I played with patterns (floral, leopard) and textures (cotton, silk, leather) to keep it interesting and playful, instead of drab and boring. 

Oh... and look who my photographer & I saw walking through Lincoln Center. 
Karlie Kloss!
Bruno got a few great photos of her as she rushed out of a show.
She's just as gorgeous in person as she is in photos, if not more so.
All photographs by Bruno Daddi

P.S.  Stay tuned for a giveaway coming later this week!

February 11, 2013

Erin Barr AW 2013

Last season Erin Barr absolutely blew me away with her SS 2013 presentation (see here).
It was her first show at New York Fashion Week... as well as mine.

This past Thursday I attended her first runway show at NYFW (my first of the week) and was equally amazed at her AW 2013 collection.

While keeping true with the seductive, Femme Fatale look of her last collection, 
this season she has created a standout collection with more of a masculine/tomboy edge.
Here are my favorite looks from the show:



Photographs courtesy of MAO PR

Cutouts, leather, and sexy thigh-high slits abound, this collection was created for the strong, confidant woman.  A woman who doesn't need a lot of glitz and glamour.  Models walked down the runway with slicked back hair, minimal makeup and no jewelry whatsoever.  Making the outfit they were wearing stand alone to speak for itself. 

February 6, 2013

Calm Before The Storm...

Zara coat, Uniqlo by Pantone cashmere sweater, H&M shorts, H&M tights, Crown Vintage boots, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Forever 21 scarf, thrifted earrings, Michael Kors earmuffs, Fownes leather gloves

...the storm that is New York Fashion week anyway.

Today was the last normal, fairly calm day before a crazy, hectic (yet, fun filled) week that lies ahead for me.
Tomorrow I'm starting my 2nd NYFW experience (couldn't get off from work to do so today).  And the next few days will be filled with runway shows, presentations, and to top it all off apartment hunting.  So I'll probably be looking a lot like I do in that last picture if you happen to see me.

Wish me luck! 
And follow me on Instagram (@HudsonEast) or Facebook (click here) for updates on NYFW through my eyes.

Photography by Bruno Daddi