Tag Archives: NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014 Glitzy Men

The MEN of Fashion Week Spring 2014………..pistols and peacocks.  Studs and duds.  Stripes…….plaids……polka dots.  Bow ties and britches. Shades and lots of neon shades……..and lots of tattoos.

CLICK ON your favorite man and he will ENLARGE!

The fashion trends were all over the place.  Nothing I could pin down.  Nothing I want to pin up!  But is was all crazy and fun.

NY FASHION WEEK Spring 2014 Photographers

Dashing about Lincoln Center Plaza during NY FASHION WEEK with my camera …………..there is a lot of competition from the several hundred photographers who are trying to get their “perfect shot”.  But, it is fun.

Here are 35 photographers I shot………..all in one hour!

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ILONA and her Friends at LUNCH

After a frantic 10 days of NY FASHION WEEK Spring 2014…….we all needed a quiet lunch on my terrace.

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Friday  started off very iffy!  Very overcast.

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Mr. Mourning Dove drops in every morning.  We call him “Coo Coo”.  He hangs around for about an hour…..but keeps an eye out for the Kestral who nests  on the tower next to us.

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Finally……the sun decided to peek out

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Don set up a couple of tables on the terrace

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I picked up some flowers at our local farmers market.

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There was a chance of showers……so Don set up the umbrellas.

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I have never tried the wines of Long Island……..decided to give Peconic a try  [way too dry].

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CHICKEN SALAD.  The trick is to cut the mayo by half and mix in whipped cream.

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Eric, Jane, Margo ILONA and Shelly.

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Lady Jane digs in.

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Trader Joe provided the Macarons.  Eat them frozen.  Delish

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I tried on Ilona’s Karen Walker sunglasses.

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They look better on ILONA!  What style!

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Margo………an art student at Parsons…..and oh so talented.

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Margo…..ILONA and Jane.  Three delightful ladies.

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ILONA in my art studio……..and a few naked cowboys.  At 95 she is still kicking up her heels.

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She played several sonatas for us.  Loverly!

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Perusing Kaffe Fassett’s book………and autobio on his very fascinating life.

CLICK ON his site………it is exciting.

http://www.kaffefassett.com/Home.html

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Ilona’s friend Erik……..off to a meeting with a director………but stopped in to say hello.

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Sherbet………..blackberry sauce……raspberries and whipped cream.

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ILONA loves whipped cream.  Ate two bowls.  Finger licking good!

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Gardenia from my garden.  Exotic scent for an exotic lady.

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014………HAIR

HAIR HAIR HAIR…………waxed, flaxen, braided and straightened.  Dyed, fried shorn and torn.  Purple, pink, chartreuse………..well, just about every color in a rainbow…………and sometimes all on the same head.

During FASHION WEEK at Lincoln Center I shot over 3000 heads of hair.

Here are some of my faves.

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NIKKI HILTON……..soft and loverly braids.

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Fashion designer…………RACHEL ZOE…………always blonde always straight.

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JANICE DICKENSON…………the most famous model in the 70’s…..and still looking good at 58.  Her autobiography is a hoot……..you might get a kick out of it.

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It was fun putting this slide show together……….I hope you have fun looking at it.

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Love her.  Love her Hair.  JACKIE CRUZ..………star of my new favorite TV Series….ORANGE is the new BLACK.

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014 • THE LAST OF 9 DAYS

Today was the last day of NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014.  The Runway Shows at Lincoln Center are over.  I snapped over 20,000 photos……..so I will still be publishing  fashion trends for another week.

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Here are 69 of my fave street savvy looks from todays shoots.

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Some of the costumes are perplexing.  Others GEEK CHIC!  Some are editorial wonders while others and very unconventional.  I rather liked the weird ones.  Bra tops, tawdry, luxurious…….lots of studs.  Some sinister……others very SEXY!  Sequins were all over the place.  ENJOY!

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014 • My 55 faves for Tues.

