The Calm Between Storms, NYC

My thinking on Fashion Week is that if you’re interested in the shows, you’ll either go to them, watch a live stream, or look them up the second they finish and the guests tumble out into the street.

So, I think you might feel as I do… that the in-between bits are actually the best bits.

Racing around a bustling metropolis, trying to get to shows on time, catching up with old (and new) friends, and experiencing all the food you possibly can.

The stuff the fabulously glamorous, extraordinarily busy magazine editors don’t get to savour? That’s what I choose to write about.

With a belly filled with bagels from another early morning forage, I raced off to shows.

New York in September-1

Getting caught in a tangle of Street Style photographers in the financial district, which played host to Mrs Beckham’s collection, I couldn’t resist showing what this dress could do!

New York in September-2

Matthew Williamson dress // HS version

(something you can add a collar to for Autumn, and pair with cosy boots)

Long wishing star necklace

Suede bag // Suede boots

Golden sunnies

Our next stop was The Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe, in the West Village.

New York in September-3

On a sunny weekend, you might have to wait a little while for a table, but it’s well worth it.

New York in September-4

Especially for their oddly phallic cappuccino art.

Lucy and I grabbed a table behind a white picket fence and settled in for a good catch up.

New York in September-5

New York in September-6

New York in September-7

The drinks are good, but the food is what really makes this place shine!

New York in September-8

New York in September-9

My avo toast with feta, poached egg and bacon, and my fella’s pancakes really stole the show.

New York in September-10

We all shared and stuffed ourselves silly, ordering a few more rounds of coffees and green juices as we went.

Before saying our thankyous, goodbyes and heading off into The Village.

New York in September-11

New York in September-12

New York in September-13

This is probably my favourite part of New York.

The redbrick houses, huge shady trees and towering steps leading to pretty painted doors.

New York in September-14

The shops are rather lovely too!

New York in September-15

Lucy’s Top

Bag // Shorts

Black booties

New York in September-16

New York in September-17

Later we raced around to a couple of shows, the most exciting being DVF, where we went for a sneak peek backstage.

New York in September-18

New York in September-19

Here, in a cloud of powder and hairspray, we watched elegant creatures being prepped for the runway.

New York in September-20

New York in September-21

The whole place pulsed with excited, hurried energy as the artists rushed to finish their masterpieces.

New York in September-22

New York in September-23

New York in September-25

New York in September-26

New York in September-28

Among a few others, I’m reading Diane Von Furstenburg’s autobiography at the moment.

In it she talks of beauty and learning to fall in love with her looks, in particular her wild, curly hair.

It was particularly special to see that she had decided to model all of her girls after her own look for this season. Tresemme hairstylists pinned their locks into tight, tight curls…

New York in September-27

And loosened them with a quick brush before showtime.

New York in September-24

The result?

Fabulous, volume stuffed hair, with a natural looking curl and just a hint of natural looking frizz.

New York in September-29

I know more than a few ladies who’ll be thrilled to hear that curly frizzy hair is in! (Myself included.)

Next I was whizzed through to wardrobe, where I got up close and personal with the new collection, before being shepherded through to my seat for the show.

I lusted after each and every look and left with this song (the finalé song) stuck firmly in my head.

New York in September-30

We made our way back to The West Village to meet friends, and spent the rest of the evening drinking cocktails in the warmth of early Autumn.

I fall deeper and deeper into my love affair with New York every time I visit!

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  • Oh. My. Rosie you rock that dress! And what can I say about NYC, it all sounds too cliché haha. How cool is it to get to be backstage?! Especially for a people-watching person like you 🙂 <3

    • Rosie

      Really fun to see all the work and excitement that goes into a show backstage! And as you said, GREAT people watching opps! xx

  • Love this dress – you look like such a diva in it! You fit in perfectly between those top models (lovely that you offer us a glimpse backstage).

    Bold Bliss
    http://boldblissblog.com

    • Rosie

      Haha thank you! There’s nothing like a good skirt swish to turn someone into a real diva!

  • The Village is my favorite place in NYC too!! Your dress is amazing and you look good on it!!

    • Rosie

      Great minds Anna! And thank you! xx

  • Lisa Whittam

    Wasn’t this like 2 weeks ago now? Most other bloggers are done and dusted with LFW! I used to really enjoy your blog, but your timeline being all over the place really annoys me – it just seems that you’re now only interested in posting as many affiliate links as possible rather than actually trying to relate to your readers. Just my two cents of course though!

    • Rosie

      I think I got a little behind trying to do Saint Lucia justice, and squeeze in a few added recipe posts between other adventures that it left me somewhat behind!
      Part of deciding not to dissect the shows and upload hundreds of catwalk snaps was because of this. Places like Style.com and all the major publications have their rundowns go up within minutes of the show, which is something I could never manage.
      I think it’s fun to share happy snaps and New York recommendations, because they never go out of date!
      I share for the people who enjoy my content, there are enough blogs and magazines for you to go elsewhere for the content you enjoy and skip mine!
      Oh, and with regards to the links, I have only linked to what Lucy and I are wearing. If I didn’t do this, I would only have to answer comments explaining where they’re from.
      If you don’t enjoy my blog anymore please don’t put yourself through reading it, I’m sure you have much more important things to be getting on with!

