The Secret to Fashion Week

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Fashion week is here! That means its time for all the designers to put on a fashion show and shows us what we can expect come Spring 2015! We all know the runway shows are great, but the real secret to fashion week isn’t inside the tents; it’s out on the street. Street Style has never been stronger, and this coming fashion month we can expect no less. While there are always questionable outfits and those who have no purpose in lurking outside a show in their craziest outfit other than in trying to get photographed and instantly become street-style-famous, it is impossible not to see dozens of truly stylish people everywhere you look. From the sometimes upwards-of-8 clothing changes Anna Dello Russo makes, to Ulyana Sergeenko and Mira Duma in couture, from the ever-constant bob and sunglasses of Anna Wintour to the uniform of black denim jeans, a button down, and sky high heels favored by Emmanuelle Alt, no outfit is ever boring. No matter if the outfit is flashing with sequins and neon lights or is just a beautiful, simple suit, there is beauty, whether conventional or unconventional, everywhere you look.

Both the inside and outside of fashion week are fun- whether you are seeing it in person or on a screen. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite designers who will be live streaming their shows, so you can get a feel for the inside, and a few of my favorite street style photographers, so you can get a feel for the outside too! And, because I’m feeling a little nostalgic about missing my first fashion week/month in almost four years, I thought I’d throw in a few of my favorite street style photos I’ve taken during New York, Paris, and London Fashion Weeks (I’m coming for you Milan!).

Enjoy!

For what’s happening inside:

Important Side Note: For literally every show happening, NowFashion is the place to be.

September 6, 5pm est- Alexander Wang

September 10, 8pm est- Proenza Schouler

For all the Street Style goodness:

Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist, for himself,  Tommy Ton for Style.com, and YoungJun Koo for The Cut.

And finally, from me!

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Happy 2nd Blogiversary to The Style Engineer

Happy Birthday to The Style Engineer! It has been a great second year blogging, and it wouldn’t have been the same without all you wonderful readers! Thank you so much for continuing to read and  love The Style Engineer.

This past blogging year was full of new things. For one, a few new segments were introduced: Currently Craving, and I Love My…, and What Jack Wore.

I also started to feature myself a bit more on the blog than I have in the past, to a mostly positive response-Thank you!
I went to the Footwear News Summit in June which was such a great learning experience, and I was so honored to be chosen as one of the live blogger for the event!
This year I also had the opportunity to travel more, and I couldn’t have been happier. I love traveling and experiencing new places- and I love seeing what people where in different parts of the world! This year in the U.S. I went to Wyoming (one of my most favorite places in the world), Arizona with one of my very oldest and very best friends, L.A., and of course San Francisco, where I am originally from. 
I also went abroad this past year to London, Italy, and Paris- twice! It was my first time in Paris, which I was lucky enough to visit twice, and I have truly fallen in love with it. The city is so beautiful, so vibrant, and has the certain je ne sais quoi. (or maybe it’s the Laduree…) I went once in the summer, and once for Fashion Week- my first Paris Fashion Week! Everyone always tells stories of how insane it is, how the street style photographers practically form a wall in the Tuileries, etc., and it’s all true.
 I never thought it would be that much crazier than New York or London Fashion Week (which I also went to for the first time this fall) but it is New York x 1000. And I loved it! Having been at Fashion Weeks in New York, London, and Paris this year, I can tell you that each and every week is different and fabulous in its own way. The way people dress in New York is different than how people dress in London is different that how people dress in Paris. But it’s all great!

Lessage, Paris– definitely one of the highlights of my year was getting to see this amazing embroidery house, and it was unbelievable to see Chanel and Mary Karantzou in the making so up close!
And of course, NYFW!
Hanneli, New York– which was featured in the NY Times Style Section!
Of course, The Style Engineer also got a Facebook page this year, so make sure to like us!