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"New York Is The Only Real City" – Truman Capote

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“Every Year The Women Of New York Leave The Past Behind & Look Forward To The Future… This Is Known As Fashion Week…” – Carrie Bradshaw

New York Fashion Week, NYFW to those in the know and the hashtag that never gets old, is where the New York fashion crowd come to mingle, not touch carbs and enjoy the latest collections. For fashion PRs, its 7 days of hell, for productions companies sleep becomes something for the week and for the socialites, well, it just doesn’t get any better.

So why is it that this week, despite all the hardships it involves, it still one of the most amazing, unworldly and favorite calendar weeks of the year? Simply put, because it’s FASHION week. Designers worldwide flood the fashion capital to show their latest collections, debut the latest trends and to simplify it more, show us what they got!


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“In Difficult Times, Fashion Is Always Outrageous” – Elsa Schiaparelli

Tonight the SAG awards took place in LA, and keeping up with award season, celebrities outdid themselves; monochrome trends came out on top and black and navy were the colors of the night! Here are a few of my personal favorite looks from the red carpet!

[Kerry Washington in Rodarte; Jaimie Alexander in Marc Bouwer; Naomi Watts in Marchesa]

[Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture; Nicole Kidman in Vivienne Westwood; Amanda Seyfried in Zac Posen]

“Behind Every Bad Gown Is A Publicist” – Tina Laakkonen

The 2013 Golden Globes kicked off the awards season tonight and some of the fashion was to DIE for. Here are a few of my particular favourites:

Kerry Washington Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

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Kate Hudson; Marion Cotillard in Dior

Anne Hathway Naomi Watts Nicole Richie

Anne Hathaway (Chanel); Naomi Watts (Zac Posen); Nicole Richie (Naeem Khan)

“There Is More Sophistication & Less Sense In New York Than Anywhere Else On The Globe” – Elbert Hubbard

New York is an odd place in the sense that people here seem to be so sophisticated one minute and the exact opposite 5 minutes later. I could count numerous times where I’ve witnessed people in restaurants or bars brag that they are working on one of the biggest lawsuits or corporate deals to their friends, and the next minute they have completely missed their stool, tanked on the floor and I have the biggest urge to burst out laughing.

No lie – this really happened to me this evening and the best thing was, the woman in question, lay on the floor for a few minutes, absorbed her humiliation then got up and carried on her business conversation.


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“After A Good Dinner One Can Forgive Anybody, Even One’s Own Relatives” – Oscar Wilde

Possibly one of my favorite things about New York City is the sheer amount of eating out that occurs. Many New Yorkers have little understanding of that room some call the kitchen, and people have been known to use an oven as storage.

With some 24,000 restaurants in the city, there are so many good spots to choose from, so consider this a regular post I will make. As quite a foodie myself, I take great pleasure in good food, and these posts will be a little insight into some of my favorite places. I won’t bombard you with suggestions, merely make a few at a time…

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