Yasmin Sewell at Rochas FW2014

The Celine S/S 2014 collection, with its colorful paint splashed print, is seriously coveted by the fashion set. Fashion consultant Yasmin Sewell was one of the first to take it out for a spin, wearing a pretty Celine skirt under a blue coat at the Rochas show in Paris.

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Nausheen Shah at Lacoste FW2014

Another pop of color for you on a gloomy day: at the Lacoste show in New York, Nausheen Shah wore a bright red coat, fur vest and white jeans and carried an awesome “Size Does Matter” clutch – a personalized bag by BOYY bags.

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Pizza Vinoteca

As restaurant names go, Pizza Vinoteca isn’t the most memorable. It’s the Italian equivalent of naming a restaurant “Restaurant.” But as restaurants go, it’s one worth remembering, because it’s an oasis of pizza- and wine-induced calm in the hectic Union Square area. 
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Indre Rockefeller at Derek Lam

It may snow again in New York today. We can’t take any more winter! Therefore I’m going to try to focus on the cheerful colors worn by Indre Rockefeller at the Derek Lam show, where she mixed a cherry red coat with a pink top with sequin flowers. There has got to be spring around here somewhere.

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Black Hat and Fur Fringe Scarf, Outside Dries Van Noten

Fringe provided the dramatic accent for many of the guests at Paris fashion week, like this woman at the Dries Van Noten show, who accessorized a pink top with a fur fringe scarf and black hat.

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Runway Review: Isabel Toledo x Lane Bryant

It happened: a top American designer has taken on the task of designing a plus-size line. Isabel Toledo, who has clothed Michelle Obama, showed a capsule collection for Lane Bryant last Thursday night in New York. Despite my initial fears that it might all be colorful caftans, there was a lot on the runway to appeal to a diverse spectrum of women.

For the plus-size models on the runway, there was no hiding in an all-black formless sack. Instead Toledo’s collection was a celebration of vivid patterns (designed by her husband Ruben Toledo), cinched waistlines, curvy shapes and even a strapless wedding-like dress. The Lane Bryant buyer got a taste of young trends that – guess what! – don’t only look good on thin people, like lace, peplums, shirred edges, ombre, and layers of architecturally rendered chiffon, a beautifully cut coat, a fun party dress. And the models looked comfortable in their skin – not just comfortable but sexy, confident. 
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Alissa Wilson at Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant

Blogger Alissa Wilson of Stylish Curves wore some pretty floral print pants and a hot pink top to the Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant show last night. Adding florals under a black overcoat is a great way to warm up to spring.

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Alexis Bryan Morgan at Peter Som FW2014

Still can’t get enough pink for spring 2014! Lucky Magazine’s Alexis Bryan Morgan wore an oversized pink coat to the Peter Som show in New York and accessorized with a pink clutch and pale pink scarf. White jeans and snakeskin print heels are another good investment for spring.

 

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Cream Silk Coat, Outside Max Mara

A beautiful look for transitional spring weather. Outside the Max Mara show in Milan, a guest wore a long black vest under a pale cream silk coat for an invisible layer of warmth. The tomato red pants are a nice pop of color; the jeweled buckle flats are Prada. Also note: again, bared ankles for spring.

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Au Za’atar

Au Za’atar has already gotten a lot of press for a little restaurant in the East Village. This may be because a) it may be the only Arabian-French bistro in the city, and b) it is a new family-run restaurant on Avenue A, where just a block away a neighborhood pub was recently supplanted by the glowing specter of a 7 Eleven.
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Nicole Warne at Giambattista Valli FW2014

It started pouring as the Giambattista Valli ended in Paris this season, and while many fashionistas melted down (including one yelling on her phone to her missing driver: “My head is getting wet! Why is this happening?!?!”) Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper kept her cool. The scarf at her neck quickly became a head scarf matching her pink plaid skirt. The white booties by Nicholas Kirkwood are really cute for spring.

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Kyle Anderson at Hermes

Marie Claire accessories editor Kyle Anderson is always dressed (and accessorized) to the nines during fashion week, and even the last show of the last day of the last fashion week was no exception. At the Hermes show in Paris, he wore a Prada print jacket, shredded Saint Laurent jeans, and Pierre Hardy high tops. Detail shot of the sneakers after the jump. 
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Layered Vest, Outside Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

This guy, seen at several shows during Paris fashion week, has really cool personal style – menswear deconstructed. The vest is actually layered over a striped jacket and that over a striped painter’s shirt. The jeans cuffed high are also a nice and unusual touch.

Update: He is Damien Foxe of the Financial Times

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David Thielebeule at BCBG FW2014

Flashback to the first day of Fashion Month: WSJ’s David Thielebeule always strikes just the right balance of classic and on trend in menswear, layering a black and white burled coat over a black leather jacket, white button down and dark jeans.

 

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Irene Kim at Altuzarra FW2014

Irene Kim of The Contempt + the Sublime made a big splash at New York fashion week this past season, wearing cool outfits every day. At the Altuzarra show, she wore layers of floral print denim by Topshop, a pale blue coat, pink hat and those shiny new Birkenstocks that may be everywhere come summer.

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