NYFW - Presentations + Brooklyn

What I love about presentations vs runways, is that the viewer get's to take their time to soak in each look & really appreciate the design.  Here are 2 presentations that didn't make it into Lei Chic so you got the exclusive HERE!  

Besides that, I got 8 days of NY in 5 entries, I'm sure you're tired of it all so this is my last NYFW post :P I didn't post everything, least to say it was A LOT. But there will be other trips to journal :) Thanks for staying tuned!!!!!!

I'm proud to say that I walk 20 blocks in this outfit; heels & all.  It's a pleasant day for a stroll through mid-town.  NY really makes me feel healthier with all the walking you do. 

Silk Blouse - UNIQLO.  Skirt - Forever 21.  ID Necklace - Basique Threads.   

Brandon Sun's presentation involved intricate geometric shapes, experimentation with mixing textiles, & polished styles.  I really enjoyed his mini collections within the whole.  

Mathieu Mirano's presentation is another favorite of mine.  It's provocative & beautiful.  He consulted with the brilliant Bliss Lau for art direction on accessories & I can see her influence in the collection.  There's a serpentine inspiration within the designs, whether in the fabric, the lines the stitching creates, or in the accessories.  The look I found fascinating is the gold feather dress.  Those feathers are REAL; but even more remarkable, is the roses are made with hand-sewn, preserved rose petals!! WHAT?! Yes....mind-blowing.

I left my heart in Brooklyn... I spent half a day wandering Williamsburg & can I just say, "I could really live here".   The pace is mellow & the people are so friendly.  I just want to buy a bike, rent an apt, & live  a hop-skip-jump away from the city!!!

I thrifted at a place called Junk, a wonderland..of well..JUNK! Glorious junk though.  Then, literally right around the corner is Buffalo Exchange (where I found the $30 Cynthia Rowley dress). 

My tour guides, Ronald & Virginia, suggested a place called Meatball for lunch.  MMmMM! It's a build-your-own kinda restaurant & the food is DELICIOUS.  It's all about meatballs but you can have it ANY way you like. Choose your meat, your cheese, & your entree! GO THERE...PIG OUT. 

Dress - Homecoming.  Necklace - Top Shop.