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I love the genre mashup of delicate femininity and tough-girl chic in Yoyo’s outfit. Of course, genre mixing has always been one of my favorite style tricks in the book! Yoyo’s layered, pleated full skirt is a work of art and a beautiful statement piece. A slim moto jacket and tall boots toughen up the look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Pleated Skirts | Tall Suede Boots | Moto Jackets

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Alice + Olivia ‘Nicole’ Skirt | Paul Green Knee-High Boot | BLK DNM Leather Jacket

By now, everyone knows how much I love Shiona Turini and her megawatt smile. Of course, it helps that she also has impeccable style. I love that Shiona doesn’t shy away from color, and today she really stood out. Her bright trousers and crop top make me wish spring was here already. A military-inspired coat, emblazoned with butterflies, amps up the springtime vibes.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Blue Crop Tops | Colorful Trousers | Military Jackets

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Alice + Olivia ‘Kylnn’ Crop Top | Trouvé Pleated Pants | Valentino Butterfly Drill Jacket

Highlights from yesterday’s shows, including Alice + Olivia’s luxurious take on ‘70s chic, an ode to grunge and proportion play from 3.1 Phillip Lim, a soft focus on rag & bone‘s urban tomboy, a menswear mash-up at Veronica Beard and Donna Karan New York exploring the heights of the nighttime Manhattan skyline.

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Fashion Week Journal for Monday, February 16

Monday looks a little different at New York Fashion Week—especially so in freezing temperatures and amid the combo Valentine’s Day/Presidents’ Day long/short weekend.

As we filed into the grandest tent in all of Lincoln Center to see one of the most beloved American eveningwear designers, we sensed everyone had a bit of an adrenaline hangover. Bill, Anna, Grace, Edward, Stefano, et al—and us, too, so we decided to put some framework around today’s post. After all, three is the magic number. Here we go: a trio of sentences and images from all five shows we saw yesterday.

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Images by Jessica Carter

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The historic Prince George Ballroom provided a stunning backdrop for Alice + Olivia‘s fall 2015 collection. Walking past racks of richly embellished clothing into the backstage makeup area, we knew the accompanying makeup would not disappoint.

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Sarah Lucero of stila Cosmetics created a “rock ‘n’ roll bohemian girl who’s a touch romantic” in this Biba-inspired look. First, liquid liner in a glossy black was glided onto the eyelid, with black smudge pot added just on the end to create a matte soft wing. Mascara was swiped onto the lashes, concentrated more at the roots in the center of the eye for a wide-eyed effect (we love that tip!) for the dreamiest, most feathery lashes we’ve ever seen. Lips were a concoction of two layers of textures: the first, liquid lip paint in a fiery red matte, with a glossy merlot shade for a shiny vinyl finish.

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The result was sultry and dramatic, and we’ll definitely take some cues from this swinging starlet look for fall.

It wouldn’t be winter in New York without leather and fur. Gabrielle’s coat manages to combine volume and texture, while maintaining a sleek silhouette. Her flirty gingham mini is great over leather leggings, but will be just as perfect for spring. I’m all about versatility!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Miniskirts | Leather Boots | Leather Jackets

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Alice + Olivia ‘Libby’ Skirt | Aquatalia by Marvin K. ‘Rita’ Boot | Soia & Kyo Leather Jacket

Kerry Pieri, senior digital editor at Harper’s Bazaar, is another one of my favorite Fashion Week style stars. I love a girl who is not afraid to smile and have fun with fashion. Kerry really has a flair for making trends her own. Her version of dressed-down chic includes sleek cuts, neutral separates and killer boots. You’re a girl after my own heart, Kerry!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Grey Turtleneck Sweaters | Wrap Skirts | Black Wedge Platform Booties

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Vince Turtleneck Sweater | Alice + Olivia Wrap Skirt | BCBGeneration Wedge Bootie

Pernille is a returning favorite to our blog. I am always on the lookout for this stunning Dane and her ever-inspiring style. Pernille is a master at mixing textures and making casual styles look high-end. Today’s outfit is a creative play on fabrics and balance. The sheer skirt gives us a peek at her tall boots, which are super popular right now. As usual, Pernille nailed it!

xo, Crystal Nicodemus

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Grey Turtleneck Sweaters | Blue Maxi Skirts | Tall Red Boots

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Joie Turtleneck Sweater | Alice + Olivia Sheer Skirt | Jeffrey Campbell Suede Boot

That’s right—more white! Everyone at Fashion Week is obsessed with all-white looks and Abigail is no exception. While her black leather accessories and heavy chain give this look an urban edge, the clean palette feels modern and minimal. The crop top is practically a requirement at Fashion Week and I love this long-sleeve version, which pairs perfectly with Abigail’s slim midi skirt.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Long-Sleeve White Crop Tops | Black Leather Bucket Bags | Strappy Black Heels

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Alice + Olivia Crop Top | Alexander Wang Bucket Bag | Topshop Strappy Sandal

Highlights from yesterday’s shows, including Donna Karan New York, Lela Rose, rag & bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Milly, and Alice + Olivia.

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NYC energy at Donna Karan New York: Looking to her eternal muse, the designer incorporated touches of the city’s signature vibrancy into her classic feminine silhouettes. Milliner of the moment, Stephen Jones added a touch of whimsy with his trademark chapeaus.

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