Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

Jackie Nasser at Fashion Week 2014

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February 7, 2014

New York Fashion Week officially commenced this morning with shows by Nicholas K and DKNY. And, over the next several days, more than 100 designers and brands will debut their Fall/Winter 2014 collections on runways and showrooms across New York. Just ten hours in, several pieces coming off the runways (like BCBG’s colorblocked dresses and fur muffs) have already made my jaw drop, but the main thing that left my mouth gaping today? Learning how much Fashion Week actually costs.

Now, I’m not talking ticket prices – invitations aren’t bought, they’re earned by social status and job ranking – but the actual cost of showing a collection at NYFW. First, there’s the venue, which ranges from $15,000 – 60,000. Then, there’s the cost of a stylist, who can earn up to $8,000 per day. Factor in production and PR costs, hair and makeup artist fees, the models, and, with social media playing a huge role in fashion these days, the price of livestreaming your runway. The grand total? Typically over $200,000 – and that’s for lesser-known designers. Mind blown? Yeah, me too.

Read more on the cost of NYFW at Fashionista.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 6, 2014

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: Riccardo Tisci’s new Nike kicks. A knee-high sneaker? #want

Meet: The spunkiest six-year-old model ever. Can you say adorable?

Know: The 22 pieces that lure street-style photographers. Study up – NYFW is just around the corner.

See: Kim K.’s redesigned (a.k.a. cut in half) Dior dress. Why, Kimye, why?

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January 27, 2014

New York Fashion Week is nothing short of complete and utter mayhem. Hundreds of designers show collections. Models, editors, bloggers, and more flood the streets, sprinting from one presentation to another. A planned move to Hudson Yards has been confirmed, but that likely won’t happen until 2017. So, in the meantime, starting with the Fall 2014 shows, IMG’s event production team (which runs Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) is hoping to make the whole massive production go more smoothly at Lincoln Center.

A few of the improvements in store? New venues are being added to the tents. Shuttles will be available to transport editors and buyers to shows at different locations. A Digital District will be set up for designers who want to stream their shows virtually. And the main lobby and tent will be redesigned – with stricter security.

Looks like sneaking into a show or two is no longer in the cards.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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December 6, 2013

It feels like New York Fashion Week just moved from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center. (Well, it kind of did – it was 2010.) Now? It’s headed downtown to Hudson Yards, according to WWD.com. Which makes sense. Not only is there more space there than at either of the previous sites, but it’s also closer to a good number of the biggest showrooms and studios used for NYFW.

No more trekking around Manhattan for a whole week? We may even skip packing those emergency flats.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 24, 2013

Sure, trends come and go – but if the collections at S/S 2014 NYFW taught us anything, it’s that there are a select few fads that have serious staying power.

Just check out these six fashions from last season that, according to the runways, will be back big time next spring.


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September 19, 2013

You know how music can make or break a mood? It can also do the same for a fashion show. So just like the makeup and hair choices for a runway show, a lot of thought goes into the songs that accompany the looks. And rightfully so. Here’s what we’ve been tapping our feet to this week.

Get Lucky” by Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams

Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey

Pour It Up” by Rihanna

Applause” by Lady Gaga

Royals” by Lorde

The Good Life” by Anouk

Dancing Anymore” by Is Tropical

Million Dollar Bills” by Lorde

By Cassandra Handley, Lead Copy Director

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September 12, 2013

Sure, clothes are the big draw at New York Fashion Week (both in and out of the tents) – but without the right hair and makeup, a look just wouldn’t be complete. Take SKINGRAFT’s show, for example. The models’ minimalist makeup and wet, tousled hair really drove home the line’s edgy yet sporty aesthetic. To see how it all came together, I went backstage to talk to the artists behind the beauty.

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September 12, 2013

Confession: I have a major girl crush on The Man Repeller, Leandra Medine. Her quick-witted fashion blog might as well be my home page. So when I ran into her at Wes Gordon’s S/S 2014 runway show yesterday, you can bet I said hi. Here, we talk all things Fashion Week.


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September 11, 2013

Labor Day, what? This week outside the tents at Lincoln Center, winter-white blazers were popping up everywhere. Bloggers, editors, socialites – all wearing some version of the crisp cream jacket, a look many a magazine predicted we’d see this fall.

Winter White

And the trend’s must-have accessory? Why, a Tide to Go pen, of course.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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September 11, 2013