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Yesterday while driving home from a photography conference in Las Vegas, I listened to something that struck me at my core and immediately I knew that I needed to share it today on The Refined Woman.
Rodney Smith is an incredible photographer - every single one of his images literally melts my face off with it’s intentionality and beauty. So I was amazed to hear his deeper thoughts on the transformative power of fashion and about what Fashion can do for a person.
I listened to it a second time this morning and tried to pull my favorite piece for you guys because I feel like this could be the manifesto of The Refined Woman.
We love fashion. It’s fun and exciting at times. But make no mistake, we are more interested in it’s meaning. What it does for us. If what you wear today does not positively impact the way you FEEL and LIVE then forget it.
If you would like to be inspired today, here is the link to Rodney’s interview with Michael Howard of Musea. If you are a photographer, you MUST listen to the whole thing and every other interview on the Musea podcast, I promise it will make you think differently and challenge you as an artist in the best possible way.
And be sure to check out Rodney’s blog here.
What Kat wore for the most epic day of our collective lives.
On to more from the Runway! I saw so many incredible gowns that I considered changing my profession to actress just so I could have an excuse to go to a movie premier or, you know, THE OSCARS, so I could wear something this fabulous.
My favorite gowns were Naeem Khan… it was a gorgeous 20s art deco affair. So Gatsby of him.
I die for this one.
Possibly my absolute favorite.
Naeeeeem! You rascal you.
Badgley Mischka also had some stunners that I would be remiss not to mention.
Some of them even us mere mortals could wear even if one was not invited to a red-carpet event.
My personal favorite : I don’t know if it’s one piece or two but I’ll take it either way.
I am dying over all the jewel tones, especially the emerald.
Wait you need to see that one again? I know. Here you go.
What do you think? We would love to hear from you, I’ll be posting all our runway pics on our facebook page and whether you love it, hate it, or predict you’ll see it on the red carpet we’d love to know.
Our last fashion week post is tomorrow, are you sick of it yet? No? Great.
We have been neck deep in all things fashion this last week, and let me tell you it has been every girls dream! (Aside from no sleep, little eating, and walking through ice while wearing heels…but hey #fashionweekproblems)
Fur Coat: Buffalo Exchange…and get over it I paid $2 for it (similar).
Maxi Dress: Anthropologie; it’s on sale, go get it NOW.
Shoes: JCrew (similar)
Now onto two of my FAVORITE shows of the week. Literally I was gasping the entire Billy Reid show. Louisiana native Billy Reid NAILED IT. I felt as though I could wear every piece right off the runway into my everyday life. Here are a few of my favorites…
Swooning yet? Wait until you see the yumminess of Trina Turks Fall Collection, bold jewel tones, mixed patterns, and hats on hats on hats!
So much more to share…we’re off to the JCrew Presentation….eeee so giddy about this friend!
This week in honor of New York Fashion Week Kat + I are excited to share with you the highlights of everything we have been up to, what we are wearing (see also : The Woes of Being a Southern California Girl in A Snowstorm) and what we have been seeing on + off the runway.
We feel so grateful to be here experiencing all of this and so looking forward to sharing our highlights with you.
Really, you get the best of the deal, dear friends, because you get all the fashion minus the freezing winds, snow + slush.
Refined at Fashion Week : Day 1
I swear I looked at the forecast before I packed, but I think there’s only so much one California girl can do to really prepare herself for the reality of a snowstorm.
(You can pin some of my accessories from The Refined Woman on Pinterest!)
Marissa Web’s new collection is so wearable! I love the tailored structure to her suits, skirts + coats.
The black + white accessories + inverted french manicure is the perfect compliment.
Some of my favorites from the Marissa Webb presentation:
The Monique Lhuillier runway show knocked my socks off. The way she innovates a gown season after season is such an inspiration to me. Every piece is fitted perfectly to be flattering for a woman’s shape. The texture and detailing was incredible.
Afterwards we made our way backstage + accompanied Krista Soriano as she was able to ask Monique a few words about the collection. See Krista’s piece on Elle.com for more!