I’ve always loved fashion week for the energy that it brings to New York City. And for the inspiration I get from learning about new style trends and innovations and seeing who- or what will emerge as the new “it” person or thing.
In 2007 and 2008, when the shows were still at Bryant Park, I worked backstage as a dresser for a few seasons and got to experience shows by Carolina Herrera, Alice + Olivia and others. Getting that behind-the-scenes experience was invaluable and gave me a whole new prospective and appreciation for all of the tiny details that go into putting on a great show during fashion week.
Now, if I don’t have a client who is doing an event, I get my fashion week fix from a mix of editors, bloggers, photographers, stylists and more. Here are a few of the people I’ll be following this week (NYFW runs from February 6th – February 13th):
1. Tucked Style by Justin Bridges – Fashion Photographer
Justin is a former Wall Street guy who quit his job a few years ago to pursue a career in fashion. He currently works as a fashion photographer at TuckedStyle. He has an amazing eye and has done projects with Nick Wooster, Scott Schuman from The Sartorialist and more.
Follow @TuckedStyle on Twitter and Instagram.
Tracylee Percival (Credit: Luxebytracylee.com)
2. Luxe by Tracylee – Celebrity Manicurist
Tracylee is a celebrity manicurist and Sally Hansen’s first brand ambassador. Over the last few fashion seasons, Tracylee has set a high bar for beauty trends and nail art. One of her most popular designs, the oxblood nails she did for Prabal Gurung’s S/S 2013 show, gained a ton of press and copycats. I can’t wait to see what she does next!
Follow @LuxeTracylee on Twitter and Instagram.
3. Shiona Turini – Fashion Market Director, Cosmopolitan Magazine
Shiona is super smart, inspiring and effortlessly chic. She recently made a move from Carine Roitfield’s CR Fashion Book to Cosmo where her and the fashion team have been tasked with elevating the mag’s fashion pages and cred. A feat that I’m sure they’ll accomplish in no time.
Follow @Shionat on Twitter and Instagram.
4. Tuff Magazine – Digital Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine
Tuff Magazine is a new digital fashion and lifestyle outlet created by stylist Charles Wade. For fashion week, Charles and his team will be chronicling what happens on- and off the runway. Their greatest strengths are Charles’ fashion acumen and his sharp vision and editorial eye that make the clothes accessible.
Follow @TuffMagazine on Twitter and Instagram.
5. Rachel Hislop – Style Editor, Global Grind
Rachel is a fresh, emerging voice in fashion who is working hard to turn Global Grind into a reputable online destination for fashion and style lovers.
Follow Rachel on Twitter and Instagram.
6. Elizabeth Holmes – Style Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Elizabeth is a true reporter who always provides an interesting angle or spin on a story. She is also very savvy on social media and has a knack for generating creative content, such as the live video interview series she does with industry influencers on Spreecast.
Follow @EHolmesWSJ on Twitter and Instagram.
7. Claire Sulmers – Editor in Chief, Fashion Bomb Daily
The content you see on Fashion Bomb Daily you just can’t get anywhere else. Claire is a hardworking breath of fresh air who is slowly becoming one of my street style faves.
Follow Claire on Twitter and Instagram.
8. Lauren Sherman – Editor at Large, Fashionista.com
When it comes to churning out high quality fashion content on a consistent basis, there are few individuals who can compete with Lauren. Her work ethic is inspiring and I always look forward to her fashion week recaps and dispatches.
Follow @Lapresmidi on Twitter and Instagram.
9. Business of Fashion – Digital Fashion Magazine
BOF is always a must-read. They provide excellent and deep analysis on the issues facing the industry and provide an amazing platform to highlight the people who make the industry what is it today.
Follow @BOF on Twitter and Instagram.
10. Eva Chen – Editor in Chief, Lucky Magazine
The pressure has been high ever since Eva became the youngest EIC at a major fashion magazine. However, she has handled the role with grace, even when under fire. Her accessibility and immediate improvements to the magazine have made it relevant and exciting for readers again.
Follow @EvaChen212 on Twitter and Instagram.
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