Rock the runway: Days three and four of NYFW SS20

Coming at you today from a very busy weekend.

I’m not gonna lie, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is very exhausting. Fun and exciting, but exhausting.  I didn’t do any related activities yesterday (I felt bad for poor Zig for leaving him home all day for the past few days), but Friday and Saturday were jammed packed with activities.

Kendra Scott Presentation at NYFW SS20 Kendra Scott Presentation at NYFW SS20 Kendra Scott Presentation at NYFW SS20

On Friday, I headed to the Kendra Scott presentation, which was at her showroom in the Garment District. I was walked through and told all about her upcoming collections, which featured some stunning jewelry. Think rose gold, textures, stones, and layering pieces.

From there I made my way to the Tractenberg Studio, which was a gifting suite by Tractenberg & Co., a NYC-based PR firm.  The Studio featured two rooms with various booths, each by a different beauty brand.  We we walked around we learned about new products coming soon and got to demo and take home many of them.

The item I’m most excited to try are the Eylure Promagnetic kit, which includes a magnetic eyeliner with magnetic lashes. You guys know I love my TOK magnetic lashes, but these work a little differently in that you apply the eyeliner first and then the lashes will pop onto the liner holding them in place.

Eylure products at Tractenberg & Co. Studio gifting suite at NYFW SS20 Tocca products at Tractenberg & Co. Studio gifting suite at NYFW SS20 Curel products at Tractenberg & Co. Studio gifting suite at NYFW SS20 Tractenberg & Co. Studio gifting suite at NYFW SS20 OOTD at Tractenberg & Co. Studio gifting suite at NYFW SS20 Ahava products at Tractenberg & Co. Studio gifting suite at NYFW SS20

We also received a few different perfumes by Lavanila and Tocca, as well as sunglasses from Diff Eyewear, a moisturizer from Ahava, Jergen’s moisturizer, Curel, Bare Minerals, Drybar, and much more.

From there I made my way to the Redken Styling Suite, which was located in the Cutler Salon in the Arlo Hotel. Unfortunately by that time it had started to rain, so although I loved my hair that the stylist gave me, by the time I was trying to get an Uber, the rain and wind seemed to damper the style.  Nevertheless, it was such a fun experience and Redken was there with Essie and Maybelline for beauty and nail touchups, as well as a gifting bar, where you got to pick out travel-sized deluxe samples of many of the Redken styling products.

Redken Styling Suite at the Arlo for NYFW SS20 Redken Styling Suite at the Arlo for NYFW SS20 Redken Styling Suite at the Arlo for NYFW SS20 Byredo store on Wooster in NYC Byredo Slow Dance perfume at Byredo store in NYC

I was supposed to head to the show at Pier 59 for 4 p.m., but unfortunately my Uber kept cancelling on me (the traffic was insane and it was raining) and the subway stop was about a 12 minute walk, which I didn’t want to do in the rain (and by that point it was already 3:45 p.m.). I ended up just staying at the Arlo for another hour before venturing out into SoHo to pop into some shops.

My last event of the night was the Byredo launch party at the Byredo store on Wooster for their new fragrance Slow Dance. Slow Dance has notes of opopanak, geranium, labdanum, violet, patchouli, and vanilla. Since the theme of the perfume is prom, the sales associates were dressed in their best ’80s prom gear and we got to sip some bubbly while browsing the perfumes and learning about the new scent.

Rebecca Minkoff Presentation at NYFW SS20 Rebecca Minkoff Presentation at NYFW SS20

On Saturday I made my way to the Rebecca Minkoff presentation, which was at Pier59 Studios from 1-3 p.m.  I got there around 1:45 p.m. and was let in shortly after 2 p.m. The presentation was made up of different “rooms” which were document boxes stacked and illuminated in different colours. The models were wearing a variety of different looks, everything from casual to more dressy. Since the whole presentation was office-themed, each look was tailored towards to the working girl, with the last vignette featuring a plus-sized model for her partnership with Stitch-Fix. At the end, attendees were given blue pouches that said “Freedom” on on side and “Self Made” on the other.

I had wanted to keep my Saturday fairly open so I could spend time with my boyfriend, so afterwards, we bummed around the Chelsea and West Village neighbourhood before making out way back home to change. From there, I headed to Spring Studios for the Chiara Boni La Petite Robe show.

Chiara Boni La Petite Robe NYFW SS20 show

Photo credit: Darian DiCianno/BFA.com

Chiara Boni La Petite Robe NYFW SS20 show

Photo credit: Darian DiCianno/BFA.com

Chiara Boni La Petite Robe NYFW SS20 show

Photo credit: Darian DiCianno/BFA.com

I absolutely loved this show by the Italian designer, which featured elegant designs. It was definitely a fun show, which started off with models and mother-daughter duo Pat and Anna Cleveland who sang to the audience before walking the runway themselves.  The designs were very western inspired, with cowboy boots and hats donning the catwalk. The styles transitioned from animal patterns ranging from leopard, giraffe, and tiger stripes to paisley motifs, to finally, multicolour butterfly patterns.

From there, I headed to just south of Chinatown for the Vingioni by Rodell Gray show, who is an Atlanta-based designer who showcased youthful pieces based on primary colours and an unorthodox mix of fabrics. The show was actually held in the basement of a church and definitely fit the more street style, laid-back vibe of the pieces.

Vingioni by Rodell Gray at NYFW SS20 Vingioni by Rodell Gray at NYFW SS20

Although I did have some invites for NYFW-related things on Sunday, I chose to keep it pretty easy and just relax since I had been running around non-stop for the last few days. I do have a few shows coming up this week (including one I went to this morning), so stay tuned!

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