New York Fashion Week: Alice + Olivia

Alice + Olivia presentation at Highline Stages [09.19.13]

The last collection I viewed at Fashion Week was Alice + Olivia. Gossip Girl celebrities Kelly Rutherford and Taylor Momsen caused a stir, so I took a couple shots to share on Cheryl Shops. Enjoy!

Buy It: Horizon Wrap Bracelet by Sasa Designs at Set & Style

I've recently come to the conclusion that I shop differently online than I do in stores. I'm very meticulous about the former, keeping track of things I want to buy, most of which tend to be investment pieces or wardrobe staples; think of online shopping as my brain. When I shop in stores, I tend to be way more reckless, and I let my heart lead the way. Of course, the heart wants what it wants, so I tend to get into trouble, but I've also found that those fleeting moments of lust can turn into true long-term love—some of my favorite items in my closet were total impulse buys. An interesting intersection of head and heart is Storenvy's Pop-Up Shop at the Crocker Galleria in San Francisco, whose closing party I attended last night. If you're not familiar, Storenvy is an online marketplace with everything from handmade toys to artisan chocolate (and, yes, lots and lots of clothes and accessories), and if you're thinking its wares would fit better in my heart category, you're right, which is why it's awesome that they've opened a pop-up shop that hosts a rotating selection of merchants from the site.

True to my nature, I stumbled into Set & Style's section of the store and fell in love with a series of bracelets by Sasa Designs, a company that employs deaf women in Kenya. I mean, can you hear me swooning? I bought a similar style to this Horizon Wrap Bracelet, which may bear a resemblance to a design you've seen before, but come on, it was made by a deaf Kenyan woman (Lucy, in my case), and it was a very reasonable $40. I wore it to work today and kept peeking at my wrist; right now I'm in the infatuation stage, but I think this relationship has true long-term potential.

If you're ready to fall in love (or even just have a fling), I suggest stopping by. The Storenvy Pop-Up Shop is open now through the holidays; details here.

New York Fashion Week: Vivienne Tam

Vivienne Tam at Stage, Lincoln Center [09.08.13]

I am really glad I attended this show, for two reasons. a) It's Vivienne Tam. b) Front row celebrity Tiffani Thiessen (White Collar!) got me pretty excited. Gossip Girl mom Kelly Rutherford was next to her as well. Let's start this post with a couple celebri-shots.
Kelly Rutherford, Tiffani Thiessen & front row friends. 
Mrs. Peter Burke takes an interview.

And now, you may enjoy Vivienne Tam's Spring 2014 collection:

The closing number of the collection.
Had to highlight my favorite dress. Mark my words: I will own this.

New York Fashion Week: Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg at Theatre, Lincoln Center [09.08.13]

I knew if I attended DVF's Spring 2014 show, something big might happen. Well, it did. Supermodel O.G. Naomi Campbell walked this show and closed it out. I would call out her dress, but really most of the season's collection was stunning and very wearable so it wasn't an exception. Take a look below.

Naomi Campbell closes out the show 
More Naomi!
Diane von Furstenberg boogied all the way down and around the runway. It was amazing.

New York Fashion Week: Custo Barcelona

Custo Barcelona at Stage, Lincoln Center [09.08.13]

Love the back of this swimsuit.
Designer Custo Dalmau

New York Fashion Week: Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman at Stage, Lincoln Center [09.07.13]

Mara Hoffman is one of the masters of bright, joyful prints. I worship every single thing that comes out on the runway during her shows, as do myriads of fans. There were more lovely ladies wearing her designs in homage at this show than any other I witnessed this season.

I managed to snag one of the best spots on the riser for this show.

I adore how much Grace Bol smiled for us on her final swing down the runway!
Amazing kid sihouette before the show started.

The ponytail extension work for Mara Hoffman this season was incredible. Absolutely loved watching those ponies swing back and forth on the catwalk.

New York Fashion Week: Son Jung Wan

Son Jung Wan at Studio, Lincoln Center [09.07.13]

The work of Korean designer Son Jung Wan has never looked so beautiful. It's a shame the event staff were such bullies at her show. I was so mistreated as a seat holder that I gave up dealing with them and took a place on the media riser.