      • Victoria Louise

        I love your blog and every time I see a new post; no matter what it’s based on, or when it was written, I get excited to read it! The last thing on my mind is wondering if the time frame between the event happening and the blog being posted was adequate haha!! Some people hey, you just gotta laugh!

        http://victorialouisekblogs.blogspot.fr/

      • I think it gets boring if everybody posts about the same stuff at the same time – I know that sometimes it’s inevitable with events such as fashion week but, personally, I love that way that you run your posting schedule Rosie. I think it works really well to have content broken up with restaurant reviews and all the thoughts that run through your head as you get to experience these things, rather than just posting a few posts full of clothes and being done with it.

        There’s a whole web of internet reading out there as well as print copies for those that don’t like what you’re doing here. Just do you xo

      • Suzie

        Good for you Rose. Personally, without you I’d have no idea LFW/NYFW or any other event even occured if it wasn’t for your blog so what does it matter if it’s posted weeks/days etc after the event? That’s what the Daily Mail is for! The Londoner is for Rose’s perspective and the things she gets up to in her daily life. And I’d be lost without a new blog post. Word.

        xxx

    • Lucy

      “your timeline being all over the place” really?? The whole point is that she keeps the timeline sequential and so hasn’t put fashion week up early.

  • Gorgeous post Rosie! It’s lovely that you mix in street style, restaurant recommendations and a little behind-the-scenes action from Fashion Week. It may have happened a couple of weeks ago but it’s still lovely to relive the memories… I know I’m still catching up on posts from the start of September so keep up the fab work! Stephanie x

    http://www.thestylememo.com

  • Do you know where your friend got her gold necklace? I absolutely adore it! Your dress is amazing as well. Fall fashion is the best!

    http://misolecitoblog.blogspot.com

    • Rosie

      Of course, I can’t believe I forgot to include it! It’s her own design, you can find them here- http://bit.ly/1KDjvCv xx

  • Rosie

    Thanks M! xx

  • Rosie

    Thanks S! xx

  • Chloe Barnes

    My two favourites from the blogosphere looking beautiful as ever <3

  • Oh my gosh did you get to meet Karlie Kloss?! I’m glad you didn’t show just the shows because now it feels a little more authentic.
    I love New York!

    x Anna – sincerelyyoursanna.com

  • Katie

    Looks like so much fun!

    Katie

    I am celebrating 1 Year of Blogging today!

    http://www.lamiabellavita.com

  • Finally, I have managed to get on to read the latest update! 🙂 Love the dress Rosie. And the boots, and the bag actually! ha! I hope you had an amazing time! x Jersey Girl x http://www.jerseygirl.co

  • Looks like you had an amazing time there. Thanks for giving us an insight into what happens behind doors x

    chapter-fifty-nine.blogspot.co.uk

  • Love that song! Looking forward for next year’s NFW . I’m so going to watch! thanks for this great post Rosie!
    http://www.thenewgirl.me

  • Louise Hunter

    You were in the same room and have pictures of Karlie Kloss AND Kendall Jenner and no mention???? Super stars!!! Especially the one when Karlie is looking right at the camera! Literally a dream come true.

  • Nathailieee

    Rosie, you are a goddess! Such an amazin taste for fashion end even more for fooooood 🙂

    yum yum yum yum

    for some yummy inspirations please visit my little food blog

    http://potsofsmiles.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Victoria Louise

    You live such a luxurious lifestyle!! So jel <3 Most of all, I'm jealous of all the amazing looking food you get to eat haha!! X

    http://victorialouisekblogs.blogspot.fr/

  • Peppermint Dolly

    YES to curly hair!!

    Rxx

    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  • CB

    Those pancakes look to die for! The backstage scenes made me so jealous! Kendall Jenner is such a hero!

    CB x
    theCBlife.blogspot.com

  • You look so amazing in the dress!! ! Love how you matched it with a camel colour bag and shoes!!! Perfect!! <3

    Louise | http://www.thestylewalk.com

  • The photography in this post is so gorgeous! Sooo much wanderlust right now. Also, so envious that you went to NYFW! LFW is great but New York is another level! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

  • Can’t get over how insanely good you look in that dress! And Lucy is seriously rocking a Sienna vibe – gorgeous pair! You got some really beautiful shots backstage. What an incredible experience!

    Beth x

    livingforthegoodlife.blogspot.co.uk

  • you make having coffee SO fabulous rosie.

    theleeday.com

  • The food looks amazing and that dress!! Just gorgeous!! 🙂

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com/

  • Emma and Emily

    Gorgeous dress! I wish I had checked out that cafe when I was in New York!

    Emily x
    http://www.emandthem.co.uk

  • Looks like a super fun day. Love your friend Lucy’s jewellery and bag. Would be great to know where her earrings are from… Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • What an awesome dress! Those pictures looked lovely!

    http://natalyg.co.uk

  • You look amazing in that dress Rosie & those boots are just what I’ve been looking for, think I’m gonna order them!
    Hugs Adele xoxo