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Photo Journal: NYFW spring 2017 recap

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Final Walk at Irina Vitjaz during New York Fashion Week, spring 2017.

The last model has walked off the runway at New York Fashion Week, and the glamorous whirlwind of runway shows has come to an end. The spring/summer 2017 shows were eye opening, unexpected, and amazing. There are always so many designers showing their new collections during fashion week, it is always an honor to be invited to a small amount of those runway show, and presentations.

I am not a professional photographer by any means, so I do my best to get a few snapshots from each show to share with you. Sometimes I am fortunate enough to have a front row seat, where I can get amazing photos to share with you. Other times, I am in the second row, or back in the sixth row where photography is not possible. I can still see the collection, spot the trends, and report back to you what is hot, and what is not, for the new season. But I may not always have all the photos to give you a visual example with.

So, before I recap the trends tomorrow for you, I wanted to give you a snapshot of my New York Fashion Week schedule for spring/summer 2017. Without further adieu, here was my schedule, and the shows I saw while at New York Fashion Week.

Day One: September 8, 2016

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Nicholas K, spring 2017. My photos were not great, but the collection sure was! Flowing silhouettes, fabulous hats, and large fanny packs currently being labeled “Belt Bags.”

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Concept Korea spring 2017. This runway show featured multiple designers from Korea. They were edgy, took chances, and were a little bit rock n’ roll. Loved it!

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Supima Design Challenge spring 2017. This was a fabulous show featuring new, emerging designers who competed for a cash prize which would help them grow their fashion business. I sat front row and was able to capture great shots! For all the juicy details, click here for the full article.


Michael Costello spring 2017. This is a press photo, none of my photos came out. I had a third row seat, which was great, but the girl sitting in front of me decided to stand up during the entire show; which is beyond rude! To make matters worse, she kept bending over the guest to her left to get photographs, completely blocking me and the guest next me from seeing the runway. I was able to peek through arms and heads, and what I saw was beautiful. I wish I had more photos to share! The collection was filled with shades of dreamy purple, dark garden-like inspiration, and a vampy vibe. I love it! Fortunately I have the beauty tips from backstage for you, click here for all the fabulous details!


Fashion Palette ready-to-wear resort. This was a collection of Australian designers who showed their resort collections. Fabulous designs!

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Desigual spring 2017 was full of color, and upbeat designs.

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Marissa Webb spring 2017, always one of my favorite shows of the season! Everything she sent down the runway was flawless, and fabulous. You can read my full report online here.

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Cynthia Rowley spring 2017 was a presentation set behind white mesh drapery. Behind the curtains was a full scale pillow fight! There were feathers flowing everywhere! Past the feathers were beautiful designs for the spring 2017 season including bright pink, green, brocade, embellishments, jumpers, and mood elevating designs. Loved it!

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The Art Institutes spring 2017. This was the first time I have attended the The Art Institutes fashion week show. I was impressed! There was vintage inspiration, bright colors, an upbeat mood, and a fresh take on fashion. These are the designers of the future, so it is important to take note.

Day Two: September 9, 2016

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Issosy London is a cute children’s line which was very on trend! Any child wearing a piece from this collection will look like he or she walked right off the runway! There were ruffles, denim, patchwork, jumpers, and the best of the spring trends. Hopefully I can dress my younger daughter in something from this collection. Loved it!

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Francesca Liberatore spring 2017. This too is one of my favorite shows during fashion week. I love her collection so much. Unfortunately I did not get one good photo. I apologize for this blurry shot. Her runway was filled with subtle hues, breezy designs, and timeless appeal. I am in love!

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Katie Gallagher spring 2017. This collection featured mainly lingerie with a handful of ready-to-wear pieces. This dress was my favorite look of the night. It is the perfect go-to black dress for anyone’s closet.

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Demoo Parkchoonmoo spring 2017. Loved everything about this collection, always one of my favorite shows! Demoo played with patchwork, denim, and flowing silhouettes. You can read my full post online here.

Day Three: September 10, 2016

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Dan Liu spring 2017 New York Fashion Week. Beautiful, romantic collection with vintage, 1960s silhouettes. I loved the prints, and the vibe. This was my favorite look from the runway, it is both playful and chic. Love!


Vicky Zhang spring 2017 was a beautiful collection of mother-daughter looks for spring. Gorgeous!

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Rebecca Minkoff stirred things up at fashion week by showing her fall 2016 collection outside, on the street. The collection was available immediately after the show to buy, both in-store and online. You can read all about it online here.

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There was a disco party at Son Jung Wan spring 2017 at New York Fashion Week! The three ladies sitting behind me stood up and starting dancing. They danced throughout the entire runway show! It was a fabulous, Studio 54 ready collection complete with amazing music. I loved every minute of it!

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A Detacher spring 2017 was a fun collection featuring playful colors, pattern mixing, texture, and breezy silhouettes. I wish I had a picture of the fabulous denim skirt from the runway, it was to-die-for!

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Sally Skoufis spring 2017 was a presentation of fine jewelry. There were travel inspired pieces, avant-garde pieces, and collectible pieces which every woman dreams of owning in her fine jewelry collection. I loved the sparkle, and fresh, modern take on fine jewels. Love!

