fall 2019


Best pre-fall 2019 handbags

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The best Pre-Fall 2019 handbags from top left: black tote bag (under $400!!) / lady bag with lock (hot new IT bag) / navy shoulder bag (on my wish list!) / reinvented Marcie bag (also on my wish list!) / Christian Louboutin tote bag / brown structured lady bag /

We have not even entered the summer season, and stores are already stocking pre-fall 2019 handbags for us to covet! I always look at the pre-fall season as a glimpse into the upcoming fall season, and what store buyers will likely be stocking their shelves with.

This pre-fall 2019 season, we are seeing medium shades of brown, more structure to handbag silhouettes, less logos (thank you!!), and classic styles; such as the lady bag reinvented.

Chloe seems to be taking inspiration from old IT bags in it’s archives, and creating new styles for the pre-fall 2019 handbag season. I spy a Paddington inspired padlock on the new lady bag pictured above, and the Marcie has been transformed into an east/west lady bag with some randomly placed circle hardware on the top handle-I don’t know why, but I love it-despite the random hardware placement!

Handbags for the pre-fall 2019 season seem to be sleeker, and more timeless, than we have seen in the past few seasons. I love how logos are heading back onto the clasp of the handbag, instead of being splashed all over it. With the exception of Christian Louboutin’s tote bag, somehow that large cursive logo just looks right. Hmmmmmm

I could use a navy bag in my collection, and a medium brown bag would be amazing too. The new Marcie is speaking to me, as well as every lady bag I have placed my eyes on. Someone hide my wallet-stat!

Shop pre-fall 2019 handbags online:

Which pre-fall 2019 handbags are your favorite? What do you think of the return to the anonymous, sleek and classic handbag for pre-fall 2019 season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Day three New York Fashion Week fall 2019 recap

photo: Son Jung Wan fall 2019 runway New York Fashion Week

The third day of New York Fashion Week was definitely my busiest day. I started out with one of my favorites, Custo Barcelona, followed by another one of my favorites, Son Jung Wan. Then, I attended two group shows from Oxford Fashion Studio. They each had multiple designers which is always fun to watch. I finished out the day with the Pony x Harbin runway show; which was absolutely amazing.

Out of all the days I attended fashion week, the third day offered the most color, envelope-pushing trends, and avant-garde styles. It was a really fun line-up of shows!

Without further ado, here is a recap of the shows I attended on day three of New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2019-2020.

Custo Barcelona fall 2019 New York Fashion Week

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The Custo Barcelona fall 2019 New York Fashion Week runway show was fabulous. There was a large amount of looks on the runway for the fall 2019 season, and they were bright, playful, and perfect for the upcoming cool weather season. Custo Barcelona played with texture, prints, faux fur, and intricate details while infusing a slight party vibe into his collection. These are great pieces to add to one’s closet in order to spice up one’s wardrobe, and infuse a playful fashion vibe. I need that black coat in my life!

You can see more from Custo Barcelona on his website, Custo.com.

Son Jung Wan fall 2019 New York Fashion Week

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Son Jung Wan is always one of my favorite shows of fashion week. For the fall 2019 season, Son Jung Wan offered rich fabrications, texture, a touch of glitz, and that slight disco vibe I love seeing on her runway. I wish I was better at photographing sequins and sparkle! I need to work on that for September with my new camera! But, I digress. . .

Son Jung Wan offered an inviting collection of soft fabrics, sparkle, texture, volume, and a mix of color which was eye-catching. I would love to get that blue velvet jumpsuit in my closet!

You can see more from Son Jung Wan online at her website, SonJungWan.com.

Oxford Fashion Studio fall 2019 New York Fashion Week

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photo credit: iMaxTree PR photos

Oxford Fashion Studio was a series of two shows with several designers. I wasn’t able to snap my own photos at these two shows, but I was able to grab a few PR photos from GPS to share with you. I loved the vivid blue hues designers chose to show on their runway, and I also loved the edgier designs. My favorite looks are shown above.

You can learn more about Oxford Fashion Studio, and all of the designers, online at OxfordFashionStudio.com.

