Must Have Fashion Week Accessories

As NYFW endured, I enjoyed the many runway shows. And as I recapped a vast array of presentations I kept noticing one thing — STUNNING ACCESSORIES!! That’s right, from shoes to handbags to jewelry, there was just so much that caught my eye. Fashion Week has come and gone, but these accessories should continue to live on and will not soon be forgotten. Here is my list of the most “to die for” accessories that graced the various runways for Fall Fashion Week 2014!!

ERIN FETHERSTON This is a must have clutch for sure; I’m Charmed, I’m sure!!




The many shoes/heels seen strutting down the runway for KIA, MIND BLOWING!!!



LIBERTINE —  The tights, the jewelry, the list goes on & on!


J. MENDEL Envelope clutches, I’m a fan. Also, great colors!!



DESIGUAL Handbags, clutches, jewelry & more!!






ANNA SUI  Some great accessories here, jewelry, eyewear, & footwear. Celestial inspired, love!




CHARLES & RON — Handbags, Totes, & more!!   


HERVE LEGER BY MAX AZRIA —  Basics in black and in shapes, but nonetheless, stunning!



NOON BY NOOR cool, chic eyewear!



REBECCA MINKOFF —  even more hip eyewear


CUTECIRCUIT Technological accessories!!


NICHOLAS K Eyewear & Jewelry!



CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO      — Snakeskin shoes!! Love!!


You Will be Charmed, I’m Sure, by Erin Fetherston!


After seasons of showcases, Erin Fetherston returned to the runway to present her S/S 2015 collection. The Erin Fetherston girl is sophisticated, girly, refined, elegant, & polished. And hey! I am one of them! I would literally wear every outfit that Fetherston has ever put out and of course, specifically what came down the runway for S/S 2015 I was amazed by this presentation at Lincoln Center for MBFW! A great deal was seen, such as crisp whites and playful citrus-colored lace filling the runway with dark satin juxtaposing gorgeously.




The collection, entitled “Moonlight and Roses,” epitomized feminine fashion with floral and butterfly prints. What I most enjoy about Erin’s work is that you know the Fetherston girl and you want to be the Fetherston girl. The looks are so effortless and chic, and stay so true to her signature aesthetic. But there is no doubt that her work is still modern and what women today want to wear. Much of the show kept in line with many recent trends including high-waisted skirts, satin shorts and dark, sheer fabrics.



To add texture to a collection filled with smooth pieces, lace was a prominent feature, most notably showing up in a multitude of crop tops.



For inspiration with this collection, Fetherston offered, “I was looking at old videos of my shows, and feeling nostalgia for how beautiful things are in motion,” she said backstage at Lincoln Center. “I wanted to see the models bring them to life again.” It was the right time for a runway revival, given that nearly every piece aligned perfectly with Fetherston’s own aesthetic. A green-and-pink rose motif was inspired by 1960s botanical prints from her grandmother’s personal collection.


The “maxi” silhouette was key this season, but little shorts were a big story, too. They were done in black satin and paired with a rose-print tunic, or with a crop top in lime-colored metallic jacquard.


So glad some “Charmed I’m Sure” pieces lingered from the F/W 2014 season!!



This butterfly print was girly, fun, and cute-sy, definitely one of my fave aspects of this collection. Of course, there really were so many to choose from!

While many looks were cut close to the body, there were pieces with more volume. An organza tiered minidress, for instance, was almost trapeze-like, with black and silver metallic stripes.


For hair, the look was inspired by a young Kate Moos. The hair look of sleek & stylish buns, created by the team from Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Spa, was quite intricate, yet had such a chic, simplistic ease. Woody Michleb, Red Door Spa Creative Director and National Training Director for Hair Style, and Amy Michleb, Red Door Spa National Training Director for Hair Color, were the lead stylists backstage at Erin’s show.


Moving on with the beauty looks, the nails were another lovely aspect. Since the collection was so feminine, manicurist Gina Edwards used KISS Products to create a classic, girly nail. The nail was crisp — a bright white — in a classic oval shape. A thin gold stripe at the tip made it even more chic and fashion forward.


With her ability to create a fresh, innovative look from what are largely expected springtime staple trends, Fetherston’s collection provided an airy yet elegant look regardless of the coast.

Special Guests in Attendance included —

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AndrewAndrew, DJs         455204636.jpg_364_0_1707.28358209_3000

455205314.jpg_360_0_1703.28358209_3000      Olivia Somerlyn, actress


actresses Willow Shields, Lilla Crawford, Serinda Swan, & Cassie Scerbo

455205350.jpg_349_0_1692.28358209_3000     singer Ariana DiLorenzo


Andrew Bevin of Teen Vogue & Maxwell Losgar

455206600.jpg_455_0_1798.28358209_3000      Luigi Bianco


Scott Lipps & Gabe Saporta


Once again, unbelievable collection, filled with so many looks to instantly fall in love with. These are such refined an polished looks, very chic, and for the young, modern, trendy woman.


