I’m Not There, But NYFW Is Still On

Leandra Medine | September 15, 2011

And while I may or may not be double fisting a cafe au lait and scrambled eggs while I explain the evolution of runway shows to my mama in Paris, I will tell you it ain’t over until the fat lady sings. La di da di da. In today’s round-up, I look back to shows I saw but haven’t included and share with you the latest happenings at Phillip Lim and Proenza Schouler though I do recognize you’ve likely seen and reviewed the shows on your own. Me so tired. More tired, less funny. I apologize in advance. Fine, I don’t. People are allowed to be tired. I’m not a robot, ya know.

Yigal Azrouel was one of the more exciting shows to watch. It seems the collection has come a wildly long way from slinky sexy body hugging dresses to a more mature, man repeller approved collection of leather palazzo pants, cropped white jackets and a very witty granny hot pant–oh yes, I went there–disguised by Hermit’s green cloak. And while I did swoon through all the pieces and silently applauded my Jewish brethren…

This look took le cake. It so eloquently notates an extended beginning to the return of palazzo pants. There was a butt-ton of white presented through many shows and so the best I can say is, sorry stupid holiday rules, the hue will be back long before Memorial Day rears her sunny head. Let’s also just admire the blazer.

Back uptown–literally and figuratively–Jill Stuart showed a collection inspired by pastel hues of pinks, oranges, and yellows. The silhouettes fit the usual uptown girlie feel and some new prints, including that darling little cropped pant suit and the messy hair style rock-star eyeliner suggested signs of oh, I don’t know, maybe some evolution? I always love the collection and reason it by saying, “yes sure you may call me the Man Repeller, but ultimately, I did grow up uptown.” Man I love quoting myself.

3.1 Phillip Lim yesterday documented his excellence to layer and create the most wearable and simultaneously man repelling garments. As noted by Molly, Phillip Lim is the new classic. I’ve already wishlisted the over-sized denim vest pictured far left and am trying to rationalize a pair of culottes worn over black pants. Peplums are so first week fashion, eh?

And finally…
Proenza Schouler. I’d like to leave the recapping up to you as I wasn’t able to be at the show, nor was I able to livestream it. I did enjoy the silhouettes–cue the far left–and new prints but I’m still uncertain of my undying love and inclination to trade my first born for this collection. It read more fall, less spring but maybe I’m just losing my marbles. What did you think? Hmm?
And OMFG, oh yeah, P.S…
Some jackass pretending to be a model brought her iPhone out onto the runway and videotaped the entire thing at the Rebecca Minkoff show!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06578079717533698804 †ELMO†

    Hahahah fantastic!! One of the greatest moments from the show was you with your iphone
    Would love to see the video!!


    Great job with the blog…so inspiring, entertaining and stylish

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00626969994264253015 Wunmi W-A

    you are the cutest ever!!

    in a man repelling way of course…. hahaa


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09300492335270604747 Angelika

    Hahaha, I love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15925903290276743705 brown cow

    certainly got a laugh out of that last photo!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01676293912277616239 Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar

    Hahaha love the last pic, so funny.Anyway, great selection of your favorite looks from the runaways, I love all the outfits.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    You rocked it at the Rebecca Minkoff runway! And the Yigal Azrouel and 3.1 Phillip Lim collections definitely look like they have the Man Repeller stamps of approval.

    ♥, Jamie

  • http://rocknrealprincess.blogspot.com/ loubehr

    It's not the same without you !!!!!!!!! It can't be !!!!!!!!!!!

    Great collection …

    And you look amazing and the last pic ! With ur curly hair and ur tan 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12759545260010101486 The PvdH Journal

    You on the runway is all sorts of amazingness…. and that hair! Love it!

  • http://www.phoandchips.com Bridg

    hehe nice work on the runway!! You look like a natural up there 😉

    B xx


  • http://www.pushupswithpolish.com pushups with polish

    hahaha thats just great! love the last pic 🙂 yayyy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04802770370903024148 Nadia

    What a joker! you're so cool.


  • http://www.closetcravings.com Closet Cravings

    Absolutely adore the last photo of you at the Rebecca Minkoff show. You look so stinkin' cute.

