Amidst the hectic (and at times chaotic) whirlwind that is Fashion Week, there’s something utterly unexpected (and utterly comforting) to be stepping out of the glaring neon lights and electric atmosphere of the shows into a soothing, natural-light filled oasis.
New York Fashion Week came bundled up with its extra share of challenges this season. Blame it on the crazy snow storms, last minute cancelled flights, sleepless nights spent working out alternate travel game plans… By the time my red-eye flight landed in the Big Apple, just a few hours before the first line-up of models started walking down the catwalk, I was already in fashion week burnout mode and the season hadn’t even started!
My light at the end of the tunnel was the awesome staff at the Empire (where we were treated to a stunning corner suite overlooking Lincoln Center). They graciously accommodated our delayed arrival, helped coordinate multiple wardrobe deliveries, and even managed a last minute upgrade to a room with full bathtub so I could de-stress and soak in my fave epsom salt hot baths.
I had a marvelous time. My best New York Fashion Week to date hands down.
Featured wardrobe and accessories by Mimi Plange. Inquiries at mimiplange.com
In the zone…
Shoes!!! I rocked these metallic heels on day 3 of New York Fashion Week. You can see them in action in Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Australia, BET, Latina Magazine and The New York Post.
I adore this lamb and python architectural bustier dress by Ghanaian-born Mimi Plange. Fierce.
I always travel “sunny-ready”! And yes, there were peeks of sunshine amidst the snow showers!
Another fab Mimi Plange creation. I’m loving the black and white ostrich feather trim on that cropped jacket.
The ultimate deluxe jetsetter bag. This custom snake weekender is huge, I could easily fit in it! (Mimi also kills it in the accessories department. So much talent.)
Suspended in time.
Lined up like little soldiers… Sergio Rossi. Marc Jacobs. Emanuel Ungaro. Gerard Darel. Karen Millen. Gotham Decay.
Getting ready for the David Tlale show. Keeping warm in a majestic fur-trim coat by Mimi Plange (also featured here).
Stepping out to the Son Jung Wan show in a beige wool cape and matching high-waisted flare pants by Son Jung Wan (also featured in British Vogue, Vogue Italia, Essence and Style.com/Arabia).
17 thoughts on “Empire Hotel, NYC”
GURRRL you are looking GOOD!!!
Ndoema, dearest, you need to eat more cheesburgers!
I always prefer comfortable clothes especially when im at work. I could wear the fur coat all day ☺
is the bustier made of leather? that is hot!
OMG the shoes!. I gotta have them too please!
I’m crazy about the sunnies! I would love to add these too – perfect for the summer ☼ ☁
woooooow the pics are epic! Specially the bustier dress! The rest are cool as well – the shoes and bags are good too.
I just love whatever you wear! You made every piece into a classic!
I am too obsessed with these! like like like!
I hope you dont mind that I always find inspiration for my work here in your website. You dress superbly with a great sense of style!
well, the black fur coat is simply stunning! you are looking better than ever! I love going through your blog and looking at your wonderful pictures..
Aww lucky you, I absolutely love all your bags! All the designs are so modern!
Loving all the awesomeness!!
The bustier dress is hot! And the shoes.. darn they could kill!
The snake skin bag is my pick! and the shoes. and the fur coat. oh heck, all of the above!
How can you be stressed with all those great stuff?! Haha! You can always send ’em to us, your loyal followers.
You give a new meaning to traveling in style!