New York Fashion Week SS11: Fashionably Fierce, Lincoln Center & Badgley Mischka

NYFW at Lincoln Center

(*** WARNING: This post is image heavy. ***)

I keep saying I’m one lucky girl and that’s because I am.

As many of my readers know, I’m originally from Miami, Fla. and I only moved to New York City in mid-February of 2010 to start a job at large public relations agency doing digital advertising.

This is my first time in New York City during Fashion Week and I was in awe.

Moi 🙂

Lincoln Center is this beautiful space on the island of Manhattan. It is home to some of the best ballet and opera in the world. Now it can say its home to some of the most incredible fashion too.

When you walk into the tents, you don’t feel like you’re in anything remotely constructed by man to last a few days. From the carpeting, to the full air conditioning, to the glass doors, make-shift patios and room upon room for runway shows — seeing things like this make you step back and reflect on where you are.

The thing is, I don’t think a lot of people do.

I was carrying way too much stuff, eeeek

There is an internet lounge, Mercedes-Benz sponsor stages, jewelry exhibitions and a place for makeovers once you get inside too.

DHL, a sponsor for NYFW, had a great little stage setup and believe me it was far from what you would expect from an organization so corporate.

You just have to love it!

Thanks to the lovely folks at Leica Camera, I was able to attend the Badgley Mischka show and it was the stuff dreams are made of.

It was a sea of rosy hues, pastels and icy blues.

It was a elegant circus twisted into twirls of Boho and Parisian-inspired looks of silk, organza, knitted bliss and embroidered heaven.

With an ode to the 1940s, big hats and large sunglasses, the way the materials swayed against the flesh of the models, as it danced in the air was breathtaking.

Especially, when you saw what looked like sweet decadence shimmering in the spotlight from pearls, crystals and sequins.

(The rest of the collection via Style.com can be seen at the very end of this post.)

You can appreciate and love fashion all you want, but until you see a runway show live and in person, a seasoned and epitome of fashion show no less, you can’t really say you ‘get it.’

Watching Badgley Mischka just reaffirmed my belief that fashion is art.

Once you leave the tents you have the choice to go to the booths setup by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, sponsored by The Willow Club.

Once inside you can sample delectable little treats, grab a much needed latte, see some fabulous creations by top-notch designers as well as get to know some of the up-and-coming people the CFDA wants you to start looking at.

A view of the 'tents' from the CFDA and Willow Club Lounge and Exhibit

It was meant to be, that's one of my favourite teas

They called it an Accessories Fair — it was more like an exhibition to me than a fair, but that’s just my opinion.

Donna Karen

Vera Wang

Vera Wang

It was a wonderful experience that I’ll remember forever.

As Coco Chanel once said,

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.

Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

Me attempting to look cool and be one of the hip kids, obviously failing miserably, in my Wayfarers, lol

Badgley Mischka below, enjoy 🙂 :-

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Sasha Muradali runs the Little Pink Book. She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Dance (’07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami (’08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the Little Pink Book delivered to your Kindle.

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