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I just can’t resist taking these BFF shots, I really can’t! Nicole and Rachel are too cute to pass up. Their outfits illustrate their unique personal taste but still complement one another.

I love the blue tones (hot hue alert!) as well as their matching sandals and bold lips. The full skirt has been a winner this week in New York, and these two show us how to pull off the midi and the mini length. Nicole’s classic 3.1 Phillip Lim bag is the cherry on top.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:

Full Midi Skirts | Patterned Miniskirts | 3.1 Phillip Lim Handbags

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Chelsea28 Midi Skirt | Lucy Paris Flared Skirt | 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel

Check out highlights from Saturday’s shows, including sporty-meets-sexy styles at Alexander Wang, odes to Japan from Herve Leger and Tibi, and feminine simplicity from Jill Stuart and Rebecca Taylor.

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Sexy silhouettes mixed with sporty details at Alexander Wang—a fresh departure from last season’s masculine-tinged collection.

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The spring 2015 Tibi collection included an array of textures of quilting, embroidery and pleating. It featured a neutral color palette—ranging from a base of earth tones in grey, white and sand and paired with touches of watery blues, fiery oranges and dark greens. The monochromatic makeup look created by Kimberly Soane from Bobbi Brown replicated flushed windswept cheeks, rosy bitten lips and warm neutral eyes.

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Texture has been a major theme this season, and Reyes’s patent paneling is futuristic and cool. Her ladylike silhouette gets a modern edge, thanks to her perforated leather coat and bold accessories. Love this daring, space-age lady look!

xo, Crystal

Shop similar styles:

Designer Trend: Mixed Media | Collars & Cuffs | Leather Jackets

Shop our Editors’ Picks to recreate this look:

Tibi Paneled Dress | Natasha Couture Cuff | Milly Perforated Leather Jacket

Linda is always easy to spot during Fashion Week, thanks to her platinum locks and bright style. As a blogger (Lifestyle Hunters), Linda travels the world searching for fashion inspiration, and she fits right in here in London.

The graphic simplicity of Linda’s outfit has an updated mod feel. I love her pleated windowpane dress AND that awesome two-tone tote!

xo, Crystal

Shop similar styles:

Colorful Coats | Two-Tone Handbags | Graphic Print Dresses

Shop our Editors’ Picks to recreate this look:

Jil Sander Wool Coat | Chloé Crossbody Bag | Tibi Checkered Dress

For the last three seasons, Amy Smilovic has embarked on an aesthetic overhaul of her Tibi brand. Her fondness for utilitarian sportswear has become the focal point of her collection that mixes functionality with polished dressing. For fall/winter 2013, the SoHo-based designer blends depth and texture to create an urban edginess with a ’90s refinement. Take a peek at the scene backstage before her runway show, held at Pier 59.

Before the show we had the chance to chat with Amy about her evolving design position.

The look of your collection has changed so much in the last three seasons. Tell us, what promoted the evolution of Tibi?
Amy Smilovic: A few years ago I asked myself, Do I do a merchandised brand that hits all these different components for so many different customers, or do I create a collection that really is from my heart and that I really believe in. There are so many influences in my life—I am a mom, I live in Greenwich, Connecticut, I work in SoHo, my husband is European, I’m from the South, we lived in Asia together—that making functional, beautiful clothes is really what I am about.

How does sportswear play a key role in the Tibi girl’s life?
Amy: I feel passionate about people looking great in the day and not overdressing. When you look great during the day, it’s because you’re wearing sportswear. The change you see in my designs is because I am bringing more of myself into the collection.

What inspired the look for fall ’13?
Amy: We go to Paris right after the show every year. I have a team of women that I work with to design the line, and for fall, we were doing what we want to wear, and I’m sure you’re going to see that come across on the runway.

–Qianna Smith
Photos by Fernando Colón

Meagan says that on a cold, snowy day, color is an absolute must for her mood. Her lively ensemble certainly stands out, and I like her approach to the season.

Color and print are a great way to beat the winter blahs! Her bright, feminine look and cheery disposition totally lifted my spirits after a long day in the elements. Thanks, Meagan!

xo, Crystal

Shop similar styles:

Graphic Print Dresses | Colorful Accessories | Colorful Jackets

Shop our Editors’ Picks to recreate this look:

Tibi Graphic Shift Dress | Reed Krakoff Clutch | Truth & Pride Blazer

Jamaica-born model Jeneil Williams has graced the pages of our catalogs, both print and online. Her mesmerizing looks and statuesque beauty first caught the attention of the fashion pack when she was photographed for the September 2009 issue of Teen Vogue. Since then, Jeneil been blazing trails both in front of the camera and on the runway. Currently, she can be seen in the ad campaigns for Jean Paul Gaultier and Jimmy Choo.

We asked Jeneil to give us a glimpse into her life during New York Fashion Week. Here’s her first post!

10AM: I have ten castings today, so it’s been a very busy morning. I’m very lucky that my boyfriend can take me to all of my appointments during Fashion Week! He understands how cold, busy and exhausting this time of year can be for me because everything is scattered around the city. It’s great to have someone so supportive of my career.

11:30AM: Checking into casting, so I hand over my portfolio and comp card. Models always have to line up and wait for our time to be seen, but I don’t really mind the waiting; it’s part of the job, but also provides a great opportunity to catch up with friends. When I have a break, I also like to browse my favorite blogs, and one worth mentioning is Tomboy Brooklyn. Even though the best part of this job is getting dressed up, I’m still such a tomboy.

