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Thursday afternoon’s Juan Carlos Obando show was my last NYFW show of the season.  Juan Carlos is a LA designer + his collection reflected a West Coast elegance by using flowy silk + chiffon fabrics.  It made me miss LA quite a bit.

Not only was the show beautiful, I had the pleasure of photographing backstage, pre-show + the runway, which if you don’t remember that’s how I first got in to the Fashion World 5 years ago.  These days I mostly attend the shows, but the best seat in the house is always front and center in that pit; it will always have a special place in my heart!

Enjoy the show!

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I sorta had a crush on this hairstylist.  I mean that Deep-V with that hat with those tats with that beard?  What a babe.

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Yes…this is what the pit looks like pre-show on the last day of Fashion Week….people are getting a little tired!

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The Public School NYC men have swag.  Major swag.  I just can’t.

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Does anyone know who these two cute ladies are?  There were so darling!

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This blue dress stopped me in my tracks.  Swoon.

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The End.  Bravo Juan Carlos Obando! I would like one of everything.  K thanks bye.

XO,

Kat

Photos by me:  Kat Harris

Refined at Fashion Week : Day IV

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What Kat wore for the most epic day of our collective lives.

Blazer : Zara / Top : Madewell (similar) / Headband : Forever 21 / Skirt: Madewell /  Shoes : JCrew

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.

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I die for this one.

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Possibly my absolute favorite.

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Naeeeeem! You rascal you.

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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.

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My personal favorite : I don’t know if it’s one piece or two but I’ll take it either way.

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I am dying over all the jewel tones, especially the emerald.

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Wait you need to see that one again? I know. Here you go.

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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.

xo,

Em

Refined at Fashion Week: Day II

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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.

Tights: Target

Shoes:  JCrew (similar)

Bracelet:  31 Bits; Necklace:  East West Jewelry

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…

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Swooning yet?  Wait until you see the yumminess of Trina Turks Fall Collection, bold jewel tones, mixed patterns, and hats on hats on hats!

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So much more to share…we’re off to the JCrew Presentation….eeee so giddy about this friend!

XOXO,

Kat

p.s. be sure to check out The Refined Woman on facebook  + instagram for more photos + behind the scenes!

Refined at Fashion Week : Day 1

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.

Coat : Thrifted (Similar) / Dress : Urban Outfitters / Tights : Uniqlo Heat tech / Riding Boots : J Crew  / Cobalt Tote : Coach /Headband : H&M (old, similar) / Sunglasses : Ray Ban

(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!

xo,

Em

p.s. be sure to check out The Refined Woman on facebook  + instagram for more photos + behind the scenes!