New York has sparkled at a higher intensity this past week. The Fall 2009 collections have triggered a million flashbulbs, thousands of smiles - along with a few frowns - and a multitude of unforgettable looks that have made the chilly temps seem that much more bearable.
1, 2, 3, 4...Here's what Musette LOVES about Fashion Week
1.) HOW PEOPLE KEEP WARM (OR NOT)
Fur has been out in full force as a means to rug up models, editors and guests in the most glamorous and timeless fashion. Leather has played it's part too, being spotted in the form of leggings, shorts, jackets and boots - foreshadowing the abundance we spied on the Fall runways. The cold has not gotten in the way of many an overexposed foot as we counted tons of strappy platforms and stilettos sans stockings or socks, along with open toe boots, pumps and flats. The cold weather has forced under dressed it-girls to walk at a faster pace and Kirsten Dunst to exclaim 'God it's freeeezing!' outside of the Rodarte show as she swanned around in a skimpy trench - my oh my did she look sensational though.
2.) SIGHTINGS, SIGHTINGS, and MORE SIGHTINGS
A decidedly chipper Anna Wintour has given us butterflies every day and we wanted to extend our arm to her as she tripped her way down the steps at Oscar de la Renta. Carine Roitfeld has not let the start-time of the shows determine her arrival-time, creating a scurry and a panic among the PR girls at Donna Karan when the door was accidentally pulled down in her face. Speaking of being late, both Grace Coddington and Meredith Melling Burke sprinted their way into the uber-punctual Marc by Marc show, while TeenVogue's Amy Astley sported a consistent smile that did not indicate a magazine in peril. Cory Kennedy hammed it up outside Karen Walker; Olivia Palermo blew the paparazzi kisses; Milla Jovovich proves to be eternally youthful; Rachel 'I Die, I Die!' Zoe's weight continues to plummet; the rustle of Andre Leon Talley's red-lined robe gave us chills of the good kind. Also, the dashing boys at Proenza Schouler outfitted Lauren Davis to the nines making her the best dressed Social of the week by far.
3.) STREET STYLERS
The rise and rise of street style has been more evident than ever this week and photographers have had the cream of the crop to shoot. Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist has demanded many a 'fast photo'; the flawless Garance Dore's light filled photographs have left us weak at the knees; Maya from Turned Out has perfectly captured every Bright Young Thing from Susie Bubble to model Katherine McNeil; Tommy from Jak and Jil has forged through the cold to get some priceless snaps; model turned street-style blogger Hanneli is so charming that people are dying to pose at her request.
4.) THE COLLECTIONS, OF COURSE.
Stay tuned for Musette's favourite Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear looks featuring: BOY BY BAND OF OUTSIDERS!!! 3.1 PHILIP LIM!!! DOO RI!!! RODARTE!!!, and more!!!