Pony x Harbin fall 2019 New York Fashion Week

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Pony x Harbin was quite a show! The runway started off with a musical performance. You can see the singer in the first photo, and the band behind the second row of guests in the second photo. It was an amazing performance, and a music style I haven’t heard before. It definitely set the tone/mood for the show! After the performance, the models came down the runway. There were looks for both men and women. The collection offered an upscale street vibe with high-end sports-wear, and athleisure looks. The puffy coats looked warm, cozy, and chic! Loved!

In the middle of the show, there was another performance with a dragon, dancers, and martial arts. It was really fun to watch! There was also a performance artist painting on a long parchment on the floor while models walked the runway. It was hard for me to see his work, but you can make him out in the sixth photo above.

The fourth photo above is of the front row across from my seat. The man in green must be famous because the girls sitting around me were buzzing about him; unfortunately I don’t know who he is, but I took his picture to share with you anyway. Maybe you know who he is? If so, please let me know in the comments below!

I would love to find this collection online, or to learn where it is sold. Alas, the brand does not seem to have an Instagram account or website. Until I find one, you can see the designer’s online profile at NYFW.com.

That’s a wrap! Day three was a lot of fun, and I really loved the colorful and playful vibes from the runway shows that day. Which collection was your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Day two New York Fashion Week fall 2019 recap

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Chiara Boni la petite robe fall 2019 runway at New York Fashion Week

The second day of New York Fashion Week was a busy one! I had back-to-back shows, and had to decline two invitations because they overlapped. I decided to attend Fashion Hong Kong, Nonie, and Chiara Boni. They were fabulous shows with chic ensembles. These three runway shows offered several elegant, all-black looks, mixed neutrals, and a touch of glamour. It was a good combination of shows for the day!

Without further ado, here is a recap of day two at New York Fashion Week!

Fashion Hong Kong fall 2019 New York Fashion Week

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Fashion Hong Kong was a collective of three fabulous designers from Hong Kong. It’s always fun to see current fashions from other countries. Sometimes they are inspired by trends here in the US, while other times they can spark new trends for us here in the US. Everyone is constantly inspiring everyone. I loved the rich fabrications and artistic prints used by the Hong Kong designers, as well as all the purple. I am a huge fan of purple! I would also love one of those chic leather pieces to end up in my closet. These designers are fabulous. It would be amazing if they started to sell their collection here in the US!

You can see more collections online at Fashion Hong Kong’s website.

Nonie fall 2019 New York Fashion Week

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Nonie was such a chic collection! I rushed to this show after Fashion Hong Kong, and I am so glad I arrived when everyone was still lining up. Nonie makes classic and chic designs; so chic they are worn by Duchess Meghan Markle herself. I loved the mix of neutrals with pops of red. Nonie also showed understated floral prints, and chic black ensembles. This is a classic collection we could all use as investment pieces in our closets. The coat featured in the first photo is on my fall wish list. Isn’t it fabulous?!

I wish more of my photos turned out, I am still learning to use my new camera, and I had issues adjusting the camera settings for the natural light in the background. The natural light did offer a beautiful setting for the runway show, I have to say. I loved seeing the city skyline as a backdrop to this chic collection. It really set a good vibe.

You can see more of Nonie’s collection online at Nonie.com.

Chiara Boni La Petite Robe fall 2019 New York Fashion Week

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Chiara Boni’s fall 2019 New York Fashion Week collection was so chic and fabulous! I loved the vintage inspired hats, and elegant details on every ensemble that went down the runway. Although I wasn’t able to capture very many photos, I think you can see the vintage vibe from the show-and the fabulous hats! The hats really stole the show. Everyone was loving them; and talking about how they needed one in their fall 2019 wardrobe!

All of the looks which went down the Chiara Boni La Petite Robe fall 2019 NYFW runway offered un-fussy details, glamour, elegance, and an unspoken chic. The crowd was ooohing-and-aaahhhhing over the beautiful designs she showed for fall. The photo below is of the final look to go down the runway; the crowd cheered as the model posed for the cameras at the end of the runway. This look was chic, sophisticated, and flattering. Which brings me to this point; all of Chira Boni’s clothing is made to flatter a woman’s natural curves. Her designs highlight the best part of a woman’s body; making her designs not only fashionable and elegant; but confidence builders. We all need a little Chiara in our closets.

You can see more of her collection online at ChiaraBoni.com.

What are you loving from the fall 2019 runways in New York so far? Stay tuned for more coverage!

XOXO

Cathy

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