Fashionably Fed

Nourishing the mind, body and soul.

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At the heart and soul of it all, New York Fashion Week

As I stated in my introduction, one of the reasons I started this blog was to force myself to take time out of my busy life to not only stop and smell the roses, but to share my experiences with anyone who cared to read about them. However, while Fashion Week provides this fashion publicist with a lot of beauty to cleanse the palate, it leaves me with very little time to actually share those tasty flavors on this blog. My posts have been severely lacking. I deeply apologize for this, and hope this one will be enough to tickle your taste buds.

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Fellow bloggers doing their thing inside Lincoln Center

New York Fashion Week changes the entire energy of the city. No matter where you are, when you walk out onto the streets of Manhattan on that very first day, the vibe is different. The city is excited and everywhere you look you can see that people have stepped up their sartorial game. You don’t even need to set foot in Lincoln Center or Milk Studios to see the latest trends on display, as the streets are filled of those hoping to catch the lens of Scott Schumann or Mr. Newton and have their looks go viral.

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Standout pieces at the Gemma Redux presentation at CIRCA

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Gemma Redux presentation that was part of Circa at NYFW this year. The young label was started by Michigan-grown Rachel Dooley as a release from studying for the New York Bar exam; gotta love a designer with some serious brains to back her up. I was able to speak to the woman of the hour for just a few quick moments at the crowded presentation and was impressed by her easy-going attitude during what I’m sure was a stressful event. The laid-back persona must stem from the Midwestern background. 😉

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Loving these colors for Fall/Winter 2012

The colors for Rachel’s Fall 2012 collection were STUH-nning. I particularly love the cascade necklace in the first photo. I overheard someone saying it reminded them of My Little Pony, and I totally agree. There is something so sweet and innocent about the gradient pastels. I almost want to slide down it the way the ponies slid down the rainbow in the opening sequence of the cartoon. The saturated pastels present in that playful program look like they will be a hot trend for the upcoming seasons. Maybe I should bring my ponies out of storage for outfit inspiration…

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Statement pieces

The brand name means “reconstructed gems” in Latin. This particular collection was inspired by topography and the layers of the Earth. This theme is very apparent in the rich Mayan colors and unique stones. It was easy to guess who Rachel’s style icon might be before I even read it on Circa’s blog. The large cuffs and structured collar necklaces give the essence of Cleopatra, while maintaining the Indian inspiration of the season with the geological adornments.

I am so glad I had the chance to stop by and see the collection. There are some great statement pieces that are sure to spice up the typical all black New York emsemb once next fall rolls around. A special thanks to Rachel for the invite!

xx,

A

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The hustle and bustle outside Lincoln Center on Day 5 of New York Fashion Week

All information retrieved from:

http://www.gemmaredux.com

http://www.blog.circajewels.com/2012/02/circa-salon-presents-gemma-redux.html

February 2012

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Sticks and Stones

A replica of the outside of the Botanical Gardens

Last week I took advantage of my day off for MLK Day and headed up to the Bronx for the last day of the Holiday Train Show at the Botanical Gardens. The weather was freezing and spending the day surrounded by tropical temperatures and gorgeous plant life could not have been a better call. However, escaping the cold was merely an added bonus to experiencing the beauty of the nature-based reproductions of historic New York Buildings and landmarks.

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The Proof is in the Puddin’

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The scene of the East Village dessert shop

Puddin’

Ahhh, let the blog coverage of NYC’s endless culinary establishments begin! First up, a brand new dessert spot in the East Village, located on  St. Marks and 1st Ave,  just 2 blocks from my apartment. After the  New York Times told me there was a restaurant devoted almost entirely to pudding I had to check it out immediately. Thank God I did, because the demand for the heavenly dessert was so high, they had to close their doors for a few days just to restock and whip up some more product.

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West Coast for the Holidays


So, after my little introductory spiel about how my blog will be mainly focused on finding and appreciating the beauty in the Big Apple, I am going to be a little defiant and make my first post about The City of Angels. I was fortunate enough to be able to escape for a few days to spend my holiday in LA with my family and experience some great things along the way.

The Beginning

I am a writer. Not by trade, although, as a publicist, strong writing skills is at the core of my career skills. Public Relations is what I do. A writer is what I am.

Starting a blog has been in the back of my mind for a while now. Determining a topic was a big part of what held me back for so long, but I think I have finally narrowed it down. A little over a year and a half ago I moved to New York City after finishing a Master’s of Arts in Communication at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. I was fortunate enough to land my dream internship, which led to my current job as a fashion publicist. However, the stress and struggle of trying to make it in the big city has often made it difficult to truly take the time to appreciate the fact that I live in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Fashionably Fed is a way to remedy that. My goal is to stop and find beauty in the many things that make this city great, from the food to the fashion (my two favorite things) and everything in between. To incorporate my writing and inner nerd-dom, I want to also take the time to understand the story behind what I am experiencing. It is my mission to nourish my mind, body and soul, and to share that with my audience along the way.

 

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