Outside The Theater Doors At New York Fashion Week

Disclaimer: In an effort to show you all that I am not, in fact, whiling away my time here, I’ve decided to publish an article that I’m actually extremely proud of. A few weeks ago, I got to cover Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and even got a chance to go to a few shows. This is what came from it. Enjoy!

New York Fashion Week always brings an eclectic crowd to Lincoln Center, where a myriad of designers, models, celebrities and socialites gather in throngs of mismatched outfits and funky accessories, dodging both wardrobe mishaps and the blinding lights from the paparazzi. At Monique Lhuillier’s show on Saturday, September 7, the crowd watched with bated breath as Paris Hilton walked out of her limousine and made her way past the onlookers and up the steps reserved only for the fashion elite. Photographers clicked picture after picture, style aficionados looked on resentfully, and fans were heard shouting, “Oh my God! Did you see Paris Hilton?”

            Apart from the privileged few who traipse into the theater without a second thought, New York Fashion Week attracts dozens of young hopefuls who want to catch a glimpse of the action — or better yet, be a part of it. These aspirants come in a number of forms, be it the fashion blogger who has just gotten a ticket to her first fashion show or the optimistic model looking for his big break. These are the people who stand out the most – the ones with the look of longing on their faces and the complete and utter devotion with which they view the fashion world.

For Alina Fayer, founder of the fashion blog The Style Socialite, Fashion Week represents her journey from an unknown intern at Women’s Wear Daily to a self-made entrepreneur. “I was literally the girl outside handing newspapers to all the guests at Fashion Week, can you imagine?” laughs Fayer, her eyes covered entirely by her large Prada sunglasses and her hair expertly styled in long, tousled waves. Vowing to herself that she would “get to be on the inside” whatever it took, Fayer claims that she worked her way up and got to the point where she could get a ticket to Fashion Week all on her own. “I am now self-made, and believe that if you take risks, you can get there,” she smiles, with a twirl of her red and ruffled skirt as her friend asks her to pose for a picture. Continue reading

Liebster Love

Hi everyone! I know I’ve been slightly out of it the past few weeks, but life has been a crazy mix of friends and academics. I’ve recently moved back to my beloved New York City, where I’ve felt like a tourist again. From orientation, a new campus and visiting old favorites, it’s been very easy to get sucked up into the bubble that is NYC. However, today, I got an amazing surprise from a fellow blogger who nominated me for a Liebster award! Here are the rules –

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Firstly, a Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to bloggers. It’s amazing to be recognized by people who do the same things you do. I definitely feel the love! ❤ Once you’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award, you have to do the following –

1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers. They should be bloggers that you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love.
5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers that you nominated to answer.
6. Let all of the bloggers know that they’ve been nominated. You cannot nominate the blogger that nominated you.

Let’s begin! 🙂

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Introduction

Welcome to Of Chaos and Couture!!

The purpose of this blog isn’t to imitate famous fashion magazines, or to try to incorporate things I’ve written for other magazines into a ‘blog’ format. Rather, it will chronicle what I believe is important to cover in terms of fashion and lifestyle – be it the best restaurants, beauty ideas or even health and exercise tips. While several topics might be discussed in the magazines you read on a daily basis, I’d like to focus on making the same material more accessible and hopefully as helpful, if not more.

So please peruse and explore, and if you have any suggestions or want me to cover anything in particular, don’t hesitate to sound off in the comments or email/tweet me (more information in the ‘About’ section).

Thank you, and enjoy!