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!

Kenzo Mania

One of the absolute highlights of this year was going to Paris Fashion Week in the fall, and one of the most prominent trends was the graphic tee. 

From superheros to Mickey Mouse, Backstreet Boys to Balenciaga Space Skylines the fashion elite could not get enough, and neither could the photographers. With people pairing Star Wars tees with pencil skirts, sports jerseys or t-shirts with snarling dogs with ladylike heels, the fun factor was upped exponentially. A great graphic tee, especially one that is a little out of place makes for a fabulous photo.

No brand filled the streets of Paris, New York, London, and Milan more than Kenzo. These pieces popped up even more often than the aforementioned Givenchy or Balenciaga tops. And really, good for Kenzo for making items that sell like hot cakes to people who will be photographed. (Or, good for Kenzo’s PR department for sending all those people their emblazoned items) In making a product cool enough for the coolest fashion elite, and in by branding the hell out of themselves, Kenzo has increased their awareness ten fold. The amount of attention paid to this brand has gone through the roof, and with good reason; designers and co-counders of Opening Ceremony Carol Lim and Humbeto Leon have totally revamped this company. I can’t wait to see what Kenzo and their loyal Street Style followers have in store for us next.