Today on my way down to Lincoln Center to photograph street savvy New Yorkers……….. I met Cassandra on Broadway.  I asked her to pose………..and as you can see…..she did.  Isn’t she loverly……..with her Lulu Guiness Red Lips clutch.

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CLICK ON YOUR FAVE….and it will enlarge.  Catch VIVA LA JUICY Tee.

I shot over 2000 photos this morning…….more will follow later in the week.

 

 

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014 • Bill Cunningham

Today at Lincoln Center I  snapped these candids of…………

BILL CUNNINGHAM

He has been New York’s premier Fashion Photographer for over 35 years.  He dropped out of Harvard in 1948 and moved to NYC.  While working at Women’s Wear Daily he began taking photographs of fashion on the streets of NY.  He shot one of Greta Garbo…..sold it to the NY Times……..and launched a life-long career.  He has snapped over ONE MILLION photos…….0n film…..and keeps the negatives on file in his apartment at Columbus Circle.

In 2010 the filmmakers  Richard Press and Philip Gefter of The Times produced a doucmentary about Bill’s life…….”Bill Cunningham New York”  Do see it.  His shots of fashion in Paris are fab.

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014…..WHEN THE SHOW IS OVER

Today at the KAREN WALKER runway show……………

When the last model leaves the runway…………it is PANDEMONIUM.  There is a great rush to get to the next show.

A few friends linger to congratulate Karen………..and to schmooze with old friends.

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The last model on the runway.

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Quick…………what time do I have to be back at Lincoln Center!

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Ari Seth Cohen was there with his “LADIES OF A CERTAIN AGE”  Linda Rodin is on the right.  She is a fashion stylist and founder of her own beauty line, RODIN olio lusso.

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She does love to pose for the camera.  What a doll.

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Margo and Ilona and Ari

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And of course the sunglasses are by Karen Walker.

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Four of the fabulous ladies.  Combined ages………nearly 400.

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Ari Seth Cohen’s book is called “ADVANCED STYLE”………….featuring ladies who live a fabulous and glamorous life.

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TOM AND ILONA……..in love!

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Eric and his ILONA.

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The glasses are truly fab.

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Lynn Dell.…………owner of the “OFF BROADWAY BOUTIQUE” on 72nd street…..just steps from my apartment.

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JOYCE CARPATI………..of New York and Paris.  She was the director of beauty and fashion at Cosmopolitan.

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Lynn in another of her “knock-out” hats.

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Hundreds of fashion editors and buyers attend all of the shows.

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Ilona and Ari

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It was a great show.  I hope you enjoyed it too……on my video.

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014 Altuzarra on the runway

Tyson Chandler…….Lake Bell and Rachel Zoe were all in the “front row” for the ALTUZARRA Runway Show  Spring 2014 Collection.  There were 24 outfits in the collection…….I chose the 11 I liked best..and even then that “patchwork” layer is kinda “iffy” for my taste.  Otherwise I find them to be very street smart and tasteful………..with a dash of classy splash.

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My thanks to WWD for letting me use the photos.

NY FASHION WEEK Spring 2014 SUNGLASSES GALORE

SUNGLASSES ARE LIKE EYESHADOW.…..they make everything look younger and prettier……[so says Karl Lagerfeld].

At NEW YORK FASHION WEEK Spring 2014…………in Lincoln Center this week……..sunglasses were “de rigueur”

Lots of fab……..far-out……..fun and outrageous.

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Ilona Royce Smithkin……….age 94………wearing a fabulous pair of  sunglasses by the designer KAREN WALKER  from Australia.

Ilona is currently featured in a book by Ari Seth Cohen…….”ADVANCED STYLE“………photos of elderly ladies who have lived glamorously.

A lot of the people in my photos are models…….fashion editors…………fashion bloggers and just beautiful people attending the runway shows in the tents.  [ Yes, I sneaked in a photo of “the Donald” wearing his new glasses].