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!