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NYC Day 3 & 4

September 28, 2016

Day 3 & 4 of market were full of awesome showroom appointments. We saw so many great things the first two days it was hard to think it could get any better….but it did! See some of our favorite appointments below!

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We were so excited when we found out that Tucker was re-launching! Tucker always was a great seller and they had such amazing prints. This holds true for their Spring 2017 collection as well!

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Next we headed to Self Portrait. This will be a new line for Mosaic and the pieces are like works of art. The detailing is unreal!

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Self Portrait offered this cool off the shoulder neckline on many of their silhouettes.

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Megan Park is always a delight to see and their Spring ’17 collection offers some great prints and beautiful embroidery!

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A great caftan and jewelry at Megan Park!

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Another new line coming to Mosaic is Saloni. Five words to remember about this line….Out of this world prints!

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Fun iphone cases at By Malene Birger.

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By Malene Birger offered many great pieces featuring this beautiful burnt orange color.

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The last line we saw on Day 3 was another new line…Hemant & Nandita. More awesome prints and super wearable styles.

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More Hemant & Nandita!

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Day 4 started at Rag & Bone! It is always a pleasure being in their showroom!

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Great bags at Rag and Bone and an awesome floral print in their Ready-to-wear.

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Easy Rag & Bone Slide!

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DVF no longer is showing at the Coterie so we saw the line in their amazing showroom in the meatpacking district.

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Our last market appointment was at Dannijo!

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It is always hard narrowing down our selection at Dannijo!

That’s a wrap on market and now we are off to write orders! We can’t wait for you all to see all of the amazing things coming to Mosaic for Spring 2017!!

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NYC Day 2

September 21, 2016

Day 2 was full of exciting showroom appointments! It included some of our favorites…Sea, Zimmermann and Ulla Johnson to name a few! See some of our favorites below!

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We started our day at Oscar de la Renta, which is always a treat!

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(left) Oscar’s tassel earring drawer is what dreams are made of! (right) We loved this gold and gunmetal group. Especially the microphone hand gloves…something very different for Oscar!

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Next we headed to Sea NY and we are so excited at all of the easy and versatile pieces they had to offer in their Spring collection!

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A couple of our favorites at Sea!

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Zimmermann is always a highlight of every buying trip. They recently moved to a new showroom space and it was beautiful!

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The showroom wasn’t the only beautiful thing at Zimmermann. The collection was romantic, feminine and refined.

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Ulla Johnson has become one of our favorite designers across the board! We could dedicate a whole post to just her Spring collection but we narrowed it down to some of the highlights! These are some of the amazing looks from her runway presentation.

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Ashleigh perusing Ulla’s collection!

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Expect to see these beautiful Ulla bags at Mosaic in the Spring!

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Some of our favorite shoes at Ulla….so wearable!

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More Ulla shoes!

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Amazing details at Jerome Dreyfuss!

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We viewed Cynthia Rowley’s (a possible new designer coming to Mosaic) Spring collection and it featured some intricate fabrications and a lot of interesting texture through out!

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The amazing color palette at Tibi!

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Some of our favorite runway looks from Tibi!

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Mara Hoffman’s new studio space!

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A few of our favorite pieces from Mara’s Spring collection!

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We finished the day off at Lizzie Fortunato which never disappoints!

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Lizzie Fortunato offered some amazing clutches for Spring! We loved the vivid color palette!

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NYC Day 1

September 20, 2016

We started off day 1 of market at the Coterie and it was busy, busy, busy! We saw almost 16 different lines and our heads are still spinning at how beautiful Spring 2017 looks thus far. Below are some of the highlights from the day!

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Sachin + Babi was breathtaking! They always have the most beautiful dressy pieces and the detailing is amazing!

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Another gorgeous look from Sachin + Babi’s Spring presentation.

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Great prints at Equipment!

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Rachel Pally offered some fun prints in some oh so comfortable fabrics and silhouettes!

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Some of the dazzling styles at Kendra Scott!

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Rachel Zoe had some awesome statement pieces!

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Line up at Alice + Olivia!

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Loving this color palette at Rebecca Minkoff!

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Rebecca Minkoff fun clutches!

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It doesn’t get much more fun than this pom pom story at Rebecca Minkoff!

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Color, color, color at M Missoni!

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Some of our favorites at M Missoni!

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Great print at Trina Turk!

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Mignonne Gavigan Tassel Earrings. They come in an array of colors and are a great price point!

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Pretty blues at Mignonne Gavigan!

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BCBG was amazing and had so many wearable, versatile pieces!

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More BCBG!

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We saw so many great, wearable shoes! These are Joie!

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(left) Strappy sandal by Joie (right) Fringe tie up sandal by Bernardo

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Rachel Zoe’s shoe collection featured great pops of gold!

