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NYFW In The New Normal SS2021

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I did attend NYFW this season. It was of course very different. Much of it was digital but I did attend a few events and the Flying Solo Fitting day, the Flying Solo shows and the Street Fashion Week shows. I also did some street style shooting. Things were noticeably much quieter and the city was not its usual self that is for sure. But Fashion Week persevered and I was able to have a little normalcy in my life. I met up with a few of my fellow photos and it was great to see them and do what we love. I hope enjoy.

A Striped Tube Top 2 Ways; Sporty VS Chic

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Summer is just about wrapped up, and I did not get out as much as I usually do, and we all know why. I did however manage to get in a photo shoot or two, and today I am sharing with you two different ways to style a striped tube top. I first saw this shirt on the blog Not Jess Fashion. I Loved how Jess styled hers, and I just knew I had to get it. I actually picked this up last year and even wore it to Fashion Week last fall. I have also not been shopping as much either. So to that end I shopped my closet, and decided to style this fun top two different ways…

Makeup Trends 2019 & 2020 FW VS Social Media

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There will not be a live Fashion Week this season here in New York. Fashion Week will only be three days, digital only and no audiences. No live attendees. Very strange. Apparently it was the same for mens fashion week and couture and both were flops from what I understand. So, is this the new normal? Even after the pandemic? My guess is no. But at any rate today we will be looking at the makeup trends of 2019 and the changes for 2020 and the difference between FW and editorial makeup and the looks we see on social media. Hope you enjoy!

NYFW Fall 2o20 Street Style #8

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Yup we are full on in to summer and I am forging ahead with my NYFW photos taken in early February. What now seems like a life time ago with everything that has been happening. Is there an end in sight? I don’t know. I can’t lie. I am depressed, anxious and worried about the future. Looking back at these photos does give me some solace. But also a bittersweet sense of something that may be lost forever. But I hope you enjoy these photos of attendees and models and a fashionista in training!

Second Day Out of Quarantine

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I was able to get out again for a second time (third time if you count the BLM protest) I went to seaside town called Babylon and even did a little shopping. It was great to get out and bing able to shop gelt surreal. I had a gift card from Christmas that I had not been able to use up until now. I found two super fun pieces and discovered a new store.

NYFW Fall 2020 Street Style #7

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In the seventh installment of my street style photos from NYFW Fall 2020 held the first week of February. I captured some of the off duty models, attendees and Courtney, of Color Me Courtney. How happy and carefree everyone looked. Seems like another lifetime now. Summer of course is in full swing and is not like any other summer I have experienced.

NYFW FALL 2020 Street Style #6

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Here is the next installment or part six of my NYFW Fall 2020 street style series. The fashionista in the second photo made her own dress that you see here. So cool right? Lots of style and diversity on the streets of New York for NYFW, I love how everyone expresses their own individual style. And I end the post with a series of photos of a stunning off duty model in a can’t be missed faux fur bomber. I mean was her face made for the camera or what? There is still more to come if you can believe that.

My First Day Out of Quarantine

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Hands up who left home and got out of quarantine? I did for the first time last week. Though technically the first time was June 14th when I went to a BLM protest. On this day I met with a friend we spent the day at local park, got tacos and then headed to the docks to end the day and cool off. I hope you enjoying following me on my first day out. And here’s to a safe and happy summer…

An Everyday Makeup Look With Colourpop

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Happy July everyone, can’t believe it, but we are already almost a week in of the month of July. I have not yet been to the beach so it seems odd to me that we almost halfway through summer. I generally do not wear a lot of makeup in the summer and I generally stick to neutrals but I have been wanting to get out of my comfort zone and try something different. So to that end I purchased the Colourpop’s Blush palette, which is my first Colourpop item that I bought along with one of their Just a Tint lippies.