Runway Meets Everyday

New York Fashion Week is finally here and with it comes an equal amount of couture, creative, and downright crazy. How often do you see a model on the runway and think to yourself, “Who would actually wear that?”

If you’ve had that thought, you’re not alone. Sometimes I see runway outfits that make me question everything I know about style. There are always aspects to these looks that I can appreciate, but they’re not very practical for everyday life. And as busy as we all get, style doesn’t need to become another chore we add to our list.

What I recently realized about NYFW is that while some of the looks designers show may be a little bit out there, they’re all meant to do one thing and that is, simply put, to inspire us.

Everyone has style. It’s distinct to who they are and what they’re inspired by. We act, live and dress to match our inspiration, whether we realize it or not. A splash of blue in a painting you love may lead you to put a bright blue heel with an otherwise tired outfit; or, the rhythm of your favorite song may move you to pick a dress with an upbeat pattern in it. Inspiration is everywhere. 

I want to show you some of my favorite runway looks* thus far, so you can see what I’ve been inspired by. I’m seeing a ton of bold, fresh patterns paired with classic silhouettes, crop-tops & cut-outs, and potential work wear that is anything but boring! 

Emily Blanco displays a yellow runway look from Lela Rose. 
Emily Blanco exhibits a NYFW runway look from Lela Rose.
Emily Blanco exhibits a two-piece set from Rachel Zoe's NYFW show.
Emily Blanco displays a NYFW Jenny Packam embellished dress.
Emily Blanco exhibits a Lela Rose look from NYFW.
Emily Blanco shows an image of a checkered blouse and midi skirt from Monique Lhullier's NYFW show. 
Emily Blanco displays a Lela Rose midi dress from NYFW.
Emily Blanco exhibits a wearable Jenny Packham NYFW look.
Emily Blanco exhibits a look from Tadashi Shoji's NYFW show.
Emily Blanco displays a Monique Lhullier sweater and floral midi skirt from NYFW.

*All photos courtesy of NYFW

Emily Blanco displays a Rebecca Minkoff midi dress from NYFW.

Now I would love to know! Any favorites from this look at NYFW runway style? Leave a comment below!

Recreate Red Carpet Looks in Everyday Style

I have to say that I'm kind of glad award season is over. I always feel stressed about be attentive for every second of each show, and on top of that, I've tried to squeeze an exorbitant number of trips to the movies in over the last couple months. Of course, the movies aren't the important part. It's all about the fashion. 

That's why I'm exploring exactly how to translate red carpet looks and trends into everyday style this week. Although these are just a drop in the bucket of red carpet fashion, they're some of my favorite trends from this awards season. 

OSCARS // DAKOTA JOHNSON // SCARLET TREND

   Raquel Greer Gordian displays the scarlet trend of this year's award season. 
Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits looks that incorporated the scarlet trend at the Golden Globe Awards.

SAG AWARDS // EMMA STONE // MENSWEAR TREND

Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits an alternative look for Emma Stone's menswear look.
Raquel Greer Gordian displays red carpet looks that incorporated the menswear trend.

GRAMMYS // TAYLOR SWIFT // BRIGHT IN BLUES TREND

Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits an alternative look for Taylor Swift's blue Grammy Awards look.
Raquel Greer Gordian shows looks from the Golden Globe Awards that embraced the bright in blues trend. 

OSCARS // ANNA KENDRICK // PRETTY IN PINK TREND

Raquel Greer Gordian provides an alternative, everyday outfit for Anna Kendrick's pink look at the Oscars. 
Raquel Greer Gordian displays red carpet looks that embodied the pretty in pink trend.

Now I would love to know! Which red carpet trend do you think you'll incorporate into your everyday style? Leave a comment below to tell me how it turns out!

Your Perfect Shade of Red

Valentine's Day is almost here, and I am so excited! It's one more excuse to throw on a dress in my favorite color, coral. Red may not be your favorite, but know that you can wear it. Red is energetic, sexy, powerful. It can be used for so many different purposes, but for V-Day, it'll be the perfect piece to seduction your honey. 

The key to wearing red is finding your ideal hue.  

So to help you find your perfect red this holiday, I've put together a little roadmap to lead you from discovering your coloring to picking your perfect outfit...

Color Palette: Deep, Cool

Your Red: WINE, CRIMSON

COLOR PALETTE: DEEP, WARM

Your Red: MAROON, CARDINAL

COLOR PALETTE: LIGHT, COOL

YOUR RED: BLUSH, Ballet pink

COLOR PALETTE: LIGHT, WARM

YOUR RED: SCARLET, CORAL

Now, I would love to hear from you! Which shade of red is perfect for you? Make sure to comment below and tell me how you'll rock a red outfit this Valentine's Day!