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Hello NYFW

September 10, 2015

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future….this is known as fashion week.” -Carrie Bradshaw

Bright eyed and bushy tailed, we arrived in the Big Apple this morning for the start of New York Fashion Week! It’s hard to describe the energy surrounding fashion week but it is exhilarating and something we look forward to every season! We kicked off the day at the BCBG show. This show always opens fashion week and has an impressive guest list. We have been eager to see what trends are going to be big for Spring 2016 and some that jumped out to us at BCBG were 1. Huge 70’s vibe 2. Pastel palettes 3. Lots of embroidery and texture.

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bcbglooksAfter the show we headed straight to showroom appointments. Our first was with Eileen Fisher. This will be a new line for Mosaic and is the epitome of sophistication and togetherness. This line appeals to all ages and features silhouettes that would flatter any figure. Her Spring collection also featured a very neutral palette with pops of pastels through out.

 

eileenWe then arrived at Fashionhaus to view one of our favorites, By Malene Birger. Her collection featured gorgeous lace and eyelet and every piece had amazing texture. The collection featured some metallic touches as well as pops of tangerine.

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bmborangeThe rest of the day consisted of viewing A.L.C., Equipment and Current Elliott as well as a new shoe line you all are going to FLIP over! We can’t wait to let you know what designer it is but trust us, it will be worth the wait!

While we were busy perusing Ready-to-Wear collections, part of the Mosaic team headed to Brooklyn to scout out something different. Later this Fall we will be introducing a specially curated home selection! We have brought on our trusted friend and talented home decor expert, Erin McEachin, to put together and find the best and most special selection for you all. Through out this next several days she will be visiting some amazing showrooms as well as visiting some of New York City and Brooklyn’s best vintage shops. We have no doubt she will find some amazing one of a kind finds for you all!

Nothing was more perfect for Erin to wear for a day in Brooklyn than the Equipment Mina Dress. Its easy, fun and flowy silhouette make it the perfect running around dress. Get the last one of these dresses here!

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Photos courtesy of Angela Cox

Here is a little sneak peek of some of the amazing home items that will be available later this Fall!!

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Photo courtesy of Angela Cox

Tomorrow will bring another exciting day with some amazing runway shows in store. Check back tomorrow to see what we wore to the shows and what other amazing collections we saw for Spring 2016!

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NYC Full Recap!

February 24, 2015

I have to admit to you all that I had all intentions of writing a recap each night we were in NYC to feature the great things we did and saw each day. However, between the weather and our non-stop schedule, by the time we got back to the room the only thing we did was pass out! With that said, this post features everything we did after day 1 in New York and has lots and lots of pictures! Hope you all enjoy!

We started day 2 in the BCBG showroom! We were greeted by these 4 lovely ladies and I am still dreaming of this colorful patchwork coat.

bcbg1In the middle of the showroom was every look that went down the runway the day before. This picture doesn’t do these garments justice. The amount of detail on each of these outfits was breathtaking! See the full BCBG runway show here!

bcbg2Next stop was Trina Turk. Her showroom is one of my favorites. It is bright, warm and cozy! The same goes for her Fall 2015 collection!

trinaAfter Trina Turk we got to hang out with one of our favorites and friend, Hunter Bell. I had never been to her showroom so this was a treat! They do everything from design the line, create the samples, ship the line and show the line all under one roof! As always, it is great catching up with Hunter and her Fall line looks amazing!! It is my favorite collection by her to date!

hunterI have never experienced weather as cold as it was on this trip. At one point I checked the weather and it said it felt like -15 outside! Yep…you read that right…-15!! We bundled up the best we could but I have to say I would be fine never experiencing temps that low again! After seeing BCBG, Trina and Hunter Bell we decided to duck into the place that always makes me feel warm inside….Bergdorf’s! When you step off of the elevator onto the 7th floor the smell is out of this world! We opted for the lobster mac and cheese(duh) and a lobster and avocado salad. For desert we had a chocolate molten cake and salted caramel gelato!

bergdorfAfter that wonderful mid afternoon meal we headed over to the Lincoln Center for the Nicole Miller runway show! The Dark Forest collection was mythical and made us feel like we were in some sort of fantasy land. There were digitized forest and crystal prints and multi color fur detailing through out. The overall vibe for this show was very different from Nicole Miller’s past collections but we loved it!

nicolerunwayDay 3 was full of amazing runway shows from Tibi, Mara Hoffman and Herve Leger. Tibi held their runway show at the Waterfront Building and the venue had so much character. The collection was full of minimalist knits in calm, cool colors and many of the pieces included fur touches and fuzzy detailing. We are thrilled to welcome Tibi to Mosaic for Fall 2015.

