NYFW SS19 Recap: Days 2-3

NYFW SS19 Recap: Days 2-3 featured by top Virginia fashion blog Alicia Tenise
Whew, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a NYFW recap from this season, right? Anyway, I’m back with the second part of the 3 part series of a recap of all of the shows and events I was able to attend. Let’s dive into it!
 

NYFW SS19 Recap:

Chignon Hairstyle Idea | NYFW SS19 Recap: Days 2-3 featured by top Virginia fashion blog Alicia Tenise
Day 2: 6:15 AM
I woke up at the crack of dawn and the fantastic Glamsquad team did my hair and makeup for the day — I knew it was going to be a long one! If you’re not familiar, Glamsquad is an incredible on-demand beauty app where you can book hair, makeup, manis/pedis, etc…and they come to you! It was so nice to get all of these services done right in my hotel room, and it’s an absolute treat using them.
Since it was super hot and humid on this day, I opted for a chic chignon bun that lasted for a 14 hour day. For the makeup, my MUA suggested I go with a winged liner, a classic red lip, and we added some lashed — the outfit I was wearing was already pretty wild, so there was no need to go overboard in the beauty department!
Glamsquad is available in a few select major cities (NYC, DC, LA, Miami). Get $25 off of your first service — trust me, you’ll love it!
NYFW SS19 Recap: Days 2-3 featured by top Virginia fashion blog Alicia Tenise
rewardStyle Lounge
After Glamsquad worked their magic and I did an epic photoshoot with Laurel Creative, I headed over to the rewardStyle Lounge. I’ve been on the rS platform for around five years at this point, and it was a great opportunity to finally be able to meet some of their team in person, as well as mix and mingle with some of the other influencers I’ve met over the years.
NYFW SS19 Recap: Days 2-3 featured by top Virginia fashion blog Alicia Tenise
NYFW SS19 Recap: Days 2-3 featured by top Virginia fashion blog Alicia Tenise
Michael Costello
I’m going to be candid here: the lighting made it hard to see the show IRL. The energy of the room was electric, but the lighting was so harsh that I wasn’t able to really view the fabrics in the way I wanted to, or really get an accurate idea of the color palette of the collection. I can say that the way the fabrics flowed was stunning, and every look I saw come down the runway was bold and made a huge statement.
I tried taking photos of my own at this show, but the lighting made it nearly impossible to get a good shot. You can view better photos of the collection here. I fell in love with the collection. The collection paid homage to gypsy culture, and the gowns were bold, effortless, and sometimes daring — the dramatic plunge necklines and high cut slits made this collection perfect for any risk taker.
WWD x Samsung Kenneth Cole Tech Heel | NYFW SS19 Recap: Days 2-3 featured by top Virginia fashion blog Alicia Tenise
WWD x Samsung & Lulu’s Style Studio
After Michael Costello, we stopped by the Women’s Wear Daily x Samsung event. I always look forward to this pop up every fashion week, because it’s the perfect marriage of fashion and tech. We stepped inside a few really amazing installations, learned more about Kenneth Cole’s new technology heels, and mixed and mingled.
After WWD x Samsung, we headed over to Lulu’s Style Studio — one of my favorite events of NYFW. I spent most of the evening catching up with other blog friends, and I even picked up a gorgeous new maxi dress.
NYFW SS19 Recap: Days 2-3 featured by top Virginia fashion blog Alicia Tenise
Day 3: LiketoKnow.It Book Launch
I’m not going to lie; I was so exhausted from Day 2 that I laid low on Day 3. On Saturday evening, I headed over to celebrate the launch of the new LikeToKnow.It book (it’s now available for sale!)
ICYMI: LikeToKnow.It interviewed ~100 influencers who use their platform and shared their stories on how they got their businesses started. I’m happy to say that I was featured in this book, and it looks absolutely incredible. This would make a great gift for someone who wants to get their foot in the door in the fashion blogging realm! P.S.: head here if you want to see a pretty hilarious clip of me dancing.
Tory Burch Marisa Pumps | NYFW SS19 Recap: Days 2-3 featured by top Virginia fashion blog Alicia Tenise
NYFW SS19 Recap: Days 2-3 featured by top Virginia fashion blog Alicia Tenise
What I Wore
The kind folks at ASOS sent over a few outfits for me to style at NYFW, and honestly? I’ve never looked better! This wrap dress was the perfect look to take me from day to night, and this jumpsuit will be in heavy rotation for any fall weddings or special events that might pop up.