I’m Charmed, I’m Sure, just as I hope you all are!



Erin Fetherston’s “Charmed” Collection Goes Back in Time

Fetherston-RF14-2790Back in time that is to finding inspiration from the legendary Barbizon Hotel, which was a partial residential building, but also a charm school. It was home to timeless beauties such as Grace Kelly, Cybill Shepard, & Edith Bouvier Beale. So Erin’s POV for Autumn/Winter 2014 is all about refinement, femininity, charm, and old-school glamour! As she says, “A charmed life awaits, we need only dress the part!”

4_nocrop_w1800_h1330Left to right, the front 4 looks: (1) “Charmed, I’m Sure” Mohair black Sweater over Black Ponte dress w/ Horse Hair hem; (2) Chartreuse Botanical lace gown; (3) Rose Garden Print Dress; (4) Evergreen Jacquard off-the-shoulder cocktail dress

Erin Fetherston certainly has a signature touch, but this collection amps it up to the next level by using decadent jacquards, delicate laces, & rich textures. It is truly the perfect blend of lady-like elegance & chic sophistication.


Blossom embroidered organza dress w/ black tiered flounce hem

There are a few stunning gowns that also grace this collection and are rendered in lush velvet devores & romantic floral motifs with gilded touches. The floral prints are adorned with neoprene & silk ottoman, which add that modern flare or punch to this very romantic palette of wintery pastels & dazzling hues of emerald, sapphire, & ruby! The colors are stunning and are an intriguing take for the fall, rich & deep enough for the fall, but still with a light and airy feel.

5_nocrop_w1800_h1330                                Look_071st image, front 4 looks: (1) Green floral print shift dress (2) Sapphire blue Jacquard shift dress w/ flounce; (3) Floral neoprene shirt dress  (4) Green blossom embroidered gown

2nd image — Rose Garden print gown w/ black knit bodice

Look_21                   Look_23                  Look_261st image — Green floral print strapless gown

2nd image — Black floral gown

3rd image — Black Peau de Soie gown w/ sequin dot chiffon overlay

Erin is certainly a go-to in the fashion industry for the perfectly feminine cocktail dress and there are plenty to choose from here — defined with statement-making skirts. It’s a wide range — sleek & slim to flirty & flared! The options are perfect for a variety of occasions — date night, drinks with the girls, or an evening dinner event.

erin1Look_021st image, front 3 looks — (1) Peach trellis Jacquard shift dress  (2) Off-white floral print cocktail dress  (3) Black Peau de Soie gown w/ petal pink bodice overlay  

2nd image — Yana of One Management in the Blossom Embroidered Organza tea length dress

Look_06                  Look_25                  Look_201st image — Black cocktail dress w/ flouce hem

2nd image — Black Mosaic Jacquard dress w/ gilded rose lace overlay

3rd image — Floral shirt dress


Black sequin dot chiffon & Mosaic Jacquard Shift dress

But the collection is not all dresses, there are separates. The separates offer a bit of magic, illusions, as seen with cleverly constructed pop-over tops, exquisitely embellished chiffon tees, which are then adjoined by bell & ball skirts.


I haven’t written a full feature on Erin before, even though I named her as best dressed at the 2013 CFDA Awards, which she donned one of her own creations so here is some background. She attended Parsons Paris to study fashion design. In 2005, she presented her label during the Paris haute couture shows. And from this came the signature Fetherston style — feminine, whimsical, & romantic sensibility. In 2007 Erin moved to NYC. She has had several fashion honors — 2007 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award, a finalist for the 2007 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, & in 2009 was inducted as a member of the CFDA.

ef            DSC00355              1_nocrop_w1800_h1330Erin has been very fortunate to have received a lot of great press over the years. And this year’s presentation was no exception as there were plenty of big names in attendance — renown style & beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson, Cobra Starship frontman Gabriel Saporta, The Voice 2nd place contestant Jacquie Lee, Fashion Director and Senior Vice President of Neiman Marcus Ken Downing, Teen Vogue Styles Features Director Andrew Bevan, casting director Natalie Joos, Sr. Fashion News Director for Teen Vogue Jane Keltner de Valle, & model Natalie Suarez.

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Pewter Daisy sequin shift dress



Black Mosaic Jacquard cocktail dress w/ golden lace detail