tibiMara Hoffman is always one of my favorite shows to attend! This show was no exception!  She played with textures, embroidery, and gold beading to add just a hint of  ’70s vibe to the collection.

mara1runwayHerve Leger’s show featured jacquard dresses peeking out under matching oversize bombers and was inspired by a recent trip made by designer, Lubov Azria, to Barcelona. This was the first time attending their show and the designs were simply breathtaking in person!

herveAfter a wonderful day spent viewing Fall 2015 collections on the runway we headed to the Elizabeth and James showroom! All we can say is fur, fur and more fur….and gorgeous fur at that!!

eandjDay 4 started off with a bang at Tibi. After seeing the amazing runway show, I was very eager to view the full collection! They had the most cozy chunky knit sweaters that we wish we could have walked out of the showroom with. They also had one of the most gorgeous leather dresses I have ever seen! Expect to see this beauty at Mosaic this Fall.

tibishowNext was Giles and Brother and simply put we will be ordering 1 of everything! Their jewelry is so wearable but super unqiue at the same time!

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jeromeOur last stop was at one of our favorites, Megan Park. The Ready-to-Wear collection was obviously on point but she is now featuring home items and we couldn’t stop drooling!

meganhomeDay 5 was designated for seeing lots of awesome jewels. We started off the day at Lionette! This line is a favorite of Hunter Bell and we are so glad she told us about them! There designs also make regular appearances on the CW’s Hart of Dixie!

lionetteDannijo was next and they mixed up the collection for Fall by offering only all silver and gold pieces. We are use to a lot of color from Dannijo but we loved the more neutral collection. Don’t worry!! The pieces were still as amazing as ever!

We had to give y’all a peek of a cool section of their new showroom that is full of mannequins dressed in all of the jewels from past seasons!

dannijoDay 6 was our last day in the city and at this point we were dreaming of Carolina and warmer temps but still saw some amazing collections including A.L.C, Current Elliott, Equipment, Alice + Olivia and Rachel Zoe!

A.L.C featured a rad tie-dyed print and some gorgeous metallic lace! What a combo?!?

alclooksAlice and Olivia is always fun, flirty and unpredictable! The award for the most stunning coats definitely goes to Stacey Bendet and her Fall 2015 Collection!

aoWhew!! Our heads are still spinning and now we are off to the drawing board to put together an amazing assortment for you all for Fall 2015!! Stay tuned!

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Big Apple Appointments

September 19, 2014

 

Yesterday we arrived back in the bustling city to finish our Spring 2015 appointments. We were thrilled to be staying at the uber cool Empire Hotel. The hotel opened in 1923 and still has the original iconic sign. The design and décor of the Empire Hotel is very eclectic with a neutral palette of coffee, cream and caramel.  The decor is a mix of modern and vintage and is accented by hand-crafted metalwork such as hammered bronze, brass and copper. All furnishings and fittings were custom designed for the Empire Hotel, making it truly one of a kind. We are sure this hotel rings a bell with all you Gossip Girl fans out there!

 

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The Empire Hotel also has an amazing roof top bar that features awesome views of the city and the Lincoln Center. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed staying here and will definitely do so again in the future!

 

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Our first appointment of the day was with a potential new designer for Mosaic. The Alexander Wang showroom displayed a very modern and edgy feel which was a great backdrop for his unique clothing.

 

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Next, we switched things up and headed to the bright and cheery Diane von Furstenberg showroom. Her Spring 2015 collection included some of her classic staples as well as many new silhouettes and prints.

 

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Our sweet DVF rep recommended that we go right around the corner and try out Rocky’s Restaurant for authentic New York style pizza. We never turn down a chance to have great food, much less awesome pizza! Rocky’s did not disappoint and their selection was extraordinary! We had a hard time narrowing down our choice to one slice.

 

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After lunch, we headed to a much anticipated appointment at Lela Rose. She is originally from Dallas, TX and her feminine clothing shows off her southern roots. Her attention to detail is mind boggling and her fabrics are breath taking! Here are our favorites from her Spring 2015 collection.

 

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Hatch showroom was our next stop. They house several current lines carried at Mosaic including Giles & Brother and Rachel Pally. Little did we know, we would be introduced to an amazing new jewelry line made in NYC! Auden is the perfect mix of industrial and feminine. We are already counting down the days until it arrives at Mosaic!

 

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At this point in the day we found ourselves famished and in need of a great cocktail. Luckily, Isola at the Mondrian Soho was right across the street. This restaurant is gorgeous!! The beautiful chandeliers, glass ceiling and lush greenery create quite an elegant atmosphere.