    P.S. – if one is going to be tired, better to be tired in Paris. =)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13555338365629174476 Vani

    The leather palazzo pants are fantastic!
    Love your outfi toot, so cute!


  • http://sarahlaure.wordpress.com Sarah

    Ha ha, saw you on E! So so cool.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15664502134805475932 her persona
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09022203116142439305 Rhiannon

    great post! i love your outfit.

  • http://marleneishipstar.blogspot.com Marlene

    Oooooo, I see that according to the runway it is now acceptable to wear your hotel dressing gowns (Yigal Azrouel, middle pic) and PJs (Jill Stuart, third pic) outside of the privacy of your own room… Only kidding. Very much enjoyed the pictures, especially the last one!

  • http://www.twitter.com/alyssamegans Alyssa

    Jill Stuart's collection tops the rest for me yesterday, so ethereal. 😉

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10036195286626825176 Moni


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15157331294725300872 jas

    haha that's awesome!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15308862608320193108 Lola

    Whaaaaat?!! what't the story behind you on the runway?! need to know!! Love this collection, especially love the matching separates *swoooon*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01135941216559833371 Shivika

    the vest and jacket by phillip lim are indeed hot!! and jill stuart has always played with my heart strings (wait, or is it tugged at my purse strings). and congratulations on being that jackass! good job! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12972407396062492788 Xen

    i also kinda wished that Proenza would summer hump it a bit more. there were some really nice pieces but it had an overall fall feel. yup.


  • http://miportobello.com Patricia

    you rule, tired or not! best reviews of fashionweek are found here 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07171822858815419294 clara spencer-phillips

    That girl is actually on style.com in the R Minkoff show! Fooled them..!

  • http://www.thestylegloss.com Mila

    I love your nail polish in the runway photo! Is it just pastel pink?


  • http://fashionableasians.blogspot.com FashionableAsians

    I saw a pic on the twitters of you on the runway and i was like "WHAT, MAN REPELLING MODEL?!" haha You did great though Congrats!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03429968469338580701 Cristiana Nunes

    Love your shorts!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14748663265244283957 Meg

    i. love. lim. plain and simple. and yigal azrouel. hell i love 'em all. but i agree that proenza schouler was looking a tad bit like fall– particularly in the middle picture. Your shorts are fantastic in the last pic.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07008394054860522299 Glo M.E

    LOVELY!!! 😀
    kisses from Spain <3 you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00003455266332555507 Mcmaris

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00003455266332555507 Mcmaris

    Yigal Azrouel and Lim are def my favs out of these. And P.S. I wear white all year long and always have. Effe those dumb rules, i mix brown & black and gold & silver all the time too. Am as we speak!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03111435323808384669 The Vintage Scene

    Man Repeller and Jackass, can you handle that much responsibility?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03111435323808384669 The Vintage Scene

    Also, not one of Proenza Schouler's best collections. There was a lack of bags too.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    Those leather palazzo pants look like they're made of satin.

  • http://wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com lucillejoy

    Awwww love the photo of you! Yummm to it all, I loved the proenza schouler show, but I do much prefer autumn and I get what you're saying about 'more fall than spring' so maybe that's why I was a fan! and big fan of philip lim, really value someone that can make wearability so covetable


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05137238505542889682 ADJ

    the last pictures is perfect. I love philip lim and his work seems to be getting a lot of buzz.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15235755566305774338 Audrey (hkittygirl)

    The Jill Stuart short suit is so adorable, but I find myself wanting the Philip Lim collection more…I agree with you that Proenza Schouler felt more autumn than spring too.

  • http://tulasifichter.com/ Tu

    Just don't fall lol!

    u look cute



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  • Marissa

    totes agree on proenza. it was very autmny.

  • http://araparigacombrincodeperola.wordpress.com/ araparigacombrincodeperola

    Espectacular!! Kisses from Portugal!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05152771406831493416 Designs Good

    work that runway, girl!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10189115114016191665 suzanne elizabeth

    Awesome. You are just way too awesome. Good picks! Love love love the Jill Stuart, her show blew me away.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16641463060906446733 The Annachrist

    lawlz you crack me up

  • Anonymous

    is molly the new intern? it would be really cool if you did a post about her one day! like have her showcase her best man repelling look or something! just so us readers can get to know her