Day Four: September 11, 2016

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Custo Barcelona showed bright colors, textures, peek-a-boo fabrics, metallics, mixed prints, and an all around fun collection for spring 2017. Loved it!

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Vivienne Hu was one of my favorite spring 2017 collections this season. You can read about her collection in my full post online here.

Day Five: September 12, 2017

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Irina Vitjaz showed a beautiful collection filled with evening, cocktail, and gala attire. This gown was one of my favorites.

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Taoray Wang’s spring 2017 collection was downright fabulous! My favorite look from the runway is this striped ensemble. I love the chic lines, the way it flowed when the model glided down the runway, and perfect construction. Even the fabric looks magical. Love!

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Leanne Marshall showed another dreamy collection this season filled with soft fabrics, cutting-edge texture, pastels, and options for every occasion. Loved it!

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Vivienne Tam’s spring 2017 show was huge! There was even a row of VIP’s sitting in the middle of the runway. Thank goodness for the giant screen at the top of the runway where those of us in the seats could see the collection. The collection was one of Vivienne Tam’s best yet. It included fringe, NASA inspired designs, metallic touches, and everything to covet for spring. Love!

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Anniesa Hasibuan spring 2017 was intricate, ornate, and took elements from modern fashion, as well as historical styles, to create a collection like no other. It is rare to see medieval dress elements combined with twenty-first century designs, but Hasibuan did it! Oh, and she did so very well! She also managed to create these beautiful designs in modest garments, showing the world you can be beautiful, fashionable, and cutting-edge without showing all your goods. Now cover up ladies, it’s in vogue.

Day Six: September 13, 2016


Monique Lhuillier spring 2017 was dreamy and perfect as usual. To read my full post, please click here.

That’s a wrap! I had additional invites to Runa Ray, Georgine, Xuly Bet, and a few others, but I had to fly home to my three beautiful kiddos; so sadly, I missed those shows. Stay tuned for my upcoming trend reports, and what’s hot on the streets; all from New York Fashion Week for right now, and into spring 2017!

Demoo Parkchoonmo Spring 2017 New York Fashion Week

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Demoo Parkchoonmoo sent her spring/summer 2017 collection down the New York Fashion Week runway on September 9, 2016 at the Skylight Clarkson in New York.

This is one of my favorite shows every season. For Demoo Parkchoonmoo’s fall collections, she always has the most beautiful coats, and jackets, at fashion week. So I am always thrilled to have a chance to see her collection up close for spring or fall.

For spring 2017, Demoo Parkchoonmoo designed beautiful, flowing clothing. There were asymmetrical hemlines, cool layers, and edgy patchwork; both monochromatic and multi-tone. I love how she played with denim, and reinvented the basic black dress into something wearable yet far from basic. The black dress featured in the photo at the bottom of this article is to-die-for.

I was lucky enough to sit in the front row for Demoo Parkchoonmoo’s spring 2017 New York Fashion Week show. This allowed to get some great photographs to share with you! I included all my favorite looks from the runway in this post. I would love to get at least one of her patchwork spring outfits in my warm weather closet.

Denim is huge for spring 2017. It is being shown on everything you can imagine for spring 2017. Demoo Parkchoonmoo played with denim too, and set herself apart from other designers with her fresh silhouettes, and ingenious designs. This is how to wear in denim in spring 2017, there is no other way, only Demoo’s way. Take note.

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Monique Lhuillier spring 2017 New York Fashion Week runway nails

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Monique Lhuillier sent her spring/summer 2017 collection down the New York Fashion Week on September 12, 2016. The collection was ethereal, dreamy, and romantic. Ah! Monique Lhuillier is always perfection!

As one of my favorite shows to attend every season, I eagerly await Monique Lhuillier’s runway show. Her designs are unique, beautiful, flattering, and make dreams come true. The details on her clothing, combined with the extremely high quality materials, and construction, creates a collection like no other. No-one compares to Monique Lhuillier.

To make Monique Lhuillier’s show even more magical, Essie shared with me the secrets to achieving her runway nails right at home! Love that! The nail polish colors on Monique Lhuillier’s spring 2017 New York Fashion Week runway were romantic, dark, mysterious, and vampy. This has been a nail polish trend throughout the spring 2017 runways in New York. I love the unexpected, dark colors for a traditionally pastel season!

Without further adieu, here are the tips for recreating Monique Lhuillier’s spring 2017 runway nails at home:

Finger Nails:

Base Coat: first base base coat

Two coats of color: Wicked

Top coat: good to go top coat

Toe Nails:

Base coat: ridge filling base coat

Two coats of color: adore-a-ball

Top coat: good to go top coat

Voila! How simple is that? Easiest runway nails ever! I’m so excited to try these nail combos myself in order to achieve a spring 2017 look on my nails; even it is too cold outside to wear all the new spring trends!

Essie nail products used on the Monique Lhuillier spring 2017 runway at New York Fashion Week:

Pre-order your favorite looks from the Monique Lhuillier spring 2017 runway. My favorite looks are in the shopping widget below. Be sure to scroll through to see them all and click on what you would to shop!

Photos courtesy of Essie