Monday, September 16, 2013

Shannon the Photo Gal New York Fashion Week Recap

For those of us who await the Vogue September issue with the joy and anticipation of a child awaiting gifts under the Christmas tree or a football fan getting ready for the Super Bowl, New York Fashion Week is a must. I took my camera and hit the sweltering streets of NYC to catch the fashionable "working it" under the hot late summer sun. Fashion is rarely about comfort, and the men and women of fashion suffered for their art with leather shift dresses, leather skirts, leather leggings, and tall leather gladiator boots. Some tried to keep things cool and sophisticated with billowy pajama-inspired silky separates. It was a great time and I'll have enough fashion memories to keep me happy - at least until the 2014 fall shows:) 

Leather never looked so ladylike

Perforated white = one of my favorite dresses. The beachy blond strands are a bonus!

The royal blue of the turned back cuffs just makes a girl want to get dressed!

Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine is strength and beauty in this
fitted sheath and leather booties.

Seeing double with these sophisticated safari-inspired looks

Bare midriff, leather a-line skirt with grommets, and a sexy bondage-inspired heel is
how you work Fashion Week

While the mercury didn't agree, this Fashion Week guest certainly thought it was Leather Weather

Downward dog doesn't seem to be happening at this sidewalk yoga installation

Hey! There's no SMILING at Fashion Week!!

Sometimes the photographers become the stars of the show:)

A little Goth, a little 90s, and a jewel-toned floral print 

Keeping it cool in custom shades

J. Alexander and Robert Verdi keeping cool in the heat at New York Fashion Week

Putting the "style" in stylist:)

Made in the Shade on the way to Betsey Johnson

The Pyjama Game grows up!

In Good Company - Three friends enjoying Fashion Week and each other!

Red and blue make stunning!

Simple elegance beats the heat every time

Who says fashion can't be fun AND pretty??

Two stylish, walking billboards:)

Joe Zee of Elle magazine is in the mix with his palette of navy and black, and his great smile

Violet the Beautiful:)

Black and white and faaaaaaabulous!

Taking a page from Mrs. Carter or Minnelli?

An unforgettable fashion foursome!

Beautiful blooms balanced by a structured black beauty of a tote

The Lincoln Center Fountain doubles as waiting room

Mesh is the word!

A Three Way Tie - Three different ways to work the dress/structured tote/gladiator-bondage sandal

Leather isn't just for fall and winter anymore

Some of the most important people at fashion week don't walk the catwalk - All hail the photographers!!

Purple Power

It's gotta be the shoes!!??

Parting shot from the steps of Lincoln Center

On the go in head to toe leather!