11:55AM: Getting instructions on the type of walk the casting directors would like to see. Most designers also want to see girls come in with a clear and clean face, which means no makeup, and hair pulled back. My skin and hair routine keeps me ready for anything. I use a scrub a few times a week, and I’m obsessed with natural skin ingredients like cocoa butter, vitamin E oil and avocado. For my hair, I use jasmine and coconut oil; they smell so good.

12:15AM: Once the walking is over (definitely the quickest thing about this entire process), I change into a look and get my picture taken. These photos are then given to the casting directors to aid them in their final selection process. Can you say cheese please?

1:00: I have another appointment in the Meatpacking District, which gives me the chance to grab lunch; whoever said models don’t eat didn’t meet me! I love food, and I love to cook everything: Italian, French, Mexican… Did I mention I also really love seafood? And Jamaica has some of the best!

1:35: And time to run to my next appointment! Fashion Week starts tomorrow, so check back for my next blog post from the runway!”

Make Jeneil’s effortless NYFW style your own.

Tibi Windowpane Silk Shift Dress | Rachel Zoe ‘Eve’ Leather Tote

–Qianna Smith

Timeless black and white is looking anything but bland right now. Brazen prints are making all those bright colors we’ve seen for so many seasons look demure. Wear a graphic black-and-white print all on its own, or layer on a pop of color for a statement-making optical punch. Ready to get bold and beautiful? Here are a few Editor’s Picks to get you on your way.

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Lela Rose Lace Sheath Dress | Marni Edition Knit Skirt | Tibi Colorblock Shift Dress
Tibi Silk Shift Dress | Kelly Wearstler Knit Pencil Skirt | Alice + Olivia Drape Front Cardigan

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For the quintessential Tibi girl, shopping is more of an art form than a chore, which is why we tapped the brand’s founding designer, Amy Smilovic, to offer some insight on her best buys for the holidays.

“I love giving gifts that combine the recipient’s personality with mine. Each year I buy a stack of blank cards and sketch the people I’m gifting, with a holiday spin,” says Amy, who launched Tibi in 1997. “My mom has a collection from over the years; they’re great keepsakes.” ‘Tis the season for a DYI approach to gifting. Personal touches, like designing your own wrapping paper or creating a card, add an intimate feel to the goodies you present to your loved ones.

Be sure to look the part at all your gift-giving occasions by wearing relaxed fabrics that reveal a feminine cut—hallmarks of Amy’s evolving design aesthetic. “The Tibi girl is dressing up for holiday dinner parties, whether it be with friends, co-workers or family. The trick is staying statement chic without overdoing it,” adds Amy, whose fans include Blake Lively, Olivia Palermo and Hanneli Mustaparta. When it comes to looking festive, Amy advises to “Go for updated classics with a twist. Swap out your LBD for a look that incorporates luxe textures and fabrics—anything with brocade or beading. Avoid looking garish when wearing rich materials by choosing pieces in modern hues of dark navy and burgundy.”

L to R: Tibi Silk Shift Dress, a vivid hue will energize your festive outlook on life;  Tibi Intarsia Knit Sweater Dress, blocks of color and a geometric motif are sure to get you noticed; Tibi Coral Print Silk Dress, a pop of blue coral is fresh and fun

Holiday Shopping with Tibi’s Amy Smilovic

Be inspired to celebrate the cherished ones in your life. Here, Amy shares what’s on her holiday shopping list. Take note and be sure to check your own list twice so you find the perfect present this season.

Cute & Cozy: Little Me ‘Reindeer Print’ Footie (Infant)
Amy’s Holiday Hit List  – “For a friend with a newborn, this is perfect for a baby’s first Christmas.”

Stocking Stuffer: Beats by Dre, PowerBeats ‘Sports’ ControlTalk® Headphones
Amy’s Holiday Hit List  – “My kids introduced me to PowerBeats by Dr. Dre—the quality of sound is amazing, and the ear clip-on is great for working out. They’re a great gift for anyone in the family.”

Made for a Man: Ted Baker London ‘Pig Character’ Socks (Online Exclusive)
Amy’s Holiday Hit List  – “My husband has an obsession with printed socks. It’s a gift I give him every year—I absolutely love these pigs, stags and ducks.”

Festively Fab: Reed Krakoff Wool & Cashmere Coat (pictured center)
Amy’s Holiday Hit List - “Every girl loves a little cashmere. Reed Krakoff happens to be a favorite of mine, and burgundy is the go-to color of the season. I love the easy silhouette and color blocking.”

Home Away from Home: Jonathan Adler ‘Jet Set’ Porcelain Coasters & Cocktail Napkins
Amy’s Holiday Hit List  – “As a houseguest, I always bring my host a little gift. I love these Jonathan Adler cocktail napkins and coasters: good paired together, and something everyone can use.”

Makeup to Be Merry About: Bobbi Brown ‘Extreme Party’ Eye Palette (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Amy’s Holiday Hit List – “Bobbi Brown masters our runway makeup every season—I’m a big fan of her products. This ‘Extreme Party’ palette is great for a shimmered and smoky holiday eye.”

Once you’ve picked out all your presents, turn on the holiday music and get wrapping. Some of Amy’s favorite joyful jams include “It’s Christmas Time” by Yo La Tengo and “White Christmas” by The Smiths.

Find something special for everyone on your list and check out our Holiday Gifts Guide.

Interview by Qianna Smith | Photo credit: Courtesy of Tibi