 

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The Mondrian Bellini and the Antipasta plate hit the spot. The cocktail consisted of Prosecco, white peach and raspberries! The antipasta plate included various meats and cheeses.

 

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Our last appointment was viewing Jerome Dreyfuss! We can’t think of a better way to end the day than viewing a fabulous shoe and handbag collection. Dreyfuss is the husband of the very talented Isabel Marant. What an amazingly talented couple?!? Each of his handbags have male names because he states, “Every woman deserves to have a french man on her arm.” His bags and shoes are enough to make any girl swoon!!

 

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Stay tuned to hear about all of the other great lines we saw on our trip!!

 

 

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Adios NYC

September 10, 2014

I am writing this post from 30,000 feet in the air on the way home from an amazing trip! It is hard to believe how fast fashion week goes by! Today we finished off the trip with some amazing showroom appointments! We knew we would be pushed for time at the end of the day and would have to head straight to the airport so we opted for comfortable outfits with layers. I am wearing a BCBGMAXAZRIA midi length dress with my trusty Valentino sandals and a By Malene Birger scarf. I accessorized with Giles & Brother hoops and a Kendra Scott fringe bracelet.

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My amazing mother has been so great to capture all of my outfits all week! I loved her outfit so much this morning I made her pose for a couple shots! Her leopard trench is by La Prestic Ouiston, an amazing line made completely from vintage scarves. She loves to wear her BCBGMAXAZRIA leggings while traveling because they are so comfortable and are a little thicker than normal leggings. She finished off the look with the Rebecca Minkoff Jules satchel.

 

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How cute is she? She is a natural!!

 

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Our first appointment was with BCBGMAXAZRIA! I love this line because it is effortless, easy and almost any age can wear it! Their Spring 2015 prints were great!

 

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They also have great handbags and clutches. They are a great price and are great quality!

 

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Next up was our favorite, Mara Hoffman! Her showroom is the coolest! It is covered in Turkish rugs and cacti and feels like a bit of an oasis from the bustling city. The line looked amazing! (No surprises there!)

 

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We headed down to the Meatpacking district after Mara for our Dannijo appointment. This appointment is always ones of my favorites and I have a very hard time narrowing down what I am going to order for the store. Check out these amazing color combinations!

 

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They have also started designing handbags. They are Italian leather and are embellished with beautiful jewels and hardware.

 

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Our final stop of the trip was Rebecca Minkoff! The color palette for her Spring 2014 collections included some beautiful icey hues and some bold pops of color as well!

 

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We couldn’t leave the city without a quick stop at the Laduree store. We had a hard time deciding what flavors and walked away with 18 macaroons in hand. My plan is to give some to my husband when I get home but I am hoping they last that long!

 

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NYC Day 4 Recap

September 8, 2014

We got right to work this morning viewing Spring 2015 collections. We started at 10 Crosby Derek Lam. The collection focused on a predominantly neutral color palette and featured an abundance of beautiful pleating. My favorites included a whimsical romper and a belted trench cut from washed linen silk in a beautiful shade of agave blue.

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I was also smitten with their shoe collection. There were 3 styles that I was particularly drawn to and they were all styles that are practical and shoes I would live in. I am already looking forward to these styles coming in.

 

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A quick pit stop at Shake Shack was one of the highlights of the day. I am going to go out on a limb and say it is one of the best burgers I have ever had. I always look forward to eating there! Not to mention, they have crinkle fries!!

 

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After lunch, we headed to Sachin + Babi. This is one of my favorite designers so I was very excited to see what they had in store for Spring 2015. It was one of their most beautiful collections to date! The embellishments and embroidery were out of this world.

 

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It is going to be really hard narrowing down the line but these were some of my favorites from the Ready to Wear collection. Spring 2015 Trend ALERT……Mesh and fringe are going to be everywhere!

 

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Sachin + Babi also has an evening line called Noir and the pieces are phenomenal! These were my picks!

 

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Next up was Raoul! My head was spinning at this point! How beautiful is this color palette featuring fuschia and tangerine! This collection had a very pop art feel. At this point in the day I realized another big trend for Spring 2015 is going to be midi length skirts. I love how romantic this length is and I think it works for a variety of ages and body types.

 

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Raoul also had a killer selection of handbags. I am a sucker for any type of exotic skin!!

 

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Our last stop was Trina Turk. I had never been to her showroom in the Meatpacking District and it was quite a treat. It was just as colorful and cheery as you would think it would be! Viewing her Spring 2015 collection was a great way to end the day!

 

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These were my favorite looks!

 

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Tomorrow’s appointment include Rachel Zoe, Nicole Miller, Equipment and we will be viewing new lines A.L.C, Elle Sasson and Tanya Taylor! We can’t wait to fill y’all in on what we see!